Can't Install Paint.NET

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    (Solved) Can't Install Paint.NET

    I am ashamed to ask for help but I am fed up.

    Yesterday I went into Windows features and uninstalled Windows Media Player. I also noticed Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1. I didn't think I needed it since the two sub-features were both already unchecked, so I had Windows remove this as well.

    Later I went to run Paint.NET already installed but got a large error message. I went to uninstall Paint.NET to reinstall it, but it said it didn't uninstall completely for some reason.

    Because of that I manually deleted the Paint.NET folder in Program Files, deleted its folder in AppData, and removed all registry keys for it.

    Only later did I realize it was because I had uninstalled the .NET framework it required. I went into Windows Features and reenabled it. Windows reinstalled it, and .NET Framework 4 Extended and Client Profile or whatever.

    However, Paint.NET will not reinstall. I get error code 1603. I have searched all over and tried fixes such as reinstalling .NET Framework, running sfc, deleting all temp files before reinstalling, disabling AV, installing older versions, etc. but nothing has worked, so I am coming to you all for help.

    I am almost tempted to reload a fresh Windows install image I have, but that would require redownloading and installing several games, etc.
     
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    I love Paint.NET, so I know how you feel. Wouldn't a system restore work? Just roll back to before you uninstalled .NET Framework 3.5.1.
     
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    Great, thanks for the info, I've been waiting for a PortableApps version. :thumb:
     
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    Error (404)
    We can't find the page you're looking for. Check out our Help Center and forums for help, or head back to home.

    ... Maybe not yet. :(
     
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    -http://montcs.bloomu.edu/Software/Graphics/Paint.NET/PaintDotNetPortable_3.5.6.0_English.paf.exe-
     
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    OK thanks. :thumb: :)
     
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    That version is a bit long in the tooth. I have been recommended the LiberKey version.

    I'm looking into this. Has anyone tried this version?
     
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    Portable Paint.NET is gone.

    I installed GIMP but it still sucks to me from a usability standpoint.

    Tried again to reinstall PDN and it still won't install.

    I'd really hate to reload my blank Windows image but I may.
     
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    Are you sure a *system restore to before you uninstalled .NET Framework 3.5.1. wouldn't help?

    *Start Menu - Accessories - System Tools - System restore

    You can go back 24 hours or a time you specify. I've found it very useful in the past.

    I haven't tried the LiberKey Paint.NET version yet, but it may be possible to run LiberKey from a directory on the C-Drive. I do this with some browsers so I can make an up to date copy quickly & take it with me on a memory stick/flashdrive.

    Oh yeah, I agree with you about GIMP!
     
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    I keep System Restore disabled.
     
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    This is from the install log created by PDN:

    === Logging started: 11/18/2012 21:40:48 ===
    Error 1316. A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file: C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Staging\PaintDotNet_1323375691.msi
    === Logging stopped: 11/18/2012 21:40:49 ===
     
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    OK. I've always found it really useful.
     
  16. Brandonn2010

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    Re: (Solved) Can't Install Paint.NET

    Microsoft FixIt fixed it! Lol. I didn't check the report to see what it fixed but it force uninstalled whatever was causing the problems and now PDN works!
     
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    Re: (Solved) Can't Install Paint.NET

    That's great. :thumb:

    I really like Paint.NET, so I know how you felt. :cool:
     
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    I've encountered another problem that is common.

    Before I used to be able to double-click a picture and it would open with Windows Photo Viewer or whatever, and right-clicking and hitting Edit would open the picture in Paint.NET.

    Now however right-clicking and hitting Edit opens the picture in Windows Paint. If I set the photo to always open with Paint.NET, double-clicking it opens it in Paint.NET as well. I only want it to open in PDN when hitting Edit.

    Do you know how to fix this? PDN doesn't show up in Default Programs if you were going to suggest that.

    EDIT: Nevermind I got it.
     
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