windows 10 can i safely remove Windows photo viewer

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    thank you all for your help but as i stated i can not change the imaging device to photo viewer ex because i need to be trusted installer and i can not configure trusted installer permissions that is why I can not change it. Any way than you all for your help on this issue. I will just use the window 10 photo viewer as default. Yoiu all have been very helpful and patient
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    Right click and restore previous version.
    Maybe it has a restore point that will work.

    Otherwise use sfc /scannow
    A link to how has already been posted.
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    thanks again for all of and your help on this. I appreciate your patients and support
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    Bree said:
    You should not be attempting to edit the registry or manually configure 'imaging device' unless you really understand the risks (and have made a system image with something like Macrium Reflect Free before you start).

    If the SFC suggestion doesn't help, possibly followed up with a DISM restorehealth...

    Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image

    ...then in 'Settings > Apps > Default apps' set Photos as the default Photo viewer. Then use the tutorial to Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Hopefully that should be sufficient to undo the changes you have made. If not, then you may need to do an in-place repair upgrade to undo the damage.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    Anyone or all should fix the issue.
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