Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet

How To Take A Screen Shot Using a Windows Computer

Often times, it is useful to be able to show other people exactly what is on your computer screen. However, often times they are not with you. To solve this problem, take a screen shot and send it to them. Note that this tip only works with Microsoft Windows computers (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc.)

  1. To take a screen shot, simply press the "Print Screen" button on your keyboard. This might say "Print Screen," or "PRT SC". Pressing this will take a virtual picture of everything on your screen.
  2. Open Microsoft Paint. If you don't know where Microsoft Paint is located on your computer, press the Windows Key and type "Microsoft Paint" in the box, and then select the program.
  3. Once you are in Paint, select "Paste," or press "CTRL+V".
  4. Save your screen shot to whatever location you choose by selecting File>Save As, or by simply pressing "CTRL+S".
  5. If you don't want to save your screen shot, but want to email it to somebody, you can paste it directly into the body of an email by pressing "CTRL+V" or by selecting "Paste" from the right-click menu.
  6. If you want to take a screen shot of only one window, first select the window you would like, and then press "ALT+PRT SC". Follow the above steps to save it or email it.

There you have it. Taking a screen shot and showing anybody exactly what is on your screen is simple if you follow these easy instructions.


Posted by on

Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

my computer is slow and freezes all the time and also occasionally blue screen comes up


If you are getting different problems at different times, they you have to start handling things slowly to exactly pin point the issue. It will be great if you can also document the error messages, when you get it, the windows version you are using etc so we can provide you more accurate steps and identify the exact issue.

First if you are using windows XP restart the computer in safe mode and try using it (if you wanted to use internet - wired) then restart the computer in safe mode networking.

Procedure to restart computer in safe mode:
Restart computer, keep tapping F8 key on the keyboard, instead of going to windows it will show up a windows advanced boot menu, where you need to use your up or down arrow key to navigate the control to Safe mode / safe mode with networking and hit enter key. this will show some commands / text on your screen and take you to safe mode.

Try using your computer in safe mode and see if your computer is giving you any error or if it freezes. If it does not give you any trouble in this mode then you computer is good, it should be the additional programs running in the normal mode that is creating the issue. we need to diagnose further to find it.

If it is freezing / gives your error message in safe mode itself, then there should be a problem with the hardware of your computer, we have to find out by eliminating the hardware one by one.

Do not worry, we can work together pin point the issue and we will help you to resolve this issue.

Dec 10, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook

1 Answer

Exactly the same problem on boot-up with Likom (Futura) HD19A mon


ok, if your computer is able to boot until you able to use it yet the screen is showing none yet working too, i suggest you change your data cable from the computer to the monitor. i once had a problem like that. it must have been damaged by high input of charge and burnt off though it did not show.

thanks,

wonder

Sep 18, 2009 | Microsoft Likom HD19A 19" LCD Monitor

2 Answers

viewsonic vg900b turns on, and turns off after 1 second


bad board inside do to heat clean your new one more offen. replace monitor.

Sep 08, 2009 | ViewSonic VG900b 19" LCD Monitor

2 Answers

Hello I have an acer aspire 5535 and it keeps


The complete solution to this fault (Acer 5535 keeps crashing under vista) is to use Windows XP instead of Vista. Set up a Dual Boot so you can CHOOSE to load XP or Vista each time you turn on the laptop. I've put XP on my 5535 and it's SO much faster and seems perfectly stable now - no crashing at all.

A full video showing how to do this is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdfU9TXIAd4




Once you've done this you won't have any problems with the laptop anymore.
This is a perfect solution to the crashing problem!

Jun 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

screen stays black after splash screen


ooh you got big problems .. i think do your computer regonize the mp3 player? can you see the partitions on the mp3 player

what os are you using xp,vista,ubuntu,mac,kubuntu.....
i hopes that this is useful
maby you can reinstall the whole mp3 serch on google and you find much information

Jan 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?

792 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Loading...