How to Take a Screenshot on HP Computer

Fiona Kaufman Jan 03, 2024 Screenshot

HP is one of the foremost well-known technology corporations in the world. You may have known about HP laptops, tablets, desktop computers, printers, etc. Nowadays people have spent more and more time using laptops and computers. But there are some of the functions like quick screenshot you may not familiar with. So, how to take a quick screenshot on HP computer? In this post, we will share you 4 quick ways to take screenshots on HP computers that are running Windows 11/10/8/7.

How to Screenshot on HP

Part 1. Screenshot on HP with Vidmore Screen Recorder

Sometimes shortcut key or Print Screen key doesn’t work on your HP laptop. The above default methods have limitations in photo editing. If you want to take a quick screenshot without using Print Screen button on HP laptop, you can use the professional screen capture tool - Vidmore Screen Recorder. It also provides multiple editing features to edit the screenshot on your Windows 11/10/8/7 computer and Mac in real time. With this quick screenshot tool, you can take screenshots on your HP laptop, HP Pavilion, HP EliteBook, HP Chromebook, HP Envy laptop, or even record any area of your HP computer screen.

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How to take a screenshot with Screen Recorder on HP laptop

Step 1. Find Screen Capture

Free install Vidmore Screen Recorder and open the program. Select Video Recorder and go to the Camera button in the top right corner. Click the drop-down list, and you can see 3 modes, including Screen Capture, Scrolling Window, and Popup Menu Capture.

Find Screen Capture

Step 2. Take a Screenshot

Select one mode based on your own needs. Screen Capture allows you to take a screenshot of a customized window or capture the active window you're working in. You can move the cursor to select the size of the screenshot you want.

Step 3. Edit your screenshot

Once you have selected an area, the editing window will automatically pop up. You can draw a rectangle, arrow, or line and add text to the screenshot. Then click the Save icon to save the screenshot to your HP computer.

Edit Screenshot

Part 2. Screengrab on HP with Default PrtSc Key

All HP computers are using Windows or Chrome operating systems. The easiest way to take screenshots on HP computer is via a simple keyboard click, like PrtSc key on Windows laptop keyboard.

PrtSc Key

If your HP laptop is running Windows 10 or Windows 8, you can use the PrtSc (Print Screen) key on the right corner of the keyboard, next to Delete key. With PrtSc keyboard, you can snap a full-screen snapshot.

Note: If PrtSc key is on the right side of f-keys in the same row, you can press PrtSc key to take a screenshot on HP laptop directly. If PrtSc key is at the top or bottom of f-keys, you may need to rely on Fn + PrtSc key or press Windows + PrtSc key at the bottom of keyboard to screenshot on HP.

Part 3. Screenshot on HP with Sinpping Tool

Whether you are using a Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 HP computer, you can click the Start button and search Snipping Tool in the search box. You can also press Windows + R keys to open Run window, and enter Snipping Tool in the search box.

Snipping Tool

As you open Snipping Tool on your HP laptop, select the drop down button of Mode to choose a kind of snip you want. When you have selected a snip, the whole screen will change to gray. Then you can capture a screenshot on HP.

Or you can click New or Ctrl + N combination keys to start snipping. Then drag the cursor to make a rectangular outline of the desired area. After that, you can save the screenshot as JPG or PNG to your HP laptop.

Part 4. Screengrab on HP with Snip & Sketch

Snip & Sketch allows you to make screenshots of full screen or parts of the HP computer screen. The screenshots are saved on the clipboard, so you can directly save them to JPGs or paste them to an email or a Word document.

Snip Sketch

Step 1. To quickly open Snip & Sketch, you can press the combination shortcuts of Windows + Shift + S. Your screen will fade to a white overlay and your cursor will change from a pointed cursor to a crosshair cursor.

Step 2. Then you can select the portion of your screen to take a screenshot, and it will be saved on your clipboard.

Step 3. Open an editing tool, and press Ctrl + V shortcuts to paste the screenshot. After that, you can save the screenshot as JPG or PNG in the editing program on HP computer.

Note: To access and use Snip & Sketch on Windows 10, you can go to Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard > Print Screen shortcut, and enable Use the PrtScn button to open screen snipping option.

Part 5. FAQs of Screenshot on HP Laptop

How do I activate the Print Screen button?

Go to Settings on Windows 10, and click Ease of Access. On the left pane, find and click Keyboard. Then scroll down to the Print Screen shortcut section to turn on the slider and enable PrtScn option.

Why is Print Screen not working?

The problem may be caused by an old keyboard driver or an outdated operating system. You can update the keyboard drive and operating system. Besides, you can also check if the Print Screen key is enabled on your HP computer.

Where is the Print Screen key on HP laptop?

The Print Screen key is on the top of the keypad between Pause and Delete, under the Insert key on HP laptop. Just press and hold the Function key (Fn) and the Print Screen key (PrtSc) to take a screenshot.


We mainly introduced how to screenshot on HP laptops and desktop computers. You can use the default way to take a screenshot on HP laptop and desktop computer. If you want to edit the screenshot, Vidmore Screen Recorder gives you the chance to add text, arrows and shapes to your screenshot. Moreover, it is also a professional recorder to record any area of your computer screen.

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