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It should be in Start, Programs, Accessories. If it's not, open Control Panel, Add/Remove, Add/Remove Windows Components (on the left). On the Accessories and Utilities, click Details, on Accessories click Details, make sure Paint is selected and if not, check it and install it. If it's already checked, close everything and open Explorer, go here C:\WINDOWS\System32 and find mspaint.exe. Create a shortcut.
Thank you coryphaeus for your replay, there is no paint in start menu/Porograms/Accessories. And It's not checked in the windowws components dialogue window. I checked it and tried to install it but it requires inserting the windows installation disk which I dont have it anfortunately. Is there is any alternative ways to install it without having the windows compact disk. Thanks again.
It's disguised as
pbrush.exe. Perhaps you overlooked it? Enter pbrush.exe in the run dialog box just to be sure. Although if it's not listed in the add/remove windows components, I guess it somehow got removed. Can you borrow a disk? Otherwise I think you might be able to purchase it online.
I made a search for pbrush.exe but I couldn't find it. It doesn't exist on my computer. As you said some how it got removed. I don't wont to buy the disk just for paint program. So, please If there is any way to fix it I would appreciate the help.
after i press print screen i click start,run,enter mspaint,ok and you are there.
If what you are wanting to do is to capture what you see on your screen or even parts of it, you might consider a capture program such as SnagIt. The following is a CNet Link
I have been using this program for several years and find it indispensable. Just yesterday I wanted to send info on a spreadsheet via email but not knowing whether the recipient had excell I saved it in htm format and then used snagit to capture it and create a jpeg image which is easy to send as an attachment.
Also this program allows you capture more than just what you see on the screen but whatever is in the scrollable window. Plus I have captured images that just flash on the screen for a second or two.
Free one !
Thank you jayfin for your great link and information. But at this time I'm looking for a free program with the same or less capabilites.
Solution to both problems...
My favorite free one is Gadwin PrintScreen, which can capture a screenshot in a variety of formats and qualities and automatically save, print, or e-mail to any location. My second choice and old favorite is ScreenHunter, which is just as reliable but not quite as advanced.
As to MS Paint, it should be located in C:\WINDOWS\system32 under the name mspaint.exe. If it's not there, go Start->Add/Remove Programs, select Add/Remove Windows Components from the left-hand side, double-click Accessories and Utilities, double-click Accessories, place a check next to Paint, and OK your way out.
Hope this helps,
Thank you vey munch for your great explanation and fantastic suggestions. I'll try to download Padwin Print Screen and use it. As for windows Paint, I already tried to do what you suggested. But the problem is I don't have the windows Installation disk wich is required for the proccess.
Thanks agin and have a great time,
And an alternative...
Since you've misplaced your Windows CD, I'd contact the manufacturer of your PC and/or Microsoft (depending if it was OEM or Retail version) and see if you can get a replacement. If something happens, you'll need that CD.
Until then, I'd like to suggest Picasa and Gimp as 2 free picture editors that can be substitutes for MS Paint. They're quite powerful, and actually superior to the program you lost.
(NT) Thank you, You've been icnredibly helpful...
Thank you for the wonderful suggestion!
I appreciate you posting this message.
It was more useful to me than "paint" ever had been and doesn't take forever to open like Paint Shop Pro (not a bad idea, but my heck it takes forever when you want a QUICK screen shot...)
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
Doesn't anybody know Hardcopy ?
This is the best printscreen facility I ever came across. The programme has a lot of additional functions which I have never explored.
Hardcopy is free but after a while you are invited to register for a nominal fee. You can comply or ignore the message.
XP Printscreen solution --THE BEST for FREE
Gadwin's Printscreen (now at version 3.0, but I am using 2.6) is the easiest, most flexible printscreen utility I have used in 30+ years of working on computers. It is FREE for individual users. It provides a choice of source (entire desktop, active window, rectangle window you set, etc.) and choice of destination (select printer, file, clipboard) with a preview window and auto-file naming if you choose the file option. You can set the keyboard shortcut (I use the print screen key, but you can use any keyboard combination you want) and you can have it run automatically at bootup so it is always available.
A real winner. Go to www.gadwin.com/download.
It should be here
start>explore>c:\i386 mspaint. It wasn't a default component in sp2. copy, paste wherever you want or create shortcut. I had to do this also.
Unfortunately Not !
It's not there. I know it sounds weird, And worst of all, I cann't find i386 folder. I don't know what's wrong with my system.
Looking for Windows componets
I know just what you mean. My computer came preloaded and I was to make recovery disks after I loaded up what I wanted, etc. Well, more times than I can count I am told to open a certain program in Windows and it just isn't there. Of course, it is not on the recovery disks because I don't believe the full Windows XP SP2 was ever loaded on the computer in the first place. Microsoft won't let me use my son-in-law's CD to find them so I am stuck without a component that I know I should have. Of course, both the computer manufacturer and Microsoft keep shifting blame to the other party. Having built and loaded my own computers until about a year ago, I find this most frustrating. Especially since there is so much junk I don't want or need and can't seem to get rid of. The computer industry has it made!
i386 folder in XP SP2
I have XP SP2 which DID come with MSPaint as a default program that is located in my Windows\System32 folder. As for the i386 folder, it's located at C:\Windows\i386. Try looking there. I understand not having the Windows disk as my computer (bought new) didn't come with one either...has nothing to do with "losing it". Good luck.
I'll use your's all the time...
Thank you very much for the great link, and have a great time.
Paint not Needed
Just remember this: when you mash the Print Screen button it just puts a copy on the clipboard. At that point you can use many programs to paste it in (image editors, WORD, WordPad, etc). As some of the other replies suggested, there are many freebie image editors that work well. (Picasa, GIMP, Serif PhotoPlus, Pixia, Photo Filtre, Ultimate Paint)
Try these URL's for additional free image editors:
(NT) Thank you for great information and links
Here's a link to the most popular image viewer/editor:
www.irfanview.com/ - Irfanview.
If you advise your email, I will send you the MSpaint program and another utility I use for screen capture - printkey [the new version is shareware but I have an older version that's free]
Good luck in what ever you choose.
Thank you for your response. Here's my adress ( email@example.com). And looking forward getting programs.
Have a wonderful time.
If all you want to do is Screen Capture, do a search on a freeware program called "PRINTKEY 2000". You will love it. You press the Print Screen key on the keyboard, and then click on "PRINT".
(NT) Thank you for the great link
Print screen button
You do not need any new programs, if you hold the Alt. button down as you push the print screen button and then open a word processing program, Word or notepad, etc. then hold down the crt.button and push V button it will paste your screen to the word doc. and then you can print it out. All this is already on your computer.
If your inquiring about having the need to use the [print screen] function you might try this. On the page you want to print, left click the mouse button, tap the print screen button on your keyboard, open "word", click the file tab, click new, and when the blank document opens put the mouse pointer on the blank document right click and click paste.
That should work if as I said you are simply wanting to print whatever is on your screen.
Print a LONG Screen
I know that this is not exactly the point of this subject, but it is somewhat similar.
How do I print a page that is longer than the screen? For example, a page that has to be scrolled down to see its entire contents.
I am NOT referring to a long page on a web site, which I know I can highlight first, and then print.
I am referring, in particular, to the left side or the right side of the Windows Explorer ''directory'' or ''folders'' or ''files'' pages, which are much longer than one screen.
Is there a way that I can print those long lists of folders, or program files, or data files that are two or three screens in length?
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