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Solved: Error when trying to install a program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by morland, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. morland

    morland Thread Starter

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    Am facing this problem on my machine running XP pro SP4 (32-bit). Never had this problem before. Tried installing a software and get the following error

    The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.
    Create an association in the Folder Options control panel


    Did a search on Google and found a utility called xp_exe_fix. However the problem is still there. I am literally exhausted. Could this be due to any disabled service.

    Any one? Any angel. Anyone taking a SOS call :(

    P.S
    What a day it's been. First the problem with my Windows 7 machine and now this.
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Are you having trouble installing or running any other software on your computer?
     
  3. morland

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    Tried installing one more program after reading your post but that one is working fine
     
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    What is the program you are having trouble with? The installer might be corrupt.
     
  5. morland

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    That's a possibility. Let em download again. Will have to search for it (again) though. Thanks and will post back.
     
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    Well, perhaps it has done you a favor by not installing. This type of software can do more harm than good, especially when it messes with the registry. I would forget the software ever existed.
     
  8. morland

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    Hi,

    Actually I gave up the idea too but at that time only because i was mentally exhausted. After doing some more research on the net, seems like many people share your opinion.

    So to cut it short, i have given up the idea of trying Tuneup utilities.

    However can I request some pointers/tips/recommendation from you and other members regarding what utilties can I use to keep my system fully tweaked and nice and fast. SO far I use CCCleaner but am sure that there is room for one or two more (preferably safe freeware).

    But what about uninstaller software. Do you recommend them. I have been doing some research and so far have shortlisted 2 products. One is called Advanced Uninstaller Pro and the other is called Your Uninstaller. Any thoughts on these?
     
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    CCleaner is a good program to clear junk from your computer. Just don't use its registry cleaner and you should be OK.

    The free Revo Uninstaller comes highly recommended here on TSG.
     
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    Thanks for the tips; about Revo Uninstaller and about NOT using CCleaner's registry cleaner.
     
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    You're welcome! :)
     
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