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  • Hello there!

    I chatted with a Microsoft technician and he referred me to this forum.

    I would like to download the same screen recording program as Microsoft use to record the tutorials on the Windows website (if you have no idea what they use, please suggest another program (but let me know if Microsoft are using it or not)).

    Here's one of the videos: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/videos/personalizing-your-pc#tab=newto

    Please c/p this link, I'm not able to post links until my account is verified.

    Also, how can the screen recording program in the video be invisible? There are no running programs in the taskbar.

    I don't know if I posted this in the right forum category.

    Thanks
    Rose

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 4:59 PM

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  • Rose - you are posting in the wrong forum (I don't know what the correct one is) but I notice that somebody else seems to have asked the same question here:-

    http://trainingsupport.microsoft.com/en-us/tcmva/forum/tcmvaother-tcmvawindows/mva-screen-recorder/4e98bdf4-d97a-4be1-83dd-6226594be230

     - so you might like to subscribe to the above issue in case somebody comes up with the answer.

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:56 PM
  • Hi trip_to_tokyo,

    What's MVA?

    EDIT: Oh, it's Microsoft Virtual Academy.

    Do you have a link to one of those videos they created?

    Also, this isn't about Training and Certification, would it still be a great thread? (The one you provided)

    And in the meanwhile, do you have any ideas/suggestions?

    Thanks!



    • Edited by Rose_D Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:17 PM
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:13 PM
  • May be you are talking about Step Record

    In Windows 7 : Type step record

    Below progam name will come up:

    "Record steps to reproduce a problem" click this

    Note:

    windows 7 will capture maximum 100 clicks, but server 2008, 2012 will capture maximum 999 click.

    You have to change in settings, otherwise it will take default 25 clicks.

    Hope this info helps

    Regards,

    Joby

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:24 PM
  • As Joby said, you can use Step recorder that is built inside Windows.

    But best tool I have found for this sort of things is Camtasia. I also think that this is tool used by Microsoft as I was given free licence for Camtasia as part of being Microsoft Certified Trainer.

    https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html


    Mustafa Toroman

    • Proposed as answer by rnihad Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:52 AM
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:44 PM
  • As Joby said, you can use Step recorder that is built inside Windows.

    But best tool I have found for this sort of things is Camtasia. I also think that this is tool used by Microsoft as I was given free licence for Camtasia as part of being Microsoft Certified Trainer.

    <link removed>


    Mustafa Toroman

    I see. I have tried PSR and it would just capture what I do into a text document (HTML).

    After watching Microsoft's tutorial videos, they are using an "invisible" program, thus it's not in the taskbar. When I record using Camtasia, it's there.

    Thanks

    Rose (and Noah)



    • Edited by Rose_D Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:04 PM
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:03 PM
  • It's not that they use invisible program, but most of the time they record only the window with newly installed/preconfigured virtual machine which is a base for any presentations. The desktop and taskbar of host machine is not shown to not provide any distractions.
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:21 PM
  • [...] they are using an "invisible" program, thus it's not in the taskbar. When I record using Camtasia, it's there.

    I have done many recordings with Camtasia where Camtasia itelf runs in a host computer, and then from that host computer I connect to a virtual machine. I set Camtasia to only record the window that s displaying the remote desktop. In this way, the recording will show a "complete" desktop, but Camtasia itself will not appear anywhere on that desktop.
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:42 AM
  • [...] they are using an "invisible" program, thus it's not in the taskbar. When I record using Camtasia, it's there.

    I have done many recordings with Camtasia where Camtasia itelf runs in a host computer, and then from that host computer I connect to a virtual machine. I set Camtasia to only record the window that s displaying the remote desktop. In this way, the recording will show a "complete" desktop, but Camtasia itself will not appear anywhere on that desktop.

    So you would also recommend Camtasia with a virtual machine?

    How do I create a virtual machine? 

    May I have a link to one of the videos so that I can see the result?
    • Edited by Rose_D Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:41 AM
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:37 AM
  • How do I create a virtual machine? 

    If you have Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise then:

    Control Panel -> Programs -> Turn Windows features on or off -> select all in Hyper-V branch

    Then you'll get Hyper-V Manager in Administration Tools - that's the console to create and manage VMs.

    Otherwise you may want to check Oracle's Virtual Box: www.virtualbox.org

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:06 AM
  • How do I create a virtual machine? 

    If you have Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise then:

    Control Panel -> Programs -> Turn Windows features on or off -> select all in Hyper-V branch

    Then you'll get Hyper-V Manager in Administration Tools - that's the console to create and manage VMs.

    Otherwise you may want to check Oracle's Virtual Box: <link removed>

    I see.

    Would you also recommend me to use Camtasia with a VM?

    Which would you recommend, Hyper-V or VirtualBox?

    Thanks, I appreciate the help!

    Rose =)


    • Edited by Rose_D Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:11 AM
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:10 AM
  • Would you also recommend me to use Camtasia with a VM?

    Which would you recommend, Hyper-V or VirtualBox?

    Can't recommend any recording software as I don't use it myself.

    As for virtualization, if you meet sys requirements (Pro or Enterprise) then go with Hyper-V, as then you don't need to download anything, but just enable it in Control Panel.

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:18 AM
  • Would you also recommend me to use Camtasia with a VM?

    Which would you recommend, Hyper-V or VirtualBox?

    Can't recommend any recording software as I don't use it myself.

    As for virtualization, if you meet sys requirements (Pro or Enterprise) then go with Hyper-V, as then you don't need to download anything, but just enable it in Control Panel.

    Oh. I'm using Windows 7.
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:53 AM
  • Oh. I'm using Windows 7.

    Then you need to use Virtual Box, as Hyper-V is not available for W7.
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:56 AM
  • Hi there!

    Thanks for the information.

    Then I have one more question, pretty off-topic though.

    How do I perform a PC tune up? It could be a software/program/tool, or an instruction =)

    Thanks!

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:58 AM
  • Oh. I'm using Windows 7.


    Another suggestion that you may find useful: get an account in Azure. Allocate a Virtual Machine there. Connect over RDP and use Camtasia to record the Remote Desktop Window. The VM in Azure only costs a few cents per hour while you are running it. If your recording won't require many hours, it's not worth building yur own VM; for a few cents you get everything done for you.
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:48 AM
  • Hi. You may just use the <g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="45" id="45">Acethinker</g> Free Screen Recorder when you want to record your screen or you want to make tutorials. It is an effective tool for making tutorials. It is free that's why you can use it anytime you want. Give it a try. :)
    Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:02 AM