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How To Take A Screenshot On HP Computer [With Pictures]

We will tell you many methods to take a screenshot on HP computer using keyboard combinations and other applications.

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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 that I discovered while testing them out. Rest assured, all of them were effective in clicking a screenshot of my screen.

Key Takeaways
  • Press the Print Screen key to capture the whole screen on the 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.

Methods Difficulty Rating

PrtSc Key
Rated: 3/10

Rated: 1/10

Rated: 2/10

Third-Party Tools
Rated: 5/10

Snipping Tool
Rated: 4/10

Rated: 2/10

With Print Screen Key

The Print Screen key is labeled differently on different keyboards. Mine has PrtSc, but you can also find it as PrntSc or PrntScrn. Besides, it is mainly located on the topmost row of the keyboard.

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

  1. Tap PrtSc: Open the screen you want to capture > Press the PrtSc key on your keyboard.
    Print Screen Key
    Tap Print Screen Key (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Select Location: Now, go to the location where you want to send the image, for example, WhatsApp or Messenger > Click on the chat box.
  3. Paste The Image: Press the Ctrl+V buttons to paste the image > Send it. Additionally, you can paste it into editing programs, like Paint or MS Word.
    Ctrl+V Keys
    Press Ctrl+V Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Windows and PrtSc

Altogether, I pushed the Windows+PrtSc keys on the keyboard to take a screenshot of your current screen instantly. The image was automatically saved to the default Pictures folder in Windows.

Windows, Shift, And S Keys

This key combination allowed me to screenshot specific areas of my HP screen, for example, a particular dialog box or anything else. 

Use these instructions to learn the process:

  1. Press Keys: Simultaneously, press the Windows+Shift+S buttons.
    Win+Shift+S Keys
    Push Win+Shift+S Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Take The Screenshot: Your cursor will transform into a + sign. Select the area you want to capture > Hit Enter.
  3. Save Image: Save the picture at the desired location.
Tip: Cancel the selection with the Esc key.

Use Third-Party Tools

Several tools on the internet let you capture and record your laptop screen. I use reliable ones, like ShareX. All I had to do was download the software file from the respective website and complete the installation on my computer. Then, I chose a key as per my convenience, pressing which will capture the screen.

Tip: Pick a key that you do not frequently use to prevent accident screenshots. For instance, I set the key in the number pad. 

Snipping Tool

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

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

  1. Launch Snipping Tool: Click on the Windows Search Bar > Type Snipping Tool > Open the app.
    Snipping Tool
    Search Snipping Tool (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Create New Snip: Select New from the top bar.
    New Snip
    Make New Snip (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Select Mode: Choose from Free-Form, Rectangular Snip, or Window Snip in the Mode option.
    Free-Form: Freely cut out the image in any shape.
    Rectangular Snip: Cut a rectangular piece from the screenshot.
    Window Snip: Only select a particular window or dialog box in the image.
    Snip Types
    Different Snip Types (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  4. Click The Screenshot: The screen will appear hazy, and the cursor will change to a placemark > Cut out the area you want to capture.
  5. Save The Snip: 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)
  6. Save As Image: Name the image > Decide the file type, like PNG, JPEG > Save.
    Save Image
    Save Image (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Windows And G Keys

This is my go-to method to capture gaming screenshots. Additionally, the menu offers the Screen Record option as well; therefore, it is pretty useful for gamers to capture some gaming action.

Use Windows+G in the way described below:

  1. Use Combination: Together, press the Win+G buttons on the keyboard.
    Windows+G Keys
    Press Windows+G Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Capture Screenshot: It will open a vertical pop-up in the center of your screen > Click the Camera symbol to quickly grab a screenshot.
    Screenshot Option
    Click The Screenshot Option (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Wrap Up

Capturing a screenshot comes in handy in many situations, such as during work or when I want to show certain snippets of my in-progress videos to my friends. While I tried many ways to take a screenshot on an HP computer, using the Shift+Alt+S keys has been the best because it lets me picture even the restricted Windows services, like the Registries or the Group Policies. Hence, I can get help from my colleagues in case of errors.

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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