Win7 cannot open programs

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Grorbabrag, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. sat450

    sat450 New Member

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    I have a fix. I downloaded exe_xp.com from Unable to Start a Program with an .exe File Extension and run it on the XP machine. I usually do this after I've run unhackme or other rootkit removal software. The exe_xp.com file will reassociate exe files in the registry. This solution has been available since 2004, but I've found it on a lot of the PCs I service lately.

    I don't use Nortan Antivirus or Mcafee or any other paid virus protection because the infected computers I see have these programs and I have lost confidence in them.

    My son isn't regretting the move to Windows 7. He loves it.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Excellent,

    Glad to here you got it and posted the file also.

    This will help others with the same problem (and it has come up before.)
     

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