How to Screen Record on a Windows 7 Laptop

How to Screen Record on a Windows 7 Laptop

Screen recording on a Windows 7 laptop can be a useful tool for a variety of reasons. Whether you're creating a tutorial, capturing gameplay, or recording a video call, knowing how to screen record can come in handy. Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not come with a built-in screen recording tool, but there are several third-party applications available that can help you accomplish this task. This guide will walk you through the process of screen recording on a Windows 7 laptop using a popular free software called OBS Studio.

Firstly, you need to download and install OBS Studio. Visit the official OBS Studio website and download the version of the software that is compatible with your Windows 7 laptop. Once the download is complete, open the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install OBS Studio on your laptop. After the installation is complete, launch the software.

Upon launching OBS Studio, you will be greeted with a black screen and a variety of options. Before you start recording, you need to set up a 'Scene' and a 'Source'. A 'Scene' is essentially a collection of 'Sources', and 'Sources' are the inputs, such as display capture, window capture, game capture, etc. To create a new scene, click on the '+' button under the 'Scenes' box, name your scene, and click 'OK'.

Next, you need to add a 'Source' to your scene. To do this, click on the '+' button under the 'Sources' box. A list of options will appear, select 'Display Capture'. A new window will pop up, you can name your source and then click 'OK'. Another window will appear showing you a preview of your screen. If everything looks good, click 'OK' again.

Before you start recording, it's a good idea to check your settings. Click on 'Settings' in the lower right corner of the OBS Studio window. Here, you can adjust your output settings, such as video quality and file format. You can also adjust your audio settings, such as microphone and desktop audio levels. Once you're happy with your settings, click 'OK'.

Now you're ready to start recording. Simply click on 'Start Recording' in the lower right corner of the OBS Studio window. Everything that happens on your screen will now be recorded. When you're done recording, click on 'Stop Recording'. Your recording will be saved in the location you specified in your output settings.

In conclusion, while Windows 7 does not have a built-in screen recording feature, third-party software like OBS Studio makes it easy to record your screen. With OBS Studio, you can create high-quality screen recordings for whatever purpose you need. Just remember to check your settings before you start recording to ensure you get the best possible result.

Recording.new by Tella

Tella's Recording.new offers a complimentary screen capturing tool. With it, you have the option to capture your screen, webcam, or both simultaneously using your browser. If you're using a Samsung laptop, here's your guide:

  • Open a new tab and head to recording.new

  • Grant permission for the tool to use your camera and mic

  • Select "Share screen" and decide which screen you'd like to capture

  • Initiate the recording

  • Once you've captured what you need, hit the stop icon

  • You'll then land on the video's dedicated page to review and distribute its link

  • To store, modify, or fetch the video, registration with Tella is required.

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Tella is packed with powerful features. So you can make great content from quick videos.

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Try Tella today!

Tella is packed with powerful features. So you can make great content from quick videos.

7-day free trial — no credit card required