Windows 7 - Snipping tool icon missing

October 2016


How to activate the Snipping tool under Windows 7?


Unlike the Windows 7 Starter version, where the Snipping tool feature was completely removed, you can still access it under the other versions of Windows 7, through this simple procedure:
  • Click on Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  • In the left pane ,click on "Turn Windows features On or Off".
  • Check "Tablet PC Components"
  • Validate with the OK button.
  • Restart your PC

To create a desktop shortcut:
  • Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories.
  • Right-click on the "Snipping Tool" entry > Send to > Desktop.

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