I had a problem in Windows XP where Microsoft Photo Editor will not come up with a window because it starts Minimized and stays on the task bar. Clicking on it wouldn’t do anything. A restart of the computer didn’t fix it either. This is caused by a problem in the registry where it needs to have the position of the window reset.
Ensure the Microsoft Photo Editor is closed. If you’re not sure, restart the computer and don’t try to open the application.
- Click “Start“, and then click “Run“.
- In the Open box, type “regedit“, then click “OK“.
- Click on the plus sign next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER
- then Software
- then Microsoft
- then Photo Editor
- then 3.0
- then Microsoft Photo Editor
- Right-click the “Initial Position” key on the right-pane, and then click “Delete“.
- Click “Yes” to confirm that you want to delete this value.
- Close the registry editor and try to open Microsoft Photo Editor. The window should now appear normally.