Windows 10: Capture a Screenshot of your Lock Screen Solved

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  1.    11 Dec 2017 #1

    Capture a Screenshot of your Lock Screen


    Lock your device - WinKey+L,
    at the Lock Screen, press PrntScrn,
    sign back in,
    open Paint and Paste from the clipboard and Save.

    Take Screenshot in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

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    Last edited by Brink; 12 Dec 2017 at 23:55. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  2. Posts : 38,043
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       11 Dec 2017 #2

    Very cool, Edwin. :)

    I knew you could find something to do.

    Works well. Tried it on the sign in screen, but that didn't work. Wonder why?
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    Windows 10 pro 64 bit/v.1803/17134.1.48
       12 Dec 2017 #3

    Works
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    Windows 10 Home Fall Creators Update
       12 Dec 2017 #4

    Here is mine

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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       12 Dec 2017 #5

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Very cool, Edwin. :)

    I knew you could find something to do.

    Works well. Tried it on the sign in screen, but that didn't work. Wonder why?
    The sign in screen is, I think, protected by The same system as used by the UAC that only allows access to the sign-in box or related screen components
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  6.    12 Dec 2017 #6

    Barman58 said: View Post
    The sign in screen is, I think, protected by The same system as used by the UAC that only allows access to the sign-in box or related screen components
    I copied the login screen by connecting to pc from another pc using splashtop or rdp or similar and taking screen dump on remote pc .
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       12 Dec 2017 #7

    Barman58 said: View Post
    The sign in screen is, I think, protected by The same system as used by the UAC that only allows access to the sign-in box or related screen components
    Most likely. Could also be that at the sign-in screen, nobody is there yet except the system. No users. To copy that Prt-Screen image to a clipboard, there needs to be an active user clipboard. Just a guess.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       12 Dec 2017 #8

    cereberus said: View Post
    I copied the login screen by connecting to pc from another pc using or rdp or similar and taking screen dump on remote pc .
    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Most likely. Could also be that at the sign-in screen, nobody is there yet except the system. No users. To copy that Prt-Screen image to a clipboard, there needs to be an active user clipboard. Just a guess.
    Both valid points, I do not know splashtop but I think I could do the same with Teamviewer when the admin option to display screen during logon is set so anything with similar access should work. Not sure about the built in RDP as I don't think it gives full access to the remote login screen ( not tested so just thinking aloud)

    The lack of a clipboard would I would say would be a good reason for not being able to copy a screen :)

    [edit I did not think I could get the word "Would" in a sentence three times so have edited it ]
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  •    12 Dec 2017 #9

    Barman58 said: View Post
    ......Not sure about the built in RDP as I don't think it gives full access to the remote login screen ( not tested so just thinking aloud)
    You can also use enhanced utilman.exe

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       12 Dec 2017 #10

    Barman58 said: View Post
    The sign in screen is, I think, protected by The same system as used by the UAC that only allows access to the sign-in box or related screen components
    Realizing you posted after this, but the system is locked, not signed out. Obviously no UAC protection on the lock screen.

    cereberus said: View Post
    I copied the login screen by connecting to pc from another pc using splashtop or rdp or similar and taking screen dump on remote pc .
    So therefore the primary device has total control, even over the UAC. Interesting. One could secretly install anything on the remote device without any knowledge of the owner or would the owner still have to approve the UAC before any install?

    Barman58 said: View Post
    Both valid points, I do not know splashtop but I think I could do the same with Teamviewer when the admin option to display screen during logon is set so anything with similar access should work. Not sure about the built in RDP as I don't think it gives full access to the remote login screen ( not tested so just thinking aloud)

    The lack of a clipboard would I would say would be a good reason for not being able to copy a screen :)

    [edit I did not think I could get the word "Would" in a sentence three times so have edited it ]
    I would say the lack of a clipboard may be a good reason for not being able to copy a screen :)

    There. I fixed it for you.

    If the clipboard is present on a locked system then why would it not be present on the sign-in screen? I mean I'm the user signed in within both modes. Could it be that the system is focused on the sign-in box, therefore can only receive that command and no other?

    Edwin said: View Post
    You can also use enhanced utilman.exe
    If there is a way, you would be sure to find it. :)
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