cannot locate PAINT in accessories tab to add

Dell / Inspiron 531
October 30, 2009 at 09:29:10
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.31 GHz / 1982 MB
i have tried going to my control panel>add or remove programs>accessories and i cant find the PAINT accesory to install onto my pc. HELP!!

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#1
October 30, 2009 at 09:54:49
its add/remove programs<>add/remove windows componets<>accessories and utilities<>accessories.

What do you list under accessories?


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#2
October 30, 2009 at 10:00:05
my pc had been completely wiped out maybe back in oct of last year. we refurbished everything crutial, but my games and paint and all my accessories are gone and i dont know how to get them back. ive read some similar replies and tried getting it back by following the steps, checking what i wanted from accessories and such but there is no sign of paint.... is there some site or something i can find it under?

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#3
October 30, 2009 at 10:02:31
jalikoka, Try the small, Free "AccRestore v 2.0" at the link below.

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/accessori...

Here's another option:

Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab, select "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files", click Apply/OK. Now open Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer) and drill down to the C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and open it. There you should find a copy of the mspaint.exe file. Right click it and choose "Copy" then open the C:\Windows\System32 folder, find an empty space, right click and choose "Paste". You can then put a shortcut in your C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories folder. This should solve your problem.

Tufenuf



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#4
October 30, 2009 at 10:37:25
oh thank you so mush tufenuf! the link worked. i really appreciate ur reply!!

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#5
October 30, 2009 at 10:40:00
jalikoka, Glad to see that it worked and Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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