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Sometimes you'll want to take a picture of something on your computer. Normally called a screenshot, screenshots are useful for diagnosing problems with your computer, apps, and programs. They're also a handy way of recording something that you saw on your computer that can't be easily replicated anywhere else. In Windows 10, taking a screenshot is relatively straightforward, but if you have a computer with an older operating system, it may take a little more work. The instructions below are for both Windows 10 and older Windows systems.

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1. Remove Other Distracting Windows

First, you'll need to have the image that you want to take a screenshot of free from other windows and distractions. You will want to close or minimize any other windows that have personal or sensitive data on them not applicable to the screenshot you wish to take. Once you close or minimize those windows, you can take a screenshot without problems.

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