Windows 7 Media Center – How to Take Screenshots

If you try to take a screenshot in Windows 7 Media center by pressing the Print Screen key you will just end up with a black image.

Fortunately the fix is just a quick registry tweak away.

First close the Media Center application and then click the Start Orb, type Regedit and then press Enter and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\
Service\Video

Then just add a DWORD called EnablePrintScreen and change its value to 1.

Close Regedit and then restart the Media Center application.

I tested this on Windows 7 x64 Media Center.

Source: Tech Hail