FPS Counter: The new game bar in Windows 10 has been receiving constant updates and improvements since it landed with the May 2019 Update, and although among its many widgets there were already some that offer us monitors of our team’s performance at the CPU, GPU and RAM level, so far we did not have an SPF meter.
And is that the frame rate is one of the things that matter most to many when it comes to playing video games on PC, and until now in Windows it was necessary to install third-party tools to be able to measure them while we played. No more, with the integrated bar it is easier than ever, although with some nuances.
How to Activate the new FPS Counter in the Windows 10 game bar
While the update should arrive automatically in the next few days, or it should already be on your list of apps with updates if you enter the Microsoft Store, you can also force it manually using the link to the store with the latest version.
Once your game bar is updated you should be able to check immediately if you already have your FPS counter available. Simply press the Windows + G key and look at the performance widget that you should now have in addition to CPU, GPU, and RAM, a section with the FPS.
If you do not have any games open, no information will be shown, and the other possibility is that a script appears and the meter does not show anything even when you play. As happened to this server. Here is the solution:
How to fix that the Windows 10 game bar does not show the FPS
If in your game bar you see a message like in the image above, that is, you are informed that you need extended access to the User Account Control to obtain FPS information, you must click on the Request access button that appears below.
This will open a pop-up window asking if you want to grant permission to Xbox Game Bar, just say yes and go back to the game bar to see if the message disappeared.
If SPFs are now shown, you are in luck and this is all you have to do, if the problem persists, you must do a couple more things:
Right click on the Windows start button and select Computer Management. Once in that window select Users and local groups, and then select Groups.
In the list of names on the right look for the item called Performance log users and double click on it. In the Properties window that appears, click Add … and the next step is to add the Administrator account and your own user account into the object names box. As seen in the image.
First, type “Administrator” and press OK. Then add another user and type the email address of your Microsoft account that you use to log in to Windows 10.
Restart for changes to take effect. This should add users to the group that has access to the performance logs and therefore allow the game bar to show you FPS.
Thus you can Activate the new FPS Counter in the Windows 10 game bar. If still you feel any problem, comment us in comment box.