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Windows 7: Unable to set Word 2010 as default program

12 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

ok done a full C:\ search and only found one WINWORD.EXE, located in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office folder but this is Word 2002 !

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30 Oct 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro OA 64 bit notebook

HELP!!! Did you solve this problem? I'm having much the same problem only my laptop was supplied as an insurance claim so I cannot even take it to the shop for help.
The laptop came with Microsoft starter and Microsoft Office 2010 that prompts for a product key.
I installed an old version of MS Office I had and bought an upgrade to 2010 and installed that. It prompted me for the key and i entered he one that came with the upgrade. So I have all the 2010 programmes installed and working, but they did not automatically override the starter . I tried to change the association manually. In recommended programmes, I see MS Office 2010 (but if I choose that, it takes me to the activation screen where I have to put in a key. Now, the key won't work, neither does a key I found on the bottom o the laptop. I also see 'windows office client virtualization handler' if i choose that it takes me to word starter. Under other programmes I see MSoffice10 but it has a picture icon. It does not take me to word. I used browse to locate the word 2010 file WINWORD in the Office 14 folder programmes(x86) folder and selected it, but it would not show in the association window, and the association did not work. No other programme selections work either) I tried hiding the original MS office folder in the programmes folder and moved the one I'd installed from the programmes 86x folder to the programmes folder but that did not fix it. Also, advice earlier in this thread was to click on the MS icon in the top LH corner f a word page, but I cannot see such an icon in my word docs, some are 2003-7 doc files, others are docx. I am not a programmer but I can follow simple clear instructions that don;t assume a lot of technical knowledge. Can anyone help?
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