Quote: Originally Posted by chriswchrisw
.........every time I open Word using the "New" context menu, it opens as Word 2007 (.docx).........
I've not been able to reproduce this.
I started with Windows 7 pro 64bit SP1 in a virtual machine via VirtualBox and I installed Office 2002 (I tested using right-click > New > Microsoft Word Document and I got a 2002 doc as expected.)
Then I installed the Office Compatibility Pack and tested again - I still got a 2002 doc.
I applied all of the Office updates and tested again - I still got a 2002 doc.
I applied the Office Compatibility Pack SP3 and tested again - I still got a 2002 doc.
I restarted between updates and tests - but no joy (or no sadness :-)
What I've not done is to apply all of the OS patches because I'm on a slow connection to the net - but I don't think that would matter to this problem. All I can suggest is to uninstall the Office Compatibility Pack and test. If "New" still makes a docx, then do a repair on Office 2002 (you might need the CD). Worse comes to worse, uninstall Office 2002 and start fresh.