Xbox Live Game Save (XblGameSave) Service Defaults in Windows 10

This service syncs save data for Xbox Live save enabled games. If this service is stopped, game save data will not upload to or download from Xbox Live.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Xbox Live Game Save
Service name:XblGameSave
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\XblGameSave

Default Behavior

Xbox Live Game Save is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Xbox Live Game Save service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Xbox Live Game Save fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the XblGameSave service has failed to start due to the error.


Xbox Live Game Save cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Xbox Live Game Save

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Xbox Live Game Save 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 XblGameSave start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The XblGameSave service is using the XblGameSave.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.