How To: Disable ‘Use The Web Service To Find The Correct Program’ Prompt In Windows Vista
When a user attempts to open a file that does not have an application associated with the file type, normally you will see an additional window popping up that give you options of whether to use the web service to find the correct program or select a program from a list of installed programs.
By a simple registry hack,you can force Windows Vista to skip this dialog altogether, and give you a list of applications to use to open the file instead.
- Go to Windows Vista Start menu, type regedit at the search box.
- Navigate to the registry subkey:
- If Explorer key is not found,right click on Policies, then choose New -> Key, name the key as Explorer.
- Right click on Explorer key, choose New -> 32-bit DWORD32-bit DWORD, then name it as NoInternetOpenWith.
- Double click NoInternetOpenWith, enter a value as 1.
- Reboot your computer for the changes.
After this, try to open a file with unknown extension, the additional window should no longer pop up and you should only see the “open with” window that let you choose any program to open the file.If you want to have the additional window pop up, just change the value back to 0.
Warning: Modifying the Windows registry can cause serious damage to your Windows Operating System.It is better to backup your Windows registry data before making any changes. Tomstricks.com is not responsible for any changes you may make to your system.