I am having problems opening word docs with .doc file extensions. I do not have word but am operating Microsoft Works 8.0. I don't think the problem is there however but with my Operating System, which is Windows XP home addition. When I try to open a word file I get a message that the file is not recognized and I should go into the control panel and folder options to create a file association. I have done this and associated the .doc files to use Microsoft works as the application to open it. I click ok, reboot my computer and nothing, same problem. I have been cleaning up my hard drive lately, unistalling lots of progarms I don't use, mostly drivers for my digital camera and photographery software. I fear however I may have deleted something.
I used to be able to open word docs using Microsoft Works, no problem. Now what is the deal. I can't figure it out. Please help.