can't read jpg after going back from Windows 7 to XP

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garykite

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I had downloaded Windows 7 but when I took my computer to Staples, they suggested XP because of the age of my computer and its motherboard. After having XP installed, I have received 2 different JPG files and get an error that they can't be opened or viewed. How do I download a free file to be able to use JPG files?

jpg could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences.
 

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In XP by default .jpg are opened by the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. You can also open them with the included Paint application.

Any photo editing or organizing application can open them. I used to use IrfanView, but then decided that the above two Windows-included applications were all I needed.
 
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