Assoc/Default cleanup for Alphas 1,2,2a (Avant and Orca)

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Assoc/Default cleanup for Alphas 1,2,2a (Avant and Orca)

Post by statm1 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:15 am

Disclaimer: If you are not familar with editing the Windows Registry then please dont try this cleanup. We will not be liable for any problems that arise.

This came from Anderson himself. He appoligizes for the inconvenience these association problems caused. This cleans up what was left behind from Alphas 1, 2, and 2a. If you have not installed Alpha3 yet, do not try this until Alpha 3 is installed.

Open up Regedit from either Run or from the Vista search box at the bottom of the start menu.

Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet
Delete: Browser.exe, by right clicking on it and clicking delete.

Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications
Delete: Web Browser

In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet.. If there are more than one instance of Avant. Alpha 3 uses avant.browser (with the period in between the words) or orca.browser If you see any other variant of it then you can delete them as well. Such as avantbrowser or avant browser(without the period in the middle).

In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications.. You can tell which instance is which by looking at the end of the data column. Avant.Browser(with the period in between) is the most current one IF AND ONLY IF you have installed Alpha3.
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Re: Assoc/Default cleanup for Alphas 1,2,2a (Avant and Orca)

Post by bigC » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:08 pm

statm1 wrote:Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications
Delete: Web Browser
I didn't have this entry.

What happens if people don't clear out these entries?

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Re: Assoc/Default cleanup for Alphas 1,2,2a (Avant and Orca)

Post by Pip » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:06 pm

I just uninstalled Orca and have not yet installed the Avant alpha's........guess I'll wait until this gets ironed out.............I didn't have the 'registered applications' entry either BC
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Re: Assoc/Default cleanup for Alphas 1,2,2a (Avant and Orca)

Post by abfan123 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:34 pm

That's a Vista-only key...
AFAIK, The default-browser problem that existed in the previous alpha builds was a Vista only issue, So XP is not affected.
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Re: Assoc/Default cleanup for Alphas 1,2,2a (Avant and Orca)

Post by statm1 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:34 am

Yes sorry, this was mainly only a Vista issue. Deleting those keys are just to clean up the list of apps in default programs.
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