Solved win 7 - icons say 'open with', and don't run

Microsoft Windows xp home edition
July 25, 2011 at 20:37:36
Specs: Windows XP SP3 Home Edition
I have a relatively new laptop, about a month old, and Windows 7 has worked fine until today. Now when I click an icon, or even double click on an exe file the "open with" dialog box comes up. The only way I can run anything is by right clicking the icon or exe and choosing 'start'.

I found fixes for this but they are for XP. What must I do to correct this?

Thank you,

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July 25, 2011 at 21:07:18
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Ken, Try the exe file association fix at the link below. Follow the instructions under "Here's How"

Windows 7 - Default File Type Associations - Restore


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July 25, 2011 at 21:29:36
Super! Thanks a million!! Worked like a charm.


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July 26, 2011 at 07:03:28
Ken, Glad to see that the problem is fixed and Thanks for posting back to let us know.


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