It's in the clipboard.
But here's a BIG ISSUE. On my laptop this FAILS because I have to hit the Fn+PrtScr and the Alt fails. I think this is a bug in those laptops since an external keyboard works fine.
My guess is I could install some other printscreen helper app but I haven't needed it since the very nice "Snipping Tool" gives me more options.
--> Have you tried the new Snipping Tool?
I have changed from XP to WIN 7 home prem. Toshiba Satalite. 64 bit. I don't think anymore info is necessary for my question. Always before I could hit the print screen key above number pad on XP. and then paste to a word doc. Another option is to print current screen. For example if you have some kind of error message and want to copy it to send to a computer tech person to help with the problem they can see the error message or what ever the "current screen" is for the problem On XP always held the ALT button while pressing print screen key. I have experimented with my new win 7 but it doesn't work that way. Soooooo ? I would like to figure that one out. I just like to know how to do basic things. It ends up helping myself. expands understanding of how to's on the computer. Thank you so much for any response. imgrateful_1 always for help.