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Windows 7: Questions about default programs

27 Apr 2013   #1
herbc

win 7 64 Home edition
 
 
Questions about default programs

Hi everybody, i have some questions about the following screenshots. First is, should i use all the defaults that are available for a program? i see some have 9 out maybe 19 defaults but to tell you the truth i have no idea if i should just leave it or if enabling all the defaults is worth doing.

I am not having any real problems and don't know how other people handle this.


The second question is about the screenshot on the left, it says unknown application with some of them on the right side , what should i do about that, or is that normal?

Thank you very much.




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27 Apr 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

You can leave them as is or you can pick a program to be your default, the choice is yours. If everything is ok, well then maybe you shouldn`t make any changes.

The pic on the right is asking you if you want to use Chrome as your default browser, once again the choice is up to you. Once you make a decision you won`t keep getting asked, and it`s perfectly normal for a program to ask you until you make a choice.
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27 Apr 2013   #3
herbc

win 7 64 Home edition
 
 

What about the "unknown programs" showing on the right side of the left screenshot pic?
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27 Apr 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Herbc,

The ones listed with "Unknown application" in your left screenshot means that they do not have a program associated with them. This is those specific file types' default setting. It's fine to leave them as is.
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27 Apr 2013   #5
herbc

win 7 64 Home edition
 
 

Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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27 Apr 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're most welcome. Glad we could help.
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