Technology, Smartphones, Games

How to Easily Record Your Screen on a Windows PC

We often take screenshots on our smartphones of apps, websites, and chats. On Windows PCs, taking screenshots is also easy using the 'prt sc' (Print Screen) button or the Snipping Tool. However, many people are not familiar with how to record their screen on a Windows PC. Recording the screen is a bit more complicated than taking a screenshot but not difficult. With a few extra steps, you’ll find it becomes simple once you get the hang of it.

Screen recording is popular among gamers who want to show their gaming skills and share videos on different platforms. But it’s also useful for anyone who needs to demonstrate a process on their computer or show something that a screenshot can’t capture.

How to Record Your Screen on a Windows PC

The easiest way to record your screen on Windows 10 and Windows 11 is by using the Xbox Game Bar. This tool comes pre-installed on your computer and is free to use. Here’s how to use it:

  • Open the Xbox Game Bar: Press the Windows key + G on your keyboard to bring up the Game Bar.

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  • Start Recording: Click the Record button, to begin recording your screen.


  • Selecting the Audio: You can also choose which app's audio to record using the Mix option, and select input devices with the Voice option if you want to include your live voice while recording.


  • Stop Recording: Once you’re done, click the Stop Recording button, which is a white square.
  • Locate and Watch: You can locate and watch the recorded video by clicking on the “See my captures” button.

The Xbox Game Bar is a convenient and free tool that covers the basics of screen recording. It’s especially handy if you need to record something quickly without installing additional software.

Screen recording on a Windows PC is a valuable skill. It can help you create tutorials, share gameplay, or demonstrate software, making it easier to communicate and share information visually. With a bit of practice, you’ll find screen recording to be a straightforward and useful tool.