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by gwingee / February 10, 2007 9:10 AM PST

I went to do a grocery list and it says the file is corrupted or reinstall...should I uninstall the works set up and the works task launcher? Do I also have to uninstall word..I think it was part of it..but it has different parts to add or remove...not sure if I have to remove everything and start from scratch. the grocery list and the greeting cards are not working...

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Have You Tried Checking the 'Help' Section For Reinstall?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 10, 2007 9:30 AM PST
In reply to: Microsoft Works

First, are these NEW grocery lists and greeting cards? Or are they cards that you have previously created? If they are cards you previously created, it may be the file itself that's corrupted.. If you're trying to create new ones, then the program may be the culprit.

If you're trying to create NEW cards and lists, (You didn't mention which version of Works Suite you have) I believe you can do the reinstall from the Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs section. (It would also help to know which operating system the computer is using.) For example, to reinstall Works 7.0 on this Windows XP computer, the "Help" section says this:

For Windows XP

1 On the taskbar, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2 Click Add or Remove Programs.

3 In the list, click Microsoft Works 7.0.

4 Click Change.

5 In the Microsoft Works 7.0 Setup box, click Next.

6 Select Change installation, and then click Next.

7 Select Complete installation (recommended), and then click Next.

8 Follow the instructions to complete the reinstallation.

Hope this helps.


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I have Windows XP SP2
by gwingee / February 10, 2007 11:15 AM PST

And I have Works Suite is microsoft works 8 and microsoft word 2oo2...

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which do I change
by gwingee / February 10, 2007 11:19 AM PST

there is Microsoft works, Microsoft works 2005 set up, Microsoft word 2002, and Microsoft work suite add in for Microsoft word

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I called HP
by gwingee / February 11, 2007 12:34 AM PST

re this..and did end up doing the uninstall and reinstall..BUT they are trying to tell me it is because of a "possible" conflict with McaFee and that Norton is better for my computer...I have HP and they use Norton and Dell uses McaFee and I have comcast broadband which recommends McaFee and it is free with comcast...geez
the only problem I had was using the greeting cards and grocery lists on my Microsoft works..which now is working again.

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Does Camcast Cable provide Free Virus Protection?
by PudgyOne / February 11, 2007 3:20 AM PST
In reply to: I called HP

I know some ISP's say they offer protection. I know that Yahoo used to use Norton as their Virus protection but...

This was for their email only.

Do you actually have McAfee installed on you computer and is it up to date?

I use Verizon DSL and they offer a few items. They are trial versions and then they want you to pay for these items. I have install all free items.

Free Virus Protection

Avast ? Register, it's FREE.



Zone Alarm

Spyware Removal Tools

C W Shredder

Spybot Search & Destroy

Ad-Aware SE

AVG Anti-Spyware

Windows Defender

Spyware Blaster

FREE Programs


Open Office

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Shockwave Player

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Thunderbird


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yes comcast offers free virus protection with Mcafee..full
by gwingee / February 11, 2007 6:00 AM PST

virus spyware or email though

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Yes, I have found that out
by PudgyOne / February 11, 2007 6:33 AM PST
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McAfee Shouldn't Cause A Conflict With HP Software Or Works
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 11, 2007 6:58 AM PST

I've got McAfee antivirus programs installed on all of our computers (thousands) and many of them have Microsoft Word and Works.. No problems here.

Hope this helps.


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thanks Grif
by gwingee / February 11, 2007 8:29 AM PST

I just had to uninstall and reinstall and now it works perfectly

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