SnagIt offers a free trial, so we recommend you give it a try and see whether it meets your needs. If you take a lot of screenshots, it might make your life significantly easier. To stop recording, click the square “Stop” button in the Xbox Game Bar floating toolbar, or within the Xbox Game Bar Capture widget. This will open the Snip & Sketch window with options for writing on, highlighting, erasing, and cropping areas of the image.

You can also take a screenshot in a Windows tablet or phone, simply by holding the Go Now Windows and the Volume-down buttons at the same time or the Start and Power buttons at the same time . Check your device’s manual for more details as these instructions may vary with the version of Windows phone or tablet you have. You can also set the Print Screen key to open the Snip & Sketch app which should save some time.

Initially, only 1TB SSDs could use DirectStorage, but that requirement was later removed. At the time of writing, you need an SSD that uses the NVMe protocoland a DirectX 12 GPU with shader model 6.0 support. PCs simply can’t take advantage of the speeds that modern SSDs offer, but DirectStorage brings that technology from Xbox to Windows 11 computers.

  • Firstly, note that this guide is designed for Windows 10 users and computers running with earlier versions of Windows might have alternative shortcuts for screenshots.
  • To start taking a screenshot, choose the corresponding icon.
  • In Windows 7, you can also take a screen shot by pressing Alt, Print Screen.

Once you’ve got a dual-boot, it’s not too hard to switch between the two operating systems. Hit the Windows key to pull up the Start menu, type UEFI and pick Change advanced startup options, then select Restart now. Once you boot back into the advanced startup menu, pick Use another operating system and it’ll present you with your choice of OS. If you don’t care about your data, you might as well do a clean install of Windows 11. And if you DO care about that data, why not try out a dual-boot of Windows 11 instead?

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These types of applications are known in the computer industry as “killer” applications. Lotus 123 was the killer application that got the ball rolling with business users of PCs in the early 1980’s. Unless such a killer application exists for you, your best course of action may be to forestall an upgrade and wait until that killer application appears.

First, consider the minimum requirements your computer must have to upgrade to Windows 11. It also has a new design, which some users may not like. It comes with a learning curve, so be aware of that before upgrading. Next I check those applications I use day to day for either my own PCs or the computers at the office. Already, I’ve been receiving notifications from my line of business vendors that they won’t be supporting Windows 11 for several months after release. First, I check whether my antivirus software supports whatever I’m trying to install.

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Whether your HP tablet operates on Windows or Android, figuring out how to screenshot on a tablet is a bit different than how to screenshot on an HP desktop or laptop. Instead of using keyboard buttons or integrated screenshot tools, you’ll only need to follow an easy two-step process. The Xbox Game Bar was created to help gamers record screenshots and videos of their games, among other things. As a result, it is an alternate way to take screenshots and Windows’ only built-in way to make screen recordings. You access it by pressing Windows Key-G on your keyboard. If you want more screenshot options than what Windows offers, you might want to consider third-party apps.

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Then, all the other options are presented as a vertical list. This is really confusing at first, and is the one thing that I’ve really struggled to get used to. I think it’s very fair to say that the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 has been a disappointment at best, given that it’s missing many apps that people actually use on their PCs. That was because Microsoft had strict rules around the kind of apps that could be submitted to the Store by developers, which essentially ruled out many of the most popular apps on the Windows platform.