Most of the people know about the significance of taking screenshots, which are in fact, the images of the current screen. Similarly, there should be a way through which we can record our screen i.e. we can make a video of the current screen. However, screen recording is something with which most of the people are not familiar. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can record the desktop in Windows 10.

Screen Recording in Windows 10

In order to record the current screen or the desktop in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Launch the application or the program that you want to record by double-clicking on its icon. In this example, I want to record the Calculator application in Windows 10. The newly opened Calculator application window is shown in the following image:

Launch application to be recorded

Once you manage to launch the application that you want to record, press Win+ G.

As soon as you will press these keys, the Game Bar dialogue box will appear on the screen. Check the checkbox corresponding to the field of “Yes, this is a game” as highlighted in the image shown below:

Open the Game Bar

After checking this checkbox, some options will appear on the screen. Click on the record button as highlighted in the following image in order to start the recording:

Record Screen with Game Bar

As soon as you will click on it, your screen recording will start.

When you want to stop this recording, just click on the stop button as highlighted in the image shown below:

Recording the Screen

After stopping the recording, your video will be saved in your computer system. You can find it by following the steps mentioned below:

Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result in order to launch the file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the image below:

Open File Explorer

Click on the Videos folder as highlighted in the image shown above.

Now click on the Captures folder as highlighted in the following image:

Open captures Folder in Video Folder

In this folder, you will find all the videos that you have recorded with the help of a desktop recorder in Windows 10 as shown in the image below:

Recorded Video File


By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily record any activities that you are currently performing on your computer system. The quality of these videos will be as good as any video recorded by a video camera and you can experience it yourself simply by following these steps.

How to Record the Desktop in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

One thought on “How to Record the Desktop in Windows 10

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    March 19, 2020 at 12:17 am

    This no longer works as of the latest release. Only registered games are captured, a desktop recording is no longer enabled.


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