Removing the File Association Web Service Dialog

I’m often annoyed by this dialog box when I open unassociated filetypes:

Check the web?

Luckily, the annoyance is simply removed thus:

  • Startmenu > Run
  • Type regedit and press enter
  • Find the folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/Explorer
  • Create a new DWORD value called NoInternetOpenWith, with a value of 1

Update: I’ve tried this on Windows 7, and it works there as well



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One response to “Removing the File Association Web Service Dialog”

  1. soeppie

    Thank you sooooo much.

    I really hate Microsoft for crap like this.
    Why can’t there be a simple option of disabling it the first time this shit pops up?

    Your help is appreciated very much.

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