Posted 09 November 2016 - 10:05 AM
Hello everyone. I've posted before but it's been years and my original user seems to be lost. It's unfortunate but hello again and I know that if I can find help anywhere, it is here.
I have a problem that I'm hoping to fix with some help here. It's actually been going on for a while (like years). I found a thread with people having similar issues but it was a little over my head and now I can't seem to find it. This was a few years ago.
I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 running Windows 7 with service pack 1 and one day I had a problem just start out of nowhere.
*Every time I click an icon, instead of opening the program I get an "Open With..." Box that asks me to choose the program I want to open program or file with.
*It doesn't matter what it is. A file - word, excel, a PDFs file. A program - Word, Excel, Firefox, IE. Any icon I click prompts this "Open With" dialogue box.
*I can't add, run, update or install new programs because I don't know which file to select to run an application File. It's become frustrating.
I can open programs or files by right clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator" and the programs/icons open but I can't install or update any files or programs.
At the time this was my only USER and of course it's the Administrative User. Since, I have created secondary users and they seem to work fine but they lack the "Administrative User" tools.
I'm getting frustrated and would love to resolve this issue so I can open files and update all these aging programs,
Can someone please help. Any ahelp and advice would be greatly appreciated.