How To Record Your Screen on Windows 10/11

Can you record your screen on WIndows 11? Learn how to record your screen, desktop, and applications on Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.

Taking screenshots or recording your screen can be an invaluable tool. It's a great way to capture important information, share instructions with friends and colleagues, or simply store memories from your favorite games and apps. Recording your screen on Windows is straightforward.

In this post, we will discuss different methods to record your screen on Windows 10 and Windows 11. We'll take a look at built-in solutions such as the Xbox Game Bar, as well as third-party screen recorder options.

How to Screen Record on Windows

Table of Content

1. Record Your Screen With the Xbox Game Bar
2. Record Your Screen With OBS Studio
3. Record Games With Medal
4. Record Your Screen with Loom
5. Record Your Screen With Movavi Screen Recorder

1. Record Your Screen With the Xbox Game Bar

With just a few clicks, the Xbox Game Bar enables you to capture audio and video of your Windows screen. Create engaging videos for any purpose with ease - it records in MP4 format so that your files are both simple to manage and easy to share. Seamless recording capabilities make this feature an essential tool for gamers or anyone looking to create visually appealing content quickly!

The Xbox Game Bar is an efficient tool for recording footage in applications, however, it can only record from one program at once. If you want to record multiple things at once, you have the option to record your entire screen, too.

Here's how to use the Xbox Game Bar:

  1. To open the Xbox Game Bar, you need to press the Windows + G keys on your keyboard. This is going to launch the interface.
    Windows + G
  2. Make sure that the Capture widget is visible. Use the bar on top of the interface and click on the Widget Menu icon, then select Capture to enable it.
    Widget Menu
  3. When the Capture widget is visible, simply click on the Start recording button to begin recording your screen or application. You can also use the Windows + Alt + R keyboard shortcut.
    Windows + Alt + R
  4. Click the same button again, or use the Windows + Alt + R keyboard shortcut to stop the recording. The Xbox Game Bar will automatically save your recording to the default folder.

2. Record Your Screen With OBS Studio

If you need a more powerful tool to capture your screen, OBS Studio is a great choice. With this free open-source software, you can record everything on your desktop or laptop, including audio and video from multiple sources. It also offers advanced features such as scene transitions, green screen effects, and more.

OBS Studio is a favorite amongst Windows 10 and Windows 11 users, as it allows you to record in high-quality resolution, adjust audio levels, and customize recording settings. It's also a great choice for streaming live content - perfect for gamers looking to share their gameplay.

To use OBS Studio:

  1. Before you begin, you need to download OBS Studio and install it with the installer provided. You’ll need a 64-bit processor and operating system, as well as a minimum of 4GB RAM.
  2. After installing OBS Studio, launch it from your Start menu. Click on the Add Source button to set up your first capture source.
    Record yourself with OBS Studio
  3. After selecting your capture type, choose your capture mode and select which application or region you want to record. When you’re done customizing your recording source, click OK.
    Record yourself with OBS Studio
  4. Click on the Start Recording button to begin your screen capture. When you’re done recording, you can press the same button again to stop the recording.
    Start Recording
  5. OBS Studio will automatically save your recording to the default video folder, which you can check or modify by going to File > Settings > Output > Recording Path.

3. Record Games With Medal

Suitable for gamers, Medal doubles as a screen recorder and a clip tool able to record your highlights and funny moments and instantly share them. Medal runs in the background, ready to capture and save your gameplay at the press of a button. It's compatible with Windows 10 and 11 and is free to use.

What sets Medal apart from other screen recorders is its ability to record your gameplay after it happened. When you have Medal installed and running, it will automatically detect your game the moment it is launched. You can easily record the last 30 seconds of gameplay simply by pressing F8 (the default hotkey).

Here's how to download and use Medal:

  1. Before you can begin clipping and recording, you need to download Medal and install it on your device using the executable setup file.
  2. It’s important to note that Medal requires you to create an account. Sign up for one, or use an account you already own to log in upon launching the app for the first time.
  3. Play any game while Medal is running, and press the F8 key to capture highlights and clips. By default, Medal will capture the last 30 seconds, but you can configure this by navigating to Settings > Quality & Length > Length.
    Record games with medal
  4. Medal will automatically save your clip to the default video folder, and gives you the option to share your clip as a link using their integrated social media platform.

4. Record Your Screen with Loom

Loom is the most flexible screen recording option for Windows 10 and 11. It's easy to use, offers advanced editing tools, and is packed with useful features like text annotations, voiceover, screenshots, and more.

Loom is perfect if you need to create professional-looking tutorials or instructional videos - the screen recorder captures audio and video in HD quality so that your videos look crisp and clear. It allows you to record your screen and applications, and you can even record from your browser!

Visit Loom to learn more about Loom and how you can use it for free, in your browser, or as a desktop application.

5. Record Your Screen With Movavi Screen Recorder

For those looking for comprehensive and user-friendly screen recording software, Movavi Screen Recorder is an excellent choice for Windows 10/11 users. It offers advanced features such as scheduled recordings, a trimming tool, and the ability to capture webcam and audio from both the system and external devices. It also supports a wide range of output formats, making it easy to share your recordings on different platforms.

Follow these steps to use Movavi Screen Recorder:

  1. Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder. Once installed, launch the program from your Start menu or click the icon on your desktop.
  2. Set up your recording preferences in the Settings menu by clicking a cogwheel icon on a small toolbar. This includes adjusting video and audio quality, customizing hotkeys, adding effects to mouse clicks, and more. Click OK
    Movavi screen recorder
  3. When you're ready to record, click on the video camera icon or F10 to start. Choose the area you want to record by dragging the capture frame or typing the exact dimensions and click the red REC button.
    Movavi screen recorder
  4. Stop your recording by clicking on the Stop button or pressing F10. Trim the recording and save by clicking Export. You can also share your videos to Google Drive and YouTube.
    Movavi screen recorder


Screen recording on Windows 10 and Windows 11 is easier than ever before. Whether you're a gamer, an educator, or just looking to record your screen for archival purposes, there is an ideal screen recording solution available to meet your needs.

The options discussed in this post are all free and easy to use - why not give them a try today? For more information about how to get the most out of your screen recording experience, check out our blog. We offer a wealth of tips and advice to help you make the most of your Windows 10 or Windows 11 device.

Happy recording!

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