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Paint Download Needed


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Ted128

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My wife recently lost Paint from her IBM R51 with Windows XP Professional for which we have the disk.

This disk is not the original IBM OS that came with the computer.

When I go to control panel, add/remove programs, and click on the Windows Add/Remove Windows components, and run down the details on the Accessories/Utilities category, there's no Paint line item.

There IS a Calculator line item that I was able to select, insert the XP disk, and complete the setup for, because apparently she was missing that program as well.

Any suggestions on how to get Paint. She thinks she's had it until recently, even after we reloaded the computer OS with the XP Prof. disk.

Thanks so much for reading and any suggestions. Ted
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Austin Gatchell

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Try checking the C:\Windows\system32\ folder for mspaint.exe and create a shortcut to it in the Accessories folder in the Start menu. If it isn't there, then you can try using Paint.NET instead, it's more advanced than paint, it's free, and it's pretty easy to use.

Paint.NET

I hope this helps.
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rshaffer61

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Paint is located here: C:\WINDOWS\system32


Command line is this...
%SystemRoot%\system32\mspaint.exe
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Ted128

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Thanks so much, Austin. This confirms other suggestions we've received. Am thinking my wife is going to try the Paint.net download. Will keep you posted.
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