I reverted to Office 2007 retail version. Everything has been running great.
Today, I tried to open an old Word document. It might have been created on WORD 6. But was last modified 4/21/2003 which would have been using Office XP (aka Office 2002.) I'm sure I was able to open these files with Office 2007 on my prior machine.
I get a message:
This error occurs if you try to open a Microsoft Office document and the file type for that document has been blocked by a registry policy setting. To help secure your computer, Microsoft or the administrator of this computer implemented a registry policy setting that prevents opening this type of file.
To open documents with this file type, disable the registry policy setting. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 922850.
922850 is a link:
It says to do a regedit:
There is no "Trust Center" in Office 2007 or Office 2003. Therefore, you have to change the value of the FileOpenBlock registry subkey to disable the restriction of certain file types.
Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry
for restoration in case problems occur.
2.Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
3.Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
For Office 2007:
Well, there's no such key!
In fact -- the whole tree branch isn’t there.
It must be a remnant from having Office 2013 on here. Any ideas?