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[Free] How to Record Screen on Windows 10/8.1/8/7

Jane Zhou updated on Dec 22, 2020 to Screen Recording Utility | How-to Articles

Thanks to screencasting, we are able to keep all the detailed information on the screen of mobile phones and computers, as images. But if you want to keep the content of your screen as a playable video, what can you do? In this case, a screen recorder can do you a big favor. A screen recorder can record all the things on your screen as a video, with or without recording audio. In this article, we will show you how to record screen on Windows. If you are a Windows user, you may not miss this one.

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Part 1. How to Record Screen on Windows 10/8.1/8/7

EaseUS RecExperts is definitely the best choice for Windows users when recording the screen. As a screen recorder, it can record not only website pages, but video files, audio files, webcam pictures, and even gameplay. Using this software to record the screen, you can choose to record full screen on Windows 10, a selected area, a fixed area, or a locked window on your screen.

Whatever the system is running on your computer, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7, you can download this program without worrying that it is not compatible with your system. Follow the steps below, and you can record the screen with EaseUS RecExperts successfully.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. You can choose one of the four main functions on the main screen. Here you need to click "Record Screen".

mainscreen of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Click "Custom" to select a screen area to record. You may choose "Full Screen", "Selected Region", "Fixed Region", "Locked Window" or to customize window size here. If you want to record the screen and webcam at the same time, make sure you connected a webcam to your computer.

select record area

Step 3. Click "Microphone", and you may choose to record system sound only, record microphone only, record both, or record without audio.

choose microphone

Step 4. Click "REC" to start recording. After recording completed, the videos will be shown on the "Video List".

video list of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 5. Right-click the video recorded, you may preview, compress, edit, share the video, and do more.

edit recorded video

Part 2. How to Record Screen on PC with VLC

At some point, you may need to record video of your desktop. Maybe you want to grab footage of a favorite game, or record steps of a problem you're having. Whatever the reason is, you may use VLC Media Player, the versatile video tool, to do what you want. It can record your screen without any extra software. Here's how it works.

vlc media player

Step 1. Open VLC Media Player by searching for it in the "Start Menu".

Step 2. Click the "Media" tab on the toolbar and select "Convert/Save".

Step 3. Switch to the "Capture Device" tab. Here, you need to change the "Capture" mode to "Desktop" to let VLC capture your desktop.

Step 4. Set the frame rate in the "Desired" frame rate box. For basic screen recordings, 15FPS should work fine. If you need a high-quality recording, try 30FPS.

Step 5. Click the "Convert/Save" button to open the next dialog box.

Step 6. Select "Browse" next to the "Destination" file box and choose a place to save the recording.

Step 7. Click "Start" once you've done this to start the recording.

Step 8. To stop the recording, click the "Stop" button on VLC's interface. You'll find it as an MP4 file at the location you specified earlier.

Part 3. How to Record Screen on PC with OBS

Open Broadcaster Software Studio, more commonly known as OBS, is a video streaming and recording program. It is free, open-source, and fully cross-platform - Mac, Windows, and Linux are all compatible with this software. Combined with solid audio and video editing software, it is a powerful and flexible screencast video production tool. To show you how to use this tool, we offer you the tutorial below.


Step 1. Launch OBS Studio, click the "+" sign. Note that the default setting is recording the screen with audio.

Step 2. Click "Display capture", name the new recording under "Create new".

Step 3. Customize the aspect ratio of the video to be recorded on the next page.

Step 4. Let the program record the screen for you. When the process is completed, you can find the video by clicking "File".

Part 4. Online Tools Record Your Screen on PC

For those who don't want to download any software, we give you a list of online screen recorders. You may choose one tool to record the screen for you.

Tool 1. Online Screen Recorder

ScreenApp.IO is one of the simplest and the fastest way to capture your screen on Windows and Linux. Since it functions fully online, there are no downloads or extensions required. With this online program, you are able to record, edit, and share your screen on the web instantly. Want to know how to record the screen with Online Screen Recorder? Just follow the steps below.

online screen recorder

Step 1. Visit screenapp.io and click on the "Get Started" button.

Step 2. When the "Share Your Screen" window pops up, select from Record Your Entire Screen, Record an Application Window, and Record a Browser Tab.

Step 3. If you are all set, click "Start Recording" and the recording will start immediately.

Step 4. Once you are done, click "Stop Recording" and it will stop instantly.

Step 5. If you want to download the recording, click the "Download" button.

Tool 2. Clipchamp

This online screen recorder captures video and audio to enhance your video projects. With Clipchamp, you can record the screen, edit and export the recorded file in a few simple steps. There is no more downloading or switching between programs. You may trim and clip your recordings, add fun filters and overlay motion text to produce great videos. Also, you can turn up/down the volume on your screen recordings with sound.


Step 1. Select the area you want to record and start recording.

Step 2. Complete your screen recording and the file recorded will appear in the editor.

Step 3. Edit the screen recording with the functions it offers.

Step 4. When you're satisfied, you can export and share the recorded file.

Tool 3. Nimbus Capture

You can use Nimbus Capture as a camera to capture photos and screenshots, or you can go the whole hog and use it for video. It also lets you annotate, making it one of the best free online screen recording programs available on the market. If you are a student, it saves your time taking notes in lectures. Also, it is capable of recording videos of your entire desktop or browser tabs, create videos using your webcam, or take screenshots to capture full web pages (or part of a web page). Follow the steps of recording the screen below.

nimbus capture

Step 1. Search Nimbus Capture on Google and get Nimbus Capture for Chrome.

Step 2. Click "Add to Chrome" so that you can find it on Chrome whenever you need it.

Step 3. Click Nimbus Capture and customize the capture options.

Step 4. Choose to record with the audio or not on the next page.

Step 5. Click "Start Record", and the tool will record the screen for you.


All in all, there are many programs that can help you to record the screen on Windows. However, EaseUS RecExperts is undoubtedly the best choice for common users. It is full-featured but lightweight, powerful but easy-to-use in the meantime. If you don't have much experience in choosing screen recorders, EaseUS RecExperts is what we recommend.

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