Word program opens, but does not open the word document

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When I double-click a Word document, whether it is a .docx, .doc., or .dot, Microsoft Word 2007 opens, but not the word document. The program opens with a blank background (not even a blank word document). However, I can then open the word document by using the Open command or drag-and-dropping on the open Word window.

I have tried all the suggested fixes I found online, including fixes involving the registry keys and the normal template. None of them have worked.

This problem arose all of a sudden on its own, but seems to have been caused by a Windows Update that was just installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am using Word 2007.


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