New Word Document entry missing from Windows File menu


David H.

After upgrading from Office 2000 to Office 2007 on Windows XP, I have one
small but annoying symptom: In Windows Explorer, File | New allows me to
create a new "Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet" or even a new "Microsoft
Office Access 2007 Database", but there is no entry shown for a new
"Microsoft Office Word Document". It's just missing from the menu, and also
from the Context menu that pops up when I right-click in My Documents or
other folder.
I have repaired Office. I have compared my registry entry
(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docx\Word.Document.12\ShellNew) with the entry in a
similar computer that works properly, and the entries are identical.
What else can I do?

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