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Old 18th January 2011, 18:21   #4
Batter Pudding
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The reason it works is those OS file associations are "Administrator Level" settings. In the old days of Win98 and XP the OS was a little too promiscuous and let any program change any setting it liked. This caused Winamp a headache as programs kept nicking the file associations, so Winamp was coded to steal them back.

With Vista\Win7 this triggers UAC prompts due to where the settings are in the registry. Now you have your settings set, they should stay that way. So there is no need for that old tickbox anymore.

Any time you need to change the file associations, you will need to remember this "Run as administrator" trick. All the rest of the settings go into Winamp's ini file, so every other change will be fine as a normal user.
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