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Looking for Free Desktop Recorder for Windows 7?

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Im looking for a free desktop recording software. So i can make "how to's" on my website. Though i dont think fraps will cut it. Im looking for something that makes keystroke sound effects, something decent you know. Your advice is appreciated. Let me know what you think.
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/problem-steps-recorder-overview.aspx. Never used it but it might work for you.
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Samsung 830 SSD 2x Samsung F1 Samsung TFC 480, 360, BI 140. EK 250 res. 355 with XSP... Win 7 + Vista 
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Catleap Corsair K90 EVGA 1300 G2 Corsair 800d 
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wakslob, which one did you end up using?
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Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500 GB Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKS 500 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S SATA  ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler  Windows 7 Professional x64 ViewSonic VX2753mh-LED Black 27" 1920 x 1080 
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Samsung 2263BW 1680 x 1050 Logitech K800 Seasonic X Series 750w Very Old Gateway 300 Series Full Tower Modded a... 
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Also, may I add FFMpeg to your list of options? Its command line, but you have full control over the encoding quality. Given this is an overclocking forum I think it's probably the best solution as we have the horsepower to transcode high resolution videos on the fly, to a smaller result file (which resolves the issue of data throughput on storage devices) You can see how this is accomplished here:
https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/wiki/How%20to%20grab%20the%20desktop%20(screen)%20with%20FFmpeg

I have mine setup to encode to a high quality x264 MP4 ready for youtube out of the box.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD-VR 300GBx1, 2xWD 1tb,2x60gb Agility Some crappy combo burner... Arch x64 3xDell U2410f rev A02 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
X-Armor U9BL TT Toughpower 1200w (NTB more efficient) Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24 CYO Roccat Kone (R.I.P. A4Tech x7) 
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Steelpad Experience I-1 
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