Archive for November 19th, 2008

I was helping a user out today who had issues opening a .doc Word file in MS Word 2007. The user was getting the following error.  

“You are attempting to open a file that was created in an earlier version of Microsoft Office. This file type is blocked from opening in this version by your registry policy setting.”

It appears the document he was opening was probably created in a very old version (pre-97) of Word, so the standard Compatability Mode in Word 2007 wasn’t picking it up. The easiest way to allow these older .doc files to open in Word 2007 is to follow the steps below. If you are new to editing the registry, you may want to back it up first. You should also make sure that any Office applications are closed before starting this process.

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Stardock provides some very nice customization programs to modify and tweak your Windows look and feel. If you purchase anything that requires installing the Impulse engine, you might run into the following error:

Impulse Error

The error IMPD01-300 comes up during the installation saying it can’t connect for updates.  In order to work around this error you need to download the full installer and use that to install the application.

You can get the full installer here.

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