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How to Take a Screenshot of Windows 10 Login Screen

Want to share the gorgeous wallpaper on your login screen? Here is a simple trick to take a screenshot of the Windows 10 login screen.

To take a screenshot, we press the Print Screen button on the keyboard and then use the Paint app to paste the screenshot and save it. Alternatively, you can also use the built-in Snip & Sketch tool to take quick screenshots in different modes. For example, the built-in tool allows you to take delayed screenshots, specific window screenshots, etc.

While most people only ever take screenshots after logging into Windows 10, there might be situations where you need to take the screenshot of Windows 10 login or lock screen. There are many reasons, like showing off your brand-new login screen wallpaper or demonstrating a specific feature or option on the login screen, etc.

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If you ever tried, you might know that you cannot use the print screen button to take a screenshot. This is an intentional design for security reasons. That being said, with a simple trick, you can screenshot the lock screen in Windows 10. All we need to do is use the built-in Snip & Sketch and set it to take a delayed screenshot.

So, without delay, let me show you how to take a screenshot of the login screen in Windows 10.

How do I screenshot Windows 10 login screen

You can use the Snip & Sketch tool’s delayed screenshot functionality to take a screenshot of the login screen. Set the delay timer in the Snip & Sketch tool and then lock Windows 10. Snip & Sketch will automatically take a screenshot of the delay.

Take a Screenshot of the Windows 10 Login Screen

To capture Windows 10 login screen, we are going to use the Snip & Sketch tool. Here is how.

First, open the Start menu, search for “Snip & Sketch,” and click on the result to open the screenshot tool.

open snip and sketch

Once the Snip & Sketch tool has been opened, click the dropdown icon next to the “New” button and select the “Snip in 10 seconds” option.

take delayed screenshot

After selecting the option, press the “Windows key + L” to lock the screen. To take a screenshot of the lock screen, don’t press anything. If you want to take a screenshot of the login screen, click on the wallpaper or press a key on your keyboard. As soon as you do that, Windows 10 will show the login screen with a password field.

Once the ten seconds are done, Snip & Sketch will take the screenshot. You will see a little flash when it takes the screenshot and a screengrab area. Sometimes, you might have to log into your machine to see it. Use the crosshair cursor to select the area you want to capture.

You will see the captured screenshot in the Snip & Sketch window as soon as you do that. Press the “Save” icon or “Ctrl + S” keyboard shortcut to save the screenshot.

take screenshot of Windows 10 login screen

That is all. It is that simple to take a screenshot of the Windows 10 login screen or lock screen.

I hope that helps.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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