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Win 7 x64 Mass Effect 2 takes over file associations!

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When I open my hosts file (Windows\\System32\\drivers\\etc), ME2 opens..  When I click to open other types of files, ME2 opens.  It seems ME2 has inserted itself into just about all files associations.  Files without an extension, such as hosts, seem to be solely associated so it becomes the default.

I know it is caused by ME 2, because I uninstalled it and the associations went away.  I reinstalled it and the associations came back.

What is going on?


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Patch 1.01 should have solved this, check the bold bit in the notes below.

Changes to 1.01
- Fixed video hitching and crashes related to single core machines.
          - Single core users may experience short periods of black screen that may last up a few seconds between level loads, cinematic transitions or movies.
          - In rare cases, some single core users may notice dialog lines in certain conversations may be delayed up to a few seconds.  
- Fixed an issue where it appears ammunition can be picked up, but can't.
- Fixed an issue where all Codex entries were marked as 'viewed', even if the player chose not to view them.
- Fixed an issue where weapon icons are re-organized after downloadable content is used.
- Fixed an issue where pressing F9 after the mission completion screen reset Shepard to Level 1.
- Fixed an issue where remapping the right mouse button blocks camera control in the command HUD.
- Fixed an issue where remapping the 'use' command affects the decryption minigame.
- Fixed an issue where users were not prompted to restart when logging in to a different EA Online account.
- Fixed an issue where movies do not play in DLC.
- It is recommended that players reset their keyboard mapping to default values to ensure proper vehicle control.
- Added useful messaging during the ME1 save game import.
- Weapon icon for henchmen never changes from Collector Assault Rifle.
- Czech language – Issues with Czech localization (subtitles) were amended, all text was corrected and improved.
- Fixed an issue where the Mass Effect 2 launcher was being associated with files that have no extension.
- Fixed an issue where uninstalling the game under Windows Vista or Windows 7 might uninstall Mass Effect 1.

Edited by Dengath, 26 April 2010 - 08:29 PM.


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You are correct, thanks. I am sorry I did not check that but I was thinking the game had already updated itself.

Got to see the training section this time. That really helped me....