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Is there a tool available for Windows XP which is similar to the Snipping Tool for Windows 7?

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Try the free Greenshot screen capture utility.

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I found the following information on Microsofts website here. Typos and all! XD

Sinpping tool is included in Experience Pack which can be downloaded from here.

Microsoft Experience Pack for Tablet PC can work with Windows XP. However, please pay attention that there are some sepecial reqestments for Windows XP as below:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
  • Windows Media Player 10 (required for Media Transfer)
  • At least 50 MB of available free space on your hard disk
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+1. This is a better answer to the question if only because it IS the Snipping Tool, haha. –  Shinrai Jan 5 '11 at 21:48
Thanks @Shinrai –  David Jan 5 '11 at 21:52
The installer will not run, insisting that Tablet PC Edition is required. –  Sam Brightman Dec 13 '13 at 17:22
@SamBrightman: are you doing this on Windows XP? That is the ONLY operating system that this question applies to. Also, I was simply identifying how to use Snipping Tool on Windows XP, which is exactly what the questioner wanted. I would highly suggest Greenshot and I use it daily at work. Try Greenshot like the other answer insists. –  David Dec 17 '13 at 5:00
Yes David, it does not work on Windows XP using the current version. I have also found Greenshot quite nice. –  Sam Brightman Dec 18 '13 at 12:15

I think you could have a try on the free screenshot online, it only requires internet to work on your computer and is fully compatible with Windows XP and above versions.

  1. Just visit screenshot.net and click "Take Screenshot".
  2. Allow Java Applet and you will see the mouse cursor turns into a cross-hair. Now you could drag a region on the screen to create a screenshot. You may also click anywhere on desktop to make a full screenshot.
  3. Once a screenshot is done, you can further edit the image with the options on tool bars.
  4. There's a "disc" icon on the vertical tool bar for you to save the image as local file.
  5. You may also hit the "cloud" icon on the vertical bar to upload that image to free space provided by the developer.
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