OK - an update to where I stand right now.
I was thinking about format C:\ and reïnstalling all of Vista afresh, but now that I have PSP XL working and it is clear that I can't use the most economic setting for printing in Word 97 ever, so reinstalling is no use there, I hope to solve the last problems I have one by one.
I'm thinking about getting me Office 2007 - I hear a lot of positive rumblings about it, but I'm not ready yet for the enormeous amount of work it will bring me - I have so much settings imported in normal.dot and they won't transfer to the new version, and that's apart from the Ukeys4Word that I use for typing Greek. I know there are other apps out there who do the same, but I've been using it for something like 10 years by now and can type it blind - I don't want to lose it!!!
If anyone knows how to transfer normal.dot settings from Word97 straight to the newest version I'd be very very happy!
Well, back to the task at hand.
As said, my mht files won't open and lately I also got this error:
By now I know this happens when I use jZip.
So the problem comes back to the same thing: it has to do with standard programs and Iexplore.
Also when I click on standard programs and want to choose what files are associated with my standard programs there is something weird with the icon for Windows Photogalery - it looks like a IcoFx file instead of the standard icon I expect.
Since Windows has a problem if you delete or modify the standard programs I've not changed anything when it comes to that - I once got that notion with Windows Media Player, but never pulled through, because I was warned off and I have a huge HDD so I don't need the space.
So why has that changed?
But anyway when I want to change what files a program is default for I can only add extensions, not unselect them :
So I do that by rightclicking on a file and chooseing another program as default for opening. I wondered if that is just Vista security again or should I be able to unselect extensions?
Another thing is I don't have the SP1 installed and I read something about it elsewhere, but I forgot where. I allow Vista to update on it's own (I set it to warning me now ;-D), but it doesn't install the SP1, so there was something with incompatability with certain programs etc., but I don't remember the exact facts.
I was thinking maybe this will restore what's wrong with Iexplore and I might not have to sort all this out manually - wishfull thinking, probably, but hey, you never know ... LOL
Ohh, well, there you got it, my life's story:)
Your input is very welcome!
Sunday Sarah ...