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Windows 7: winword.exe in 64bit OS

08 Jun 2011   #1
jvuz

 
 
winword.exe in 64bit OS

Hello,

when your OS is 32 bit, you can launch word by typing winword.exe in a command prompt. But that doesn't work when your OS is 64bit. It's possible to launch it, by typing the full address: c:\program files (x86)\...
My goal is to put that command in a batch file and launch winword regardless which Office version you installed, so is there a way to still launch winword.exe without having to add the exact addresss?

jvuz


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08 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I've never used or written a batch file so I can't help you there, but I'm intrigued as to why you don't just drop a Word shortcut on your desktop/start folder/taskbar/.
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08 Jun 2011   #3
jvuz

 
 

I'm writing a batch script for configuring pc's and notebooks into our domain. Often we need to (re)install office. With Office 2010 you need to launch it once after install to activate it, that's why I need to be able to launch it via a command.
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08 Jun 2011   #4
jvuz

 
 

seavixen32, you did start me thinking about your suggestion. I could copy the exe for word and put it onto the desktop and then rename it. Like that I could launch it, using a the same name for all versions. Unless someone else has an other idea, I'll think I'm gonna work out your suggestion.
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08 Jun 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jvuz View Post
seavixen32, you did start me thinking about your suggestion. I could copy the exe for word and put it onto the desktop and then rename it. Like that I could launch it, using a the same name for all versions. Unless someone else has an other idea, I'll think I'm gonna work out your suggestion.
That is what I normally do and it works well for me.

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08 Jun 2011   #6
jvuz

 
 

Oh, that's not a problem, I'll delete it at the end of the script.
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08 Jun 2011   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

You could always create a VBS script with the following code

Code:
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WshShell.Run("winword.exe")
Just create a text file with a .vbs extension

Note   Note
You will need to have file extensions visible. Explorer > Organize > Folder & Search options > View


I've just tried it on my X64 setup and it works fine. It's basically the same as typing winword into the search/run box.


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08 Jun 2011   #8
jvuz

 
 

orbital shark, thanks a lot! That did the trick!

Jvuz
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08 Jun 2011   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jvuz View Post
orbital shark, thanks a lot! That did the trick!

Jvuz
Glad to hear it
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