Unable to remove shortcut from Open With list

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
September 22, 2010 at 16:43:50
Specs: Windows XP
I had a shortcut of VLC.exe on my desktop.

I went to My Documents in and tried to open one *.mkv file
Right clicked on the file
Selected Open With
XP gave me a list of programs where i didnot find VLC.exe because it is not installed on my computer. I use the uninstalled version becuase of security reasons.
I went to browse of Open With popup window and selected the vlc.exe shortcut placed on my desktop.

Now the shortcut is added to the list of programs but that doesnot open the file, Instead it gives an error message ".......is not a valid win 32 application"

All done...

Now i want to remove that shortcut from my programs list of Open With popup window.

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September 22, 2010 at 17:19:24
Check out the link below and be careful editing the registry. You may want to create a new System Restore Point prior to editing the registry..

Clear unwanted Open With entries


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