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How to Screen Record on HP Laptop

By Lois Green, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

As an HP user, you will need to record screen on HP to save and share important screen activity.

Online Meeting On HP Laptop

For example, when you are having an online class or holding an online meeting, you may need to record some useful sessions so that you can review or share them with other members later. Or, when you are playing games or watching videos, you may want to record some brilliant moments.

Now you must be curious about how to record screen on your HP computer. Do HP laptops have a built-in recorder? Well, the answer is no. Except for the Game DVR of Windows 10, Windows 7/8 do not have the built-in screen recording feature. Therefore, to record the screen on the HP laptops, such as HP Stream, HP Spectre, HP Envy, HP Pavilion, you will need a professional screen recorder. In this post, we will introduce a screen recorder to you and how to record any screen activity with this tool.

Screen Recorder for HP Laptop

There are lots of screen recorders on the market and today we are going to introduce one of them to you: FonePaw Screen Recorder, a recording tool with multiple functions. It can meet your needs in recording screen with following features:

  • Customize the area you want to record;

  • Record the webcam;

  • Record audios from the system or the microphone;

  • Track your mouse while recording;

  • Take a screenshot while recording;

  • Clip the recording and save the parts you need;

  • Add annotation to the recording;

  • Set video quality; 

  • Export the recording to many video formats or make it as a GIF as you like.


More than that, you can set a task schedule to let the recorder begin and stop the recording automatically. Thus, if you have time difference with your co-workers and you are not able to join a meeting, you can set a recording schedule for the meeting beforehand and review it later. 

Add New Record Schedule

FonePaw Screen Recorder is not only powerful but also simple to use. Let's explore how to capture the screen on your HP laptop with this strong screen recorder.

How to Screen Record on an HP Laptop

To record the screen on your HP laptop, you need to download FonePaw Screen Recorder first.


Step 1 Enable FonePaw Screen Recorder 

Open what you need to record on your desktop, like the game you are playing or the video you are watching. Then enable FonePaw Screen Recorder and you will see three options: Video Recorder, Audio Recorder, andScreen Capture.

Step 2 Set the Recording

To record the screen, click the Video Recorder. Select the area you need to record or choose Full to record the whole screen. And set the system sound to a proper volume as you like. If you want to record the webcam, turn on the Webcam and make sure your webcam on the laptop is working.

Video Recorder

Click the gear icon in the upper right to set the recording. You can choose whether to show the mouse tracker and the color of the mouse area here. Also, click the Output tab and you can set the location, quality, and formats. 

Screen Recorder Settings

Step 3 Start Recording

Hit REC to begin recording. You will see a task menu bar on the screen; 

Click the Resume button to pause the recording and click it again to begin again;

Edit Video

Click the camera icon to take a snapshot during recording;

Click the clock icon to set the record length;

Click the pen icon to draw lines, circle, arrows or add annotations to your recording.

When you are done, click the square button to stop the recording.

Stop Recording

You can preview the video and clip the video if it is too long.

Step 4 Save the Recording

Hit Save to save the video. The video goes to the location you choose. Remember, if you click Re-record, the original recording will not be saved and record again.


In conclusion, this is a powerful HP screen recorder and you feel free to have a try. With FonePaw Screen Recorder, you can record screen, audio and take a screenshot on your HP laptop.    

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