Radeon Overlay Not Working (How To Fix)

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I know how frustrating it can be when you’re trying to record your game or trying to take cool images and your AMD Radeon Overlay is not working, well after doing tons of research and trying out different methods I’ve come up with the top 5 ways of fixing the problem.

If Your Radeon Overlay Is Not Working Then Try These Steps:

1. Toggle Radeon Overlay Hotkey From AMD Settings

By default, the overlay can be shown by pressing the ALT+R key, but sometimes the hotkeys can be removed or misconfigured , thereby disabling the overlay itself, here’s how you can Re-enable the Hotkey:

  • Open The Radeon Settings By Right-Clicking on Desktop
  • Click on Preferences on the bottom
  • Under ‘Toggle Radeon Overlay Hotkey’, you can choose a new combination

This should be the first thing that you should try, if this doesn’t work then move on to the next steps.

2. Do A Clean Reinstall of Radeon Drivers

Doing a clean install of graphics and software drivers is very essential if you truly want to diagnose and fix the problem permanently. Here’s how you do it:

  • Head over to this link and download the Radeon Relive Crimson Software
  • Then download the latest drivers for your graphics card
  • Extract the Radeon Relive Crimson Utility
  • The software will automatically open, go into custom installation and click on “Clean Install”
  • The software will prompt you to reboot the computer and follow the instructions

Alternatively, you can also watch this video to reinstall the drivers:

The Crimson Relive utility was specifically launched so that issues like this can be seamlessly fixed without having to manually put in the effort, furthermore, many players have said that doing a clean install of the drivers fixed the overlay problem for them.

3. Change Radeon Language Settings

Some players have reported that the issue was fixed if they changed the language settings of the AMD Radeon Software, here’s how you do it:

  • Right click on desktop and open Radeon Settings
  • Click on the Gear icon on the top right
  • Go into preferences
  • Finally, change the language to whichever one you prefer

4. Disable Windows 10 Game mode and Full Screen Optimization

Sometimes the windows registry and other features like game mode and full screen optimization tend to interfere with the functioning of software like AMD Radeon Software or Nvidia Control Panel so if things start to go south always disable these options.

Here’s how you disable windows 10 gamemode:

  • Type “Game mode” into the bottom right search bar on windows
  • Click on the first option that appears
  • finally toggle off game mode

How To Disable Full Screen Optimization:

This one is a bit tricky so make sure to follow the steps exactly:

  • Press Windows + “R” Key together
  • Type “regedit” in the box and click ok
  • In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSystemGameConfigStore folder
  • right-click on the right side and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) value to continue.
  • Change the name to GameDVR_FSEBehavior.
  • double-click it to change its value data. Set its value data to 2 to disable fullscreen optimizations feature.

5. Turn off HDR

Here’s how you can Turn off HDR:

  • Go into the windows display settings
  • Select windows HD color settings
  • Turn off “Use HDR”


All of these fixes work in one way or another but the best one is to do a clean reinstall of GPU drivers and the overlay problem will most likely be fixed.