I can't open DOC with Word 2007

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Hello,

I have a new Dell computer that came installed with Windows 7 and Microsoft Works. I installed Word 2007 since all my previous work was done on this program. When I try to open an e-mail with an attachment showing "DOC", it immediately tries to open it in Works, but gives me an error and won't open. I couldn't even open a document sent to me where the woman used Windows 7 and Word 2007 to create the document. What can I do to be able to open these documents?

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Dear Cali Girl,

Please have the problem solved with the suggested compatibility packs from below.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/924074

Thank you.
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If can can do this
- save the file
- launch word 2007
- use File - Open option and open the saved document

Then all you have to do is associate file type doc to word

here is some help on that
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/9154-default-programs-associate-file-type-protocol.html