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Fix Notepad is missing after KB4565503 Windows 10 build 19041.388

Fix missing Notepad after installing KB4565503 Windows 10 build 19041.388, version 2004

Yesterday, Microsoft has released KB4565503 to Windows 10 version 2004. Users who have installed the update now report that it made Notepad and Paint vanish from the OS. If you are affected, a workaround is quite simple.

Change App for Edit Image Context Menu Command

How to Change the App for the Edit Image Context Menu Command in Windows 10

In modern Windows versions, File Explorer includes the Edit command in the context menu for images. If you right-click an image, and select Edit, the image will be opened in Microsoft Paint. In this article, we will see how to change the app for the Edit command and replace it with an image editor of your choice.

Uninstall Microsoft Paint in Windows 10 (mspaint)

How to Install or Uninstall Microsoft Paint (mspaint) in Windows 10

You may remember that Microsoft was about to move the classic Paint app to the Microsoft Store and exclude it from Windows 10 by default. This decision has been cancelled, but in 20H1 builds of WIndows 10 Paint appears in the list of optional features in Windows 10, so you can uninstall or install it again.

Microsoft has decided to keep the classic Paint in Windows 10

As you may remember, starting with build 17063, the classic Microsoft Paint app in Windows 10 comes with a "Product Alert" button. Clicking on the button opens a dialog that suggests that the app will be occasionally replaced with Paint 3D, and will be moved to the Store. This plan has finally changed.

Microsoft May Cancel The Plan to Move MSPaint to the Store

As you may remember, starting with build 17063, the classic Microsoft Paint app in Windows 10 comes with a "Product Alert" button. Clicking on the button opens a dialog that suggests that the app will be occasionally replaced with Paint 3D, and will be moved to the Store. It looks like this plan has changed.

Download Classic Paint for Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is ditching the good old Paint app and replacing it with a new Modern app called "Paint 3D". Classic Paint's new home will be the Windows Store, but I am afraid it won't stay there forever. Many people are not happy with this change because the old mspaint.exe loaded faster, was more usable for mouse and keyboard users and allowed quickly pasting images from the clipboard, cropping them and saving them. If you would like to get the classic Paint app back in Windows 10, it is possible. In this article, we will see how to restore Classic Paint back in Windows 10.

Classic Paint Goes to Windows Store

As mentioned in the article about the features which are going to be removed from Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the classic Paint app is deprecated. This means no new features will be released for it and further development on it is stopped. Microsoft today clarified what will happen with the good, old 2D drawing tool which ships with Windows since the very first version of the OS.

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