Copy error messages text to the clipboard

We've all gotten error messages in Windows, and we generally all take the same approach to solving the problem: by searching the contents of the message in Google. The annoying part is that you can't select and copy text in the error message box, so you have to try manually typing out the error message. This website points out there's another, much simpler solution.Apparently since Windows 2000, you've been able to copy the entire error message to your clipboard by hitting the universal copy shortcut, Ctrl-C. That means the whole process of hunting down obscure error messages-especially those containing cryptic error codes-just got a whole lot easier.