How to Activate the Print Screen Key Tags: Windows XP Last response: January 17, 2013 4:55 PM in Windows XP Share DianeP November 16, 2009 7:33:48 PM How can I activate the Print Screen Key? More about : activate print screen key badge November 16, 2009 8:07:12 PM The Print Screen key does not require activation. A program like Windows Paint is required to use Print Screen. m 0 l dunklegend November 16, 2009 8:10:46 PM When you use the print screen key, you take a screenshot and you have that on your clipboard, you can open something like a word document and then paste it. Or use paint if you need to edit it. m 0 l Related resources How to Activate the Print Screen Key - Forum How to activate my print screen button - Forum how to activate windows 7 with license key but no disks ? - Forum how do i activate windows 8, I already entered the 25 key when installing - Forum Activate Print Screen Button - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer badge November 16, 2009 8:19:25 PM I was thinking OP was pressing the Print Screen key expecting something to happen automatically. m 0 l aford10 November 16, 2009 8:42:06 PM Hold ctrl and press print screen. Then open wordpad or word, and press shift + insert. m 0 l DianeP November 16, 2009 9:07:31 PM aford10 said:Hold ctrl and press print screen. Then open wordpad or word, and press shift + insert. I tried this and it did not work. I used word. Any suggestions? m 0 l badge November 16, 2009 9:09:20 PM Press Print screen. Open Word or Windows Paint. Right click or insert. The image should appear. m 0 l DianeP November 16, 2009 9:31:59 PM That worked. Thanks m 0 l badge November 16, 2009 9:38:21 PM DianeP said:That worked. Thanks Your welcome. m 0 l 7585kathy January 17, 2013 3:25:56 PM [Worked for me too m 0 l ex_bubblehead January 17, 2013 4:55:52 PM Just remember: Print Screen = Whole screen capture <alt>Print Screen = Active window capture m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources how to activate windows7 professional after re-installation where change the product key is not in my computer's property Forum Print Screen Key Forum SolvedHow to activate split screen in windows 7 Forum Print screen key Forum "Print Screen" key Forum Disable Print Screen Key Forum Print Screen key does not worked - solved Forum Print Screen key Forum SolvedHow to install clean copy of Windows 8.1 on OEM machine that doesn't come with activation key sticker Forum SolvedHow is this computer shop activating Windows 7 when he does not have a key? Forum SolvedDeactivate a window 8 key of a computer and activate it on another. Forum how do I use my print screen button on a windows 7 sony laptop? Forum how do I use my print screen button on a windows 7 sony laptop? Forum my laptop screen is blank and caps lock blinks three times and stops and continues in same manner and f12 key is on. how can i Forum how to reinstall win7 from HDD to SSD without losing activation key? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !