How To Record Screen in Windows 10 Without Third-Party Software/App

Here see how you can record desktop computer and laptop screen without any third-party software tool or app and save or share it. From time to time the need for capturing desktop screen keeps arising. But there are not many quality free screen recording tools available and the ones that get the job done are mostly paid software. Free screen recording tools either lack features or leave developers water mark on recorded videos and screenshots. However, in this guide we are going to show you how to record screen on Windows computer without using any software or app. If you own a Windows 10 desktop, laptop or tablet there is a simple way to recording screen using a built-in screen recorder tool which is free.

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Record Windows 10 Screen Without Third-Party Software or App Using Built-in Screen Recorder

Having to open a software just to capture screen gets annoying. Luckily there is a quick way in Windows 10 to record screens. If you ever played videos games on a Windows 10 device, you would know that when you play a game, a notification messages pops-up saying Press Windows Key + G to take a screenshot in a small box in the corner. Here’s how to use this method:

Default Windows 10 Method

1 – Press Windows Key + G on keyboard.

2 – When asked Do you want to open gamebar? select Yes, This is a game option.

3 – Now, in the gamebar, there will several options such as Screenshot (Camera Icon), Record that (Reload Icon), Start Recording (Record Icon), Settings. Click on Record button to start recording screen.

4 – When you are done recording screen, just press Win key + G and click on Stop button.

5 – This will save your recorded video on computer.

Shortcuts for screen recording:

You can also use various keyboard shortcuts to record screens quickly.

  • Win + Alt + M (to on/off microphone recording)
  • Win + Alt + T (to show/hide timer)
  • Win + Alt + R (start/stop screen recording)

Controls for managing audio and video quality of screen recording:

  • Launch Xbox app in Windows 10
  • Go to Settings and click on Game DVR tab
  • Scroll down to find all the relevant options for controlling audio, video resolution of recording and other options.

All recording screens/videos are saved in the Videos folder of Windows 10 PC by default unless you manually set a different location. To access captured screens, go to This PC > Videos > Captures.

Also See:

Capture Desktop Screen via YouTube – [Tutorial]

How to Download and Watch Netflix Videos Offline on Windows (PC/Laptop)

Download YouTube TV – Watch & Record TV App for PC Free on Windows and Mac


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