How to open application without having to chose program to open with

Original Title: Can open any application without first having to chose the program which I want to use to open this file
Every time I open an application or program a "open with.." dialog box is displayed. It asks " choose the program you want to use to open this file",  currently, firefox.com, and displays icons for Firefox and IE. The same boxes are displayed when I try and open, say Windows Media Player.

I have AVG, Aghast and Malawarebytes installed

 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 335 Applies to:
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Hello Raod Runner,

Open the Control Panel (All Items View) and click on the Default Programs icon. 

Click on the Set your default programs link.
In the left column, select (highlight) a listed program that you want to change it's default file associations for.
To Set All of the Default Assciations to the Program -
NOTE:  This will associate the selected program as the default used by Windows 7 to open all of the file types and protocols that it can open.
Click on Set this program as default.
Click on the Save button to apply.
Click on OK.

These steps will help to reset your program associations so they will open with the correct default programs.

Please reply back with an update.

 

Sincerely,

 


Marilyn
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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