HELP exe files starts in Notepad

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by doparn, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. doparn

    doparn Guest

    when I try to start almost all of my programs, the notepad comes up. I don't
    know how to reset it or anything
    please help

    doparn, Oct 29, 2007
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  2. doparn

    Kirk C. Guest


    You may want to set program defaults, using the start menu. Hit start->set
    program defaults->default settings. These settings are set by your computer
    manufacturer, to ensure windows runs the correct programs for your files.
    Also, restarting your computer into Safe Mode, can solve many common problems
    (Hitting F8 before windows boots and selecting "Safe Mode").

    I hope this helps, and good luck.
    Kirk C., Oct 30, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi Johannes,

    In Default Programs, make sure that all the programs listed are set
    with "Set this program as default". See this tutorial for how.

    For anything else that is not opening to the correct program, you can
    use "Open With" and select the program to open the file with. See this
    tutorial for how.

    Hope this helps,


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    brink, Oct 30, 2007
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    Jane C Guest

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