|NotePad is quite incapable of changing files and removing it is NOT the fix. That's a bit like "shooting the messenger". About everyone has NotePad on their system and they don't get your issue.|
If Word documents are opening in NotePad then removing NotePad would mean nothing would open them at all. Sounds like you need to change the associations so that Word opens them instead, as per #1.
To help you properly we need more information, in particular the file types concerned (doc, docx, etc) and what Word Processing package you are using.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks
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