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How to Screen Record on Dell Laptop with Audio | Win 11/10/8/7

By Lena | Follow twitter | Updated on October 23, 2023
Sometimes we need to record the screen to create tutorials, capture gameplay highlights, etc. to post on the web or share with friends. If you are using a Dell laptop, one of the world's leading computer manufacturers, what methods can you take to get this job done? This article will tell you everything you need to know about how to screen record on Dell laptop in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7.

Can You Screen Record on Dell Laptop?

If you have ever searched for a screen recorder on your laptop, then you will find that there is no such tool available. So, can you screen record on Dell laptop? The answer is Yes! In fact, there's a built-in tool that can help you record the screen. In addition, you can use a third-party recorder to make things simple.

No matter what activity you want to record, if you use the right tools, then you will be able to get the video you need. Of course, you can choose to screen record with audio. Just keep reading this guide provided by AWZware to learn how to screen record on Dell laptop. You'll learn about some of the most popular recording tools among Dell users and how to use them.

How to Screen Record on Dell Laptop via Xbox Game Bar

Let’s first see how to record screen with the built-in tool. If this tool meets your needs, then you don't have to spend your time downloading other recorders. The tool is called Xbox Game Bar. It is designed to help users record games, but in fact, it can record almost any app and window. By the way, it is only available on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

However, it can only record one window at a time and you can't select the recording area. Recording ends automatically when you leave the window in which you are recording. If that’s OK, then just read on to see how to screen record on Dell laptop via Xbox Game Bar.

1. In case you have not enabled Xbox Game Bar, you can click Start > go to Settings > Gaming to turn on the toggle.

Enable Xbox Game Bar

2. Open the app you want to record (You can display the app in full screen) > Press the Windows key and G key together to open Xbox Game Bar.

3. Adjust the recording settings. For example, you can turn on or off the microphone or adjust the volume.

4. When you are ready, click the Start recording button.

5. To end the recording, simply click the Stop Recording button. After that, you can go to See my captures to check the recorded video.

Screen Record with Xbox Game Bar

Pros: No need to download any app; Easy-to-use

Cons: Only one window can be recorded at a time; Lack of advanced functions

How to Screen Record on Dell Laptop via AWZ Screen Recorder

If you tend to use a professional recorder to have full control over your recordings, then AWZ Screen Recorder is a good choice. It is one powerful yet easy-to-use screen recorder specially designed for Windows 11/10/8/7 uses. With this tool, you will be able to capture anything on your screen.

Recording Customization. You can select the area you want to record. It even can record screen and camera together.

Screen record with audio. You can choose to record screen with system audio/your own voice, or both of them at the same time.

Record high-quality video. Capture the screen in high-definition quality, ensuring that every pixel is clearly recorded.

Edit recorded video. You can use the editing tools to cut the unwanted parts or compress them for easy storage and sharing.

Next, I’ll show you how to screen record on Dell laptop with this recorder. You can click the button below to get the tool and follow us.

1. AWZ Screen Recorder allows you to customize the format, frame rate, and quality of your videos. If needed, you can click the hamburger button and go to Settings to set the one you need.

AWZ Adjust Settings

2. Next, select an area you want to record, click Full Screen and you will be able to adjust it as needed.

Adjust Recording Area

3. Turn on the audio channel you want to record.

4. If everything is OK, you can click the REC button and the recording will start after 3 seconds. During the recording, you can take screenshots or add annotations.

Click REC

5. Click the Stop button and the recorded video will be saved to the Recording List. Then, you can play, edit, compress, or share the video.

Recording List

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Pros: Easy to use; Can capture anything on the screen; Screen record with audio

Cons: The free trial version has a recording time limit

How to Screen Record on Dell Laptop via OBS Studio

OBS Studio is one free and open-source program that supports screen recording and live-streaming. It allows you to capture any area on the screen. You can record screen, webcam, audio, etc. and easily switch between scenes. However, its complex UI is very unfriendly to newbies. Anyhow, you can read on to see how to record screen on Dell laptop with this tool.

1. Go to Microsoft Store or to get OBS Studio > Launch it on your computer.

2. Click the “+” button at the bottom > Choose Display Capture and then Create new > Give a name to the recording.

OBS Display capture

3. Next, you can adjust the aspect ratio and size of the recording window.

4. When it’s ready, click Start Recording.

OBS Start Recording

5. Click Stop Recording and you can go to File to check the recorded video.

Pros: Free to use; Capture multiple scenes

Cons: Takes time to learn how to use it

How to Screen Record on Dell Laptop via VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is loved by many users. In addition to media playback, it offers many other features including screen recording and audio recording. It’s easy to record screen with VLC, however, it is not able to record screen with audio at the same time. If it doesn’t matter, then you can follow the steps below to see how to use VLC to screen record on Dell laptop.

1. Download VLC from Microsoft Store or

2. Click Media from the menu bar > Choose Open Capture Device... option.

VLC Open Capture Device

3. Then choose Desktop next to Capture mode > Adjust the frame rate (10.00f/ s-15.00f/s is good enough) > Click Convert to continue.

VLC Choose Desktop

4. Select the outport format and the destination.

5. Click Start and it will start a full-screen recording.

VLC Start Recording

6. Click Stop button when you want to end the recording.

Pros: Free to use

Cons: Only supports full-screen recording; Cannot screen record with audio

How to Screen Record on Dell Laptop via Online Recorder

Actually, you can also choose to use an online recorder to help you capture the screen. These online tools allow you to record screen with audio. Some require a subscription to access their premium features. Here let me take Panoto as an example to show you how to screen record on Dell laptop. Apowersoft, FlexClip, and are also good choices.

1. Open your browser and go to

2. Choose Screens and Apps > Choose to Record an app, a window, or the entire screen.

3. After that, click the Recording button to start.

Screen Record with Online Tool

4. When it is finished, you can click the Download button to save it to your laptop.

Pros: No need to download any tools; Easy-to-use

Cons: Requires a stable internet connection

Final Words

That’s all about how to screen record on Dell laptop in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7. Each of these 5 tools has its own advantages and disadvantages, so you can choose the one that best suits your situation. If you want a full-featured tool to help you capture anything you want, then AWZ Screen Recorder is for you. It can help you record Messenger video calls, online courses, streaming videos, a window, and the entire screen without effort.

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Common FAQ about

Q:How do I start recording video on my Dell laptop?

When you want to start a recording, you can press Windows Key + Alt + R to ask Xbox Game Bar to run a recording immediately.

Q:How do I record screen on my laptop with sound?

The built-in tool, Xbox Game Bar allows you to screen record with sound. You can simply press Windows Key + G to run the tool and start a recording with system sound or microphone. In addition, you can use a third-party tool like AWZ Screen Recorder to help you with that.

Lena has been in the editing industry for 8 years. She is familiar with a variety of products that can make things easier, such as PDF tools, video recording software, iOS location changer, etc. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with users to help them solve problems in their work and life. In her spare time, she likes to play with her cat.

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