How to Activate the Print Screen Key Tags: How To 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. 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. Related resources How to Activate the Print Screen Key - Forum How to activate my print screen button - Forum Activate Print Screen Button - Forum Print screen key - Forum Print Screen Key - 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. aford10 November 16, 2009 8:42:06 PM Hold ctrl and press print screen. Then open wordpad or word, and press shift + insert. 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? badge November 16, 2009 9:09:20 PM Press Print screen. Open Word or Windows Paint. Right click or insert. The image should appear. DianeP November 16, 2009 9:31:59 PM That worked. Thanks badge November 16, 2009 9:38:21 PM DianeP said:That worked. Thanks Your welcome. 7585kathy January 17, 2013 3:25:56 PM [Worked for me too ex_bubblehead January 17, 2013 4:55:52 PM Just remember: Print Screen = Whole screen capture <alt>Print Screen = Active window capture Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware Forum" Print Screen " key ForumPrint Screen key ForumActivating print screen ForumI can\'t seem to do a print screen ForumI can't seem to do a print screen ForumActivation of print screen ForumDisable Print Screen Key Forumno wireless networks shown/need to activate encryption ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumHow do I boot from a black screen on my laptop all i get is a cursor ForumWindows xp tilt screen ForumHow to enable task manager ForumWelcome screen was disabled in regedit ForumHow do i stop photo gallerymsi from poping every time i start my computer More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !