Windows 7 will not open .DOC files (SOLVED)

October 29, 2010 at 06:15:28
Specs: Windows 7, 1000
I have saved my old XP DOC files to a USB, as I installed Win 7 on a new computer. Now win 7 will not open the DOC files. These are only Word documents. What have I got to do to get Win 7 to red the DOC files. Thanks

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#1
October 29, 2010 at 06:51:35
install office or a product that can read office files

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#2
October 29, 2010 at 07:11:49
I have Word 7 installed.

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#3
October 29, 2010 at 07:15:31
Bingo...this worked. I found the following in another post. I can now open the .DOC files. I just had to select and default microsoft word. The default was set on acrabat??.

Thanks

Right click on the doc file and enter the preferences.
Then you'll see filetype = .doc
Press on "Change" on the "open with" line.
There you can choose what program you want to open it with.
If you want the new program to always open it, then make sure to set a ( V ) in the field where it says, always use this program to open these filetypes.


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