can not open any excel file from my desktop shortcuts


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AndyCowboy

I now can not open any excel file from my desktop shortcuts. This occurred
after I updated to the latest Microsoft update. I get the following; .xls is
not a valid Win32 application." This just occurred after updated to XP
service pack 2.
 
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Dave Peterson

The first thing I'd try is to reregister excel:

Close Excel and
Windows Start Button|Run
excel /unregserver
then
Windows Start Button|Run
excel /regserver

The /unregserver & /regserver stuff resets the windows registry to excel's
factory defaults.

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If that doesn't help, are you sure that's the exact error message you get?
 
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AndyCowboy

AndyCowboy said:
I now can not open any excel file from my desktop shortcuts. This occurred
after I updated to the latest Microsoft update. I get the following; .xls is
not a valid Win32 application." This just occurred after updated to XP
service pack 2.
 
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Sandy Mann

AndyCowboy said:
I now can not open any excel file from my desktop shortcuts. This occurred
after I updated to the latest Microsoft update. I get the following; .xls
is
not a valid Win32 application." This just occurred after updated to XP
service pack 2.

Is this just Excel files or all files? I found after upgrading XP to SP2
that *none* of my shortcut icons worked. The computer's manufacturer's only
suggestion was to uninstall SP2. I found that after an uninstall and
re-install everyting worked

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HTH

Sandy
In Perth, the ancient capital of Scotland
and the crowning place of kings

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AndyCowboy

When I go to Remove programs, it says "this update cannot be removed"
referring to SP3
 
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Sandy Mann

When you said:

I assumed that you were talking about Windows XP SP2

Are you saying that it occurred after an Excel SP installation?

--
HTH

Sandy
In Perth, the ancient capital of Scotland
and the crowning place of kings

(e-mail address removed)
Replace @mailinator.com with @tiscali.co.uk
 
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