Fix ‘There’s nothing to record’ error in Game Bar (game menu) Windows 10

Many Windows 10 users love to record their gameplay to create videos. Microsoft supports gamers and has added a Game DVR feature to record gameplay without using third-party apps. Unfortunately, many players reported that they did not register when using the function. This article describes how to fix the problem for general users.

List of errors

  • “Recorder says there’s nothing to record” is a standard Windows problem.
  • “There is nothing to Xbox app” – when using X-box, you will have to change the settings to eliminate it.
  • “Windows 10 DVR There’s nothing to record” – delete temporary files.
  • Record gameplay there’s nothing to record – a variation on the original error.
  • There’s nothing to play some more – you’ll have to install system updates.

Updating graphics drivers

Go to your graphics card manufacturer’s website, find your model, and download the latest drivers. After installing the latest versions, the problem should be resolved.

Run the game in full screen mode

You cannot register when starting in windowed mode, because it is not recognized in Game Bar. To run in full screen mode, enable the game, go to video options and check the box.

Enabling without using Steam

Many users recommend starting the game from the boot directory, not including Steam. when launched through it, there is a conflict with the shooting of the video.

Removing temporary files

  • Open the Settings app and go to System.
  • Go to the vault and select this computer.
  • Scroll down and find temporary files.
  • Click Delete Temporary Files.
  • This process will take some time, so please wait until it completes.
  • Then restart your computer.

Several users reported that they fixed the issue using CCleaner. Using this tool, users removed temporary files and cleaned up the registry.

Keep pressing hotkeys

Win Key + G is used to start recording, pressing the function buttons for many users solved the problem. So be sure to try this.

Use a different combination

When Win Key + G doesn’t work, try using Win Key + Alt + R. Keep in mind: it only captures 30 seconds of gameplay, but just change that by going to Panel> Preferences.

Change the shortcut

  • Press Win + S and enter Xbox.
  • Select the Xbox app from the menu.
  • Click the Settings icon on the left.
  • Go to the Game DVR tab.
  • Set your own start / stop command.
  • For example Ctrl + NumberPad1 or another combination.
  • Click Save and close the Xbox app.

We advise you to use the full version of the game, as in the beta version of the X-Box game the function sometimes does not work.

Make sure you’re signed in to a Microsoft account

To fix the problem, you just have to switch from your local account to your Microsoft account.

  • Press Windows Key + I.
  • Go to the “Accounts” section.
  • In the right pane, select Sign In with Microsoft Account.
  • Now enter your account email address.
  • Enter your password and click “Login”.

Optional: If you turned on 2-Step Verification, you will be prompted to enter your mobile number and enter the code you received.

Use a third-party video recording software

If you’re looking for a new screen recording tool, there are many great apps out there like ActivePresenter and Snagit. All of these tools are easy to use and are great Game Bar alternatives, so feel free to try them out.

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