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How To Screen Capture For Windows 11, 10, 8 & 7 (2023, 2024)

Looking for a way to record your computer screen? Learn different ways to record screens manually and via screen recorder software for Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7 PC.

The article explains three different ways to record screen on Windows 11, 10, 8 & 7 PC/Laptop.

●        Using the Xbox Game Bar.

●        Using PowerPoint.

●        Using TweakShot Screen Recorder Software.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million. Whether you want to preserve gameplay, a webinar, an online class, or show your colleague how a particular action is performed in an app, recording the screen is a great way to do it. Thankfully, Microsoft understands the need and offers a dedicated video screen capturing tool that eases the whole task.

Additionally, we’ll be telling you an automatic way to capture video screens on Windows 11, 10, and other versions using third-party software and applications like PowerPoint and TweakShot Screen Recorder Software.

Screen Capture for Windows – Using Xbox Game Bar (2023, 2024)

Xbox Game Bar comes by default for Windows 11/10 users. It is one of the best substitutes to record screens without taking the help of a paid/free screen recorder for PC.  You can follow the instructions shared below to learn the step-by-step process to record the screen:

STEP 1 = Hit the Start button and click on the gear icon to launch Settings.

STEP 2 = From the Settings window, select Gaming option and proceed.

STEP 3 = Under the Gaming menu, navigate to the Xbox Game bar section on the left panel and toggle on the switch as shown in the screenshot below.

STEP 4 = Now click on Captures from the left-side panel and set the location to save your recordings and screenshots. Here you will find multiple options to enable background recording, recording length, recording audio and so on.

As soon as you are done making necessary adjustments, it’s time to press the shortcut keys – WIN + G to launch the Xbox Game Bar and start video capturing.

You can hit the shortcut keys – WIN + ALT + R to stop screen recording on your Windows PC.

Screen Capture for Windows – Using PowerPoint App (2023, 2024)

There’s a high probability that you may have the popular PowerPoint App already installed on your desktop. The application is a household name when it comes to making visually attractive presentations. The tool comes loaded with tons of features to collaborate, share, and more. But most of you might not know that it comes with a wonderful feature – Screen Recording.

STEP 1 = Open any PowerPoint file and navigate to the Insert icon, located at the menu bar. Choose the Screen Recording option, located under the Media panel.

STEP 2 = As soon as you select the desired option, your screen will dim white and show a toolbar as shown in the screenshot attached below.

You can choose the Select Area button to make use of your mouse to draw a box around the area which you would like to record.

STEP 3 = Hit the Record button to initiate free screen recording using PowerPoint app.

STEP 4 = Once you are done screen capturing on Windows, you can hit the Pause button or Stop button to complete the video recording process.

STEP 5 = Simply, right-click on the video and select the option that says Save Media As. You can follow the on-screen instructions to save your recording.

This is certainly one of the easiest ways to screen capture on Windows without using a third-party paid/free screen recorder tool.

Screen Capture for Windows – Using TweakShot Screen Recorder Software (2023, 2024)

If you are looking for a tool that can help you grab a variety of screenshots, capture video in HD/4K quality, record webcam with audio, and more, then choose none other than TweakShot Screen Recorder. The application comes with tons of features to record screens in multiple modes such as Full Screen, Selected Region, Active Window with or without sound. It comes with the ability to create and add your personalized watermark to copyright the contents.

The application is a perfect tool if you wish to record any activity on your PC, including mouse cursor movements, which most of the screen recorder software lacks. Using TweakShot is straightforward and hassle-free. All you need to do is:

STEP 1 = Install and launch TweakShot Screen Recorder tool on your PC. The application is highly compatible with popular Windows versions. Hit the Start Now button to proceed!

STEP 2 = Using the registered version, you can select the video recording option at your convenience. It allows:

  • Full Screen – To capture the entire desktop screen.
  • Select Region – To capture a selected area of the screen.
  • Select Window – To capture the specific active window.
  • Webcam – To record the video screen via webcam.

We’ve chosen ‘Select Window’ for demonstration purposes.

STEP 3 = Now you need to adjust the Sound Settings as per your preference. You can set whether you would like to capture the screen with sound using System or Microphone. Additionally, you can configure the Volume as well using a slider.

STEP 4 = Once you’ve done the necessary alterations in the settings. You can close the window and proceed with screen capturing on Windows. A quick countdown will be initiated, as shown in the screenshot below.

STEP 5 = Using the tiny tray that pops up on your screen, you can pause, stop and take a screenshot while screen recording.

It is important to note that using the Free version of TweakShot Screen Recorder, you will be allotted to record for 10 minutes only with a watermark of the tool imposed on the final output. In case you want to record for a longer duration, we recommend you to switch to the Pro version.

Did you find this guide “How To Capture Video With & Without Screen Recorder For Windows?” helpful? If yes, drop ‘YAYY!’ in the comments section below. If you need more guidance regarding the topic, you can write to us at [email protected]. We’ll be happy to help you in your tech journey!


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