cannot load word for windows 6.0 files

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i am getting this message when attempting to access disk information saved
from my old computer w/ windows 98. i now have windows xp home edition on
new computer. can anybody help. is this a wordpad problem or what?
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terri
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    Hi Terri,

    See if this helps:

    Error message when you open a document file in Windows XP Service Pack 2:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=883090

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    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "terri" <terri@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D09DB756-6F96-44A8-9287-93C31BAECFD9@microsoft.com...
    >i am getting this message when attempting to access disk information saved
    > from my old computer w/ windows 98. i now have windows xp home edition on
    > new computer. can anybody help. is this a wordpad problem or what?
    > --
    > terri
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    "terri" wrote:

    > i am getting this message when attempting to access disk information saved
    > from my old computer w/ windows 98. i now have windows xp home edition on
    > new computer. can anybody help. is this a wordpad problem or what?
    > --
    > terri
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    Exactly what kind of file are you trying to open....Word 6.0, or a later version of
    Word document (.doc)?
    What program are you using to try to open them....Word or WordPad?

    WordPad cannot open .doc files from versions of Word later than version 6.0....to
    read them you need either a later version of Word, or the Word Viewer.
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    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
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    <cannot get microsoft word to work>; "jeani" <cannot get microsoft word to
    work,jeani@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "terri" wrote:
    >
    > > i am getting this message when attempting to access disk information saved
    > > from my old computer w/ windows 98. i now have windows xp home edition on
    > > new computer. can anybody help. is this a wordpad problem or what?
    > > --
    > > terri
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    "Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files" error message when you try to open the "What's new" file in Quicken on a Windows XP-based computer
    Article ID : 870883
    Last Review : July 21, 2004
    Revision : 1.0

    Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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    SYMPTOMS
    CAUSE
    WORKAROUND
    MORE INFORMATION

    SYMPTOMS
    After you install Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business or Quicken 2004 Premier Home and Business from Intuit Incorporated on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
    Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files
    This symptom occurs when you try to open the "What's new in Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business" file or the "What's new in Quicken 2004 Premier Home and Business" file on the Start menu.
    CAUSE
    This problem occurs because WordPad does not start as expected. WordPad does not start because it is not converting the Microsoft Word document to Rich Text Format.
    WORKAROUND
    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    To work around this problem, edit the registry and add the EnableLegacyConverters entry with a DWORD value of 1. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Locate the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad
    3. Right-click Wordpad, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type EnableLegacyConverters, and then press ENTER to name the new entry.
    5. Right-click EnableLegacyConverters, and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    7. Quit Registry Editor.

    MORE INFORMATION
    The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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    APPLIES TO
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition


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    "cannot get microsoft word to work,jeani" <cannot get microsoft word to work,jeani@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E79E5011-E198-4414-8F38-A8CC469531F9@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "terri" wrote:
    >
    >> i am getting this message when attempting to access disk information saved
    >> from my old computer w/ windows 98. i now have windows xp home edition on
    >> new computer. can anybody help. is this a wordpad problem or what?
    >> --
    >> terri
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