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#1 mysti0327


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:09 AM


OK-i used to be able to alt prnt scrn etc to take a screenshot. I understand there is a different way to do this on Vista. I believe it is called snipping tool. from what i have read so far--it is part of the vista ultimate.

My boyfriends laptop has vista home basic. I am looking to purchase my own laptop very soon.

My question is-- 1) Is there a way to get that function on Vista home basic? and 2) Is it an option on Vista Home Premium? I really cannot afford to get the laptops with vista ultimate.

Thank you in advance to all who help. :huh:


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#2 Monty007


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:46 AM

Hi, alt-print screen captures the selected window. Print screen will capture the whole screen. If you want to print screen, once you have pressed the print screen key, open paint and select paste, the captured image should now appear.



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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:21 AM


2) Is it an option on Vista Home Premium?

Yes, it is included in Vita Home Premium

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:02 PM

hi,,, on basic,, if it has it tell him to look in start orb>control panel>programs and features>on the left hand side click on turn some windows features on and off,,,, look for "tablet pc optional components" if its there put a check mark in the box click ok and restart,,, if its not there then he's not got it.
good luck.
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:34 PM

This is the old 'FastStone Capture' ... it's free and works with Vista:

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