i can't install new programs, I get Wordpad o

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October 27, 2010 at 10:36:02
Specs: Windows 7, 8 GB
I am no longer able to install new programs on my computer! When I hit "Run" or "Save", everything goes smoothly, but next instead of "Run" coming up and then the installation beginning, I get Wordpad or Notepad and a bunch of letters and numbers on it. I did a system restore to an earlier time on my computer but that didn't help at all. I don't know what to do next? Thank you in advance for your help! :)

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October 27, 2010 at 11:36:09
otl400, What is the file extension of the program's installation file (.exe or .zip {a zipped .exe file})? You may want to try the corresponing File Association Fix at the link below. Instructons are on the page and the ZIP fix is already a reg file.

File Association Fixes for Windows 7


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October 28, 2010 at 02:23:51
Thank you Tufenuf! I don't know the programs file extension. I'm trying to re-install Xmarks Bookmark Sync, and it says on the box that pops up when trying to install "xmarks-installer-for-i.e." . It goes just fine but when I hit "Run" to start the installation, instead of the installer coming up, I get Notepad and a lot of meaningless letters and numbers. I also tried to install Webshots Photo's on my only know enough to get myself in trouble!

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