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Can you open a Word 2.0 document in Office Word 2003 SP3? I cant!

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Can you open a Word 2.0 document in Office Word 2003 SP3? I cant!

gorenjc
I have this question, for which i've tried hard to get at the begining. Word 2003 SP3 doesnot open Word 2.0.
Yep is not working, for me.

Situation:
A AMD DDS 512MB windows XP Pro SP2 computer with Genuine Office 2003 Basic edition no SP, every thing works OK. But we need some updates.

1. I've updated to SP3 and add also Office 2007 compatibility pack.

I've opened a customers old archive with Word 2.0 documents, and Word 2003 say a registry settings prevent from opening that document.

2. I' searched on the net for a solution. The sure suggestion was to uninstall and install again. I've done that. Unistall, reeboot, Install Office 2003 basic and tray again. Guess what - it works like a charm.

3. Lets try again I've installed only Office 2003 SP3. and I was again in point 1. Word 2003 say a registry settings prevent from opening that document.

4. I have to use the onlx solution that I know is to repeat step 2. and leave it as it was before.

So my resume is. I've lost 2 times 2h to be where I've started at the begining with Office 2003 without service Pack.
Is there a workarround.

So can you open a Word 2.0 document in Office 2003 Word with SP3 installed? I can't.
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    Listed here are methods for opening files in Office earlier than 2007.

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
    Warning!!!.
    Changing the registry configuration could make your computer un-usable or un-stable.
    So make any backup that you need now, or you will loose the files. You have been warned.


    Method 1:
    Use a downloadable update to automatically re-enable all file types

    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

    1. Download the appropriate files from the Microsoft Download Center. To do this, click one or more of the following links:

    To re-enable Word file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockWord.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockWord.reg)

    To re-enable Excel file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockExcel.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockExcel.reg)

    To re-enable PowerPoint file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockPowerPoint.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockPowerPoint.reg)

    To re-enable the CorelDraw (CDR) file type only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockCDR.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockCDR.reg)

    Note To change the settings for the CDR file type, you must be logged on as an administrator. If you are using a Windows Vista-based computer, you must be running with an elevated application. By default, regedit will prompt for elevation when it runs the .reg files. This behavior occurs because the filters that are used to import some older image formats such as CorelDraw CDR files are registered in the machine-wide settings, not in the per-user settings.

    2. Double-click the file that you saved in step 1.

    3. Click Yes to confirm the installation of the file.

    4. If an Office program is running, restart the Office program.
    After you install the update, the registry settings will be updated to allow you to open and to save all file types that are supported by Microsoft Office 2003. These file types include the file types that are blocked by default in Office 2003 SP3. The parsing code that is used to open and to save the file types is less secure. We recommend that you install these updates only if you need to work with the file types regularly.

    Microsoft has also created a set of updates that will restore your registry settings to the settings as installed by Office 2003 SP3. To install the updates, follow these steps:

    1. Download the appropriate files from the Microsoft Download Center. To do this, click one or more of the following links:

    To restore the blocked Word file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingWord.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingWord.reg)

    To restore the blocked Excel file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingExcel.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingExcel.reg)

    To restore the blocked PowerPoint file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingPowerPoint.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingPowerPoint.reg)

    To restore the blocked CorelDraw (CDR) file type only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingCDR.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingCDR.reg)

    Note To change the settings for the CDR file type, you must be logged on as an administrator. If you are using a Windows Vista-based computer, you must be running with an elevated application. By default, regedit will prompt for elevation when it runs the .reg files. This behavior occurs because the filters that are used to import some older image formats such as CorelDraw CDR files are registered in the machine-wide settings, not in the per-user settings.

    2. Double-click the file that you saved in step 1.

    3. Click Yes to confirm the installation of the file.

    4. If an Office program is running, restart the Office program.
    Note After you install the update, the registry settings will be updated to the settings as installed by Office 2003 SP3. Additionally, you will no longer be able to open or to save the file types that are blocked by default in Office 2003 SP3.

    Method 2:
    Use the Administrative Templates to set the registry keys
    You can use the Administrative Templates in the "Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Administrative Template (ADM), OPAs, and Explain Text" update to set these registry keys.

    To download this update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=BA8BC720-EDC2-479B-B115-5ABB70B3F490 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=BA8BC720-EDC2-479B-B115-5ABB70B3F490)
    ..............................................
    Method 3:
    Manually set the registry values
    You can manually set the registry values to enable these file types in various products. To do this, follow these steps for the product that you are running.

    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    Note You should temporarily unblock the file types. After you open or save the files, block the file types again.

    Excel
    To enable Excel 2003 to open files in earlier Excel file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit Excel 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileOpenBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileOpenBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type LotusandQuattroFiles, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click LotusandQuattroFiles, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    10. Repeat steps 6 through 9 for the LegacyBinaryFiles registry entry and for the LegacyDatabaseAndDatasourceFiles registry entry.

    11. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.

    To enable Excel 2003 to save files in earlier Excel file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit Excel 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileSaveBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileSaveBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type LotusandQuattroFiles, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click LotusandQuattroFiles, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    10. Repeat steps 6 through 9 for the LegacyBinaryFiles registry entry and for the LegacyDatabaseAndDatasourceFiles registry entry.

    11. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.

    PowerPoint
    To enable PowerPoint 2003 to open files in earlier PowerPoint file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit PowerPoint 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileOpenBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileOpenBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type FilesBeforePowerPoint97, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click FilesBeforePowerPoint97, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    10. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
    To enable PowerPoint 2003 to save files in earlier PowerPoint file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit PowerPoint 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileSaveBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileSaveBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type FilesBeforePowerPoint97, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click FilesBeforePowerPoint97, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    10. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
    Word
    To enable Word 2003 to open files in earlier Word file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit Word 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileOpenBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileOpenBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type FilesBeforeVersion, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click FilesBeforeVersion, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type the value that corresponds to one of the values in the , and then click OK.

    For example, the default value of this entry is set to "Word 6.0 for Windows" or "101." This means that all Word files that have a version number that is less than but not equal to Word 6.0 for Windows are blocked from opening. You can increase or decrease the default version. The versions that are specified in the Word file version table are in ascending order.

    Note When you set the value of the entry to 0, all earlier-version files can be opened. We recommend that you set the value of this entry to one of the values that are listed in the Word file version table instead of setting of the entry to 0. This is because the parsing code that is used to open the earlier file types is less secure.

    10. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
    If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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    gorenjc

    Thanks for the answer.

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    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
    If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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    monicat.avila

    I need to open - and work on - a large Word 2 file. I saved the file on a floppy disk years ago. I have got an external floppy disk drive but I cannot open the file. I have Office 2007, Windows Vista and not a clue of how to do it. I'll be grateful for help on this issue. And please bear in mind I'm not very good with computers. I am afraid of messing up my PC as it's already working very slowly and crashes ever so often. Many thanks in advance for helping me.

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    gorenjc

    I've checked again and found on Microsoft an answer.
    Link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938810/
    Microsoft has disabled the formats below version 6.0 for all Office application for security reason.
    installing a registry patch now you can disable or enable those settings again.

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    0 Votes

    Listed here are methods for opening files in Office earlier than 2007.

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
    Warning!!!.
    Changing the registry configuration could make your computer un-usable or un-stable.
    So make any backup that you need now, or you will loose the files. You have been warned.


    Method 1:
    Use a downloadable update to automatically re-enable all file types

    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

    1. Download the appropriate files from the Microsoft Download Center. To do this, click one or more of the following links:

    To re-enable Word file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockWord.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockWord.reg)

    To re-enable Excel file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockExcel.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockExcel.reg)

    To re-enable PowerPoint file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockPowerPoint.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockPowerPoint.reg)

    To re-enable the CorelDraw (CDR) file type only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockCDR.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/UnblockCDR.reg)

    Note To change the settings for the CDR file type, you must be logged on as an administrator. If you are using a Windows Vista-based computer, you must be running with an elevated application. By default, regedit will prompt for elevation when it runs the .reg files. This behavior occurs because the filters that are used to import some older image formats such as CorelDraw CDR files are registered in the machine-wide settings, not in the per-user settings.

    2. Double-click the file that you saved in step 1.

    3. Click Yes to confirm the installation of the file.

    4. If an Office program is running, restart the Office program.
    After you install the update, the registry settings will be updated to allow you to open and to save all file types that are supported by Microsoft Office 2003. These file types include the file types that are blocked by default in Office 2003 SP3. The parsing code that is used to open and to save the file types is less secure. We recommend that you install these updates only if you need to work with the file types regularly.

    Microsoft has also created a set of updates that will restore your registry settings to the settings as installed by Office 2003 SP3. To install the updates, follow these steps:

    1. Download the appropriate files from the Microsoft Download Center. To do this, click one or more of the following links:

    To restore the blocked Word file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingWord.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingWord.reg)

    To restore the blocked Excel file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingExcel.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingExcel.reg)

    To restore the blocked PowerPoint file types only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingPowerPoint.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingPowerPoint.reg)

    To restore the blocked CorelDraw (CDR) file type only, save the following file to a folder on the computer:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingCDR.reg (http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/B/28B644CE-9A30-4D99-AFEF-830A4FB5B839/RestoreBlockingCDR.reg)

    Note To change the settings for the CDR file type, you must be logged on as an administrator. If you are using a Windows Vista-based computer, you must be running with an elevated application. By default, regedit will prompt for elevation when it runs the .reg files. This behavior occurs because the filters that are used to import some older image formats such as CorelDraw CDR files are registered in the machine-wide settings, not in the per-user settings.

    2. Double-click the file that you saved in step 1.

    3. Click Yes to confirm the installation of the file.

    4. If an Office program is running, restart the Office program.
    Note After you install the update, the registry settings will be updated to the settings as installed by Office 2003 SP3. Additionally, you will no longer be able to open or to save the file types that are blocked by default in Office 2003 SP3.

    Method 2:
    Use the Administrative Templates to set the registry keys
    You can use the Administrative Templates in the "Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Administrative Template (ADM), OPAs, and Explain Text" update to set these registry keys.

    To download this update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=BA8BC720-EDC2-479B-B115-5ABB70B3F490 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=BA8BC720-EDC2-479B-B115-5ABB70B3F490)
    ..............................................
    Method 3:
    Manually set the registry values
    You can manually set the registry values to enable these file types in various products. To do this, follow these steps for the product that you are running.

    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    Note You should temporarily unblock the file types. After you open or save the files, block the file types again.

    Excel
    To enable Excel 2003 to open files in earlier Excel file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit Excel 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileOpenBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileOpenBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type LotusandQuattroFiles, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click LotusandQuattroFiles, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    10. Repeat steps 6 through 9 for the LegacyBinaryFiles registry entry and for the LegacyDatabaseAndDatasourceFiles registry entry.

    11. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.

    To enable Excel 2003 to save files in earlier Excel file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit Excel 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileSaveBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileSaveBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type LotusandQuattroFiles, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click LotusandQuattroFiles, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    10. Repeat steps 6 through 9 for the LegacyBinaryFiles registry entry and for the LegacyDatabaseAndDatasourceFiles registry entry.

    11. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.

    PowerPoint
    To enable PowerPoint 2003 to open files in earlier PowerPoint file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit PowerPoint 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileOpenBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileOpenBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type FilesBeforePowerPoint97, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click FilesBeforePowerPoint97, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    10. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
    To enable PowerPoint 2003 to save files in earlier PowerPoint file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit PowerPoint 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileSaveBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileSaveBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type FilesBeforePowerPoint97, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click FilesBeforePowerPoint97, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    10. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
    Word
    To enable Word 2003 to open files in earlier Word file types, follow these steps:

    1. Exit Word 2003.

    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Security

    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

    5. Type FileOpenBlock, and then press ENTER.

    6. With the FileOpenBlock subkey selected, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.

    7. Type FilesBeforeVersion, and then press ENTER.

    8. Right-click FilesBeforeVersion, and then click Modify.

    9. In the Value data box, type the value that corresponds to one of the values in the , and then click OK.

    For example, the default value of this entry is set to "Word 6.0 for Windows" or "101." This means that all Word files that have a version number that is less than but not equal to Word 6.0 for Windows are blocked from opening. You can increase or decrease the default version. The versions that are specified in the Word file version table are in ascending order.

    Note When you set the value of the entry to 0, all earlier-version files can be opened. We recommend that you set the value of this entry to one of the values that are listed in the Word file version table instead of setting of the entry to 0. This is because the parsing code that is used to open the earlier file types is less secure.

    10. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
    If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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    gorenjc

    Thanks for the answer.

    +
    0 Votes

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
    If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

    +
    1 Votes
    monicat.avila

    I need to open - and work on - a large Word 2 file. I saved the file on a floppy disk years ago. I have got an external floppy disk drive but I cannot open the file. I have Office 2007, Windows Vista and not a clue of how to do it. I'll be grateful for help on this issue. And please bear in mind I'm not very good with computers. I am afraid of messing up my PC as it's already working very slowly and crashes ever so often. Many thanks in advance for helping me.

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    0 Votes
    gorenjc

    I've checked again and found on Microsoft an answer.
    Link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938810/
    Microsoft has disabled the formats below version 6.0 for all Office application for security reason.
    installing a registry patch now you can disable or enable those settings again.