Not sure if this is the appropriate section for this post.
I cannot run any .exe files on my Vista 64 bit Home Edition. I was kindly advised by members in this thread to seek help here after numerous fixes were unable to fully resolve the issue further.
I attempted to perform the microsoft fix for "Can't open .EXE files in Windows 7 or Windows Vista" and tried to follow the instructions
I was able to follow the procedures up until #6: Browse to and then click on the following registry key:
My registry editor does not show an exefile key.
We also tried fixexec and it found no errors as well as http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-association-fixes-for-windows-vista/
but that also did not work. Later on we tried setting up new user accounts. I was able to install .exe files in the standard user account but could not in any of the administrator accounts. I was also able to install .exe files from a flash drive but not on the actual laptop hard drive in admin account.
Hope you won't mind advising on what I could do to correct this issue. Any help you could provide is greatly appreciated.
Thank you and best regards!