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sarel
02-03-2010, 10:41 AM
Hi all

My friend's laptop got Van Basco (a karaoke program, etc) on it and he used it to play all his music files on the lappie. This morning all the songs opens with Windows Media Player, so somewhere the association has changed for all the songs? How do I turn it back - where do you do the reassociation?

sarel

Sweep
02-03-2010, 10:44 AM
Right click on song. Open with. Choose application. Tick always do this.

sarel
02-03-2010, 10:55 AM
Can't do - open with not available, and there are more than 3000 songs?

sarel

Sweep
02-03-2010, 10:59 AM
Got me then. Open with not available?

What is the file extension then?

sarel
02-03-2010, 11:27 AM
.mid - Midi files. Somehow the association has been changed?

sarel

Speedy Gonzales
02-03-2010, 11:29 AM
Go into Van Basco and see if its got an option for filetypes. Change it there

Sweep
02-03-2010, 11:32 AM
But why is Open with not available? Operating System?

Maybe post a HJT log.

Speedy Gonzales
02-03-2010, 11:33 AM
What version of windows is on it?

sarel
02-03-2010, 01:21 PM
Got no idea - either Vista or Win7 - how the heck do you find that out? The true and tried ways of XP seems to be missing?

sarel

Sweep
02-03-2010, 02:06 PM
Usually when the system boots it may tell you.

Any version of Win then control panel system.

sarel
02-03-2010, 02:13 PM
I just wondered - should I uninstall WMP then it should revert to Van Basco's? Or is it not so easy?

sarel

sarel
02-03-2010, 02:14 PM
Win 7 Home premium (restarted)

sarel

R2x1
02-03-2010, 02:14 PM
Just another cunning bit of M$ update and frizzle

Sweep
02-03-2010, 02:38 PM
Perhaps do it the other way.

Reinstall Van whatever and make it default.

sarel
02-03-2010, 03:19 PM
I'll try that tonight Sweep - Van Basco, it's a nice little karaoke program that this guy uses as a DJ, using his laptop as base, and adding a few speakers and of course the TV. He makes quite a bit of extra $ that way.

Of course I know everything about Win 7 (as I do about Vista too). B*gger, it seems to me I need to upgrade my own system, get Win7 just so that I can help these guys, I'm the only one left with XP. But I like XP.

sarel

sarel
03-03-2010, 07:10 AM
I LIKE Win7. Tried to reinstall Van Basco, did not help. Then I Googled how to disable/uninstall WMP. Did that, and the sound files automatically reverted to Van Basco. And the Win7 process was so easy.

sarel

Speedy Gonzales
03-03-2010, 07:50 AM
Could have gone to control panel / default programs, and changed it there

sarel
03-03-2010, 07:57 AM
That's precisely what I did Speedy - but remember I did not know Win7 so I had to Google it a bit. Frickin easy at the end of the day.

sarel