Word 2007 incompatability with older versions of word


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Captain Ben

I have Windows 7 home premium, Word 2007 with Office Home and student 2007.
Cannot open older word files dating back to Vista, XP, etc.
Keep getting message '(file name).doc is not a valid Win32 application
Have tried downloading:
Compatability pack for 2007 office system
all updates for office 2007
incl. security updates and service pack 2
Before loading office/word 2007 I removed works and older versions of word
and rebooted, Have rebooted more times than I can remember!
Any help appreciated before I remove office 2007 and reload office XP which
ran fine!
Many thanks
 
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Captain Ben

Thanks for the attempt for assistance but tried your suggested change to
registry with no improvement. There was no %1 at the end of the command?
Any other suggestions?
once again thanks for the suggested solution
regards Ben
 
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Captain Ben

Thanks for your assistance in trying to help me make this work,
However I am not an IT expert, just a plain user who has worked with windows
since 3.1
-Amazed at the progress since Win 95
However also amazed how hard they have to struggle to make just one platform
run successfully.
I spend more time reformatting hard drives which have corrupted, crashed and
just plain have to be upgraded than actually using!
This is the last PC I will ever buy!

I am to be, just another Mac convert, by the end of the year.
Between work and home I have to struggle keeping 7 PC's going, 3 laptops -
ex Vista 'abortions' - now '7' and 2 XP desktops.
- Life is too short to be trying to finish the work which Microsoft start
and can be bothered to sort!
- Back to Office XP
 

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