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How to change filetype associations in Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and 98 fast and easy


For Windows Vista There are two ways:Method #1 (on the fly):

  1. Right-click a file of the type you want to change, and select Properties.
  2. In the General tab, click the Change button.
  3. Choose a program from the list, or click Browse to select an .EXE file on your hard disk.
Method #2 (view a list of file types):
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel Home, click Programs, and then click Make a file type always open in a specific program.Or, in the Classic View, open Default Programs and then click Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
  3. Highlight a file type in the list and click Change Program.

For Windows 2000 and Windows XP For Windows 2000 and Windows XP, the following steps are required to set Dreamweaver 8 as a default editor in Internet Explorer:
  1. Launch Windows Explorer (typically, you can launch this by choosing Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer).
  2. Select Tools > Folder Options...
  3. Select the File Types tab.
  4. Scroll to the HTM extension in the Registered File Types list.
  5. Click the Advanced button. You may have to restore the file association before you see the Advanced button.
  6. Select Edit from the actions list (not Edit within Dreamweaver), then click the Edit button.
  7. Browse to the Dreamweaver 8 executable. The default location for the Dreamweaver.exe file is: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver8\
  8. Click OK until you are back at the File Types list.
  9. Select the HTML extension and repeat steps 5 to 8.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Restart your system.
  12. Open the Internet Options tool from the Windows Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel).
  13. Select the Programs tab.
  14. Select Dreamweaver8 from the drop-down menu in the HTML Editor category.
  15. Click OK.
For Windows 98 For Windows 98, the following steps are required to set Dreamweaver 8 as a default editor in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Windows Explorer (Start > Programs > Windows Explorer).
  2. Select Tools > Folder Options or View > Folder Options (both will open the same window).
  3. Select the File Types tab.
  4. Scroll to the Microsoft HTML Document listing in the Registered File Types list.
  5. Click the Advanced button.
  6. Select Edit from the actions list (not Edit with Dreamweaver), then click the Edit button.
  7. Browse to the Dreamweaver 8 executable. The default location for the Dreamweaver.exe file is: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver8\
  8. Click OK until you have closed all windows.
  9. Restart your system.
  10. Open the Internet Options tool from the Windows Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel).
  11. Select the Programs tab.
  12. Select Dreamweaver8 from the drop-down menu in the HTML Editor category.
  13. Click OK.
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Try the following:

Method 1: Change File Type Association Directly from the File Properties

1.Right click on a file with the type or extension that want to change its associated application program.
2.Select Properties on right click context menu.
3.In the General tab, click on Change button.
4.An Open With window will appear. Choose a program to open the kind of file from the list of programs available. By default, Recommended Programs is automatically expanded. However, there is more detected programs in the section of Other Programs, which can be expanded to select by clicking on Down Arrow at the end of the separator line.
If the program that want to used as the default program does not found, click Browse to select an executable file manually.
5.Click OK button.

Method 2: Change File Type Association Directly On The Fly

Note that this method works if only several programs have been used to open and run a kind of file type extension previously.

Feb 10, 2011 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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how do i rename my computer?


Hi Positive 725,

Good day!

I understand that you would like to change your computer name.

Here are some ways for you to do so:

For Windows Vista and Windows 7

Option1.

1. Right click on the Computer option and select on "Properties".
2. Click on Change settings.
3. Type in your desired Computer name.

Option2.

1. Click on Start or the Windows Orb.
2. Select Control Panel.
3. Choose System.
4. Click on Change settings.
5. Type in your desired Computer name.

For Windows XP.

1. Right click on My Computer icon then select on Properties.
2. Click on the Computername tab.
3. Click Change to rename the computername.
4. Type in your desired Computer name.

I hope this helps.

Best regards,

Jheycie =)

Jan 02, 2011 | HP Pavilion a6600f Desktop PC

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windows mail 4 vista keeps popping up how do i stop it


METHOD ONE:
Through the Local Group Policy Editor

NOTE This method is only available for the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. See Method Two below for the Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions.
1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.
2. In the left pane, click on Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Mail. (See screenshot below)
3. In the right pane, right click on Turn off Windows Mail application and click on Properties. (See screenshot above)
4. To Enable Windows Mail -
A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A)
B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Windows Mail -
A) Select (dot) Enabled and click on OK.
6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

METHOD TWO:
Through the Registry
NOTE This method will work for all Vista versions.
Option One: Through a Download
1. To Enable Windows Mail -
A) Click on the download button below to download the Enable_Windows_Mail.reg file.
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable Windows Mail -
A) Click on the download button below to download the Disable_Windows_Mail.reg file.
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.
4. Right click on the .reg file (on Desktop) and click on Merge.
5. Click on the Run button in the Security Warning pop-up.
6. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.
7. When done, you can delete the .reg file (on Desktop).
8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

Option Two: The Manual Way
1. Open the Start Menu.
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.
3. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft
5. To Disable Windows Mail -
A) In the left pane, right click on Microsoft and click on New and Key. Type Windows Mail and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you already have Windows Mail in the left pane, then skip this step 5A and go to step 5B instead.
B) In the right pane of Windows Mail, right click on a empty space and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type ManualLaunchAllowed and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
F) Go to step 7.
6. To Enable Windows Mail -
A) In the right pane, right click on ManualLaunchAllowed and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)
B) Click on Yes to confirm deletion.
7. Close regedit.
8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

That's it,
Hope this helps, Best Regards, -md

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