How to install the leaked Paint app in Windows 10

Microsoft is working on a new app which is intended to replace the good old classic Paint app in Windows 10. The new version of the application will be a "Universal" app and might become available on all Windows 10 devices including Windows 10 Mobile.  Earlier, the leaked APPX package of the upcoming Paint app became available for download. Let's see how to install it.

Microsoft is going to replace Paint with a new, Universal Windows Platform app with the same name which is completely different. It is getting 3D objects and pen input. It comes with tools like markers, brushes, various art tools to help users create objects. The app has tools to transform 2D drawings into 3D objects.

To get it running in Windows 10 build 14942, you need to download the APPX package. I suggest you download the one provided by twitter user Gustave M:

It is a genuine APPX which has the proper digital signature:

Now, enable the Sideload apps feature in Settings. See

How to sideload apps in Windows 10

Now, go to the folder where you have downloaded the APPX file and double click. The following window will appear:Click install. The app will be installed.

Now, click the Launch button.

That's it. Now you can test the new Paint app.

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21 thoughts on “How to install the leaked Paint app in Windows 10

      1. Emile

        Visit the Store App and search for an app called “App Installer” by Microsoft Corporation. Download it onto your pc and when its done downloading, Locate the downloaded file or go back to where the downloaded paint file is located and run it again. It should work.

        1. Jacob

          I have that installed. I installed the Paint, but after the splash screen “The app isn’t avaible for you” prompt pops up and Paint closes

  1. Robert Shiffman

    Error comment upon installation:
    “Ask the app developer for a new app package. This one isn’t signed with a trusted certificate (0x800B0100)”
    Also, the full name of the package is “Microsoft.MSPaint_0.820.13407.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx”
    Which seems to require 64 bit. As my system is 32 i’m not sure it will install.

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      The package provided by Gustave M is properly signed. That’s why I suggested to use it.
      I have not tried with Windows 10 x86, but it works like a charm in my 64-bit Windows 10 build 14942.

      1. Robert Shiffman

        Downloaded as suggested. (My error.)
        Install comment:
        “Windows cannot install package Microsoft.MSPaint because the package requires architecture x64, but this computer has architecture x86.”
        Looks like I’ll have to wait.

  2. Alex.b.

    Thank you for a great effort but this is a
    i have installed it and i have been excited when i saw it but i real
    its a preview and has nothing of functions to work
    there are no make 3D objects, and screen is a maybe 5 3D elements and you cannot a install or import or export 3D objects
    it s a preview just to see and also you caannot sing in in community
    thank you , but if you ever get a full version it woud be something
    but thank you al a lot 再见

  3. chris miraillet

    the only problem i have is that windows store downloads an app called NewCastle and if you download it, it uninstall mspaint ! beware of this ! don’t install NewCastle app !


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