Monday, 4 June 2012

Run Windows XP Paint and Wordpad on Windows 7 and Windows 8.



























The Windows 7 version of Paint and Wordpad has the ribbon toolbar. Unlike the Windows XP and Windows Vista versions that does not. Windows 8 also has the same Windows 7 version of Paint and Wordpad with the ribbon. But some people are not happy with the new version of Paint and Wordpad. So here is how to get back the Windows XP Paint and Wordpad. The one without the ribbons on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.If you have a Windows XP computer you can copy both the Wordpad and Paint exe files from Windows XP onto Windows 7 and Windows 8.
 Here is how to install Windows XP Paint and Wordpad on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

On Windows XP search for the Mspaint exe file found in Windows/System 32 folder and then copy and paste the file to somewhere like Desktop or My Documents folder.

The Wordpad program file can be found in Programs normally on C drive in the Windows NT program folder. Then copy the Wordpad exe file to My Documents.

Then make two new folders and rename the first folder XP Paint.Then rename the other folder XP Wordpad. Then copy the paint program file into the folder you have named XP Paint and copy the Wordpad program file into the folder you have named XP Wordpad.

Then on the XP Paint file,right click with your mouse and selected send to zipped folder. Do the same thing with the XP Wordpad file. This creates a zip installer file.

Now transfer both zip files from Windows XP onto Windows 7 or Windows 8. You can do this using Team Viewer which lets you transfer files from one computer to another.

Or you can use a USB thumb drive to transfer the files.The two zip files should now be on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

On Windows 7 or Windows 8, click properties on the XP Paint zip file and select unblock, to unblock the file, and click OK. Do the same thing with the XP Wordpad zip file.

Then extract the XP Paint zip file to Programs on C drive. Then in Programs open the XP Paint program file and send the Mspaint exe to the desktop to create a shortcut.You can rename the shortcut XP Paint or anything you want.

Extract the XP Wordpad zip file to Programs on C drive then open the XP Wordpad Program file and send the Wordpad shortcut to the desktop.

Windows XP Wordpad and Paint is now installed and working on Windows 7 and Windows 8. And you can use it alongside the existing Windows 7 or Windows 8 Wordpad and Paint.

Images-Windows XP Paint and Windows XP Wordpad on Windows 7.


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