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Uninstall and reinstall MS Paint in Windows XP

You require the Windows XP CD-ROM to reinstall the Windows components such as Paint

  • Click Start, Run and type control appwiz.cpl,,2
    (or, use Add/Remove Programs applet, Add/Remove Windows Components)
  • Double-click Accessories and Utilities
  • Double-click Accessories
  • Uncheck Paint and click OK, OK.
  • Click Next.

Windows will now uninstall Paint brush. Now, insert your Windows XP CD in the drive and repeat the above procedure, but enable the Paint entry in the 4th step and click Next. The required files are extracted from Windows XP CD-ROM and Paint is now reinstalled.