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Windows 7: I am unable to run most of the .exe files I download.


19 Sep 2013   #1

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
I am unable to run most of the .exe files I download.

Most .exe files I download don't work, including Windows FixIt. Very few of them actually do work, and the ones that do are primarily all games. Not sure what else to say, any help is appreciated.

Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz 2.30 GHz
Installed memory: 6.00 GB (5.89 GB usable)
System type: 64-bit OS

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19 Sep 2013   #2

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

a while ago, someone just had a problem with their downloads folder, what is the error you receive when you try to open an application, can you move it to another folder and run it?
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19 Sep 2013   #3

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

When I start any .exe file I've downloaded off the internet it just says "*** Has Stopped Working" Also, I am unable to troubleshoot, and moving them to different folders doesn't work.
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19 Sep 2013   #4

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

you mean with the fogged out screen? Can you run any other programs?
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19 Sep 2013   #5

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The only programs I can run are games that I have downloaded from Steam, basically every program I can't run are the ones I've downloaded online.
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19 Sep 2013   #6

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

hmm, open up msconfig by typing "msconfig" in the start menu and clicking enter. select the startup tab and post a screenshot of your startup items, using the snipping tool
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19 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Try right clicking on the exe and select Run as Administrator.
What programs are you downloading that the exe isn't working?
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19 Sep 2013   #8

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I only took a screenshot of the one that looked suspicious, the rest are all the ones I know are legit like Intel and Valve


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19 Sep 2013   #9

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Try right clicking on the exe and select Run as Administrator.
What programs are you downloading that the exe isn't working?
Running them as administrator doesn't work.

The few programs I've tried are
Microsoft Fix It
Fallout Mod Manager
Nexus Mod Manager (I know both of these are legit)
And troubleshooting doesn't work.
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19 Sep 2013   #10

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

perform a clean boot, if you have any questions, just ask
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