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WksWP.exe unidentified publisher

by Jrank1 / October 31, 2009 11:18 AM PDT

Something happened to my MS Works word processor. It works fine, but when I initiate it (click on wkswp.exe) i get the "unidentified publisher" box, and have to click on "ALLOW, I trust this program" to continue. I know MS is the publisher, but what happened to make th OS lose its I.D., and how can I get it back to normal? Spreadsheet, Database, Notepad, and Wordpad don't have the problem.

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Try the usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2009 11:50 AM PST

Uninstall that program. Then reinstall it.

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Tried the usual
by Jrank1 / November 3, 2009 6:53 AM PST
In reply to: Try the usual.

Thanks for your response. As you probably know, WksWP.exe is part of MS Works, which was bundled with VISTA when I got my Dell.

Per your instructions, I uninstalled WORKS, then reinstalled it from the CD-ROM which came with the system, then downloaded the most recent update from MS Online. (That's not 100% true. MS came back with a message saying I already have the current version and did not download. So I am ASSUMING it's up to date.)
Anyway, I'm still stuck with the "unidentified publisher" message, etc. I can always continue to click "ALLOW ...". Or, I can run with Account Control off. Neither is convenient.

I still wonder how I lost the "publisher" I.D.

Again, thanks for your suggestion.

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You don't want to know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2009 7:15 AM PST
In reply to: Tried the usual

I'm not the best at re-writing this but in a nutshell as the patches come out the signing breaks and you get that UAC prompt.

You did nothing wrong. Ask Dell for a new CD that works?
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Thanks anyway
by Jrank1 / November 3, 2009 11:37 AM PST

I guess I'll live with it, or maybe get a new CD from Dell. Thanks for your help. JAR

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