How to record screen in Windows 10 with the built-in tool

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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With Windows 10, Microsoft tries to move in various directions and satisfy different user groups. One of the largest groups that need special attention must be the gamers society. So, Microsoft indeed offers some interesting features, to make life easier for gamers.

One of those tweaks can come in handy for all folks that would like to record their games. We are talking about Xbox DVR tool. This tool allows you to record your screen on any occasion (if you meet GPU requirements). And all within the system, without any 3rd-party screen recording software. In this article, we’ll show you how to utilize simplistic Windows 10 software and start recording your screen clips.

Use the built-in tool to record your screen in Windows 10

First thing first, you need to make sure you have the appropriate GPU. That’s the main reason why this tool is primarily intended for gamers. These are the requirements you have to meet in order to record the game/screen footage.

  • AMD: AMD Radeon HD 7700 series, HD 7700M series, HD 8500 series, HD 8500M series, R9 series, and R7 series or later.
  • NVIDIA: GeForce 600 series or later, GeForce 800M series or later, Quadro Kxxx series or later.
  • Intel: Intel HD graphics 4200 or later, Intel Iris Graphics 5100 or later.

If you pack some of these, let’s move on to the recording procedure.

  1. Press Windows key and G at the same time.
  2. Confirm selection if prompted.
  3. In the Settings, you can set up recording features to your liking.
    • Background recording.
    • Timer.
    • Clip lenght.
    • Costumizable shortcuts.
    • Audio.
  4. Once you’ve set up everything, just click on the red circle and the recording should start.
  5. To stop recording, just bring back command panel (Windows key + G) and click the square.

You can later use shortcut Windows key + Alt + R to start recording whenever you want. Your recordings are saved in PC > Video > Captures.

If you are unable to use this tool, you can at least make screenshots. The standard command is Windows key + Prt Scr. In the game, the command is Windows key + Alt + Prt Scr.

That should be enough to get you started. If you have any questions or remarks, please tell us in the comments.

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