Solved all programs opening with ms word

October 11, 2011 at 00:10:56
Specs: Windows XP
in my windows xp,i tried opening a microsoft word 97-2003 doc,it opened a window saying configuring with ms office and then all icons and all exe files are opening with word,even system tools are opening with word,i dont know how to fix it

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#1
October 11, 2011 at 03:23:37
annie1378, IE opens most things, but not all. When in doubt, find 'What opens what' @: http://filext.com/.
RIGHTCLICK the proggie in question and when the menu pops up, 'Open with' and enter your choice. If you'd like to use that all the time, check the 'always use' box. BTW, my guess is that yours now opens the way it does is 'cuz that box is checked and an inappropriate choice made.
You'll probably find that you need to use several things. One for text files, another for graphics, etc. I do.
HTH
Ed in Texas

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#2
October 11, 2011 at 08:50:26
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annie1378, Follow my instructions in Reply #7 in the thread at the link below.

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#3
October 12, 2011 at 03:12:45
i tried that,,but the box that says always use this to open this type of files is inactive,doesnt respond when i click the box.

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October 12, 2011 at 03:30:44
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#5
October 12, 2011 at 13:12:24
annie1378, Glad to see that the problem is apparently corrected and Thanks for posting back.

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