Solved MS Works 7 Word Processor stopped working & Won't Paste Text

November 24, 2013 at 23:53:11
Specs: Windows 7, 4 GB
For some reason, now my word processor (MS Works 7) won't allow even a tiny bit of text to be copied and pasted.

I get this message:

Microsoft Works Word Processor has stopped working.
Windows can check online for a solution to the problem.
>Check online for a solution and close program
>Close the program
View problem details

I have no clue as to how I can fix this -- would greatly appreciate some help on this.

Thanks very much

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November 25, 2013 at 03:48:06
Re-install Microsoft Works. There's no need to uninstall it. Just run the installer and accept the default installation path as before.

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November 25, 2013 at 15:05:47
Thanks -- hope I can do this. As I got the system from a friend, will contact her re installation disks.

If she doesn't have the installation disks, anyway you know of to get them?

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November 25, 2013 at 16:02:54
✔ Best Answer
Not sure these are option for Works, but you can check and see.

Check and see if Works has a Detect & Repair option.

On the Task Bar,
Select Help
Select Detect & Repair

You might also be able to do a Repair from Add or Remove Programs.

Go to Control Panel
Select Add or Remove Programs
Select Microsoft Works
Select Change
Select Repair


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November 27, 2013 at 00:10:27
Thanks for submitting some ideas.
Works has NO Detect & Repair option, not under Help or anywhere!
You can't do anything but uninstall a program on the Programs & Features.

On another site, I was advised to not bother with Works as they feel it is a poor substitute for Word. I was advised to look for the free download of Open Office. A friend of mine who knows a lot of computer stuff said Open Office is a very good program.

So thanks everyone, but I guess it's on to looking for Open Office.

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