This file does not have a program associated with it for... Computer Management

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  1. HaRaDwAiTh

    HaRaDwAiTh Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    Firstly, I'd like to apologize, I'm Spanish so translate Windows board messages to English is sometimes quite difficult.

    I was trying to create a new partition for installing XP, so I entered to Computer Management in Computer (from desktop icon) -> Manage from the only user account currently existing (my own administrator account) and I could do enter properly and made the partition. However, when I reboot the computer and I tried to enter again this menu, I had a problem:

    This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

    So right now I can't enter to Computer Management menu from Computer desktop icon, but if I go to the "C:/Windows/System32/compmgmt" or "Computer Management.lnk" I can access to Computer Management in a right way. It's only the problem of the association.

    Could you help me, please? Thank you in advance.

    Regards.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    If you are on Windows XP and planning to UPGRADE...
    YOU MUST DO A CLEAN INSTALL. There is no upgrade path.

    There are user migration tools you can use, but you will need to backup your files and do a clean install. I have seen several threads about this and just want to clarify.

    The upgrade from Windows Vista is a valid upgrade path, but Windows XP to Windows 7 is not'
    That's probably why are having having conflicts

    Did you save It with the 3 letter extension of ,.msc
     
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  3. HaRaDwAiTh

    HaRaDwAiTh Well-Known Member

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    Mmmm. If this is a Windows 7 Forum, and I said that I tried to install XP, I don't know what was the problem... :rolleyes:

    I wasn't upgrading the system, I have W7 already installed and I was trying to install XP on a new partition (from W7 to XP) and after that I got the Computer Management problem. But thank you anyway for helping. I restored Windows with System Restore and I forgot everything about this topic.

    Thank you anyway. :)

    Regards.
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Well,good luck.

    We tried our best:)
     

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