How to Record your Screen on Windows 10

There can be a lot of reason to record your screen on windows 10, but the most common is to upload on youtube as a tutorial video or gameplay. Whenever you played any game then you wish to record that and show your gaming skill to your friend (or as tutorial video as to how to complete an objective or mission of any game). If you want to show your gaming skill to your friend by record screen on windows 10, then there are mainly 2 methods to record the computer screen. First one is through windows 10 game bar (also known as Xbox game bar Windows 10) and the second one is through screen recording software for windows 10.

Let’s discuss these 2 methods in detail and how we can record the computer screen by using them.

Record screen on Windows 10 with Windows 10 Game Bar (Xbox game bar)

Record Screen on Windows 10
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Windows 10 Game Bar or Xbox game bar Windows 10 is a free in-built feature in Windows 10, through which you can record gameplay on your PC. You can find Xbox Game Bar Windows 10 (as a Gaming section) in setting between Time & Language and Ease of access.

Record your screen

There are 5 columns in this Windows 10 Game Bar i.e. Game Bar, Captures, Broadcasting, Game Mode and the Xbox networking.

In the game bar section, you will get the option to record games (by record the computer screen), broadcast and screenshot using game bar; the option to on/off the game bar using this button on a controller and keyboards shortcuts to take a screenshot, an open game bar, start/stop recording, record that, start/pause broadcast, show camera in broadcast and microphone on/off.

While in captures section, you can open that folder where your recording will be saved, get the option of background recording, adjust the maximum recording time, change the audio quality, change the video frame rate and the choice to capture mouse cursor in recordings.

In the broadcast section, you have the option to record audio in your broadcast, change the audio quality, option to turn on/off mic during your broadcast, increase or decrease system and microphone volume, change broadcast language, option to use the camera during your broadcast and the option to captures mouse cursor during broadcasting.

And, in the game mode section, you have the option to on or off the game mode.

How to record your screen on windows 10 through Xbox game bar windows 10?

Step 01: Open that app which you want to record. The only minus point about this app is that it can’t file explorer and desktop. Besides these two, you can record any regular app through this Xbox game bar windows 10.

Step 02: Press ‘Windows Key + G‘, to open Windows 10 Game Bar. Now, Xbox Game Bar Windows 10 will open up. If you want to change some setting of recording and Windows 10 Game Bar, then click on setting icon.

Record Computer Screen

Step 03: Click on start recording button to start your recording or press ‘Windows Key + Alt + R‘.

How to record your computer screen

Step 04: Now you can see recording time on the top right corner of your computer screen.

Step 05: You can stop the recording in three different way:

  • Click on the stop recording button.
  • Close that app (in which you are recording computer screen)
  • Press “Windows Key + Alt + R”

That’s it! You will find your recording in the videos folder under captures, in mp4 format. You can also find your recording in the Xbox app under the Game menu bar, where you can trim and share on Xbox live (if it’s a game).

Best Free Screen Recorder
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If you don’t have Xbox App, then you can download it by clicking here.

Record the computer screen with screen recording software

In case, if your pc doesn’t support Xbox game bar or you don’t like windows 10 game bar, then there is another option for you to record the computer screen. Through some screen recording software, you can also record the computer screen. Some screen recording software is free, some are paid and while some are exasperating to use. But, in this article, we will discuss only the best free screen recorder for pc.

I researched a lot and then I found the best free screen recorder for pc. According to me, Free Cam is the best free screen recorder for pc or best screen recording software for windows 10 as it so many plus points such as –

  • ✅ It is completely free, safe and secure.
  • ✅ The beginner will not found any difficulty while using this screen recording software to record the computer screen.
  • ✅ You can select any particular area and application to record.
  • ✅ In the setting of this free screen recording software, you can change the setting of your recording according to your choice.
  • ✅ You can edit (trim, add silence, remove noise, adjust volume, fade in and fade out) your video through this free screen recording software.
  • ✅ You can directly upload your screen recording to youtube, through this application or save it to your pc in any folder according to your choice.
  • ✅ There is no watermark of this free screen recording software as well as there is no time limit.

How to record your computer screen through Free Cam?

Step 01: To record your screen through Free Cam, first you have to download free cam from its official website or you can simply click on download link below to download free cam.

Step 02: After complete download, install Free cam in your PC or Laptop.

** Congratulation! Free Cam has been installed in your PC**

Step 03: Open Free Cam by double-clicking on the Free Cam icon.

Step 04: Click on ‘New Recording’ to record the computer screen.

Screen recording software for windows 10

Step 05: Select area and turn the mic on/off according to your choice, then click on the red circle to record the computer screen.

Step 06: Wait for 3 seconds, after that your computer screen recording will be started.

How to record gameplay on PC

Step 07: Once you are done, press ‘Esc’ to stop your recording.

Step 08: Clik on ‘Upload to YouTube‘, if you want to directly upload to YouTube or if you want to save that recording in your PC then click on ‘Save as Video‘.

Step 09: Select your folder in which you want to save your recent recording and write the name of your recording video, then click on ‘Save’.

Note: The format of your recorded video will be in WMV file.

That’s it, in these simple methods you can record the computer screen from Free Cam for free.

Conclusion

These two methods are the best answer to the question- how to record screen in windows 10 for free and how to record gameplay on pc for free? I hope you like these methods to record the computer screen.

If you know any other best methods to these 2 question then kindly comment down as your answer in the comment section will be appreciated.

I hope you like this article on how to record screen on windows 10. Kindly share it among your friends who need to know these methods to record the computer screen.

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Part-time blogger by choice, tech-savvy by habit and travel junkie who loves writing. Apart from writing and traveling, Ankit Singh ( a.k.a Rocco Reuban ) also keeps herself busy with cycling, studying, creating funny content and clicking pictures. He started working on Tech Rocco from August 2019.

6 thoughts on “How to Record your Screen on Windows 10”

  1. Thank you for writing this article. I will really use your methods whenever I have to record the computer screen.

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