using-steps-recorder-in-windows-8Did you know that Windows has always had a built-in recorder that allows you to document what you are doing? Let’s say you’re having an issue with Windows. You can open the Steps Recorder, previously known as the Problem Steps Recorder in earlier versions of Windows, and document each step to recreate it for troubleshooting purposes or to show someone how to do something. Our guide will show you how to use the Steps Recorder in Windows 8.

How to use the Steps Recorder in Windows 8

Click the “Windows Key + F” to start searching. searching-for-steps-recorder Search for “Steps Recorder.” Click on “Steps Recorder” to open it. opening-search-recorder As you can see, you have a small pop-up application to work with. If you need help, you can click on the Question Mark at any time to get more detailed information Steps Recorder in Windows 8. Click “Start Record.” Steps Recorder will stay on top of whatever else you are doing in Windows 8 so you can stop recording at any time. At this point, you can retrace the steps in Windows 8 you were doing when something happened, a program crashed or simply too highly what you are doing. When finished, click “Stop Record.” viewing-recorded-steps Now, Steps Recorder will process and fill out what you did, step-by-step. You can what time you did something and what you did exactly. In this case, it shows we left-clicked to open Google Chrome from the desktop in Windows 8. You can add comments as you see fit from the toolbar of Steps Recorder to highlight additional information from you about the circumstances. At the bottom of your recorded steps, you are given additional technical details on your steps. These can help troubleshoot a problem in more ways than you’d think. viewing-additional-details As you can see, the Steps Recorder is a useful tool for a variety of reasons.

What does the Steps Recorder do for Windows users?

If you’re using Windows 8 and an error occurs, utilizing the Steps Recorder can be a way to help get it fixed. If you aren’t as tech-savvy as you’d like to be, a built-in program like this can make it easier for you to describe your problem to someone else. Simply record the steps, send them to a more experienced user or troubleshooter, and they can see exactly what went wrong.