If you are a PC gamer, you already know how crucial it is to have Windows Gaming Services installed. It is a critical component that provides all the essential functionalities and features to support gaming on Windows devices. However, recently many users have reported getting the Gaming Services Error 0x80073D27 while installing the service.
So in case you have encountered the same and are looking for a solution, we have your back. Below you can find a few quick solutions to get rid of the error and install Gaming services smoothly:
What causes the Gaming Services 0x80073d27 Error?
There are several reasons why you might encounter the error; some of the key reasons are:
- You are probably using an outdated version of the Xbox gaming services, which is causing the 0x80073d27 error.
- There is also a good chance that Gaming services conflict with other apps.
- It could also occur because of corrupted registry files.
Fix: Gaming Services 0x80073D27 error
No matter what is causing the error, fixing it isn’t as complicated as it may seem. To get a quick solution, you can try out the following fixes:
- Update Gaming Service
- Reset Gaming Services App
- Reinstall Gaming Services App
- Reset Microsoft Store
You will need admin permission for some of these suggestions.
1] Update Gaming Services
There is a good chance that you are getting the 0x80073d27 Gaming Services issue because of damaged files or a bug. So you can try updating your gaming services app and see if it fixes the issue for you.
However, Windows doesn’t allow you to update the gaming services individually. Instead, you can check for updates available in the Microsoft store. If there is an update available, it will be automatically updated.
After downloading and installing the updates, reboot your PC and check if you still encounter the same error.
2] Reset Gaming Services App
You can also reset the gaming services. For this, you need to follow the below steps:
- Press Windows Key + I to launch Settings.
- Go to Apps > Apps & Features.
- Over here, search for Gaming Services and click on the three dots icon.
- Select Advanced options.
- Finally, click on the Reset button. This will delete the apps’ data on your PC, and you must sign in again.
3] Reinstall Gaming Services via Windows Terminal
If nothing works out for you in the end, you might want to consider reinstalling Gaming Services. However, you cannot uninstall Gaming Services from the settings. Instead, you need to use PowerShell for the job.
Also, you can clean up corrupt registry entries by running the below commands. So if damaged entries are what is causing the error, it will get fixed.
So go ahead and follow the below steps:
- First, go to Windows search – type Windows Terminal, right-click on it, and select Run as administrator.
- Next, run the below commands one by one:
Get-AppxPackage *gamingservices* -allusers | remove-appxpackage –allusers
Remove-Item -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GamingServices" –recurse
Remove-Item -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GamingServicesNet" –recurse
- Open the Run prompt (Win +R), type the following, and press Enter to open the Gaming Services listing in Microsoft Store.
- You should now get an install button next to it. Click and install it.
In case you have an issue installing, and the app keeps on failing, and you get a retry button next to it, then follow these steps:
- Go to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps, find two gaming services folders, take ownership and delete.
- Open RegEdit as an administrator and delete the following keys and all other Microsoft.Gamingservices versions in here
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MrtCache\C:%5CProgram Files%5CWindowsApps%5CMicrosoft.GamingServices_2.45.11001.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe%5Cresources.pri]
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MrtCache\C:%5CProgram Files%5CWindowsApps%5CMicrosoft.Gamingservices_2.45.11001.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe%5Cresources.pri\1d6937194966bce]
- Restart PC, and try installing Gaming Services from the Microsoft Store.
Once you are done running all the above commands, check if you still encounter the 0x80073d27 error or not.
4] Reset Microsoft Store
You can also try resetting the Microsoft Store app. As the gaming services are connected to the store app, resetting it might fix the issue for you.
To proceed, follow these steps:
- Press Windows + X to access the quick menu.
- Go to Windows Terminal (Admin) to launch it.
- Now run the following command and press Enter: wsreset
- That’s it. Within a second, your Microsoft Store app will be reset.
- Reboot your PC, then check if you are encountering the error.
So those were a few quick solutions to the 0x80073d27 Gaming Services issue. Now go ahead and try these fixes by yourself and see if they are working for you. If nothing works out for you, you might consider resetting Windows.
Can I disable gaming services in Windows?
Yes, you can uninstall the Gaming Services app and turn off the Windows services. That will turn off the gaming services. However, it also means that some apps, like Game Bar and Xbox App, may not work as expected. It is also possible that Windows may reinstall the services in the next update.
Why won’t Game Pass let me download games?
Check if the Xbox network is not down; if that is working, check if your Game Pass service hasn’t expired. Usually, these two limit downloading games from the Microsoft store, and you can wait for the network to return. If it’s a subscription issue, you can choose to renew.