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Failing to Print from Screen on XP


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Waste of Space

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Ahoy.

 

I'm using an HP Pavilion laptop of mature age (but with lots of new RAM) running XP and I'm finding it completely impossible to take a screen print, either by using the PRT SC button or via CTRL+P/CTRL+V or Windows Button+PRT SC or Fn+Windows Button+Spacer bar.  It's as if something has been switched off to render screen printing impossible.  And yet if I'm copying and pasting text, everything works fine, so it's not as if the board has been deactivated somehow.

 

I seem to remember years ago reading something about XP being unfriendly to screen printing, yet there seem to be plenty of people out there on the Web who consider that it's perfectly possible.

 

Is there something I need to activate?  Like for instance my own brain?

 

Thanks.


Edited by Waste of Space, 14 July 2021 - 03:23 AM.

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Press [PrtScn] to copy the current screen into the Windows Clipboard

 

Open MSPaint and press [Ctrl][V] to paste in what you copied into above.


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Unfortunately my laptop doesn't have MSPaint on it.  I'm beginning to get a sinking feeling here. Am I stuffed beyond all hope of rescue?


Edited by Waste of Space, 14 July 2021 - 01:09 PM.

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Try the steps here: https://answers.micr...55-5eae9f8d0810


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You can also download MSpaint for xp.  If the above does not work.

 

I am sorry that is not working and I removed the link


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See if Gadwin Printscreen will work for you.

https://download.cne...4-10123018.html


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