Record Windows screen with audio using Game Bar

There are basically two free ways to record your computer screen with audio on Windows 10. You can download free screen recorders for Windows to capture screen videos or use the built-in video recorder, the Xbox Game Bar.

Top free screen recorders for Windows

ShareX video capture and Format Factory Screen Recorder are two of the top free Windows screen recording software we recommend.

  • ShareX free video capture: a free and open source screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool. It lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key.
  • Format Factory Free Screen Recorder: best known as a free and comprehensive multimedia file converter. It can convert video, audio, picture and other files. It is also capable of ripping DVDs and CDs to other file formats, and many more.

Today, we will show you the steps to get a video recorded as quickly as possible with the Game Bar on Windows 10 PC.

Record screen with audio using Game Bar in Windows 10

Simply press the Windows Key + G Key combination on your keyboard to bring up the Xbox Game Bar on your Windows 10 desktop or laptop. The Capture widget may open automatically with the main Game Bar. And you can click the menu icon at the Game Bar to display the list of more widgets you can access and customize.

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Customize the recording settings and options if you like, such as system sound, voice input through microphone, etc. Then click the Start Recording button to start. You will now see a small recording icon at the top right corner of your PC screen. Click the Stop Recording button to stop recording. To access your screen recordings, go to This PC > Videos > Captures. You’ll find all of your captured videos there.

Alternatively, you can press Windows Key + Alt + R to quickly start the recording, or you can press the Windows Key + Alt + R again to stop it.

Windows Game Bar VS Screen Recorders

Xbox Game Bar is built into Windows 10, giving you instant access to widgets for screen capture, sharing, and more. If you need to record video games or a quick way to record screen, you can choose the Game bar. It however lacks the features to select screen, record multiple windows, capture the full entire screen, edit the recordings. If you want more control, you should go for a third-party recorder software tool.

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