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Windows 7: Power Point VIEWER not working in W7 x64

27 Dec 2009   #1

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Power Point VIEWER not working in W7 x64

Hi,

I am new to Windows 7 and I am using the x64 version. I am having the problem that Power Point Viewer doesn't work. I don't want to buy or install Microsoft Office 2010 only for the Power Point Viewer because I really don't like it, don't use it and it takes huge space in my hard disk. Same about Open Office. I have been using the small application of Microsoft to run the power points. Just the viewer.

Is anyone with x64 running the power point viewer? Does anyone know of a small sized alternative?

Thank you.

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30 Dec 2009   #2

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

Hi kmint,

I'm running Windows 7 x64 and just installed PowerPoint Viewer 2007 from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

It's installed and running perfectly fine. Can you please be more specific about what doesn't work?

- Did you install from the same .exe you had leftover from an earlier version of Windows, or did you download a new .exe?
- Are you getting any errors when you try to install the software?
- Can you install and open the program itself, just not any actual presentations?

I'd troubleshoot PPV first before trying to use a third-party viewer; PPV is lightweight and barebones, perfect for what you want to do. If you answer the above questions (whichever ones apply) I'll be able to help you better.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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30 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Win 7 32bit, i get pps files in emails useing WLM it will not allow opening inside the email, error is file association, i can move the file to My Doc's and can open it there.

Smitty
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31 Dec 2009   #4

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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

I'm running Windows 7 x64 and just installed PowerPoint Viewer 2007 from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

It's installed and running perfectly fine. Can you please be more specific about what doesn't work?

- Did you install from the same .exe you had leftover from an earlier version of Windows, or did you download a new .exe?
- Are you getting any errors when you try to install the software?
- Can you install and open the program itself, just not any actual presentations?

I'd troubleshoot PPV first before trying to use a third-party viewer; PPV is lightweight and barebones, perfect for what you want to do. If you answer the above questions (whichever ones apply) I'll be able to help you better.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Hey, finally a reply. Thank you very much.

Well it's not a big deal. I finally installed the PP that comes withing Office 2010 Beta. The only problem is that it takes lots of MB. Nothing relevant as I have 250 GB, just a little perfectionism in keeping my system as light as possible by using the lightest software and only the very necessary. I learnt that in this way my Windows always runs smooth and fast (along with regular cleaning and defrag maintenance).

Anyway, to the point. Answering your questions.

1- I got Windows 7 one month ago. I then installed PPV 2007 from my programs folder (let's say the copy that I keep always with me). It installs well but when you open a PP file nothing happens. As if it wasn't installed.

So I reinstalled it again overwriting it. No changes. Then I uninstalled completely with Revo Uninstaller (deep registry cleaning and total uninstall) and reinstalled it again. No changes. Then I downloaded it from the MS web, the same link you give me. No changes. And I lost track of what else I did or try.

So, to summarize. It installs well but it won't open the PP files. When installing the one that comes within Office 2010 (the full program), everything works fine.

Thanks a lot.

EDIT: By the way... I was thinking that, actually, the Office version is a free Beta for testing, and that the license expires in a few months. So, yes, I would definetely like to fix this problem because I definetely won't buy Office only for this purpose (I can't even afford it, lol).
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04 Jan 2010   #5

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

Have you tried right-clicking the file, selecting "Open with..." and choosing PowerPoint Viewer from the list? I honestly can't think of any other reason why PPV wouldn't be working.

This thread on Microsoft Answers suggests performing a clean boot. It might be worth a try... let us know if it works for you!

Cheers (and Happy New Year),

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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04 Jan 2010   #6

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Have you tried right-clicking the file, selecting "Open with..." and choosing PowerPoint Viewer from the list? I honestly can't think of any other reason why PPV wouldn't be working.

This thread on Microsoft Answers suggests performing a clean boot. It might be worth a try... let us know if it works for you!

Cheers (and Happy New Year),

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Thanks for your help. Yes I tried from the context menu but doesn't work. I will try with that link you suggest. Looks complicated though the clean boot thing.

Thanks a lot again.
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19 Feb 2010   #7

W7
 
 
PowerPointViewer not working

I have exactly the same problem as Kmint. Power Point viewer doesn't open pps files in Windows 7. Did you already found a solution ?
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22 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Powerpoint viewer 2003 works on Win7 64bit

Get Powerpoint Viewer 2003 from here:
Download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003, Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003 6.0.2600.0 Download

It works fine with Windows 7 x64
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24 Mar 2010   #9

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just to add that I found the problem. I was installing the English version and didn't run. Then I downloaded the one in my language version and it worked. I mean my language but my Windows 7 language too of course.

Try that just in case.
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24 Mar 2010   #10

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

Thanks for returning to update the thread, kmint! Pedrosoft, if you're still following can you comment on whether changing the download language helps you install a working version of PPV?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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