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Windows Doesnít Recognize MS Word

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#1 flndt


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:00 AM

Iím running Office 2000 in Windows 7 64 bit, & itís been working good except for Outlook, & donít care about Outlook. Iím getting ready to install Office 2007, & would like to install both Office versions (2000 & 2007).

The MS site said this is possible. To avoid conflicts, it said to take a few steps before installing Office 2007. The 1st is to rename Office 2000 startup links. All Iíve done so far is rename the links (e.g., "Microsoft Word" to "Word 2000"), & nothing else. Office 2007 has not been installed, & Iíve made no changes to registry or anything else.

Word is now giving me 2 startup problems. Itís as if Word is no longer registered with Windows.

1) The User Account Control (UAC) now activates every time I start Word. The UAC asks if the program (winword.exe) should be allowed to make changes. It also shows the publisher as ďunknown.Ē This includes starting Word manually from within its directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office 2000\Office). Word runs OK after clicking "Yes" in UAC.

2) The Word start icons are not recognized by Win 7. I get blank generic icons in the Start Menu & Taskbar. I did unpin those icons from the taskbar & start menu before I renamed them.

Can anyone help me fix this?

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:14 AM

the original winword.exe may have been overwritten

Have you tried an installation repair of Office 2000?
To do this:
Go to programs & features in the Control Panel
Scroll down and select Microsoft Office 2000 and there should be an option to Change/Repair

Office 2007 would work better on Windows 7 as it has current update support and will integrate better with windows
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:39 AM

Thanks. I tried that already. It didn't work.

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