I have done this twice now, and still haven't figured out the resolution. I have office 2003 installed on windows 7 pro machines. The users then try to open excel 2010 spreadsheets, and they wont open because they are not compatible. But there is an office 2007 patch. I know, I use it on all the desktops that have office 2003, but I forgot to in these two cases.
So once I have the problem corrected, I have the fix, and I wont do it again.
The problem. The office 2003 .xls file wouldn't open. I decided the file association was missing so on the .xls excel spreadsheet I highlighted it then right click>Properites>change.
Then i go to Browse C>local disk>Program files (X86)>microsoft office>office 14>excel. The association is wrong. I have tried to uninstall office and re install, but that did not help at all. I realized after i did this that the office 2007 compatibility pack wasnt installed so i installed the patch, but that didn't help either.
The problem is that the xls is trying to associate with the xlxs,... i think.
I am basically trying to dis-associate the .xls with any program and start over. I thought that it might be a registry setting? I have no idea anymore. Any ideas? I can't be the only one who has ever done this?
Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to provide