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All windows programs open with the same program.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by SEJ, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. SEJ

    SEJ Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I'm a computer dummie, so I hope you can help me.

    When I try to open a program (Internet Exlorer, Adobe Player, Skype, Google Chrome and so on) they all open with Windows Media Player. When I try to change it by right clicking on the program and select "open with..." and then select the right program it either starts opening all the programs with the selected program, or it doesn't save the program I want to "open with...". Also all the programs have changed their icon on the desktop

    What do I do? Do I have to reinstall every thing, or is there a magical way that I can get Google Chrome to open when I click on "Google Chrome" and not Windows Media Center?

    SEJ
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Try THIS.

    Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

    Restart the computer.

    If the fix only opens as a text file (in Notepad), right-click the file (before opening it) and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
     
  3. SEJ

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    Hi

    Now I saved a .reg file, but now nothing opens!
    I don't know what to do!
     
  4. SEJ

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  5. Phantom010

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    Did you double-click the file to merge it to the registry? Did you get a prompt?

    Did you restart your computer since?
     
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