And it's in the code (Word 2007) to auto repair associations.
I guess you could dive deeper into associations and create scripts to fix it from time to time but as you know, MSFT is not going to change the app.
This question seems to have been addressed in this forum, but not quite. I want to open .doc files with Office 2003 Word, .xls files with Office 2003 Excel, etc. But I also have Office 2007 installed, in case I have to deal with docx or xlsx files. If I try to set the default program for .doc files, I specify the Office 2003 program sitting in the Program Files (X86) directory. But Win 7 stubbornly resets this default to Word 2007. Even when I've set up a separate taskbar icon for Word 2003, sometimes it opens, and sometimes it's Word 2007 that opens, more or less at random. Gratuitous cursing of M%*#^Soft doesn't help.
Can anyone suggest a fix?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.