Billy Pilgrim Posted January 26, 2017 Share Posted January 26, 2017 I've been using PaintDotNet for almost as long as it's been out, most recently on an XP desktop filled with dozens of plugins. My go-to program for graphic design, incredibly easy to use, much better than Photoshop (whose developers, I'm convinced, are aliens.) Unfortunately the hard disk crashed about a month ago. I have copies of all the files in every directory, but have been unable to reinstall PaintDotNet, and surprise, the XP version can no longer be downloaded. Well, it can, from weird obscure sites, but the version I managed to download -2.5 - is really stripped down, much earlier than what I had, with the Tools icons all in the wrong places - eg Shapes is up in the top menu - see attached image - and basically unusable beyond the most simple stuff. The reason I reinstalled XP, despite its obsolesence, was precisely so I could keep using my old programs. Is there no hope? I actually like XP, and I dread the learning curve to get up to speed with later corporately-dumbed-down and intrusive versions of WIndows. If there's any way I can upgrade my 2.5 version with updates, patches, to get at least to where I used to be, please point me to it The "Updates" item in the File menu. "Check Now," returns a 404 code. What was the last version that ran with XP, if there's one later than 2.5, and where can I get it? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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