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How To Take A Screenshot On HP Computer [7 Ways]

Let's explore the various ways to take a screenshot on HP computer, such as using the "Print Screen" button and other tools.

You can take a screenshot on an HP computer using keyboard shortcuts, third-party applications, and built-in tools. However, each method has its varying steps and some limitations you will learn about in this guide.

Key Takeaways

  • Press the “PrtSc” key to capture the whole screen on HP Computer.
  • To capture a specific part of the screen, press the “Win+Shift+S” keys and the “Snipping Tool,” or use third-party apps.
  • Generate and automatically save the screenshot with the “Alt+PrtSc” Keys.

How To Take A Screenshot On HP Computer?

You can always resort to alternative ways to take a screenshot on an HP computer if one does not work. We have quite a few methods that we will talk about in this section. On the other hand, check out this guide on shutting down a laptop from the keyboard.

With Print Screen Key

The Print Screen key is labelled differently on different keyboards. You may find it as “PrtSc,” “PrntSc,” or “PrntScrn.”  Besides, it is mainly located on the topmost row of the keyboard.

Here is how you can click a screenshot with the Print Screen button:

  1. Open the screen you want to capture.
  2. Press the “PrtSc” key on your keyboard.
    Print Screen Key
    Print Screen Key (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Now, go to the location where you want to send the image, for example, WhatsApp or Messenger, and click on the chat box.
  4. Press the “Ctrl+V” buttons to paste the image and send it. Additionally, you can paste it into editing programs, like Paint or MS Word.
    Ctrl+V Keys
    Ctrl+V Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Windows and PrtSc

Altogether, push the “Windows+PrtSc” keys on the keyboard to instantly take a screenshot of your current screen. Plus, the image will save to the “Pictures” folder itself.

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Alt And PrtSc

Hit the “Alt+PrtSc” keys together to capture an image. Choose the location to save the screenshot and “Save” it. Furthermore, we have a detailed article on waking the computer up from sleep in case the HP computer won’t turn on.

Alt+PrtSc Keys
Alt+PrtSc Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Windows, Shift, And S Keys

This key combination allows you to screenshot specific areas on your HP screen, for example, a particular dialog box or anything else.

Use these instructions to learn the process:

  1. Simultaneously, press the “Windows+Shift+S” buttons.
    Win+Shift+S Keys
    Win+Shift+S Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Your cursor will transform into a “+” sign. Select the area you want to capture and hit “Enter.”
  3. Save the picture at your desired location.
  4. Alternatively, you can cancel the selection with the “Esc” key. 

Use Third-Party Tools

Several tools on the internet let you capture and record your laptop screen. Some of the reliable ones are ShareX and AwesomeScreenshot. Download the files for this software from their respective websites and complete the installation on your computer.

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Snipping Tool

Windows has a built-in Snipping Tool that lets you snip any part of the screen and turn it into an image. Amazingly, it offers three different ways to capture a screenshot, which we will mention below.

Follow the steps below to use the Snipping Tool the correct way:

  1. Click on the “Search Bar” located in the Windows Taskbar.
  2. Type “Snipping Tool” and open the app.
    Snipping Tool
    Snipping Tool Search (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Select “New” from the top bar. 
    New Snip
    New Snip (Image By Tech4Gamers)

    NOTE: You can choose from “Free-Form,” “Rectangular Snip,” or “Window Snip” in the “Mode” option.

    Snip Types
    Snip Types (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  4. The screen will appear hazy, and the cursor will change to a placemark.
  5. Cut out the area you want to capture.
  6. Now, press the “Save Snip” button once you see the preview of your screenshot. The button looks like a Floppy Disk.
    Save Snip
    Save Snip (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  7. Name the image, decide the file type, like PNG, JPEG, and more, then hit the “Save” button.
    Save Image
    Save Image (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Windows And G Keys

You can use this method to capture gaming screenshots. Additionally, the menu has the option to Screen Record as well; therefore pretty useful for gamers to capture their gaming action.

Use Windows+G in the way described below:

  1. Together, press the “Win+G” buttons on the keyboard.
    Windows+G Keys
    Windows+G Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. It will open a vertical pop-up in the centre of your screen.
  3. Click on the “Camera” symbol to quickly grab a screenshot.
    Screenshot Option
    Screenshot Option (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Screenshot On HP Computer Without the “PrtSc” Button?

Use the built-in “Snipping Tool,” download third-party apps or simultaneously press the “Win+Shift+S” keys.

How Do I Capture Particular Area Of The Screen?

Resort to the “Snipping Tool,” third-party apps, or the “Win+Shift+S” keys to turn specific areas of the screen into an image.

How Do I Capture My Current Screen And Paste It Into A Chat Or Editing Software?

Press the “PrtSc” button to copy and paste the image into a chat or software.

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