Paint App - Restore in Windows 10

    Paint App - Restore in Windows 10

    How to Restore Classic Paint App in Windows 10
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    How to Restore Classic Paint App in Windows 10

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    Starting with Windows 10 build 14971 Creators Update, the Paint 3D Preview app is now included as part of Windows 10. Opening Paint from Start or running mspaint.exe will now take you to the Paint 3D Preview app instead of the classic Paint (aka: "Microsoft Paint") win32 app.

    This tutorial will show you how to restore the classic Paint (mspaint.exe) win32 app for all users in Windows 10.

    Restoring classic Paint doesn’t prevent you from using the Paint 3D Preview app. You will still be able to launch Paint 3D Preview from the Start menu shortcut.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to restore the Paint app.

    Note   Note
    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Settings

    DisableModernPaintBootstrap DWORD

    (delete) = Open modern "Paint 3D Preview" app
    1= Open classic "Paint" win32 app


    EXAMPLE: New "Paint 3D Preview" and classic "Paint" apps
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Name:	Classic_Paint.jpg 
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ID:	110569


    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (Paint) or step 3 (Paint 3D) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Open Paint win32 app

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Restore_Classic_Paint.reg

    download


     3. To Open Paint 3D Preview app

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Use_Paint_3D.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn

  1. Join Date : Jun 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 1,164
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Thanks a ton for the reg files. I haven't had a good experience with the 3D preview so far, so this is much appreciated.
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    You're most welcome Brian.
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  3. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 16,400
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       2 Weeks Ago #3

    Thanks, Shawn! These .reg DL's may break a record for "Most Used"!
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  4. Join Date : Oct 2013
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  5. Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    All kinds
       2 Weeks Ago #5

    Right after:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Settings]
    "DisableModernPaintBootstrap"=dword:00000001
    and Take Ownership !
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  6. Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK
    Posts : 252
    windows 10
       2 Weeks Ago #6

    thanks paint 3d does not work on my laptop crashes when you change the colour.
    didn't work the first time so ran it again and it worked so now have paint back again
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  7. Join Date : Oct 2013
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  8. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 10,709
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       1 Week Ago #8

    Thanks. Paint gives me a great way to reduce photos, so I didn't want to lose it.
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