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Windows 7: How can I open pps files from e-mail with system 7 ?

06 May 2010   #1
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 
How can I open pps files from e-mail with system 7 ?

When I had vista I could open powerpoint files that came in my e-mail but now I can't with 7. I tried downloading Powerpoint from MS but it is only good for Vista.


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06 May 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi there,

Did you download Powerpoint Viewer 2007, from here? If not, do that first. If it still isn't working, set the .exe to run in Compatibility Mode for Vista SP2 and let us know if that helps.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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12 May 2010   #3
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Hi there,

Did you download Powerpoint Viewer 2007, from here? If not, do that first. If it still isn't working, set the .exe to run in Compatibility Mode for Vista SP2 and let us know if that helps.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Thanks, I did download it from there and it is compatible with Win 7 but I finally figured out I had to save the PPS files and bring them into PowerPoint Viewer instead of merely trying to open them from my e-mail.
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13 May 2010   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Sure thing, glad to help Let me know if you need assistance in the future.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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20 Jan 2011   #5
bootsmom

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm running Win7 Pro, and I have MSPPt 2007 installed with correct associations.

First, I backed up my registry (just in case), then I followed Brink's suggestion (#2) on this page - VISTA :: - and it worked like a charm!



Bootsmom
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20 Jan 2011   #6
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That is a great reminder, bootsmom!

Thanks for reminding others of this fix and I'm very glad it worked for you.
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20 May 2014   #7
CLK

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 

I recently had to have Windows 7 re-installed by Microsoft Tier II Support.

I just noticed that I can no longer open .pps files from Windows Mail. Have to first save them.

I followed the steps above:

1) Installed PowerPoint Viewer 2007 - no change.

2) Followed the steps here: Unable to Open .PPS attachments directly from Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail - The Winhelponline Blog - no change.

3) Went to Microsoft here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...ils.aspx?id=13 and installed the newer viewer - no change.

4) Went back to regedit and found that both the .pps and .ppt registry entries had an additional Show command added. I deleted them in the appropriate areas, leaving only the Open and Print commands.

Still not able to open .pps file in Windows Mail.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,
Mike
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