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Windows 7: every program install asks what program to use.

21 May 2013   #1

win 7 64 bit
 
 
every program install asks what program to use.

Win HP dual core. I found several viruses and removed them.

Now, if I want to install any program, the window pops up asking what program I want to use to open it.

If this is the wrong forum, please advise.

Thanks to all who help.

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21 May 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try restoring the default file associations for .exe and .msi files from this tutorial.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
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21 May 2013   #3

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply

Didn't help.

I also took out the battery for a few minutes with power cord disconnected.
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22 May 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Removing the CMOS battery will only reset your BIOS to defaults.
Try a System Restore to a point before the problem started.
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