Last Updated on October 9, 2016
Microsoft has messed up yet another thing with the new anniversary update. This time, the problem is of low FPS for a lot of people in their games. The game like CS:GO which averages around 200+ FPS drop to less than 100 ever few seconds. This is the same for a lot of other games too like League of legends and Overwatch which have been showing low performance since the update.
For a few people, this is happening at regular intervals of 15-20 seconds. Turns out, this is a problem with the DVR feature of the Xbox app. Turning off that feature fixes the low fps and other performance issues in the games for most users.
One thing you should check for before doing the steps below is to check for power saving features in the GPU settings. Both AMD Catalyst and Nvidia control Panel have these options. If power saving is turned on, then try turning it off, then check if the same low FPS issue shows up or not.
Disable DVR on Xbox app
- Search for xbox on the start menu and open the Xbox app.
- Sign into the Xbox app if you already aren’t.
- Click on the gear icon in the left gutter to open the Settings.
- In the Settings screen, click on Game DVR heading and turn it off. For that, click on the On button below the “Record game clips and screenshots using Game DVR” heading.
Disable Xbox DVR using Registry
If you are among the few who are getting Access is denied error in the Xbox app, you can also use the registry to perform the changes above.
- Search for
regediton the start menu and open the Registry editor.
- Navigate to
- Now, go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Right-click on Windows and go to New > Key.
- Give that key a name of
GameDVR. Now, right-click on the
GameDVRselect New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Give that DWORD a name of
AllowgameDVRand a value of
- Restart your PC for the registry changes to take effect.