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    Restore Paint app in Windows 10

    How to Restore Classic Paint App in Windows 10
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    24 Jul 2017
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    How to Restore Classic Paint App in Windows 10

    information   Information
    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.



    Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, this is no longer valid to restore the classic Paint (mspaint.exe) app. You can now use Open with to select "C:\Windows\System32\mspaint.exe" for the classic Paint.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15025, the Paint (mspaint.exe) shortcut has been returned to Start > All Apps > Windows Accessories.

    Stating with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Paint (mspaint.exe) will be deprecated. However, it will still be available as a free app from the Windows Store.

    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" app
    1= Open classic "Paint" win32 app


    EXAMPLE: New "Paint 3D" and classic "Paint" apps
    Name:  Paint_3D.jpg
Views: 1634
Size:  45.8 KB
    Name:  Paint.jpg
Views: 1707
Size:  35.3 KB


    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. Posts : 1,662
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       18 Nov 2016 #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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 23,582
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       18 Nov 2016 #2

    You're most welcome Brian.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 26,633
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       19 Nov 2016 #3

    Thanks, Shawn! These .reg DL's may break a record for "Most Used"!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 23,582
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       19 Nov 2016 #4

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    19 Nov 2016 #5

    Right after:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Settings]
    "DisableModernPaintBootstrap"=dword:00000001
    and Take Ownership !
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    20 Nov 2016 #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
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 23,582
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       20 Nov 2016 #7

      My ComputersSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 16,713
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281
       25 Nov 2016 #8

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


  9. Posts : 23,582
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       25 Nov 2016 #9

      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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