How to Record Windows 10 Screen

If you've made the jump and updated to the newly released Windows 10 computer, you may desire to make a demo video about its amazing new features, create a vivid tutorial on using apps or even save a video clip for sharing your excellent gameplay tricks. Whatever the purposes are, you can check the following detailed steps to record screen on Windows 10 easily.

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Step 1: Method One: Use the Game Bar to Record Video

As you would have expected, Windows 10 comes with Game DVR recorder that enables you to use keyboard shortcuts to capture game videos. Although this recording function is somewhat limited, it still can meet the basic needs of capturing game video. To use this method, simply follow the steps below.

  1. Run the preinstalled Xbox app from the menu.
  2. Press the Win + G combination, then the game bar will display on the screen,
  3. Switch to the window or the game you want to record, then click the red record button on the game bar to begin recording.
  4. Whenever you want to finish capturing, simply hit Windows key + G again, then click the stop button. And you can find the recorded MP4 videos stored in the following folder: C:\Users\[yourusername]\Videos\Captures.

This method is quite easy and does not require any installation, however, note that it cannot record desktop activity, only active window can be captured.

Step 2: Method Two: Utilize Free Web-based Screen Recorder

In addition, you can also make use of a more professional screen recording application such as Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder to make recording. This tool enables you to record region, full screen and webcam along with audio from system sound and microphone. To know how to use this application to record screen on Windows, you can refer to the steps below.

  1. Search this application in google and go to its official webpage, then click "Start Recording" button to run it.
  2. Enable java applet once it pops up, then this tool is available for use.
  3. Before recording, you can configure basic settings in “Options” and select desirable audio source from "Audio input" menu.
  4. Display anything you want to capture on computer screen, then back to this screen recorder or directly press F6 to start recording. While recording, you can make some annotations by adding arrows, text, lines, etc.
  5. Simply press the stop button on the toolbar or F10 to stop recording.

And if you want to record your Windows 10 screen automatically during your absence, you can use its built-in task scheduler function.



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    3 years ago

    how do you record sound with this? like commentary or explinations?