How to Use Windows 10’s Built-in Screen Recorder Tool?

Screen recording is a useful flexibility and many of the people use it on their computers, tablets and smartphones for various reasons. As an example, gamers may use built-in recorder tool to record their cool moves and achievements, while a few of the users use it to send some of us use it to send how-to videos to others. There are various third party screen recording apps for Windows which you may be using, but most of the people are aware of the fact that Windows 10 itself features a built-in screen recorder.

Windows 10 Screen Recorder Tool

Microsoft has integrated a built-in screen recorder in the new Xbox app for gaming clips and recording other apps. In Windows 10, there is a lot for gamers and it has included features like Game Streaming, Game DVR and the ability to sync Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It’s a useful feature, but it has some limitations like inability to record in high-resolution. But if you want a hassle free screen recorder just to get your job done, it is worth trying for you. So for the convenience of the Windows 10 users, below how to use Windows 10 built-in screen recorder instructions are given:

  1. Search and locate an Xbox app in the Start Menu and if you are not able to locate it, search for the app in Cortana’s search box.
  2. Once the Xbox app is open, just press “Win + G” key combo on the screen which you want to record or take a screenshot. The key combo “Win + G” should open the Game Bar.
  3. Game Bar will question you that the screen you are in is a game, you will just have to lie here and click the check box which verifies that, “Yes, this is a game“.
  4. Now, you will see the Game Bar with options to go to the Xbox app, “Record that“, “Screenshot“, “Start Recording” and “Settings“.
  5. The nice thing is if you enable “Background Recording” in Game Bar Settings, the last 30 seconds of your game-play or screen time will be automatically brought to you by the “Record that” feature.

To take a screenshot of the screen you are in, you can hit the option “Screenshot” and to start recording, click on the “Start Recording” button, as it starts recording your screen. The “Settings” button takes you to Game DVR settings, which gives you the option to enable “Background recording“, to remember an app as a game and more.

  1. The screenshots and recorded videos are saved in “C:\Users:\[username]:\Videos:\Captures“, and you can edit or share your videos anywhere you want. In the Xbox app under the Game DVR tab, you can also find the screenshots and videos.
  2. In the “Settings” tab buried in the hamburger menu on Xbox app, you can also configure various “Game DVR” features. It allows you to alter the shortcuts to record videos and take screenshots from the default one to your own created choice of shortcuts.

You are also allowed to change the folder where you want the screenshots and videos to be saved. Plus, there’s the ability to change “Video Quality” and “Video Resolution” of screen recordings and screenshots. And you can also Turn On the audio recording in case you want to have some commentary along with videos.

Below the default shortcuts for various features are written:

Open Game Bar – Win + G

Take Screenshot – Win + Alt + Prt Sc

Record that – Win + Alt + G

Start/Stop Recording – Win + Alt + R

Show/hide recording timer – Win + Alt + T

Important Note:

  1. To record your screen through Game DVR, You will need to have one of the following video cards:

NVIDIA: GeForce 600 series or later, GeForce 800M series or later, Quadro Kxxx series or later.

AMD: AMD Radeon HD 7000 series, HD 7000M series, HD 8000 series, HD 8000M series, R9 series, and R7 series.

Intel: Intel HD graphics 4000 or later, Intel Iris Graphics 5100 or later.

  1. The Built-in screen recorder of Windows 10 does not allow you to record the desktop until you’re inside an app to record your screen.
  2. The Xbox app needs to be open for the Game DVR to work. Your videos will be recorded in MP4 format, and images will be saved in PNG format.

Although the Xbox Game DVR’s screen recorder is not so feature rich, but it gets the job done.

Jessica is an expert tech writer and work for computer repair service provider company, who writes about technicalities involved with the system’s hardware as well as software and always discuss about latest tips and tricks about virus removal and data recovery services. In this article she discuss about windows 10 support for built-in screen recorder tool issues.