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#1 boblalux

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:41 AM

From my old Windows 7 laptop I downloaded the OLD MS Paint which I much prefer to the new one, and put it on my new Windows 10 laptop.
Problem:  When I click on the OLD MSPaint.exe icon on my new laptop, I get the program without any problems and can then open any bmp or jpg file.  But,  when I click on the (eg) jpg file itself and click on the OPEN WITH option, I get my Photoshop, the actual NEW MS Paint  and a number of other options.   Nowhere is the OLD MS Paint icon to be found.  What must I do to have the OLD MS Paint option available on the OPEN WITH option, so that I can make it my default program?


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#2 boblalux

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:30 PM

Problem solved in the mean time (from Toms Hardware Forums):

 

<<Open with/Choose another App/More Apps/Look for another app on this PC/Specify location of App.>>

 

 

I had to change the name of the desired version to OLDMSPaint.exe, otherwise it became confused with the new version.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:33 PM

Are you differentiating between Paint 3D and Paint?

Both are available on Win10 up to the current version with no need to do anything. I prefer regular Paint myself, too.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:52 PM

No,  just straight MS Paint



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:08 PM

Well, then I'll remain confused.

 

Plain ol' MS-Paint is available under Windows 10 and is the first thing that shows up if I search for "Paint."  It's the same one I used (and can still use) on my Win7 machine.  No download/install needed.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:07 AM

It's really quite simple:  Forget the Windows 7 onwards Version of MS Paint, I am talking about the older {XP for example} Version - I prefer it by far.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:18 AM

Well that's clear.   It was your intro of "from my old Windows 7 laptop I downloaded . . ." that muddied the water.

 

If I'm stepping back into the XP era the simple photo editor of choice I've carried along is MS-Photo Edit (that was a part of Office, I believe).  It's the easiest thing I've ever used with regard to creating transparent areas in originally non-transparent material.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:26 AM

Fine.  I preferred everything XP anyway;  don't know why MS had to change everything for the worse!






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