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I was attempting to install the latest version of Paint.NET but I have been incapable of doing so. I have previously had prior versions installed, but they have all been uninstalled. When I run the installation for Paint.NET 3.35 I get an error that the software is already installed and changes should be made through the Control Panel. If I try to remove the program from the Control Panel (which shows v3.35), I get an error saying the (un)installer is corrupted.

I have removed every instance of "Paint.NET" from the registry...is there any way to manually install the program (i.e., an archived copy of the files), or any other registry entries I should remove?

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Hi and welcome to the forums. Be sure to read the rules viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3446 as they will help you more then you think :).

Lets hope your topic gets moved to the right part of the forums and not locked.

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On to your problem. If you delete Paint.NET then you have not uninstalled it. This would give you this error. Download this tool http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... -us;290301 and install it. Then look through it's list of programs for Paint.NET. When you find it use the tool to uninstall it from the system.

Hope that helps

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Sorry about posting in the wrong forum. I was rather tired and just waiting to switch my clothes around to try dryer when I thought, "Oh, well I may as well see if I can figure out what's wrong with this installer." and I missed the proper forum in the list.

I had uninstalled the previous versions, I simply wasn't aware that if the installation of the program failed I would still need to use the uninstall option since reportedly it was never installed to begin with.

Thanks for the help, that appears to have done the trick.

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