How to Record Full Screen on Windows 10

Alma Elliott
2021-09-26 17:51:26 • Filed to: Windows Screen Recorder

There are a lot of reasons why you would want to record the full screen on Windows 10. Perhaps, you are creating a product demonstration for a new type of software and you need to record all the functions on the software in a single screen. Or, maybe you are recording yourself playing a game and you would like to capture the all aspects of the game on the screen at once.

It goes without saying that if you would like to record the full screen on Windows 10, you will need a video recording solution designed for that purpose. This article will focus on the best tools to record the full screen on Windows 10 easily and quickly, with step-by-step tutorials for each tool. The tool you choose however will depend on your personal preference and whether or not you want to include other aspects in with the recording, such as audio and webcam.

Let's begin with the best option you have if you want to record full screen videos on Windows 10;

Best Full Screen Recorder for Windows 10

The best solution to record any kind of video on Windows 10, including full screen videos is Wondershare DemoCreator. This third-party solution can capture the screen, audio and webcam all at the same time to help you create a complete, high-quality video. It also has all the necessary editing features to help you perfect the recorded video and even add annotations and callouts to the finished recording.

Above all, DemoCreator is a very simple to use solution, with a very easy to follow interface, ideal even for the beginner user. The following is a step-by-step guide to help you use it;

Step 1: Install the Program and Configure the Settings

Download and install DemoCreator on to your computer. After installation, run the program and then click "New Recordings" in the next window to begin the process.

run democreator

In the next window, you will see a number of settings that you can configure according to your needs.

check settings democreator

The "Screen" section is the most important in this sense as it will allow you to choose if you want to record the whole screen or a customized section of the screen.

The "Audio" section is also important if you want to capture the sound of the streaming video that you want to record. If you would like to add your own voice to the recording, you can set the "Microphone" option to "Capture."

The "Camera" tab is only important if you want to capture webcam footage as well.

Step 2: Start the Recording

When all your settings are as you need them to be, click on "Start Capturing" to begin the recording. You can also use the "F10" hotkey to begin the recording.

You will see a 3-second countdown appear on the screen, after which DemoCreator will begin recording both the screen both the webcam and the screen at the same time.

customize recording area democreator

During the recording, you can press the "F9" key to pause or resume the recording as required.

When you're done with the recording, press the "F10" key again to finish the recording.

edit recordings democreator

You can then open the video in the editing suite to trim or edit the video in numerous different ways.

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Record the Screen on Windows 10 with Game Bar

If you don't want to use a third-party tool to record the video, you can use the in-built Windows 10 game bar. Although it is meant to record gameplay, this feature can also be useful if you want to record screen flow videos on your computer. The fact that you can choose to record the full screen with sound, makes it a useful solution for various types of videos. It is also completely free to use.

Here's how you can access and use the Window 10 Game Bar to record full screen videos on Windows 10;

Step 1: Open the application or game that you would like to record and ensure that it is set to the full screen as the Game Bar will not give you the option to do that once the recording starts.

Step 2: Then, open the Game Bar on your computer. The easiest way to do that is to use the "Windows Key + G" on your keyboard.

But if the "Windows Key + G" combination doesn't work, it may be because Windows 10 Game Bar has not yet been enabled. To enable it, search for the "Game Bar Settings" and open it. The, turn on the switch next to "Enable Xbox Game Bar."

enable game bar

Step 3: When the Game Bar opens, you should see a number of recording tools on the left in a window labeled "Capture."

game bar capture

Step 4: To start the recording, click on the white circle icon and a small bar will appear on the right-side of the screen, showing the duration of the recording. To include audio in the recording, click on the microphone icon.

game bar screen recording

Step 5: When you're done, simply click on the stop icon or the recording timer and the recording will stop.

Record the Entire Screen on Windows 10 with OBS

Another great option that you have when you want to record the full screen on Windows 10 is Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). OBS is an open-source recorder that has some of the most advanced recording features of any tool in the market. As such, beginner users may find it very difficult to use. But once you have figured it out, OBS can be one of the most effective ways to record videos on Windows 10 and then share the videos on various platforms.

Here's a step-by-step guide to show you how you can use OBS to record full screen videos on Windows 10;

Step 1: Download and Install OBS

Go to https://obsproject.com/download to download and install OBS on to your computer. Once it is installed, launch the program.

launch obs studio

Step 2: Configure Recording Settings

When you first open OBS, you will see a scene added in by default at the bottom left corner of the window.

You will need to add a source to this scene before you can start the recording. The default scene is already highlighted. Click on the "+" icon at the bottom if the "Sources" panel and choose "Display Capture."

Click "OK" in the popup box that appears.

Click "OK" again in the next popup that will appear.

Then click "Settings" at the bottom right of the interface. Choose the "Output" tab and note the "Recording Path" field. This is folder where the video will be saved when the recording process is complete.

Step 3: Start the Recording

Now you are ready to begin the recording. Simply click "Start Recording" at the bottom right corner of the screen.

record video with obs

When the recording is complete, click "Stop Recording" and the recorded video will be saved to the designated folder.

OBS also has editing features, but as useful as they can be, they are very difficult to use, particularly if it is your first time using this program.

Record Windows 10 Full Screen with PowerPoint

Another Windows 10 built-in solution to record the screen is PowerPoint. It is a good solution if you don't need the numerous features that a third-party video recording tool may offer. It is a very simple solution as the following step-by-step guide shows;

Step 1: Open PowerPoint and then open the slide that you want to put your recording on.

open powerpoint recorder

Step 2: Click on "Insert" and then select "Screen Recording."

Step 3: Click "Select Area" on the Control Dock. This will allow you to choose the recording area for the recoding. If you would like to record the entire screen, use the "Windows Logo + Shift + F" keyboard shortcut.

powerpoint video capturing

Step 4: When you're ready, click on "Record" or use Windows logo key + Shift + keyboard shortcut.

Step 5: When you're done with the recording, click on "File > Save" and the recording will be embedded in the slide you selected in step 1 above.

If you would like to save the recorded video as a separate file on your computer right-click on it inside the slide and choose "Save Media As." Rename the file and choose a folder location and click "Save."

There you have it; four very different, yet very effective ways to record full screen videos on Windows 10. We'd love to hear from you. Let us know which method appeals to you the most in the comments section below. You can also post any questions you may have below and we'll get back to you.

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