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Re: opening attachments

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Old 07-16-2009
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Re: opening attachments
[Now it's crossposted to IE General]

PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> [crosspost to IE General]
>
> Have you installed IE8?
>
> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed, is your
> subscription current, and is it supported in IE8? What anti-spyware
> applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
> Were any of these applications running in the background when you
> installed
> IE8?
>
> Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
> (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
>
> Is "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Vista
> (KB969897)"
> listed in Installed Updates?
>
> Just asking for now!! Do NOT use such a Restore Point yet!! => Do you
> have
> an available Restore Point which predates the install of IE8?
>
> If you do the following, does the behavior persist?
>
> => Start | All Programs | right-click on Windows Mail | select
> Properties
>> Start in <=delete the value here (leaving it empty/blank) & OK your way
>> out.

>
> NB: Uninstalling IE8 (cf. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700) should
> resolve the behavior but you should not have encountered it in the first
> place if IE8 was installed properly; cf.
> http://groups.google.com/group/micro...7d79493eac253d
>
> chunt92106 wrote:
>> When I go to open an attachment, it tells me "The file does not have a
>> program associated with it for performing this action. Create an
>> association
>> in the Set Associations control panel." I have no idea what that means or
>> how to find that control panel.
>>
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>> Thank you


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