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When we open any local or network Word document in Word 2007, we receive an error:

Word has insufficient memory. Do you want to save document1 as rescued document?

The machine has 8GB of RAM, and equivalent in page file. I have performed the following without resolving the issue:

  • Renamed normal.dotm.
  • Performed Office Diagnostics, which found and repaired 1 issue.
  • Uninstalled/Reinstalled Word 2007.
  • There was no HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Data key to delete. (There was no Word entry under Office)
  • There was no HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options key to delete.
  • There were no Startup items to rename/delete in %programfiles%\Microsoft\Office\Office12\Startup\
  • There were no COM Add-ins to delete in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins

This occurs with every document.

Any ideas?

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Thanks for the list of things that you had already tried; just working my way through them now. – dumbledad Mar 5 '13 at 15:35

Now that you mention that it happens with every document, we know it is probably the program in some form or another.

I would try ininstalling it one more time with the help of this document.

After I would then run CCleaner, using both the "Cleaner" an the Registry cleaner.

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What operating system is it on? There are also Microsoft programs, designed to check the readiness of a system for a service pack, and these programs fix any inconsistencies along the way. – KCotreau Jul 12 '11 at 5:44

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