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Windows 7: Change default protocol association

24 Feb 2017   #1
jodipu

windows 7
 
 
Change default protocol association

Hello,
how to edit registry?


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24 Feb 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi jodipu, welcome to the Forum.

Is this your own personal computer or is it an at work computer. If it is an at work computer, then there is a reason why you don't have admin rights, which is precisely to prevent you from trying to do what you are attempting. If you wish to make changes you will have to contact the company's IT section & ask them to help you, which may or may not be allowed.

If it is your own personal computer then you need to set up your user account so you have admin rights.
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25 Feb 2017   #3
jodipu

windows 7
 
 

Of course one way would be to be admin, but still, I'd like to know where this registry key is ?
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25 Feb 2017   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I can't help you with where it is in the registry as I don't fiddle with the registry, which can be very risky & cause major problems.
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26 Feb 2017   #5
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

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