and Windows knows the original document was created in that format......so try right clicking the .doc file and see if you get the option of "open with" and then choose Wordpad as the default program to use for .doc files. If it opens correctly in Wordpad, then do the procedure again, but make sure you put a checkmark in the box at the bottom of the window that says 'always use this program'....and all future .doc files will use Wordpad by default.
If you should install Office/Word later on, it will override the wordpad setting and make itself the default program used at that time.
I have recently bought a new dell, dimension 2400 series computer and love it. The problem I am having is when trying to open a wordpad document I created from another computer it am getting a message stating that it "cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files"
Why am I getting this message and what do I need to do to open these files?
Thanks in advance,
I am running Windows xp home edition and the wordpad documents had a .doc extension.