Open up MS Word and then go to the Office Icon and click OPEN in the second dropdown at the bottom (files of type) select All Files. Browse to the file and then double click it. MS word has it's own converters built in.
Built a registry tweak to fix the problem after you run it and reset you can just point and click open word. Remember to hit the convert button and resave when you close it so it is easily shareable in the future.