How to record screen on Windows 7 using OBS Studio

by Jack Tucker IT Support Engineer

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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