In this article, we will be highlighting on the possibility of screen recording your PC for videos, guides etc. without the use of an external app; using built-in apps.
Most computer users are unaware of the fact that there is a built-in screen recording feature in PowerPoint.
Without a doubt, you should have Microsoft Office and PowerPoint on your PC but if you need the screen recorder to work very smooth, you should try getting updated versions.
Right click on any desktop or file manager, click new then click on Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation.
This process launches the app but you can launch it using other methods.
Rename the app to any name of your choice preferably ‘Screenrecord’.pptx then Launch the app.
After launching, make sure you use Ctrl + A to highlight all items then delete to clear them.
Navigate to the insert menu and click on the screen record icon at the right side of the menu bar.
Turn Audio on if you want to record audio and switch the ‘record pointer’ feature on or off depending on your preference.
To start your first PowerPoint record, click on select area and map out the areas that you want to be shown in your video.
You can select your entire screen or a particular point. After the selection, click record.
After you have finished your recording, you can press win + shift + q at the same time to end the recording.
This method of recording can be used in almost all versions of PC that have a good version of Microsoft PowerPoint unlike the Game Bar.
The other advantage of using this method of recording is that it records clearly and in high-quality and is completely free.
How to Screen Record Using the Built-In Game Bar
In latest versions of Windows and PC’s, there is a built-in Game Bar that can be used to Screenshot and Record Games.
To use the Game Bar, enter the game or program you want to record. If it isn’t a game, just tick the bar that says “Yes, this is a game” and go on with your recording.
Sadly, this feature is not available for Windows 7 OS and earlier versions of Windows OS.
If you want to use other methods of recording, you can download apps like Bandicam and the likes.