How to record screen on Windows 7 using OBS Studio

In this article, we’re going to learn how you can record your computer screen on Windows 7.

  1. Visit the OBS Studio site – From any browser, you can go to OBS Studio is a free program that will let you record your screen in HD and then you can save the recordings as playable video on your PC.
  2. Press “Windows” – There’ll be a green button on the top of the page, and this will prompt your OBS Studio setup file to start downloading onto your computer.
  3. Locate the downloaded file – You can usually find your downloaded files in the “Download” folder.
  4. Press the OBS Studio setup file – You have to double click on the downloaded OBS Studio setup file to install into the PC.
  5. Installing the file – To install the OBS Studio file onto your computer, you’ve to do these steps:
  • Press Yes if it shows on the screen.
  • Select Next
  • Choose I Agree
  • Select Next
  • Click Install
  • Now wait for your program to finish installing
  1. Open OBS Studio – Ensure that the “ Launch OBS Studio” box in the middle of the page has checked by you, then press Finish. OBS Studio will launch.
  • You can also open OBS Studio by double-clicking the app icon on your PC.
  1. Follow the on-screen prompts – When you first time run your OBS Studio, They usually asked you if you want to run the Auto-Configuration Wizard. Press on Yes and follow the next steps.
  2. Press “+”. – This button you’ll find in the lower left side of the “Sources” window, which is in the lower left side of the OBS Studio window. Pressing it will show a pop-up menu.
  3. Press “Display Capture” – This You’ll find near the top of the pop-up menu, clicking it will open a new window.
  4. Select the “Create new” box- This you’ll find in the top of the window.
  5. Type a name for your capture – Now you’ve to write your name by which you want to save your capture in the text column near the top of the window.
  6. Press “OK” – You find it at the bottom of the window.
  7. Press “OK” once more – Now your recording setup will complete, Start you can start recording.
  • If you don’t wish to use the mouse for your screen recording, uncheck the “Capture Curson” box first.
  • If you’re using multiple displays, press the “Display” press-down box, then select the name of the display that you wish to capture.
  1. Press “Start Recording” – Find this in the bottom right section and Once you click it, your recording will start.
  2. Press “Stop Recording” when you’re done with it – You’ll find this button at the bottom of the right section. The video will be saved to your PC.
  • To see your screen recording, press File in the menu bar and then hit Show Recordings in the resulting drop-down menu.

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