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Windows 7: snipping tool not working

09 Jun 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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09 Jun 2010   #12
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Try a repair install, or in command prompt sfc /scannow

~Lordbob
How do I do the repair install, and the command you gave me didn't do anything.
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09 Jun 2010   #13
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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09 Jun 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rose1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Try a repair install, or in command prompt sfc /scannow

~Lordbob
How do I do the repair install, and the command you gave me didn't do anything.
Hit start, and type cmd then right click and run as admin. Then type:
sfc /scannow

For repair install: Repair Install

~Lordbob
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09 Jun 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rose1 View Post
The software you suggested is a Trial version. Can't the snipping tool be fixed or should I keep checking to see if it will work?
Here is a free version of the Faststone snipping tool. This is an excellent program that is far superior to the Windows snipping tool.
Another free option is Jing. It is a little fuzzy to set up, but once you got that done, it works really well. I like especially that you can program it on a Function key. That allows you to snip e.g. things like open context menus etc. - those would normally disappear from the screen if you have to click for a snipping tool.
Finally you can also use Paint for screenshots. That is a little more involved but well explained in Brinks tutorial.

PS: Try to start the snipping tool .exe directly. You find it in C\Windows\System32 - but you have to go pretty far to the end of System32 which is a very big folder.
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09 Jun 2010   #16
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The snipping tool is part of the Tablet PC components. Perhaps you could go to Programs and Features in the control panel and look at windows components. If you un-check, it should remove the utility. Rechecking should reinstall it.
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10 Jun 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
The snipping tool is part of the Tablet PC components. Perhaps you could go to Programs and Features in the control panel and look at windows components. If you un-check, it should remove the utility. Rechecking should reinstall it.
This was the case in Vista. But I am not sure whether that is true in Win7.
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10 Jun 2010   #18
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
The snipping tool is part of the Tablet PC components. Perhaps you could go to Programs and Features in the control panel and look at windows components. If you un-check, it should remove the utility. Rechecking should reinstall it.
This was the case in Vista. But I am not sure whether that is true in Win7.
It is not part of Tablet PC in Win7. I have Tablet PC un-checked in the "Turn Win7 Features on or off", and yet I use the snip tool every day....it's pinned to my taskbar.
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10 Jun 2010   #19
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Enter Options in your Snipping Tool and choose to show "all suggestions" or words to that effect. Then you will be able to choose Window Snip. If you're Option Button is missing, then do as suggested and type sfc /scannow in your Start/Search field.
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10 Jun 2010   #20
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This was the case in Vista. But I am not sure whether that is true in Win7.
You are correct, sorry I did not realize it had been changed.
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