How to enable Paint 3D in Windows 11

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  • Windows 11 will come with an updated design, and while new features will be added, some old ones won't come pre-installed, Paint 3D being one of them.
  • However, if you make an upgrade from Windows 10, for example, the features will still be present in this version. 
  • The changes only apply to new devices that will come with Windows 11 pre-installed or to clean installs of the OS.
  • As with other apps and features that are available in the Microsoft Store, you can easily download and enable Paint 3D.
How to enable Paint 3D in Windows 11
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When gossip started to spread that a new Windows 11 is in the works, every Microsoft user became curious as to how the new OS will look like and what it will bring to the table.

After speculations and an online leak, Windows 11 was officially announced on June 24th, 2021, and is expected to be released in late 2021.

The new operating system will come with a new design and feature changes. Besides some additions, it also comes with feature deprecations and removals.

One of the features that won’t be present in Windows 11 is Paint 3D. While it will still offer the classic Paint, which is good for drawers, doodlers and scribblers, it gave up on Paint 3D, which provides additional features and is great for 3D creators.

However, you shouldn’t worry about this, as we’ll show you how you can easily enable the feature in the new Windows version.

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Things are no different for other excluded apps and features (e.g. Skype), namely, you can easily download and re-enable them in Windows 11.

How can I enable Paint 3D in Windows 11?

  1. Go to the Microsoft website to find Paint 3D.
  2. Click on Get and proceed with the installation.
  3. Go to your Microsoft Store and look for the app.
  4. Now you should notice that Paint 3D was installed, and you can click on Launch.
  5. Of course, once the app is installed on your Windows 11 device, you can launch it anytime by looking it up in the search bar from the Start menu.

Although Paint will be available with Windows 11, we understand why you should also want to continue to use it.

Compared to the classic Paint, Paint 3D is more professional, has more functionalities, and as its name suggests, it allows you to create and manipulate 3D objects in 3D space.

Fortunately, you can enable Paint 3D in Windows 11 – as well as any other apps that will be removed for that matter – as long as they are still existent in the Microsoft Store. Just go through the above steps and you’ll be all set in no time.

As you can see, the whole process was a piece of cake, and you can use the same method for other apps that are available in the Microsoft Store but won’t be present in Windows 11.

You might be asking yourself why Microsoft chose to remove some of the features that were available with Windows 10.

However, as with other new software products, this approach is pretty common, so you shouldn’t be taken by surprise at all.

While some features will not be coming installed with Windows 11, others will be deprecated since they are no longer considered efficient, and thus will be superseded by new and enhanced ones.

Ever since the idea of a new Windows was bandied about, questions and speculations regarding its name, design, and features ensued, and after the online leak and official announcement, everything that was related to Windows 11 made the news.

We don’t know how enthusiastic you are about the new operating system, but you can consult our extensive survey to see how other consumers received the idea.

Also, if you want to find how the new version will differ from Windows 10 as far as the design, interface, features, requirements are concerned, or you’re interested in upgrading, you can take a look at this Windows 11 vs Windows 10 comparison.

Last but not least, we encourage you to keep an eye on us. Until the new OS will be released so you can experience it first hand, you can take your daily dose of Windows 11 from here.

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