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Open With in windows Explorer of Vista

By Healer ·
When I try to open a file with certain program it still opens with the previously selected default program and the newly selected program would not be added into the Open With window.

I have 2 entries of Windows Photo Gallery in the Open With window when I right-click on jpg files and select Open With. I would like to remove one of them. I launch the Registry Editor. I go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software ->
Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Explorer -> FileExts -> .jpg -> OpenWithList. I can't find double entries there.

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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Open With in windows Expl ...

Right click on the file and select Open with. Select the Program and put a check mark next to Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.

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corruption again?

by Healer In reply to Open With in windows Expl ...

The selected program will not come into the Open With window so I can't put a check mark next to it. It looks like another corruption again.

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Try a

by Jacky Howe In reply to corruption again?

system restore to your earliest point.

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System Restore won't restore 100%

by Healer In reply to Try a

I never like the system restore. I tried before. It didn't do what I expected. The last time I tried the system only partially looked the same as it should. I wonder why the registry can't help. I must be missing something in the registry.

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How I install Vista

by Jacky Howe In reply to System Restore won't rest ...

Installing Vista


Prepare the Hard drive

I normally run the Vista DVD and drop to the command prompt so that I can use Diskpart to Partition the drive and make it Active. Doing it this way allows my CD DVD drives to be allocated a higher drive letter and my Partitions occupy the lower drive letters.

If you set a Primary Partition to 32768 you can then either create an Extended Partition or create more Primary Partitions.

You can have four Primary Partitions.
By replacing one of the four Primary Partitions with an Extended Partition, you can then make an additional 24 logical Partitions within the Extended one. The table below illustrates this.


Partition Table
Primary Partition #1
Primary Partition #2
Primary Partition #3
Primary Partition #4 Created as an Extended Partition instead can house the Logical Partitions.
Logical Partition #1
Logical Partition #2 and so on...

Drives are allocated numbers and the Primary Disk is Disk 0. If you add a second Disk it will become Disk 1 and a third will be Disk 2......

Did I mention that you should remove any addon cards until you have installed the Operating System.

When you have allocated you Partitions it's time for the install. Let it run through following the prompts. Allow Automatic updates.
When you have the basics installed you can install your Antivirus and don't connect to the Internet until it updates. Allow the Automatic updates to download and install the appropriate updates.
You should be prompted several times to install updates, let them install. Don't try to load drivers from your CD/DVD. Wait to see what Devices, Vista will find drivers for. Actually I haven't had to install drivers as they have been installed through the updates.
That includes Audio, Video, Chipset and Network. You may have to wait awhile for the drivers to install but they should eventually. If they don't install for you, then you can try using the CD/DVD to install them.
Once you have your driver updates and you are happy with the install you can shutdown and add your addon cards one at a time and install the drivers for them.

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