I just installed a fresh Windows 7 x64 on a brand new machine. At first all was well. After installing drivers and windows updates, double clicking on .exe files stopped working. I can right-click-> run as administrator and it works.
At first I taught it might be a virus, so I scaned, and after nothing was found, I reinstalled windows after formatting all drives. Issue is still there.
Anybody have any thoughts? I assume it might be fixable using registry, but don't know how.
If it might help, when you click a file, in the toolbar (below the address bar) you get a button with the text "Open" and an icon that represents the program that the file is associated with. In case of exe, the icon is the default "unknown" file.