Take Screenshot On Any Version Of Windows, Here’s How

We all know how handy screenshots can be, whether it be on your smartphones or on our personal computers and laptops. While capturing screenshots on our smartphones is not a big deal at all and can be done with just a touch. Capturing screenshots on your computer is somewhat of a tricky deal but there’s no need to worry. This article here is to help you capture screenshots on any version if Windows. So just follow these steps :

Windows XP

This version of the windows offers just two ways to capture anything that’s on your screen. The first option involves pressing on the Print Screen button on your keyboard which will capture the whole screen. You then have to open up Microsoft Paint or any other photo editing software and paste the photo there by pressing “Control + V”. You can then save it from here.
The second option allows you to capture the content in a specific window by pressing the Alt + Print Screen keys on your keyboard. You then again have to paste it in Paint from where you can save it.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

Other than the two methods mentioned above for Windows XP, there’s a third way to capture screenshots in Windows 7 and Windows Vista. This can be done with the help of the Snipping Tool.
Launch the Snipping Tool by heading to the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool. Then you just have to select the area of the screen you want to capture and then click on the “Save” option.

How to Take screenshot Windows 8 - 10

Windows 8 and Windows 10

In addition to the Snipping Tool method mentioned above, there’s a much simple way to capture screenshots in the two most recent versions of Windows. You can capture the entire screen by pressing the Windows+ Print Screen button. This image will automatically be saved in a Screenshots folder in the Picture library.

Windows Phone & Tablet

You can capture the screen on your Windows tablet by pressing and holding the Windows button and the Volume down key at the same time. You’ll find the screenshots in the photo gallery.
Smartphones operating on Windows 8.1 can do the same by pressing the power button + volume up key together while smartphones running the older Windows 8 have to press the Start button + Power button at the same time to capture the contents of the screen.

We hope the tutorial proved useful to you. Leave any queries in the comments below and stay tuned for more.


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