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  • "Microsoft Word cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in the control panel."

    This is the message is keep getting & I can't seem to figure out in the control panel how to bring back my Microsoft Word

    Is there someone that can help. I have seen some suggestions saying to go to

    "Programs & Features"

    Change & Repair.

    These options are not available for my program, at least not in this order.

    I would appreciate anyone's assistance. I will triple pay it forward

    thank you,

    dena morgan

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:02 PM

Answers

  • In Windows 7, to see all options in Control Panel, you have to change the “View by” option (on the top right) to “Small icons.” Click Programs and Features, locate Office, select it, click Change, and then Repair.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    • Edited by Stefan BlomMVP Friday, January 18, 2013 2:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Max Meng Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:49 AM
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:13 PM
  • For further troubleshooting, take a look at the Knowledge Base article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921541/en-us/.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP


    • Edited by Stefan BlomMVP Friday, January 18, 2013 3:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Max Meng Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:49 AM
    Friday, January 18, 2013 2:40 PM

All replies

  • In Windows 7, to see all options in Control Panel, you have to change the “View by” option (on the top right) to “Small icons.” Click Programs and Features, locate Office, select it, click Change, and then Repair.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    • Edited by Stefan BlomMVP Friday, January 18, 2013 2:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Max Meng Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:49 AM
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:13 PM
  • For further troubleshooting, take a look at the Knowledge Base article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921541/en-us/.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP


    • Edited by Stefan BlomMVP Friday, January 18, 2013 3:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Max Meng Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:49 AM
    Friday, January 18, 2013 2:40 PM
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