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I have Windows Vista machine and I recently installed Office 2007 (I did not have earlier installations of any office product). The installation was a complete success with no error messages etc., however the association of DOC files with Office 2007 is not setup automatically. I have completed it manually now and it is working fine. My question is

  1. Why did not the installation take care of this

  2. How will I change the icon so that the DOC files look like Word 2007. I am not able to do that.

Thanks in advance.

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This seems to happen sometimes, the installer fails to write the registry values needed for the association. If it's only Word that you're having issues with you can try using a tool called docfix. It's created to solve this issue.

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Thanks, will test it and let you know how it works. – Kanini Oct 5 '09 at 6:07

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