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Windows 7: Windows SP1 - now explorer doesnt function properly

02 Mar 2011   #1
tgh117

Win 7 Ultimate x64, Win 7 Enterprise
 
 
Windows SP1 - now explorer doesnt function properly

I installed SP1 last evening with no issues what so ever, but now today when I am using my computer I am not able to double click on anything in windows explorer.

When I try and open a drive or a folder I get the message there is no default program associated with this type of file, please go to control panel bla bla bla...

The wierd thing is that I am able to right click and open or explore, but I guess I will have to try and uninstall and reinstall SP1. Anybody else having issues like this?


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02 Mar 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
Try going to search, by start button
Type derfault
Then set the default programs
Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
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02 Mar 2011   #3
tgh117

Win 7 Ultimate x64, Win 7 Enterprise
 
 

I did try that, but the only time I am getting this message is when double clicking to open a folder. I am not actually trying to run a program and getting this message, so there is something crossed up. I have been a bit busy today to uninstall SP1, but might get to it tonight.
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02 Mar 2011   #4
richc46

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For best results do it with a System Restore, everything will go back the way it was. An uninstall may not guarantee that.
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03 Mar 2011   #5
tgh117

Win 7 Ultimate x64, Win 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks for the info. will try that at some point today.
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03 Mar 2011   #6
richc46

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Either way, let us know how you make out.
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09 Mar 2011   #7
tgh117

Win 7 Ultimate x64, Win 7 Enterprise
 
 

Rich,

Just wanted to let you know, I uninstalled SP1 using restore, and it went back to normal fine. No more issues with SP1 on this machine. I also tried the upgrade at home on ultimate 64 bit and went through with no issues, maybe it was just something that fluked it on this laptop.
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09 Mar 2011   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Just so you know. Its always good to install the SPs, but it this situation it is not essential. This SP contains all of the updates, which you should have installed, already and some small changes.
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09 Mar 2011   #9
tgh117

Win 7 Ultimate x64, Win 7 Enterprise
 
 

yea no problem, thanks for the heads up. I normally try and keep my system up to date, as it usually runs better that way in most instances.

I might come back to it at some point when time allows, but its not a high priority at this point.
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