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Windows 7: Media Center Has Taken Over

23 May 2014   #1
Pinkladyrose

windows7 64bit
 
 
Media Center Has Taken Over

Hello, I am new to the site and I need help, I have windows7 and my computer did an update and ever since then I have been having problems with the media center taking control over everything. I tried the programs and features to cut off media center, but cannot open any programs in the control panel, when I do this the media center clicks on whenever I try to open or download anything . I cannot open any files at all.


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23 May 2014   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

You may need to reset all of your file associations.

Tutorial
Default File Type Associations - Restore
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24 May 2014   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

First try the exe and lnk registries from the link provided by lehnerus2000 in post #2. See if the issue still exists or not.

If the issue still exists, you may go for the other ones.
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24 May 2014   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Also be aware that the icons in Control Panel are usually .cpl format, located on mine in C:\Windows\SysWOW64. Double-clicking one of those .cpl files should open what it is associated with, e.g. desk.cpl for the Desktop, firewall.cpl for Firewall settings, etc. If they don't open you may have more serious issues with the computer. Another format is the .msc [Microsoft Management Console] for things like Computer Management, Disk Management, etc.
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24 May 2014   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

A friend of mine had an issue about a week ago.
He could only set his system time by going to the Control Panel (he could not set the time from the Taskbar).

Somehow the "time and date plugin" had its file association changed to IE.
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30 May 2014   #6
Pinkladyrose

windows7 64bit
 
 

Hello. I have pulled up default file extentions and I even tried to put regedit at start up, from the default files I am at a loss to what to do. Still cannot get control panel to work.
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30 May 2014   #7
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Have you tried sfc?



Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
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04 Jun 2014   #8
Pinkladyrose

windows7 64bit
 
 

Hello, I did the scan and it shows that my files are not corrupted and now where do I go from here, still having the same problem with media center.
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04 Jun 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What happens when you launch control panel?

Can you show a screenshot of the issue?
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04 Jun 2014   #10
Pinkladyrose

windows7 64bit
 
 

I cannot show you a screenshot, when go into control panel it will not open any programs I choose, instead the media center loads or clicks in when I try to do anything in the control panel. I did find a way to disable media center through system management, but my disabling it still did not turn it off.
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