FIX – Windows 10 1903 – Gaming missing from Settings
PC - Windows 10 Jun 14, 2019
So, I took the 1903 (May 2019) Windows 10 update last month, and everything has been perfectly fine – until I decided that I was going to use the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on my PC today. I noticed that when I go to Start > Settings, the “Gaming” setting is missing. Completely gone!
(Just for reference, NO, I’m not using Windows 10 N – so I’m not missing the Media features.)
So, I’m going to tell you how I got it back.
Press the Windows Key and the letter R on your keyboard together, and it should bring up a Run dialogue. Type in: gpedit.msc and press enter. Once the Group Policy Editor has opened up, you’re going to look on the left side and you’ll see “Computer Configuration.” Under that, you’ll see “Administrative Templates.” Click the drop-down arrow next to that, and then click directly on the words that say “Control Panel.” (Don’t click the drop-down arrow.)
Once you’re in the Control Panel section, on the right you will see a setting labeled “Settings Page Visibility.” Double-click on that. After the settings box opens up, you will see 3 options on the top-left portion that are labeled “Not Configured,” “Enabled,” and “Disabled.”
Fill in the bubble that says “Disabled.” Click Apply, and then click OK. Now go back to that settings page, and fill in the bubble that says “Not Configured,” click Apply and then click OK.
You can now close out of the Group Policy Editor. Click the Start button and click Settings, and you should now see that the “Gaming” section has reappeared. 🙂
If this doesn’t work for you for some reason, please let me know (via my contact page, or twitter @f0il) and I will try to help you with another method that should get it working.