I need to have both word 2003 and word 2010 installed on the same machine. How can I make word 2003 default on .doc? Registry key?


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  • Uninstall one version of Office? Why do you need 2 versions on the same machine anyway? – Ben Pilbrow Feb 13 '11 at 17:08

You don't set a registry key, you set the default program. Right click any .doc file and you will see a box like below chick change and select Microsoft Word in the Dialog box.

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  • If another version of Word is running, the document opens in the running version rather than in the associated version. – Luke99 Feb 13 '11 at 16:57
  • I don't think there is a way around that. – Jacob Feb 13 '11 at 17:01
  • There is a way, I just don't know how it's done. – TSs Feb 13 '11 at 21:38

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