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How to Effortlessly Record Computer Screen on Windows

By Zoe Clarke

December 21, 2017

Since videos can capture more details than audios, images or texts, there must be many times when you want to record screen activities for further uses such as making video tutorials, recording gameplay for sharing and downloading YouTube videos to your computer, etc. If you're using Windows, you may need a proper tool to help you record computer screen. So, let's go over how to record your computer screen on Windows 10/8/7 with handy methods.


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Method 1. Capture Moments with TuneFab Screen Recorder

TuneFab Screen Recorder is a green software for capturing any moments that perform on your computer. It runs smoothly on Windows 10/8.1/8/7. You can use it to customize the specific area that you want to record and save in excellent video. Apart from that, there are amazing features that exist on this screen-capturing tool for you to go for.


TuneFab Screen Recorder features:

*Allow you to record videos or audio only;

*Record and save any webcam videos on your computer;

*Customize the video by choosing the recording area;

*Take a screenshot with hotkeys effortlessly;

*Various output formats to select;

*Edit functions when recording the video.

Here's the process on how TuneFab Screen Recorder works for you:


Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Screen Recorder

Once TuneFab Screen Recorder has been downloaded to your computer, install and launch it. The Windows of registration will pop up together with the recorder, input your email address and registration code as requirements, then click "Register".

 Register TuneFab Screen Recorder


Step 2. Select the Video Recorder and Customize Recording Area

From the interface, you have 3 options to choose the way to record, Video Recorder, Audio Recorder and Snapshot. In this way, you are supposed to select Video Recorder. After that, please select the recording area: click the "V" button and then select "Full screen" button directly or choose the particular area.

Note: Please Enable the checkmarks of "System Audio" and "Microphone" when you want to record Skype calls, gameplay, and video tutorials. If you are planning to record online streaming videos, in order to keep the quality of the original video, you need to turn off "Microphone".

Screen Display Settings

Step 3. Select Output Folder and File Format

Before recording, selecting an output folder is important for you to find the recorded video rapidly. Go head to "More Settings" > "Output", select a folder for both video and screenshot files. Together, you can also set the file format for your recorded files.

General Output Settings

Step 4. Change Hotkeys

In "Hotkeys" section, you can press the keyboard to change hotkeys as you like.

Change Shortcuts

Step 5. Start Recording Your Own Video

Once you're ready, click "REC" to start recording. Don't forget to save the video file by clicking "Save" on the lower right corner.

Preview Recorded Video

From the above details, TuneFab Screen Recorder should be your first choice when you are going to record computer screen on Windows. If you still have the confusion of the steps above, watch the video may help you understand.



Method 2. Record Computer Screen by Using PowerPoint

There's a good chance that some of the apps you have laying around can indeed record your screen if you have no demand on any additional software. Then, get access to the apps right now and learn how to use them to record screen.


PowerPoint is the presentation software included with Microsoft Office 365. You probably doubt that if it can complete the task for you. But this is true! Update to the latest version and you will find the surprise. It is simple to use. Just like TuneFab Screen Recorder, you are allowed to select the area to record. However, it has no enhanced function for you and what you made is quick-and-dirty recording.

How to use:

Step 1. Click "Insert".

PowerPoint Insert Screen Recording

Step 2. Click "Screen Recording".

Click PowerPoint Screen Recording

Step 3. Select the region of your screen you want to record.

Step 4. Click "Record". If you don't want to add audio or your cursor pointer to your recording, click those buttons, as they are automatically enabled.

Click PowerPoint Record

Step 5. Click the stop button when finished.

The PowerPoint can be alternative for you when you only need a simple video of presentation with no quality requirement.


So we've listed several easy and effective methods above, which one do you prefer for recording your computer screen? Is the powerful & professional TuneFab Screen Recorder that can capture almost any video and audio activities on your computer or the easy-to-use screen capture app on your PC? And one last thing, if there are other methods I didn't mention in this article, please let me know in the comments below. Enjoy!


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