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

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by garykite, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. garykite

    garykite Thread Starter

    Dec 24, 2012
    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.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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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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