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Windows 7: EXE files won't launch

14 Oct 2012   #11
BarnabasSackett

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It looks I'm back up and running the way I used to be. So far . . . I think.

I have another issue that will be brought up in another thread.

Thanks again.


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14 Oct 2012   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news. What turned out to be the solution?
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14 Oct 2012   #13
BarnabasSackett

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The solution was resetting the registry entries for default action for .exe and .bat file.

I'm currently running MalwareBytes and another program to see if I have any strange infections.
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14 Oct 2012   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you for posting back with your solution. Hopefully your system will come back clean.
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23 Oct 2012   #15
spaolocci

Windows 7
 
 
Fixed my problem

Thank you so much for finding this solution. I clicked on Default File Type Associations - Restore and that solved all my problems. Whenever I ran any .exe on my system, it would only run the "Download Dialog Box" for any program. So, I could not do anything at all and couldn't find any help. I found this, ran the .exe reg fix and everything now works!! Thank you!!!!
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