How do I change the default program for torrent files in Windows 8?

May 12, 2014
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I am having trouble opening torrent files with my Windows 8 computer. I have tried changing the default program (and associations) to uTorrent but to no avail as it does not even come up as an option. Every time I try to open a torrent file I get the message saying:

How do you want to open this type of file (.torrent)? look for an app in the store.

I have tried modifying the problem in my registry, re-installing both Chrome and uTorrent, trying to change associations, etc. This has been going on for days and no matter what I do, I cannot seem to find a fix!

Please help!

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