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20 Sep 2010   #1

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default programs

i have a problem well im using windows 7 starter in about 2weeks ago i got a problem when i try to open every file on my desktop it opens with vlc even the icons on my desktop they all have the vlc icons well ive tryd to change tht but every program i choose it changes the icons of all the files pls somebody help

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20 Sep 2010   #2

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20 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Your file associations are messed up. Follow the instructions in this tutorial.

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