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    Restore Paint app in Windows 10

    How to Restore Classic Paint App in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    12 Sep 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Restore Classic Paint App in Windows 10


    This tutorial is no longer valid in Windows 10 version 1903 and higher

    See: Install or Uninstall Microsoft Paint (mspaint) 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.

    New Microsoft Paint Accessibility Features in Windows 10 version 1903

    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    Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, this is no longer valid to restore the classic Paint (mspaint.exe) app.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
    warning   Warning
    Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, there is a new Product alert button on the toolbar of Paint (mspaint.exe) warning:

    Attachment 169451

    EXAMPLE: New "Paint 3D" and classic "Paint" apps
    Restore Paint app in Windows 10-paint_3d.jpg
    Restore Paint app in Windows 10-paint.jpg


    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. blackroseMD1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       #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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
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       #2

    You're most welcome Brian. :)
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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 47,462
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #3

    Thanks, Shawn! These .reg DL's may break a record for "Most Used"! :)
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

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  5. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 16,727
    W10 Insider + Linux
       #5

    Right after:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Settings]
    "DisableModernPaintBootstrap"=dword:00000001
    and Take Ownership !
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  6. Posts : 585
    windows 10
       #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. Brink's Avatar
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       #7

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  8. Wynona's Avatar
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    Windows 10 1909 Build 18363.657
       #8

    Thanks. Paint gives me a great way to reduce photos, so I didn't want to lose it.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #9

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