rruff Posted May 7, 2007 Share Posted May 7, 2007 I am not exagerrating. I tried to install 3.05 and 3.07 and neither worked. Then, when I went to install other software, nothing would install because nothing can be written to the Windows Registry. Something in Paint.Net's install/uninstall program has made the registry read only so that NOTHING can write to it. Even Microsoft Update now cannot work. (It is NOT a user permissions thing). How do I know it is Paint.NET that did this? Well, I thought it was the fault of a program that I tried to install after Paint.NET. I eventually decided to do a system restore to roll back to the day before I had the problem. After I did that, the second program worked - after asking me to input a registration code. Then, I tried to install 3.07 and boom! now I get the failed install, and it tells me that I need a certain MSI in the staging folder (but it's not there), and then after it all fails, sure enough, the Registry is once again locked and read only and NOTHING will install/unintsall or update. NOTHING. Paint.NET has RUINED my machine. My restore points are gone, my registry is hosed, and I am facing the prospect of having to reinstall Windows. For the live of G*D, please help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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