How to Activate Microsoft Paint on My Computer

By Nina Rotz

Microsoft Paint is often called MS Paint or Paint. It is free software pre-installed on every Windows computer and laptop. The program comes with paintbrush, text and shapes features. Paint allows picture viewing, cropping and saving. It is a simple paint program, but it can process basic paint tool functions. Microsoft Paint is available on every Windows version, including Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Step 1

Click on the "Start" icon, located in the left corner of your computer screen.

Step 2

Click on "All Programs."

Step 3

Click on the "Accessories" icon.

Step 4

Double-click on the "Paint" icon, and look for a paint brush icon.

Step 5

Allow the Microsoft Paint program to load; a new program window will open.