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How to Capture Screen on Windows 8/8.1 Computer

Do you know how to capture screen on Windows 8 or 8.1 computer? Probably, you often make it by applying screen capture tools, using the capture function in QQ and so on. Moreover, in this article, you can learn how to capture screen in Windows 8/8.1 with some hotkeys.

Video guide on how to capture screen on Windows 8:

2 Ways to capture screen in Windows 8 and 8.1 computers:

Method 1: Press WIN key+Print Screen to capture screen.

Open a screen which you want to capture, press the composite key of WIN key+Print Screen (or PrtScr key) to record it. At the same time, with a click sound, the screen darks for a second and lights up again, which means a screenshot is successfully captured.

More Tips:

1. WIN key is the Windows logo key located at the bottom left corner of the keyboard, as the following screenshot exhibits.

2. Print Screen key is placed in the top line of the keyboard. Please look at the picture below.

Method 2: Use the hotkey of WIN key+Volume minus key to capture screen.

In this method, the thing raising you curiosity may be the location of the Volume minus key (-). FYI, it is, generally speaking, at the side of the computer. Please refer to the photo below.

No matter which method you choose from the above to capture screen on your Windows 8/8.1 computer, you can find the screenshots in Pictures of your computer. In more detail, you can click the File Explorer icon on the bottom left of desktop, select Pictures on the left menu and find Screenshots on the right, as the following picture shows.

In conclusion, with these hotkeys, even though you don't have screen capture tools on your Windows 8/8.1 PC, you can capture screen at any moment. Besides, suppose you want to capture and edit the screenshot, you can use the built-in Snipping Tool to achieve your goal.

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