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.

  • 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, 2009 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, 2009 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, 2009 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. Apr 2, 2014 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.

  • Thanks for your answer. Please see comment on Livinloud's answer. Any way around this?
    – JW.
    Sep 19, 2009 at 0:03
  • I can see it's already solved. That's the way! :)
    – A Dwarf
    Sep 19, 2009 at 0:27

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