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Windows 7: Can wordPad be reinstalled?

12 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
Can wordPad be reinstalled?

WordPad on my 64-bit Win7 has started to do strange things every now and then, like changing to italics on its own. It is still completely usable, but the unbidden quirks are irritating. Normally I would simply delete and reinstall s program that starts getting flaky.

So far I have found no way to do this with WordPad. It does not appear on Control Panel > Programs and Features.

Has anyone successfully reinstalled WordPad?


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12 Feb 2016   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Dave, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

Since WordPad is a Windows system file, you might see if running a SFC /SCANNOW command may help if the file has become corrupted.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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12 Feb 2016   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Here is a download site. I never used it so you are on your own with it.

Microsoft WordPad - latest version 2016 free download
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12 Feb 2016   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

WordPad should be found by pressing Start, select All Programs, then Accessories & WordPad should be listed there at the bottom of the list.
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