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Unable to open Word document since installing SP2 on win xp

by sabina_2004 / November 16, 2004 12:36 PM PST

Thanks to your help I can say that wordpad is happily installed. And it opens.
However, all my other word documents do not open. A window comes up with the text: Can not load Word for Windows 6.0 files. I have no idea what happened, but I need to find a way to open them because otherwise I lose 20 years of research. Changing the format to txt. messes up the contents.
What am I going to do?????

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Unable to open Word document in Wordpad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2004 12:33 AM PST

Let's fix your lack of a really compatibilty Word editor.

Go get and install OPEN OFFICE from

Do they open now?


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Re: Unable to open Word document in Wordpad.
by sabina_2004 / November 18, 2004 2:38 AM PST

Hello Bob, Please forgive me for not sending a message sooner, but my pc crashed whilst uninstalling SP2. I have had amazing changes in my system since installing SP2 and have now once more uninstalled it. I am presently downloading and thank you for it. I am not sure yet if it works, but I am sure anything you advise will work.
Thank you for now and I will report back later tonight.

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