This new Windows 10 bug could be bad news for gamers

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Users of the Xbox Game Bar may have noticed a few issues after a recent update of Windows 10, and it seems the latest bug to plague the Microsoft operating system is crashing the Xbox Game Bar on launch, and even completely blocking some users completely. 

The error message appearing on screen reads 0x803F8001, and appears to be caused by a server-side change made to Windows 10 on November 5. The bug is a global issue and only affects users with Windows 10 version 1809 or later, so if you utilize the Xbox Game Bar and haven't updated your machine yet, it may be best to hold off until the error is resolved

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No solution yet

At the time of writing, there doesn’t appear to be a fix for the issue, with forums filling with user reports and complaints. It also isn’t apparent what’s actually causing the issue, and no official statement from Microsoft has been made. 

We’ve contacted Microsoft for a response, but until then, this unfortunately looks to be a case of simply waiting it out.

Via Windows Latest

Jess Weatherbed

Jess is a former TechRadar Computing writer, where she covered all aspects of Mac and PC hardware, including PC gaming and peripherals. She has been interviewed as an industry expert for the BBC, and while her educational background was in prosthetics and model-making, her true love is in tech and she has built numerous desktop computers over the last 10 years for gaming and content creation. Jess is now a journalist at The Verge.