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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kenzington, Apr 5, 2004.

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  1. Kenzington

    Kenzington Thread Starter

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    All of a sudden every time I try and open any kind of program windows brings up a dialogue box asking me which user I wan to use to run the program (I only have one user though) and I cant figure out where I turn this box off and it is really annoying.
     
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  3. Kenzington

    Kenzington Thread Starter

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    Yeah I tried all the optoins I could think of in the control panel and nothing seems to turn this stupid thing off, it's really weird cause it seemed to enable itself.
     
  4. Kenzington

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    nobodies got any Idea's :( :(
     
  5. rude

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    Try this: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer

    Then create a new DWORD value named "HideRunAsVerb" without quotes, and assign it a value of 1.
     
  6. Kenzington

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    OK i'm confused??? wis this in the registstry or somthing?
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Download this zip file and unzip it:
    http://tinyurl.com/376gh

    Double click XP_RunAsShortcutFix.exe to run the utility. This utility re-creates the MayChangeDefaultMenu subkey in:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex
     
  8. Kenzington

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    Yeah that didn't seem to help the problem, thanks for tryin though, I'm thinking about a reformat now to get rid of it :( ****** deal.
     
  9. Kenzington

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    BTW rude I dont seem to have an explorer directory in the "polices" folder in my registry so not exxactly sure where i should put the DWORD in?
     
  10. Elvandil

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    Home or Pro? If Pro, we should check policy settings before that format.
     
  11. lightnova

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    take a look at this thread:
    http://forums.techguy.org/t217878.html

    I had similar problems as yours. See if the symtoms are similar, and try to solutions suggested. It worked for me thxs to Elvandil and rude
     
  12. Kenzington

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    Thanks alot guys it was the .EXE associtation as said in the other post, everything seems to be going find

    cheers guys
     
  13. Elvandil

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    Glad to hear it. I would probably have opted for a reinstallation for myself by now, but I'm a lot more deliberate with other people's machines :D. This is one for the books.
     
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