When you click a .DOC file in Windows 7, WordPad is automatically started. You’d like to change Windows to launch Microsoft Word instead of WordPad. Which of these would be the best way to make this change?
A) Modify the application association section of the registry
B) Use the Default Programs applet in the Control Panel
C) Configure the associations from the application preferences in Microsoft Word
D) Set the file associations in the BIOS
E) Reinstall Microsoft Word
F) Click everything on the screen in a bit of a panic
The answer: B) Use the Default Programs applet in the Control Panel
Windows Vista and Windows 7 provides an applet in the Control Panel that makes it easy to configure the applications associated with a file extension.
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