Secret Windows Tool


#1

I just discovered that Windows <= V.7 has a hidden tool to record the steps to recreate a problem. It creates screenshots and a step by step text of actions taken and then zips it up.

To access, just search for PSR (Problem Step Recorder) in the start menu search box. I can’t believe I never knew about this. Thanks for hiding it stupid Microsoft.


#2

Interesting! I will have to share this with the company. Much appreciated.


#3

Wow i had no idea about this either :P. Gonna have a look´se and see what i can do with it. Thnx for sharing mate!


#4

That’s probably the coolest windows trick I’ve ever seen… and they hid it? :o


#5

You want to see something else really amazing? Create a folder and rename it:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

You will have access to all kinds of goodies in the folder.


#6

Yeah I already have that on my desktop ;D Funny thing is once I added it, haven’t used it once.


#7

Another nice “trick” is Win+G (not sure if Win10 only), then just say whatever you’re doing (web browser, IDE, etc) is a game and you can record your screen with no additional software. Very handy on some locked down corporate machines.


#8

It’s Win10. That is the Gamebar.

http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/31/9081715/windows-10-game-bar-how-to-record-screen-video


#9

Not sure if this does not require Xbox app to be installed (W10),which has to be logged in to your Microsoft ID account…


#10

How to find it on Windows 10?