Office 2010 Won’t Open Older 2003 and 2007 Files

Posted by Chris on February 15, 2011 in Tech Blogs |

Well I installed Office 2010 today and was looking forward to really getting into it! I was running 2003 and just skipped office 2007.

I installed office 2010 and uninstalled 2003. This is where I had some issues. When I would try too directly click on a word or excel document that was made in 2003 I would get errors. So I figured I just had too associate them with 2010 right? Wrong!! As I tried too open with and save the default program, the default program was no where too be found!

If I was in word or excel I could go too file > open and get file that way, but who wants too do that? Not me. Anyways here is the fix!
Don’t ask me why this has too be done, but as soon as I did it Voila it worked.

Make sure online. Go to control panel. programs. programs and features. uninstall a program. Select microsoft office installed. click change and wait until it finished doing whatever the heck it is doing. When complete exit. No go double click on your file and give it a minute. It will go out to the internet too dowlnload some stuff and it should work.

Why do we need too go through this is beyond me but it works. I can’t wait too go install this on 25 workstations! YEY For me!


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