Re: Drawing Program
The old one you might have had might have been Microsoft Paint. This could be isntalled again if you put the windows disc in, went to the Control Panel, adn went to Add/remove programs. Then select Add/Remove Windows Programs. Select Accesories and Utilities which will Install Paint along with other useful programs.
You would then find this in Start, then Programs, Accessories
This might not be the best program for making images but it's definetly a start for simple drawings. A Vector type program might be more use to you though if you wanted to create more complex images.
Gimp might be worth trying, thoguh I haven't tried it yet. Might actually :P
If you are into editing of pictures Photoshop is useful, but if you are just making images, Paintshop might be more your ticket. Macromedia flash is a great vector program which can make designs using the drawing tools though is used to make web based animations.
I'm sure there are some free alternatives though which will be very useful to you
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