Downloading Microsoft® Paint
If you have accidentally removed or uninstalled your Microsoft Paint and want to have it back, it can only be re-installed with a Windows® XP CD.
Before installing software for Microsoft Paint, ensure that it really does not exist in your system. Go to ‘Start’ > ‘Run’ > type ‘mspaint’ > click ‘Ok’. If Microsoft Paint starts, it means that it exists in your system and you have just deleted the shortcut. Create another shortcut and it will be fine.
But, if you are sure that Microsoft Paint does not exist in your system anymore, there are three ways to get it back. First you have to install it via your Windows XP CD. Go to ‘Control Panel’ > ‘Add Or Remove Programs’ > ‘Add/Remove Windows Components’ > double-click on ‘Accessories and Utilities’ > double-click on ‘Accessories’ > check ‘Paint’ > ‘OK’ > ‘Next’.
In case, you do not have a Windows® XP CD, you have to take a copy of the Microsoft Paint file from someone else. Copy ‘mspaint.exe’ from their ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32’ to your flash drive, and paste it back to your computer’s ‘system32’ folder. Create a shortcut for it and place it anywhere you like.
But the worst case is when you do not have a CD, you are left with no choice other than downloading Microsoft® Paint. Once you are done with downloading, move ‘mspaint.exe’ to your ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32’ and Microsoft® Paint will be available again for your computer. If you want to create a shortcut, just right click on the ‘mspaint.exe’ icon and select ‘Create Shortcut’. When the shortcut is created, you can cut and paste it anywhere you like.
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