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I broke Paint.NET, and I can't remove it, and I do not have access to the command line.

How can I get Windows to uninstall this program?

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You can't find a command line? What does that mean? Have you tried Start -> "Control Panel" -> "Add/Remove Programs" or "Programs and Features"? – Cody Gray Dec 13 '10 at 10:48
Explain your question better. What does "I can't find command line" mean? Are you expecting a terminal-based uninstaller like you'd use in some Linux distros? – CarlF Dec 13 '10 at 13:12
The only official way I know of to force windows to remove installed .msi's is to use msizap which is a command line utility. There may be a third party software that is a frontend to this command, or performs its equivalent, but I don't know of one. The alternative is to manually delete/revert any files and registry entries it has added which requires intimate knowledge of what the installer does. – LawrenceC Sep 18 '12 at 16:25

Reinstall Paint.NET, which will re-add it to the Control Panel's Programs applet. Then, if necessary, you can uninstall. (The applet has different names depending on your Windows version,which you didn't state.)

Be sure to install the same version you had before--installing a new one might not work correctly with your system in its current state.

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