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
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\XblGameSave.dll
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.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Xbox Live Game Save

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_XblGameSave_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The XblGameSave service is using the XblGameSave.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.