There is no shortage of ways to record gaming on PC, but Windows 10’s new Xbox app is one of the most incredibly convenient options we’ve ever seen. Inspired by the Xbox One app of the same name, the new Windows 10 Game DVR feature lets you record clips of your most triumphant moments in the game with just the press of a few buttons. If you’ve upgraded to Windows 10, here’s how to effortlessly save your game to create the ultimate highlight reel.
1. Open the Windows 10 Xbox app, which is found by default in the Start menu. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to sign in to your Microsoft account.
2. Go to Settings> Game DVR and make sure Game DVR is enabled. If you want to use the Record That feature, which allows you to capture your last 30 seconds of playing, you’ll need to enable it here.
3. Open a game. Most of your titles should work, whether they’re from Steam, Origin, or the Windows 10 store.
4. Press Windows + G. and click Yes when a small window appears asking you to confirm that the open application is a game.
5. Press the big red record button (or press Win + Alt + R) on the game bar to start recording. To hide the recording timer that appears, press Win + Alt + T.
6. To stop recording, press Win + Alt + R one more time, or pull the game bar and press the stop button.
seven. To view your clips, return to the Xbox app and select the Game DVR tab.
Just scored an epic kill but weren’t recording? No worries, just tap Win + Alt + G to record the last 30 seconds of your game (as long as you have Record That enabled). You can also take good old screenshots by tapping Win + Alt + PrtScn anytime during your gaming session. All of these shortcuts can be customized to your liking in the Xbox app, making it easy to capture your wildest moments, no matter how comfortable you are. If you need help registering a specific app, we have a guide for that as well.