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Windows 7: Unable to open services.msc

21 May 2011   #1
greg500

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
 
 
Unable to open services.msc

Hi,

I have just got a new Dell mini 1018 with Windows 7 starter 32 bit edition. Each time I tried to access Services I get a pop-up window saying - Windows can't open this file: To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up...

I have no idea how to resolve this issue. The 2 options of selecting a web service or an installed program do not seem suitable to resolve this.

Any ideas on how to resolve this?

Thanks.

Greg


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21 May 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

See if restoring the "msc" default association from this list helps at all.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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21 May 2011   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If Airbots suggestion doesn't work, you can associate it manually.

When the message pops up> Choose select a program from the list of installed programs> Click Browse> Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and locate mmc.exe> Make sure the option Always use the selected program to open this kind of file is selected> Click OK

A Guy
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21 May 2011   #4
greg500

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
 
 

Hi,

The suggestion from Airbot has worked, thank you for all your help.

Greg
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21 May 2011   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, Airbot is good Glad you got it sorted. A Guy
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21 May 2011   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for letting us know.
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