change the program for file associations in Windows 7

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I would like to change the file association in Windows7.  This is a standard user.  I can do it as admin.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Did you try Default Associations in Control Panel for the Standard User. Standard Users may not be able to change Associations as that is generally a Windows Setup issue.
RaminTechnical Advisor

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do you want to change file associations  with standard or admin user ?
for Admin user try this:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/18539/windows-7-change-default-programs
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Yes, I tried default associations in Control Panel.  I could click on the program I wanted, but it did take it.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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So then standard users cannot change associations (which makes sense).
netsysadmInternal Systems Administrator

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It makes sense, but this staff member needs a file association changed.  Can I do this through the registry and do I have to make her an admin, change the file association, then put her back to a standard user.
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Make a new, admin user for her, ask her to sign in and change and then change the password when she is done.
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Admin User needs to be used for this purpose.

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