Here we go again!
Microsoft announced that Paint, a program that has been around since 1985, is finally getting a major overhaul. But not everyone is thrilled with the new changes.
Many were not too happy when Microsoft altered the user interface in Paint in Windows 7 by replacing the classic menu bar with a “Ribbon” style GUI (graphical user interface).
Default MS Paint running on Windows 7 (click to enlarge)
However, just like Classic Solitaire and Spider, we can extract the classic version of MS Paint from any Windows XP installation and run it on Windows 7 or 10.
Copy the file mspaint.exe found in the C:\WINDOWS\System32 folder and transfer it to any Windows 7 or 10 computer. No installation is required. Just double-click on the EXE file and it launches.
This method does not replace the existing MS Paint program.
Classic MS Paint running on Windows 7 (click to enlarge)
Classic MS Paint running on Windows 10 (click to enlarge)
It’s just that easy!