Microsoft did not impose any restrictions on using Windows 10 without activating it. As mentioned above in this article, you can use it but with limited features and the “Windows 10 not activated” watermark might bother you. While unactivated Windows 10 users only get critical updates, users of activated Windows 10 can get all the critical updates and optional updates as well. In fact, there is even an activation troubleshooter which you can use to activate Windows 10 if your copy of Windows 10 is not automatically activated after making changes your PC’s hardware. The slmgr /xpr displays the activation expiration date for the product. Press enter key and if the product key is valid, Windows 11 activation completes successfully.

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  • We hope one or more of these methods were suitable for your requirements, and helped you in capturing your screenshot.
  • Your screen will dim and a mini menu will appear at the top of your screen, giving you the option to take a rectangular, free-form, window, or full computer screen capture.

Theonly limitation is that you can’t personalize Windows appearance, but it hardly matters. Also, an “Activate Windows” watermark always appears on the bottom-right corner of the screen. However, both these limitations are actually not much of a big deal. There are no intrusive prompts forcing you to buy a Windows 10 key or any sort of lockout from your PC.

Under the current OneDrive services on Windows 10 only those directories/files that are explicitly marked for local sync on that device are visible. The thing with OEM licenses is that traditionally, they are sold only to PC makers who make millions of PCs a year and might need to install copies of Windows on them. Since it’s a bad look for a computer maker to sell you a Windows PC that’s using a trial version, they have to install the full version. The summer will be ending soon which means that for many students, it’s time to get back to school and back to the grind. Now, if you’re just about to start school or if you’re already halfway through and you’re finding that your computer is starting to run slow, it might be time to get a new one.

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Once the image is successfully created, it can be opened and edited or printed. How to take a screenshot on a Microsoft Surface Pro. It’s light; quick; and moreover, has been in game for over 13 years. It’s also open-source and, as a result, is open to customization as well. You can copy a selectable area to the Microphone clipboard and then paste it into MS Word or MS Paint.

As an aside, I also did not appreciate how Windows automatically set Teams to auto-start in the background without asking me first. Just clicking on the Teams Chat icon will boot up the full client and then place it into your auto-start list. Unfortunately, its integration with Windows 11 feels a little rough around the edges. The flyout on the Taskbar feels native enough, but chat windows pop out into their own window in the corner of your display, not where the chat flyout is.

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It’s free and open-source, and it’s packed with additional features like customizable keyboard shortcuts. After hitting this keyboard shortcut, you momentarily see a small thumbnail panel notification at lower right that says Snip Saved to Clipboard. In this, you can mark up the image with a pen, pencil, highlighter, eraser, ruler, and cropping tool.

Getting Your Windows 10 Print Screen Right

It automatically identifies the plugged in USB but double check it anyway. Now, browse to the location of the downloaded ISO image and ensure that it uses GPT partitioning scheme and UEFI target system. This device is going to be formatted so make sure that you don’t have any important data on this USB disk. Let’s see the steps of installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. In an earlier tutorial, I showed the steps to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7 that comes with MBR partition.

Be aware that the default snip type is a rectangular box. If you click the arrow next to the “New” button in the Snipping Tool, a drop-down box will appear, allowing you to change the snip type to freeform, window or full screen. Like the snipping tool, you’ll be able to select a new snip by clicking ‘New‘ in the top left-hand corner of the Snip & Sketch window.