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    Programs not opening

    Hi everybody

    I've just recently got a new laptop with windows 8 and everything was working fine until today. I tried to install google chrome but the launcher won't open and now this is happening for most program's. I checked the task manager and the program's I try to run are in background processes.

    Thanks for any help.

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    West Auckland
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    Windows 8 Pro Pack x64

    I trust you have restarted the computer by now?

    Don't shut down; you have to "Restart".
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    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    Maybe the .exe association is defunct. See whether you can fix it with this: Default File Type Associations - Restore - Windows 7 Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnOfE View Post
    I trust you have restarted the computer by now?

    Don't shut down; you have to "Restart".
    I haven't restarted my laptop yet only shut it down,restarting it resolved the problem there was windows updates that needed to be configured.
    Thanks for the help!
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