Notepad 2 : a small, fast and free text editor

Notepad2 is a FANTASTIC app, improving greatly the original Notepad shipped with Windows! Notepad2 follows the basic Notepad principle, keeping it small, fast, without frills, but it improves it greatly! Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting.

How to Replace notepad with notepad2 in Vista ?

1) Download notepad2 from here
2) Rename Notepad2.exe to notepad.exe.
3) Find c:\windows\notepad.exe
and c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe
and set the owner to ‘Administrators’, and grant Administrators full control.
4) Using Windows Explorer, drag and drop the renamed notepad2.exe to c:\windows and c:\windows\system32.
5) Optional replace the permissions on the new notepad.exe to Read & Execute and Read.

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