How to take a screenshot on Lenovo and HP laptops

19th February 2022
HP and Lenovo Laptops

All laptops and computers have the ability to take screenshots. This can be an incredibly useful feature if you need to show somebody what you’re currently looking at, give step-by-step instructions, or take stills from films or tv programmes.

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How to take a screenshot

The process for taking a screenshot is different depending on the type of computer you have and what software it’s running on.

How to take a screenshot on your Lenovo laptop

There are a number of different ways to take a screenshot on your Lenovo laptop, some of these only work with Windows 10, while others work with any version of Windows.

Taking a screenshot on a Lenovo laptop with Windows 10

If your Lenovo laptop has Windows 10, you can take a screenshot using one of the following two methods:

Option 1

  • Hold down the Windows key
  • Press the PrtSc key on the laptop
  • The screen will dim for a moment
  • The screenshot will be saved in the Screenshots folder in your files
a keyboard on Lenovo, showing how to screen shot with windows 10

Option 2

  • Hold down the Windows key
  • Press the W key
  • A sidebar menu will appear on the right side of the screen
  • Select ScreenSketch from the menu
  • At this point, you’ll be able to make any edits to the image
  • Press save

Taking a screenshot on a Lenovo laptop without Windows 10

If your Lenovo laptop is running using a different version of Windows, follow these steps:

  • Press the PrtSc key on your keyboard
  • Open Paint
  • Select paste
  • Use the tools in Paint to make any markups
  • Click File
  • Save the file

How to take a screenshot on your HP laptop

Regardless of the make and model, taking a screenshot on any HP laptop is quick and easy.

Most HP laptops have a ‘Print Screen’ key on the keyboard, right next to the delete key. This may be abbreviated to PrtScn or Prt SC depending on the model.

  • Press the Windows and Print Screen keys at the same time
  • This will capture the full screen
  • Open Paint or any other image editing programme
  • Press CTRL + V to paste the screenshot
  • Save the file as a JPG or PNG
how to take a screenshot on Lenovo shown on the keyboard

The steps above will screenshot the full screen. If you want to capture just part of the screen, follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows + Shift + S keys at the same time
  • Your screen will fade to a white overlay and your cursor will change to a crosshair cursor
  • Select the area of the screen you want to screenshot
  • Open Paint or any other image editing programme
  • Press CTRL + V to paste the screenshot
  • Save the file as a JPG or PNG

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