How to take a screenshot on Windows.
Actually, there are a lot of ways. But I find this method to be easy, to work on all versions of Windows I’ve tried, and to not require any additional software.
1. Find the print screen button on your keyboard. This will often be abbreviated, and different manufacturers use different abbreviations. The keyboard I’m writing this on (HP, Latin American Spanish keyboard) says “imp pnt”. Often this key requires that the function (Fn) key be simultaneously pressed.
2. Arrange your screen as desired and press the print screen button. There will be no indication that anything has happened, but a screenshot has been taken and placed in the Windows clipboard.
3. In your favorite image editor, paste the clipboard as a new image. How this is done depends on the application you are using. In Microsoft Paint 6.1 (installed by default as part of Windows 7), go to Start – Paste – Paste.