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File Association Dilemma in Vista

File Association Dilemma in Vista

I have both Office 2003 and Office 2007 installed on my laptop. I need Office 2007 occasionally for work-related issues but for all other purposes I use Office 2003. But now when I double-click on a .doc or .xls file it gets opened with the corresponding Office 2007 application. I set up file associations for .doc and .xls files that specifically point to the Office 2003 applications but Vista ignores my instructions and forces me to use Office 2007. This has had a catastrophic effect upon my work flow apart from being an utterly ridiculous situation. Is there any way to override this intrusion of Office 2007 short of uninstalling the program?

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According to this it seems you can restore file associations by going to Help -> Detect and Repair in Office 2003.