How to get redesigned Windows 11 Paint app on a Windows 10 PC

Windows 11 has been out for more than two months, and we are seeing a lot of improvements, no doubt about that. Even for those still running Windows 10 PCs, things seem to be pretty good. Of course, we all know that a few features from Windows 11 will trickle down into Windows 10. We could see redesigned UWP Microsoft Apps. As of now, Microsoft Paint is one such app that has got a whole new redesign and it indeed looks good on Windows 11. But what about Windows 10 users? Will they get the newly redesigned app? If yes then how to get redesigned paint app on Windows 10? Read on to find out.

Since the new paint app has been launched on the Microsoft App Store, Windows 10 users will be getting the update as and when Microsoft thinks it is ready. Thankfully in Windows, you can sideload apps, and this can be done if you wish to install the new re-designed Paint app originally made for Windows 11. So, if you are someone on Windows 10 and cannot wait for the updated version of Paint to arrive in an update, here is a guide on how you can sideload the Windows 11 Paint app on your Windows 10 PC.

Get Windows 11 Paint App on Windows 10 PC

Prerequisites

  • Windows 10 PC
  • Developer Mode enabled

Step 1: Enable Developer Mode on Windows 10

  • Before we get started, you will have to enable the Developer Mode on your Windows 10 PC.
  • Open the Start Menu and click on the little gear icon at the left of the menu.
  • Now, the Settings app will open. Click on the Update and Security tile.
    Get Windows 11 Paint App on Windows 10 PC
  • At the left panel, select For Developers option.
  • You will see the Developer Mode option on the right with a toggle under it.
    Get Windows 11 Paint App on Windows 10 PC
  • Click on the toggle to enable Developer Mode.
    Get Windows 11 Paint App on Windows 10 PC
  • It will now show you a popup message box. Click on Yes to turn the Developer Mode option on.

Step 2: Download the Redesigned Paint Package

  • Launch your favorite web browser and head over to this online link generator for the Microsoft Store.
  • Here, you will have to paste 9PCFS5B6T72H into the URL bar.
  • Make sure to choose Fast from the drop-down menu before you click on the tick mark button.
  • The search result will display numerous items.
  • Search for the result that reads Microsoft.Paint_11.2110.0.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle and download it. 
  • Download it by right-clicking it and selecting Save As.
  • The file is downloaded as a zip file, so make sure to have WinRAR/7Zip installed on your PC.
  • At times, the online generator might not work, so, simply download the Microsoft Paint bundle from here.

Step 3: Install Redesigned Paint Package

  • Once you have extracted the folder, open it up and locate the Paint x64 folder.
  • Now, select the AppManifest.xml file, right-click and open it with Notepad.
  • You will have to change the values where it says MinVersion=”10.0.19043.28”.
  • Replace the 7 digits with the build number of your Windows 10 PC.
  • You can find the Build Number of your system by opening the Settings app, selecting System, and then under that About.
  • You will see the Build Number right there.
  • Simply type the same build number in the AppManifest.xml file and save it.
  • Open up the Windows PowerShell app and run it as an Administrator.
    Get Windows 11 Paint App on Windows 10 PC
  • Simply type in Add-AppxPackage -Register(insert AppManfest.xml file path here or drag & drop the file).
  • You can get the file path of the file by holding the shift key and right-clicking the AppManifest.xml.
  • You will see the Copy as Path option in the context menu. Select it.
  • Simply paste the file path after the -Register portion of the command and then hit the enter key.
  • Once installed, you will be able to run the new Windows Paint app on your Windows 10 PC.

What’s New in the Redesigned Paint App

Well, there are a lot of things that make the new Paint app better than how it used to look in Windows 10. For starters, it has a new design theme to that of Windows 11. There are better-looking icons that are now a bit bigger and cleaner looking. You will also be able to see the new context menu styles within the app.

And this is how you can enjoy the newly redesigned Windows 11 Paint app on your Windows 10 PC. Sure, not everyone would like to sideload the app and make the best use out of it. The good news is that the newly updated Paint app will soon be available to Windows 10 users as an update via the Microsoft Store. Until then, this is the only way to enjoy the newly updated Paint app.

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By Joshua D'souza

Enjoys games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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