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Windows 7: Microsoft "Word cannot start the converter Wks9Pxy"?

27 Feb 2014   #1
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Microsoft "Word cannot start the converter Wks9Pxy"?

Alright so I followed all the steps on this article: How to open a Works 6.0, a Works 7.0, a Works 8.0, or a Works 9.0 word processing document in Word to install the Micorsoft Works file converter. This allows you to open MS Works files in MS Word. I installed both the MS Works 6-9 converter AND MS Works 4 converter. However with both installations I still haven't been able to to open MS Works files in MS Word 2013. When I open the files I get the following error:

Any idea on how to fix this???

Note: I already tried repair installing MS Office...


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21 Mar 2014   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I realise that this thread is three weeks old, but just in-case it is still an issue, I thought I would reply with what appears to be the answer:
Unable to Download the new converter Microsoft works 6-9 File - Microsoft Community
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24 Mar 2014   #3
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Hey man no worries thanks for the response! Just so you know though I do already have the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package on my computer installed so that mustn't be why... Anywho I decided I would just reinstall Microsoft Works and manually open and re-save each document (140+) as a .doc file. I then opened each file up in Microsoft Word 2013 and converted them to a .docx file... Took a long time but hey that is all that would work for me. Thank you though!
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25 Mar 2014   #4
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Many thanks for the feedback - always useful for others looking for help.
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29 Jul 2014   #5
JStover

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have this exact same problem and have tried the exact same solutions (except for installing "Works") with the same unsuccessful results. However, I did note that the Works 6-9 converter does not come up with a "Finished install" screen. The "Wks4Converter_en-US" install did have a finish screen. Could this have something to do with the problem or has a solution been found to the error message ("Word cannot start the converter Wks9Pxy" for Word 2013)?

Thanks for any help.
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