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How can I take a screenshot of the lock screen in Windows 8?

Note that Windows 8 shows a lock screen with a wallpaper and in the bottom-left corner shows the date-time with notification icons of wireless and battery. This is the lock screen I wish to capture.

But, if you press any key on this lock screen, it goes away and Windows 8 displays your profile picture and a password field asking you to enter it to unlock Windows. This is NOT the lock screen I wish to capture.

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What key combinations have you tried? –  Ramhound Sep 11 '12 at 11:01
    
Try "Win buttom" + "PrintScreen". –  Diogo Sep 11 '12 at 11:05
    
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Techie007: That question is about the login screen of Windows 7 not 8. –  Ashwin Sep 11 '12 at 14:33
    
Diogo: Win + PrintScreen does not work. –  Ashwin Sep 11 '12 at 14:37

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You can try to use the Windows 8 Login Screen Capture tool there : http://www.technoarea.in/how-to-take-screenshot-of-windows-8-login-screen/

The website says that it makes possible take a screenshot of the lock screen, by pressing the Windows Key + L.

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Axel Isouard: Does not seem to work. After installing it, I do not see any new menu entry in the Ease of Access menu on the lock screen. –  Ashwin Sep 11 '12 at 14:46
    
Did you restart your system ? –  Axel Isouard Sep 11 '12 at 14:52
    
Th link is broken –  Amith KK Apr 18 at 3:52
    
@Minato Namikaze Working fine for me ! –  Axel Isouard Apr 18 at 8:05
    
@AxelIsouard The link itself isn't broken. The Download link on that page is broken –  Amith KK Apr 18 at 9:05

The only other way I know is to RDP in (further to Bali C answer) then you can use Print Screen.

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Or use a VM. From the host you should be able to Alt-PrtSc the VM. –  Jamie Hanrahan Jul 30 at 11:23

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