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Windows 7: Problem with correct file associations in Win7 Pro/64

19 Apr 2013   #1
2dg013

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Problem with correct file associations in Win7 Pro/64

This is my first posting here. So far this forum has helped with several issues to get me going, but now I have one which I would like some advice on please.

I have several older programs installed amongst which is Word 2003. It has to run in Admin mode to work correctly, but when I click on a doc file it comes up with an error in Word. The same file is ok if loaded normally.

I have discovered that if I drop UAC universally then all works correctly but I am not sure if this is the correct way to go about it. Advice please

Thanks


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19 Apr 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums (as a member

>It has to run in Admin mode to work correctly...
What does not work when you do not run the Word app as admin?


>...but when I click on a doc file it comes up with an error in Word
Explorer is running at the medium integrity level (non-admin). It is limited in what it can pass along to a program that is running at high integrity level (run as admin). So what you see there is normal.


>I have discovered that if I drop UAC universally then all works correctly...
Once you turn off UAC, explorer and Word are both running at the same high integrity level (run as admin).


>...but I am not sure if this is the correct way to go about it.
It is best to keep the UAC turned on. It protects you from lots of things.
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20 Apr 2013   #3
2dg013

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums (as a member

>It has to run in Admin mode to work correctly...
What does not work when you do not run the Word app as admin?


>...but when I click on a doc file it comes up with an error in Word
Explorer is running at the medium integrity level (non-admin). It is limited in what it can pass along to a program that is running at high integrity level (run as admin). So what you see there is normal.


>I have discovered that if I drop UAC universally then all works correctly...
Once you turn off UAC, explorer and Word are both running at the same high integrity level (run as admin).


>...but I am not sure if this is the correct way to go about it.
It is best to keep the UAC turned on. It protects you from lots of things.
Thanks for the reply.

Quote:
>It has to run in Admin mode to work correctly...
What does not work when you do not run the Word app as admin?
Clicking of a .doc file in explorer brings up an error in Word.
Cannot drag a file into Word.

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>...but when I click on a doc file it comes up with an error in Word
Explorer is running at the medium integrity level (non-admin). It is limited in what it can pass along to a program that is running at high integrity level (run as admin). So what you see there is normal.
Thought that might be the case. So will have to live without UAC. Never had any problems with 2000 and XP - just have to be careful.
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20 Apr 2013   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2dg013 View Post
Clicking of a .doc file in explorer brings up an error in Word.
Cannot drag a file into Word.
Can you post a screenshot of the error you see?
Someone here might have suggestions if they can see the actual error you see.

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