All programs open with Windows media center

Window media centre file as taken control of all my files .... instead of my file showing the IE logo my files now display the windows media logo .... I can not open any files or connect to the internet ! all files now direct me to the media centre . HELP

Hi Globaltime,


1.    Have you made any recent changes on the computer?

2.    Are you able to access programs available on the start menu?


Method 1


Run the fix it available in the below Microsoft article and check if it works.

When you run an .exe file on a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer, the file may start a different program


Method 2

If the above step fails then you will need to restore the file associations for the programs that are opening using Windows media center.

Change which programs Windows uses by default


Hope this helps!

Halima S   - Microsoft Support.

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