When I first installed 2008, I wasn't sure how it would perform on my system, and wanted to be able to continue working without interruption or the chance of down time, so I installed it alongside 2007, rather than upgrading.
I just recently decided to un-install 2007, since I no longer have any need for it. Only problem is, other file types (pretty much all other 3D file types other than native SW file types) are no longer associated with SolidWorks, and I can no longer open them.
If I right click on the other file type, select "Open With", SolidWorks no longer appears on this program list. OK- so I will browse to my executable and select it from there. Nope, that doesn't work either - when I select OK, or double click my SW exe, I jump back to my "Open With" list, and the first program on the list is selected. Adobe Acrobat doesn't like to open Parasolids.
How can I get SolidWorks to appear in my program list? I tried doing a re-install. Didn't help for some reason. Not only that, but the latest service pack (1.1) doesn't agree with my ATI video card. Now I also get frequent exits to the BSOD and have to restart my computer. (But that's a problem for another time.)