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    Opening Correct Program in XP (XP Home Edition)

    When I copy text from a web page to paste in Word, Word has to be already open for this to work. Or if I try to open an audio file on a web page, RealPlayer has to be already open to hear it. In Win 98 this wasn't the case -- I could copy, then open Word; I could choose an audio file and RP would auto open.

    Is there a fix for this?

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    Re: Opening Correct Program in XP (XP Home Edition)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Windows XP should behave the same as Windows 98 in this respect - it does for me.

    Perhaps Word loads an add-in that clears the clipboard. You can work through the steps in Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000),197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000)<!/post> to check this.

    Hopefully someone else will have a suggestion about RealPlayer.

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    Re: Opening Correct Program in XP (XP Home Edition)

    It looks like memory problem.
    First, clean up your hard drive. Use Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup. (WARNING: Do NOT use "Compress old files" option!)
    Second, check your system for spyware using Lavasoft Ad-Aware or SpyBot utilities (if you don't have them, download and install them - they are free).
    Third, uninstall unwanted and unused programs (Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs)
    If you are experienced enough, stop unnecessary services.
    Then defragment your hard drive (Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Defragmenter).
    I hope it will help to get rid of your problem.

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    Re: Opening Correct Program in XP (XP Home Edition)

    <center>
    <hr>WARNING: Do NOT use "Compress old files" option<hr>
    </center>
    To eliminate that option from the menu and prevent ever using it, even accidentally, do this.....
    Open Regedit and navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREmicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionExplorerVolumeCaches

    Delete the entry "Compress Old Files"

    That's it. Given the size of today's hard drives, there's no need to compress files. That just slows the system down. HTH
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    Re: Opening Correct Program in XP (XP Home Edition)

    > Given the size of today's hard drives, there's no need to compress files.

    Said by a man who isn't trying to keep all his work related data on a 2 year old laptop.

    StuartR

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    Re: Opening Correct Program in XP (XP Home Edition)

    There is, of course, the rare exception. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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