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Windows 7: Cannot open program from icon

29 Sep 2012   #1
paulboca

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Cannot open program from icon

I use Windows7 64 bit on a Dell.

When I double click on a desktop icon, it just hangs. I have to do a ctrl-alt-delete to bring up task manager in order to get the program to open, which it then does open. How do I get around this???



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29 Sep 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Welcome aboard, paulboca.

Try it .... Default File Type Associations - Restore
Download the registry entries for .exe and .lnk, merge those and see it it works or not.
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29 Sep 2012   #3
paulboca

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

How do you do that?? How do you download registry entries and how do you merge them???
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29 Sep 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Paul, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please click on the tutorial link posted above. It will tell you step by step on how to do so.
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29 Sep 2012   #5
paulboca

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It worked. Thank you very much
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