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I can download firefox, but when I try to run it, windows 7 asks me to select a program type to run the *.exe file

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I am running windows 7 with IE 10. I want to switch to Firefox as my browser. I am able to download the Firefox Setup 22 0 exe, but when I try to open or run it, windows prompts me to "choose the program you want to use to open this file". This happens with both the Firefox Setup Stub 22 0 exe (274kb) and the Firefox Setup 22 0 exec (21,239Kb). I can't find any program on Windows to run this exe. Same thing happens when I try to run the troubleshooter exe.

I am running windows 7 with IE 10. I want to switch to Firefox as my browser. I am able to download the Firefox Setup 22 0 exe, but when I try to open or run it, windows prompts me to "choose the program you want to use to open this file". This happens with both the Firefox Setup Stub 22 0 exe (274kb) and the Firefox Setup 22 0 exec (21,239Kb). I can't find any program on Windows to run this exe. Same thing happens when I try to run the troubleshooter exe.

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rename the file to something like Firefox22setup.exe work now?

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Hello annsboland

Do you have also problem with others exe files ?

try to create a new user account in Windows 7 and check it again

see if the next articles in the links helps to create the new account:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-new-user-account-in-windows-vista-7/

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/3326039/how-add-new-user-account-in-windows-7/


thank you