Solved problems with windows 7 and paint

May 9, 2014 at 18:52:26
Specs: Windows 7
PDF DOES NOT WORK WITH PAINT ON WINDOWS 7, NEED TO REMOVE PAINT

SERIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH PAINT. CANNOT OPEN PDF, NEED TO GET RID OF PAINT SINCE PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE THE E-MAIL CANNOT OPEN IT, NOR CAN WE. IT IS A TERRIBLE PROGRAM! PLEASE HELP US TO REMOVE IT SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO WORK WITH pdf.


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#1
May 9, 2014 at 18:57:19
Are you trying to open a PDF with Paint? If so, it doesn't work on PDF's. You likely have the associations wrong, and removing Paint wouldn't change this. If this is the case, see this:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixth...

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#2
May 9, 2014 at 19:18:28
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You need to have Adobe Reader installed and have it as the default program for PDF type files. Paint cannot open or save to PDF. Some other programs can save as PDF, but unless you have Acrobat, you need Reader (or a substitute program) to open it. If you have Reader installed, just right click on the file and use "Open With", select Reader and put a check into the box to make it the default program for PDF files. Even in your browser, you can select the program that will open the PDF when you click on one on a website.

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#3
May 10, 2014 at 13:05:00
There's no need to get rid of Paint, it has been on all Microsoft operating systems since the year dot and does not interfere with anything. If that's what pdf's are opening in then you need to associate them with a more suitable program, as given. Let us know why you think Paint is implicated?

You should be able to see whether Adobe Reader is installed by looking in "Control Panel > Programs and Features", otherwise Foxit is a neat alternative and can be downloaded for free.

When you do the checks suggested in #2 make sure the pdf file is saved somewhere, such as on the Desktop or in Documents.

If you are sending genuine pdf's by email then it is the computer the other end that decides what to open them with - again nothing whatever to do with Paint. Where are you getting these pdf files from?

If pdf's used to work it is possible you have a virus. We can pursue that if necessary, depending on your reply.

By the way, please don't use block capitals - hard to read and seen as shouting on the internet.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
May 11, 2014 at 10:19:15
Celebrate121,

I have the same question Derek just asked:

What gave you the idea that Paint is involved?

Did you think that Paint could read PDF files?

Or did Paint accidentally become associated with PDF files
on your computer, so that when you click on a PDF file, Paint
starts running and tries to open the file?

Or what?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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