Installing a program from a Disk
by DANNY101 - 9/29/09 6:22 AM
After years of installing programs from a disk, I found a glitch. As a rule I will chose "save" when I download a program and than install it from the disk so I have a back-up copy handy. Plus if there is ever an update and I find it "buggy" I can revert to the older edition. But today I placed the disk into the drive, clicked on the program to install and instead on the familiar Wizard or basic initial start-up procedure (ie-Program Agreement-what language,etc) it opened with the Win Fax/Picture program. Of course it would not install from there so I Right Clicked the program to choose the Open With option. But, Install is not one of the options. The Fax/Pict viewer is Not Checked as the "Always Open" with option, so I don't know why it even took that track.
Is a basic setting messed up? How do I get it back to opening properly on "exe" and similar programs? I sense it must be quite simple.
Using IE8 SP2 and Firefox 3.5 -With downloads I use IE, FF is not use friendly when downloading programs other than their way.
Thanks for any help.