How to take screenshot after logging off PC

November 23, 2010 at 21:16:23
Specs: Windows XP
I want to take the screen shot but the paint,word pad are not there for these i have to log off the system but logoff the settings get changed means i m unable to paste the screen shot

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November 23, 2010 at 21:55:20
GO to Windows Help and type in "screen capture" the answer you are looking for might be there

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November 23, 2010 at 23:56:30
"...but the paint, word pad are not there for these..."

... not sure what you mean by the above!

[press] <Prt Sc> <key> (Print Screen)

... then open a graphics program (paint) to edit (tab) option "paste"

... you should then have your screenshot "save as..."


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November 24, 2010 at 00:07:52
tyagi775, I'm not sure how you're getting the screenshot, but suspect it's technique. Try this: press the prt sqn/sys rq key (that copies the screen to your clipboard). You're dealing with a graphic here so you MUST paste it into a graphic editor NOT a word processor (text only). Paint'll work fine. My personal favorite is FREE Irfanview (get it @: ). Use the one you like best. In either simply hit Ctrl+V to paste it and do what you wish in the editor. Really a simple process once you learn how. Can be quite baffling 'till then.
Ed in Texas.

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November 24, 2010 at 01:34:10
Yes i can understand this method but here is the different way of use actualy this system is used in the automation in a Glass Plant two user one operator graphic editor does not appear for that we have to log off the computer.Is there any method to paste the screen shot after log off

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November 24, 2010 at 02:50:47
In your circumstances, a particular screen-shot/capture program might serve the purpose much better (if allowed). There are a number of good free ones out there.

Unless you have special "circumstances" (see my last paragraph), I am thinking of a program where you take the screen-shot by pressing PrintScreen normally, but the program then immediately converts this screen-shot into a graphic file in a location of your choice. Some have options where the result is a shot of the current window, or the client window, or the full screen, and other options such as the graphic format used, the automatic naming/dating of the file, etc. Any such program has to be allowed to load up automatically for the user, and always be at the user's disposal.

However, you need to better describe to us what "environment" you are in when not logged in. I suspect it is a non-Windows, proprietary software in a perhaps DOS-like environment. Even then, there may be an answer, but we need to get much more info from you, much more.

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November 24, 2010 at 11:37:22
Your IT people may have deliberately disabled Paint & Wordpad or they may have just deleted the icons from the start menu. Have a look in C:\WINDOWS\system32 & see if MSPAINT.EXE is there, if it is, double click on it. If it's not, try going to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, then click Add/Remove Windows Components

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