Office/Word 2007 Recent Documents - Win 7 x64

Gigabyte / Eg45m-ds2h
January 19, 2010 at 23:17:34
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.667 GHz / 4094 MB

Upgraded Win Vista Ultimate x64 to Win 7 x64 [not a clean install; way too many programs to reinstall].
Office 2007 Pro ran without a hitch [Vista Ultimate x64].
After upgrading to Win 7 x64 I can’t get access to Home/Word Options/Advanced/Display/Show this number of Recent Documents [it is grayed out and tells me I need Administrator rights to change it – Right clicking on and run as admin {Word} doesn’t work either]. Using Administrator login results in same message and grayed out area. [MS Word diagnostics applied – everything functions as it’s supposed to]. I’m a lazy writer and prefer to pin the stories I’m working on, to the Recent Documents easy access panel.

Searched the web to no avail. What am I missing? Thanks in advance.


P.S. More specific [system] info can/will be added if need be.

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January 20, 2010 at 04:01:25
I think your problems may have started the minute you upgraded instead of doing a clean install. Okay, so more work involved re-installing your applications, but it's the only way to go if you want the best chance of having a well-behaved and stable operating system.

For one thing, some of those applications and drivers in your previous OS may not even be compatible with Windows 7 - did you check them all with Microsoft's compatibility website before doing the upgrade?

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January 20, 2010 at 07:21:00
Hi pip22,

Thank you for your swift reply. Yes, I know clean installs are the best if not the only option, but I've got everything but time. Yes, I did run a compatibility check, and I use DriverMax to keep updates on new/er drivers, but this simple non-functional feature goes beyond me. I'd hoped it would be a simple fix, but I guess I'll end up un- and reinstalling Office again.

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