Windows 10: Wrong Office version set as default

Discus and support Wrong Office version set as default in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; I'm moving from Office 2007 to Office 365 but I don't want to uninstall 2007 until I'm confident in my use of 365. (And maybe upgrade my PC. It seems... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by pchelp, Jul 8, 2019.

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    Wrong Office version set as default


    I'm moving from Office 2007 to Office 365 but I don't want to uninstall 2007 until I'm confident in my use of 365. (And maybe upgrade my PC. It seems to me that performance has slowed with 365.) The problem is that my file association only says "Microsoft Word". It doesn't specify the version-and 2007 starts when I open it from a file. How do I change the file association so it opens Word 365? (Have the same problem with Excel but frankly, if you can tell me how to change one I'm pretty confident I can figure out how to change the other.) Thanks.

    :)
     
    pchelp, Jul 8, 2019
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  2. Setting office 2016 as a default

    This references Office 2013, but also applies to Office 2016:

    Can't set earlier version of Office as Default Program

    Applies To: Excel 2013 Word 2013 PowerPoint 2013 Publisher 2013 Access 2013

    When you have two versions of an Office program on the same PC, such as Word 2013 and Word 2010, you won’t be able to set the older program as the default in Default Programs in Control Panel. Only the newer version of Office will show in the list of programs.

    Because you can’t set the default Office program, you won’t be able to choose which version of Office you’d like to use when you open a file.

    To get around this problem, start the Office program you’d like to use first, and then open the file (File > Open) in the program. For example, if you’d like to open an older Word document with Word 2010, you’d need to start Word 2010 and then open the document
    in Word.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Can-t-...

    So, unfortunatel, there is no way around this.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jul 8, 2019
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  4. Wrong Office version set as default

    Windows 10 version of Office has disappeared

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    • Which version of office have you installed on your computer?

    I suggest you to go to follow the below steps to search the office apps on your computer and check if it helps.

    • Press “Windows+X”, go to “Control panel”.
    • Click on “Programs and features”.
    • Check whether you can find office app located in programs list or not.

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

     
    Karthicka_R, Jul 8, 2019
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