all my programs want to open iTunes

I don't know exactly what happened, but all my programs come with a program open through this program and then when I try to open a program it just opens my iTunes, I tried to use system restore, but it used open... I'm not very computer savvy and I need this problem before you deploy next week ideas?



Thanks for posting your question in the Microsoft Community.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please answer the question:

What is the full error message with the error code?

It seems that the file on your computer is corrupted, and the default program to open files is set on iTunes.

Method 1:

As a first step of troubleshooting, you can try to uninstall Itunes and check the file associations are defined by default.

To uninstall Itunes, you can follow the steps below:
a. open programs and features by clicking on the Start button, click Control Panel, click on add and remove.
b. Select the Itunes and then click on uninstall.


Method 2:

When you run an .exe on a Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer file, the file can start another program:

Important: this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

I hope this information helps. For further assistance please answer, we will be happy to help you further.

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