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Notepad2 is a light-weight, free and open source Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting for a few commonly used languages.It’s based on the Scintilla source code editing component and works on NT-based versions of Windows.

First you need to download notepad2 from here

First you need to Rename Notepad2.exe to notepad.exe.

Find c:\windows\notepad.exe and c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe and set the owner to ‘Administrators’, and grant Administrators full control.

Using Windows Explorer, drag and drop the renamed notepad2.exe to c:\windows and c:\windows\system32.

Optional replace the permissions on the new notepad.exe to Read & Execute and Read.

  One Response to “How to Replace notepad with notepad2 in Vista”

  1. Way to go into detail there, jerkoff. Awful.

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