How to Record your Screen Free in Windows 10

If you have been wondering how to record your screen in Windows 10 free of charge, then you have come to the right place. Capturing what you are doing on your PC is a great way through which you can create videos for your YouTube channel. So, how do you record your screen in Windows 10 absolutely free of charge?

How to capture your screen in Windows 10 free of charge

To record your screen in Windows 10 free of charge, all that you need to do is the following;

  1. Click on the Windows button at the bottom left corner of your screen
  2. Click on the Xbox app
  3. Sign in using your Microsoft account.
  4. If you don’t already have one, create one and log in.

How to record your screen using the Xbox application

So, how do you begin recording your screen in Windows 10 absolutely free of charge? To capture your screen on your Windows 10 computer using the Xbox application, all that you need to do is the following;

  • Press and hold the Windows key and then press on the G key (Windows+G)
  • Press on the record button in the widget that appears.

Issues

As is the case with everything else, you are bound to hit a few brick walls as you try to sort things out and begin recording your Windows 10 screen. One of the challenges that we encountered was failure to record the screen, with the app telling us that our computer does not have the needed hardware for recording.

Fortunately, there is a solution to the DVR problem “Sorry, this PC doesn’t meet the hardware requirements for recording clips.” Feel free to check out our other article for more on how you can resolve this issue.

Windows+G keys not bringing up the recorder

This is another issue that we encountered while setting up the Xbox recording facility on our screen. The problem probably had to do with us trying to bring up the app without first signing into Xbox. Trying to do this will, in any case, not work. You need to be signed into Xbox with you Microsoft details to be able to begin capturing your screen in Windows 10 free of charge.

If appears, after a few trial and error runs, that the recorder will not appear unless you have something open on your screen. The recorder will not appear on the Windows desktop, without any programs being opened.

It will only record the open Window and not the entire screen

This, perhaps is a major shortfall for most people. The Xbox Game DVR recorder will only capture the open application and not the entire screen, which makes it difficult for you to use it to make video tutorials.

How to capture screenshots in Windows 10

If you are looking to capture screenshots free in Windows 10, feel free to refer to the article in the provided link for more. Capturing screenshots also allows you to record what you are doing on your Windows 10 computer, which is great for bloggers and others.