GameDVR and Broadcast User Service (BcastDVRUserService) Defaults in Windows 10

This user service is used for Game Recordings and Live Broadcasts.

The GameDVR and Broadcast User Service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:GameDVR and Broadcast User Service
Service name:BcastDVRUserService
Service type:user share process template
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k BcastDVRUserService
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BcastDVRUserService
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If GameDVR and Broadcast User Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the BcastDVRUserService service has failed to start due to the error.


GameDVR and Broadcast User Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of GameDVR and Broadcast User Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which GameDVR and Broadcast User Service depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config BcastDVRUserService start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The BcastDVRUserService service is using the BcastDVRUserService.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.