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05-07-2012 10:13 AM
I have just messed up my PC. I changed the way to open my programs by selecting Internet Explorer. When I try to open a program it flashed by as a down load. Is there a simply way to get my computer back to how I first received it re default setting.
05-07-2012 11:01 AM
The easiest way to solve this may be to run Windows System Restore. If you have Norton Internet Security installed, you will need to disable Nortons Tamper Protection as shown on the link below.
Once you've done this, shut down the PC. Windows System Restore is usually best run in Safe Mode. Tap away at f8 as you start the PC to enter Windows Recovery Console. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode and hit enter. When this has loaded, from the Start Menu, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools and launch System Restore. Pick a restore point at least 24 hours before you changed the file associations and then proceed with the restore process. When complete, Windows will reboot as normal.
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