How to record screen on Windows 10 without installing any app

Knowing how to record screen in Windows 10 has become super useful. The rise of teleworking, remote studying and digital communications has meant that we have to resort to these types of tools to be able to show something to our co-workers or simply communicate with other people through platforms like Twitch.

However, not everyone knows what is necessary to record the screen in Windows 10. Many people probably think that it is essential to install applications like OBS Studio, one of the most used to record and broadcast on Twitch. But the reality is quite different, because the Windows operating system itself has a tool that allows you to record the screen in a simple way and without having to install anything.

Do you want to know how you can do it? In this article we will explain it to you step by step.

Record screen in Windows 10

In Windows 10 you can record the screen while using any application or playing a video game. The recording also occurs in the background, so that you can capture those special moments that you want to immortalize without any interruption.

The first thing you should do to record the screen in Windows 10 is open the System Game Bar, a series of options designed to record everything that is displayed on your computer on video. The fastest way to open it is by using the Windows + G key combination. And, although the tool is designed to record your games on video, you can actually use it to capture anything you want, whether or not it's a video game.

Once inside we will find various options. The tool allows you to make a static capture (an image), record the Windows 10 screen in video, include the audio from a microphone connected to the computer, etc.

To start recording the screen in Windows 10, you just have to click on the red dot or record button. After three seconds, the recording of the application or game that you have in the foreground will start. During the process of recording the screen you will see a floating bar to mute the microphone, see the duration of the recording and/or stop the recording.

If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts instead of clicking on the corresponding buttons with the mouse or trackpad, note the following: you can take a screenshot with Windows + Alt + Print Screen, record the last moments of the game with Windows + Alt + G , start or stop the recording with Windows + Alt + R and stop the microphone with Windows + Alt + M.

Personalize video recordings

The tool is prepared to record the screen in Windows 10 just by pressing the record button, but it is possible that, due to your particular needs, you want to make some changes in its configuration. To do this, simply go to the Windows settings and enter the Games> Captures section.

In this section you can change the resolution of the video, indicate how long the clips you record with the Record last function should last, etc. You can also configure what is going to be recorded at the audio level: only the game, all or nothing.

When you're done recording your screen, you'll be able to edit the video in the Xbox app on Windows 10. There you'll have the chance to play the video, rename it, or do simple editing tasks like trimming the length. Then you can save it or post it on social networks. And, once done, you can edit it with other more complete tools. By default, you will find the videos in the Videos > Captures folder of your Windows user.