sure you can, on the second PC some where along the line somebody changed the hander for .reg extensions to word pad all we need to do is change it back
in your registry navigate to this key:
when you look in the right pan you should see word-pad.exe listed.
change that value to this:
the whole thing including brackets so it looks like this:http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2909/11686686pn3.th.pngclick image to enlarge
now before you go running and messing with your registry few things to remember/do
1.never mess with the registry without backing up first so first thing you do is save a copy of your entire registry then you go to edit
2. to edit the registry you need admin rights so make sure you got an admin account.
this change we are making in the registry is no big deal at all and has nothing to do with how your OS runs so don't be worried or nothing but you still need to back up registry.
if you don't' know how to navigate in the registry just let me know and I will show you, its real easy