Powerpoint documents open in IE and not powerpoint.

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
February 2, 2012 at 06:29:05
Specs: Windows XP, 2.19ghz/ 2gig
I have a machine where the user needs to have their powerpoint documents that are clicked on in Internet Explorer, open in powerpoint, however they are opening in Internet Explorer in slideshow view. The user has Office 2010 and I have tried an office diagnostics repair and also tried adjusting the .ppt and .pptx file type properties to verify that power point is set to open them. I looked for settings in IE and powerpoint but found nothing related to this.

How can I force powerpoint to open these documents when clicked in IE instead of having IE open them.

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February 2, 2012 at 10:33:03
Try downloading and saving the file to your PC. Then navigate to the file, right click > Open with > Choose Program.
Click "Select the program from a list" > Click OK
In that list, find Powerpoint. (If it's not there, click browse and find it that way)
Click it, and then click the checkbox underneath that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"
Click OK. The file will open in powerpoint. Close that off then try opening a file from IE again.
It should work.

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