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  • I wanted to use mspaint to view and save screen shots. I didn't find it from the start menu, so I did a search and found it at C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\mspaint.ex , I made a desktop shortcut. But the prog only partially loads , then closes after an error report window.
    Sunday, January 5, 2014 11:24 AM

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  • ... I wanted to use mspaint to view and save screen shots. I didn't find it from the start menu ...

    Hi,

        

    It looks like MSPaint has been uninstalled. The files you find inside the i386 folders are compressed files. Follow the steps below to re-install MSPaint:

    1. Open the Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
    3. On the left panel, click on Add/Remove Windows Components.
    4. Select Accessories and Utilities and click the Details... button.
    5. Select Accessories and click the Details... button.
    6. Browse the list and check the Paint checkbox. Click OK button to close the dialog box.
    7. Click Ok button to close dialog box.
    8. Click Next > button to proceed.
    9. If it prompts for Windows Installation CD, you can browse to C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386.
    10. Click Finish button to close the dialog box.

        

    P.S. The above procedures have been tested before posting.

        

    Hope that helps.

        

    Cheers,


    Tas Chew

    • Marked as answer by gamma_five Monday, January 6, 2014 11:27 AM
    Monday, January 6, 2014 4:08 AM

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  • ... I wanted to use mspaint to view and save screen shots. I didn't find it from the start menu ...

    Hi,

        

    It looks like MSPaint has been uninstalled. The files you find inside the i386 folders are compressed files. Follow the steps below to re-install MSPaint:

    1. Open the Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
    3. On the left panel, click on Add/Remove Windows Components.
    4. Select Accessories and Utilities and click the Details... button.
    5. Select Accessories and click the Details... button.
    6. Browse the list and check the Paint checkbox. Click OK button to close the dialog box.
    7. Click Ok button to close dialog box.
    8. Click Next > button to proceed.
    9. If it prompts for Windows Installation CD, you can browse to C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386.
    10. Click Finish button to close the dialog box.

        

    P.S. The above procedures have been tested before posting.

        

    Hope that helps.

        

    Cheers,


    Tas Chew

    • Marked as answer by gamma_five Monday, January 6, 2014 11:27 AM
    Monday, January 6, 2014 4:08 AM