I have Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit and had a HD crash so I rebuilt it with a new drive. It is a "virgin" install of Windows 7 Ultimate. I downloaded all updates including IE10. Then I installed Office 2007 Home and Student followed by Office 2007 Professional Upgrade. Everything seemed to work okay until I noticed when in IE10 the 'send to" option did not work. I discovered Outlook was not the default email package ("use existing" was). So I went to Start/Default Programs and selected Outlook to be the default. It seems to take it but if I go back to Start/Default Programs I see that Outlook is not the default. I also tried to set the default media player to Media center and had the same issue.
how can I get Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to accept default programs settings?