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Our sysadmin folks did some patches and somehow uninstalled Paint. (They uninstalled Media Player too.) Didn't even know that they did it until I told them. ~~shrug~~

Anyway, where should Paint be located? Maybe the installer will be there.


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It should be located in C:\Windows\system32

To install windows software, you need to go to add/removes program -> add/removes windows component.

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OK, went there, but it shut down when it couldn't find Freecell. They've stripped games off of our computers. I remember when the guy re-enabled Media Player he launched the installer from Windows Explorer. – JW. Sep 18 '09 at 23:55
If you are at work, they must have desactivated those aoftware, you will not be able reinstall these in any way. – Michael B. Sep 18 '09 at 23:57
Found the executable right in Windows\system32. Don't know what the heck they're doing that breaks all of the shortcuts, though. Hehe. I'll vote up when I get enough rep. ;) – JW. Sep 19 '09 at 0:09
@JW. You might want to use GIMP and VNC viewer as they work far better than their software that they replace and they are widely used and open source. – Anonymous Penguin Apr 2 '14 at 21:31

Insert the XP Installation disk and then:

  1. Go to the Start Menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Double-click Add/Remove Programs
  4. Click Add/Remove Windows Components on the left-hand side

Paint is under Accessories and Utilities.

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Thanks for your answer. Please see comment on Livinloud's answer. Any way around this? – JW. Sep 19 '09 at 0:03
I can see it's already solved. That's the way! :) – A Dwarf Sep 19 '09 at 0:27

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