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Take a screenshot with Windows

  • Press “PrtScn” (Print Screen button)
    (You can find this button usually grouped with Scroll Lock and Pause Break buttons.)
  • Windows will capture the entire screen to the (invisible) clipboard.
  • Now we need somewhere to paste it. Open up the program “Paint” (Found in Start -> Accessories)
  • Paste the clipboard. (Control + V or Edit -> Paste)
  • Save your image.

Take a screenshot with Windows 7

There’s a dedicated program inside Windows 7 for taking screenshots. You can follow the instructions above or use “Snipping Tool” program to make it much easier.

Windows Snipping Tool

Use the Windows Snipping Tool to take easy screen shots.

Take a screenshot with Windows 8

Windows 8 adds a much easier way to take screenshots. Instead of having to use the Print Screen button and then paste into Paint (or a similar application), you can now automatically save a screenshot to the Pictures folder as a png with just the touch of a couple of buttons.

Here’s how.

  • Set up the screen as whatever you want to take a screenshot of.
  • Hold down the Windows Key and Print Screen.
  • You’ll find a new screenshot in the Pictures folder in your Library.

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