Platform: Windows XP SP3 on an HP Pavilion a1240n plus all patches since then.. and including the one right after XP support was dropped. The system boots up nicely, no problems, everything seem to work. Once a week scans with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SuperAntiSpyware.
I still use XP... there's a number of peripherals I use for which 64-bit drivers aren't available.
I have a copy of Microsoft QuickBASIC 1.1 migrated from an old computer (it still runs nicely in a CMD window). I can start QB from a CMD prompt. I tried creating a short-cut to it on the desktop. Windows XP creates the shortcut, names it "Microsoft QuickBASIC.pif".
The icon is the one XP puts up when it doesn't know what to put up.
Double-left clicking pops up the attached image.
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(it's a pane saying "Windows cannot open this file: File: Microsoft QuickBASIC.pif).
This used to work. I look for the PIF association in the registry and don't see it.
- A search though the net produces a reference to Microsoft's KB92077 ... and going for that produces a message that the page doesn't exist. Does anyone have a copy or can point me to where one exists?
- What are the steps to restore the PIF association in Windows XP ?
Edited by Walking Through, 08 April 2017 - 06:17 PM.