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Windows 7: replacing 7 Wordpad with ME/XP/Vista Wordpad?

17 Oct 2010   #1
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
replacing 7 Wordpad with ME/XP/Vista Wordpad?

I hear that it's possible, but I'm a complete novice at anything to do with DOS prompts or the registry.

I've attempted the instructions given outside this forum but been unable to 'take ownership' of the files in order to replace them (and I'm not even sure just replacing those Wordpad system files would be sufficient--I don't have XP or Vista components anywhere on this hard drive, so I'm not sure how that would manage to give me the whole program I want)

can anyone point me in the right direction?


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28 Mar 2011   #2
RobCr

XP Pro
 
 

Can you point me to your source (that describes how to do it), and I will have a go, and post back
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28 Mar 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lykho View Post
I hear that it's possible, but I'm a complete novice at anything to do with DOS prompts or the registry.

I've attempted the instructions given outside this forum but been unable to 'take ownership' of the files in order to replace them (and I'm not even sure just replacing those Wordpad system files would be sufficient--I don't have XP or Vista components anywhere on this hard drive, so I'm not sure how that would manage to give me the whole program I want)

can anyone point me in the right direction?
Have you used this? ;

How to Get the Good Old Wordpad (without Ribbons) Working in Windows 7? - Tweaking with Vishal

In order to do that, you need to "Take Ownership" of the files you want to replace.The following will add "Take Ownership" to your context ( Right-Click) menu. Once you have "Taken Ownership" of the file, carry out the instructions given here for replacing Wordpad; Be careful how you use it!;

Take Ownership Shortcut

Just download the file from the "Download Link", extract the contents, and run it, ( Just click on it to run it);




Regards....Mike Connor
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28 Mar 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

By the way, if you just want to "replace" word pad as your default editor, just get the editor you want to use, like this one for instance;

http://sourceforge.net/projects/texter/

or this one;

EditPad Lite - Free Text Editor for Windows

and set it as your default text editor.

You can do this by using "open with" in your context menu, click on a text file. and specify whatever editor you choose as the default editor. Tick the box "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file". No other changes required;




Regards....Mike Connor
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