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Windows 7: How do you delete /OpenWithProgids

01 Apr 2011   #41
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry Glen I am confused. Are you saying that .wmf does not show in the list in default programs? It should look like this:
Name:  Capture97.PNG
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Size:  63.1 KB




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01 Apr 2011   #42
blazerguitar831

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Gentlemen!!! Plagued PC owners!!! Thread posters!!! Those of you with well intentions, helpful attempts of solution, and multiple posts. I beseech you. For this will be my final post in this thread. If you have, or have not, CCleaner and are stricken with registry entries/errors of any and all bygone uninstalled programs. Redundant file extensions that remain behind that have no, seemingly, possible way of being deleted. This is my ultimatum to you. After hours of searching related forums on the internets, to no avail, I came to the conclusion that a CLEAN INSTALL of the OS is the only solution that will rid us of the mocking registry entries/errors. Now some of you may not be in the option of a clean install. You are still holding out for that miraculous solution that may or may not come in the future. As for me I'm throwing in the towel.(Proverbly speaking) Tonight I'm doing a clean install on my "plagued" PC. I'll continue to monitor this thread. Maybe one of you will find the sought out solution we have been looking for. But it will be too late for me. I'll just know not to ever download winamp again. LOL LOL!!! Good luck to you all.
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01 Apr 2011   #43
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Manual uninstall instructions are included here How to uninstall IrfanView - Final Uninstaller Uninstall Tutorials
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01 Apr 2011   #44
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Sorry Glen I am confused. Are you saying that .wmf does not show in the list in default programs? It should look like this:
Attachment 146864
Hello mitchell65,
Yes, without a doubt, it is what I am saying. See snippet

-capture.png

You think your confused! I am baffled. As you can see in my previous post, the extension clearly shows in regedit. I can find no traces of InfanView anywhere but stuck like leeches in the registry. Thanks and see if you can figure it out. Thanks
glennc


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01 Apr 2011   #45
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blazerguitar831 View Post
Gentlemen!!! Plagued PC owners!!! Thread posters!!! Those of you with well intentions, helpful attempts of solution, and multiple posts. I beseech you. For this will be my final post in this thread. If you have, or have not, CCleaner and are stricken with registry entries/errors of any and all bygone uninstalled programs. Redundant file extensions that remain behind that have no, seemingly, possible way of being deleted. This is my ultimatum to you. After hours of searching related forums on the internets, to no avail, I came to the conclusion that a CLEAN INSTALL of the OS is the only solution that will rid us of the mocking registry entries/errors. Now some of you may not be in the option of a clean install. You are still holding out for that miraculous solution that may or may not come in the future. As for me I'm throwing in the towel.(Proverbly speaking) Tonight I'm doing a clean install on my "plagued" PC. I'll continue to monitor this thread. Maybe one of you will find the sought out solution we have been looking for. But it will be too late for me. I'll just know not to ever download winamp again. LOL LOL!!! Good luck to you all.
Hey Hey blazerguitar831,
I do know the feeling. Wish you luck. Wish me not having to do another clean install!!!!!! Take care.
glennc
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01 Apr 2011   #46
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Manual uninstall instructions are included here How to uninstall IrfanView - Final Uninstaller Uninstall Tutorials
Hello Jacee,
I do appreciate the link. It seems very comprehensive. Unfortunately all of the files it said to delete, where not there. Hmmmmmmm! Endeavor to Persevere! Thanks
glennc
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02 Apr 2011   #47
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Sorry Glen I am confused. Are you saying that .wmf does not show in the list in default programs? It should look like this:
Attachment 146864
Hello mitchell65,
Yes, without a doubt, it is what I am saying. See snippet
Then I can see no alternative to a reinstall, Sorry!
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02 Apr 2011   #48
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks guys. I am in vainly struggling most probably. But looking at the RegEdit snippets of the .wma extension. What lines would you delete to get rid of the references tot IrfanView, only. I am willing to try that before a clean install, aagh.
You guys must know, forgetting all that you have previously read, what you would delete and what should have been deleted in this one particular case. Please take your time and advise. You guys got the horsepower. I know I'm just trying to avoid a clean install. I would prefer to live with them then do a clean install. I will take the advice and do a reset default prior. Thanks, thanks!
glennc7000
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02 Apr 2011   #49
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.wma

Delete the User Choice key.
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02 Apr 2011   #50
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.wma

Delete the User Choice key.
Hello magnanimous Sir,
Will try it. I looked at Jacee's link and none of the registry locations indicated as requiring change, needed changing. My snippet section was not mentioned. I will try now and find out the efficacy of this method. Thank SIW2.
Glenn
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