Win32 Error in Excel

I'm having issues with Excel.  I'm unable to click on a spreadsheet and have it open, comes up with the error message xxx.xls is not a valid win32 Application.  I'm running both Office 97 and Office 2007.
The file will open if I open excel first and go to file open.
Please help!!!
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Hi Hesitdept,

have you tried to set the association manually, i.e. like this (I'm not sure if the names below are correct since I have no English Windows, I tried to translate them as I think they could be named):

1. right-click on a .xls file
2. select 'Open with ...->Choose application' from context menu ... it might be this menu doesn't exist - in this case repeat 1. but with pressed SHIFT-key.
3. In the upcoming dialog select Excel as application and check the option 'Always open this filetype with this application'

Hope that helps,


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HesitdeptAuthor Commented:
Yup this worked!!
It was pointing to Office 97--once I selected to open with Office 2007 it worked! :) Thank you
You're welcome - I'm glad I could help ...

Have a nice day,

best regards,

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