Opening Word 2007 docs with Word 2010

 Rockport -
So I installed Office 2010, and removed Office 2007 from my computer (I had lost the product key, so it was in view-only mode, it's a long story) - obviously, a bad move. Now I can't open the 2007 files people are sending me. Anyone know how to fix this?


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I suggest you reinstall Office 2010. It should not have a problem with docx files. Removing 2007 after you installed 2010 may have changed the file associations.
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