Take a Screenshot in Windows
How to Take a Screenshot in Windows Computer

We are all familiar with taking screenshots. Whether it’s for preparing your school project, sharing a silly thing you saw on social media, creating a gaming tutorial guide for your next blog post, or for whatever such kind; you do take screenshots time and again. This is the reason all platforms include this feature to help users capture their screens whenever they wish. Given the popularity of smartphones, you might be familiar with accessing this feature on your phone. But how do you take a screenshot in Windows computer? Let’s check out!

Whether you’re working on the latest version, Windows 10, or using the old (being gold) Windows 7; the following guide will let you know how you can capture your screen in Windows.

Take a Screenshot in Windows 10 and Windows 8

Capturing an entire screen is pretty simple and smart on Windows 10 and Windows 8. In addition to the Print screen method from Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP, you can utilize other methods as well. For instance, press both Win and Print Screen together to take a screenshot on your computer. The screenshot you have captured will automatically be saved in the form of an image inside the Screenshot folder of your Pictures library.
Take a Screenshot in Windows-In Windows 10 and Windows 8Alternatively, you can also use the Snipping tool to take a screenshot in Windows 10 and Windows 8. This feature is available on all versions of Windows except Windows XP and the basic versions of Windows. To access the Snipping tool in Windows 10, click the Start button and enter its name in the search field. On Windows 8, you can search for the Snipping tool on the Start screen.

The Snipping tool allows you to capture a specific area of the screen. Once the program opens, navigate to New, select the area you want to capture, and click Save.

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Take a Screenshot in Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Similar to the two Windows above, Windows 7 and Windows Vista also offer the Snipping tool to enable you to capture your screen. In order to open the tool, follow the instructions below:
Take a Screenshot in Windows-In Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  • Head to the Start button
  • Select All Programs
  • Click Accessories
  • Click the Snipping Tool from the list

Now you can utilize this tool to capture a specific area of your screen. Additionally, you can also use the screen capture methods from Windows XP given below.

Take a Screenshot in Windows XP

Windows XP provides you only two ways to capture a screen. The first method includes the print screen button. Simply press the button, open a program like Paint and paste it there. You can modify the image (if you desire) and then save it.
Take a Screenshot in Windows-In Windows XP

The second method allows you to capture a specific window. To do that, press Alt and Print Screen keys together and again, use the Paint program to save it.

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