How to install or uninstall Microsoft Paint

Updated: 08/31/2020 by Computer Hope

Below are steps on how you can install or uninstall Microsoft Paint (MSPaint).

Note

Microsoft Paint can only be uninstalled in Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows. The uninstall option was removed in Windows Vista and later versions.

    How to install or uninstall Microsoft Paint

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click the Windows Setup tab or the Add/Remove Windows components link in the left navigation pane.
  4. Double-click the Accessories icon and check or uncheck Paint, depending on if you want to install or uninstall it.

If prompted, insert your Windows CD (compact disc) or try pointing to the C:\Windows\options\cabs directory. If this directory does not exist on your hard drive, you need to use the Windows CD.

Microsoft Paint program

Note

Computer Hope cannot supply users with mspaint via download or e-mail. If you have a legal copy of Windows and lost your CD, we recommend you contact the manufacturer of your computer or Microsoft for a new CD. There are also multiple free image editors available for download.