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I just reinstalled windows 8 onto my new rig and the only thing I have touched on the system thus far is I have relocated my user files to my HDD rather than my SSD. However, now after trying to download Chrome, itunes, etc.. - windows is asking me to select an appropriate application for the exe files. Any thoughts? This new build is starting to turn into a headache..
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I had this problem is Windows 7 (don't intend on installing 8 yet) and it seems to be an association problem. maybe the link below can get you started?

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8486-default-file-associations-restore-windows-8-a.html
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I had this problem is Windows 7 (don't intend on installing 8 yet) and it seems to be an association problem. maybe the link below can get you started?

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8486-default-file-associations-restore-windows-8-a.html

I am at that page but for some unknown reason, whenever I click the .exe link in the table, it just takes me to the eightforums home screen?

Edit: Surprise, surprise. It was IE downloading corrupt versions. Firefox to the rescue.
Edited by HometownHero - 7/11/13 at 1:18pm
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