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Windows 7: All programs try to open with internet explorer

11 Jun 2011   #11
AJBUB

windows 7
 
 

No viruses the scan was successful. So its not virus related.


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11 Jun 2011   #12
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AJBUB View Post
No viruses the scan was successful. So its not virus related.
Huh. In that case, it sounds as if the easiest solution is to restore from a system restore point. Remember to backup any important data before doing this.

System Restore
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11 Jun 2011   #13
AJBUB

windows 7
 
 

Well i pulled a trick to download google chrome and got it working. WIll i run into any problems avoiding internet explorer.
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11 Jun 2011   #14
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AJBUB View Post
Well i pulled a trick to download google chrome and got it working. WIll i run into any problems avoiding internet explorer.
I assume that you're asking if you will be unable to do anything with Chrome that you could with Internet Explorer. Unless you use Microsoft Outlook Web Access, your experience in Chrome should be the same (if not better than) your experience in Internet Explorer.
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11 Jun 2011   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You will still need IE for Windows updates.

Download the batch files from Brink's last post. Save to your desktop ... now right click on the file and choose to run as Administrator. Your file associations should be fixed.
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11 Jun 2011   #16
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Just fix your file extensions using Brink's method. There's nothing hard about it and your problem will be solved. Stop jumping onto other "solutions" and get it done!
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11 Jun 2011   #17
AJBUB

windows 7
 
 

Okay i have the zip and reg files downloaded now what.

Sorry brink. YOur method had no effect on the problem.
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11 Jun 2011   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you right click on the downloaded REG files, click on Merge, approve, and restart the computer afterwards?

If this is only a IE issue, then they will not help.
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11 Jun 2011   #19
AJBUB

windows 7
 
 

I moved both files onto my desktop. I hit merge on reg file and they verified their activation keys. THey did not do anything.

ALso by turning internet explore off everything works normally so i would guess its an ie problem.
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11 Jun 2011   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AJBUB View Post
I moved both files onto my desktop. I hit merge on reg file and they verified their activation keys. THey did not do anything.

ALso by turning internet explore off everything works normally so i would guess its an ie problem.
Are you using IE8 or IE9?

You might see if resetting IE completely may be able to help.
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