Windows 11/10 supports a nifty built-in feature that enables recording of video games and other apps. The Game DVR as it is called is readily accessible via a keyboard shortcut – Windows key + G. However when attempting to record a game or app, user sometime experiences trouble. They see the following message appearing out of nowhere – ‘Sorry, this PC doesn’t meet the hardware requirements for recording clips’. Although annoying, it can be easily fixed. Let’s take a look.
This PC doesn’t meet the hardware requirements for recording clips, says Game DVR
It’s been observed that the error shows up mainly when your PC’s graphics card does not meet the minimum specification required to record games using Game DVR. If your machine runs a powerful Graphics card, but you still experience this problem then, try the following solutions.
- Download Game DVR Config.exe file
- Check the Group Policy setting
- Edit the Registry
Let’s see all these fixes in detail.
1] Download Game DVR Config.exe file
Visit this Github page and download the file named Game DVR Config.exe.
Go to your Desktop screen, right-click the file and choose ‘Run as administrator’ option.
Next, when the main window of the utility opens, select the option that reads as ‘Force Software MFT (16 FPS + VBR)
Close the app, open ‘Task Manager’ and locate the following option – ‘Broadcast DVR server’.
When found, select it, and hit the ‘End Task’ button.
2] Check the Group Policy setting
If the Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting setting is disabled, you will not be able to record your game clips. Check this. This fix is not for Windows 11/10 Home users as the Local Group Policy is not available on Windows 11/10 Home editions. Hence, if you are a Windows 11/10 Home user, skip this fix.
Follow the instructions provided below:
Open the Local Group Policy Editor. Go to the following path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting
Double-click on the Enables or disables Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting entry on the right side. Select Enabled. Click Apply and then click OK to save the changes.
3] Edit the Registry
Press Win+R to launch the ‘Run’ dialog box. Type ‘regedit.exe’ and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
Navigate to the following path address – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Expand the sub-folder, and navigate to the sub-location:
Now, switch to its right side-pane, double click on the entry PortableOperatingSystem to open its properties, change its value data from 1 to 0, and click OK button.
When done exit.
Now right click on the Taskbar, select Task Manager from the menu. Under the Process tab, click on the Broadcast DVR server process, and click End task button.
Finally, open the Xbox app, press Windows Key + G to bring the Game Bar while playing a game, and then click the red color button to get start recording.
How to install Windows 11 bypass hardware requirements?
It is possible to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware. There are three ways to do that. The easiest way is to download the Windows 11 ISO file from Microsoft and then open it by double-clicking on it. Now, run the setup file. You may get a message “Damages to your PC due to lack of compatibility aren’t covered under the manufacturer warranty,” accept the message and click Continue. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows 11. Alternatively, you can also use a third-party tool, Rufus, to install Windows 11 by bypassing TPM and Secure Boot hardware requirements.
Can Windows 11 run on 2 GB RAM?
No, you cannot run Windows 11 on 2 GB RAM. The minimum RAM required for Windows 11 is 4 GB. You can install the PC Heath Check tool to check if your system is compatible with Windows 11 or not.
Hope this works for you!