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Unable to uncheck DDE - the setting resets.

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Unable to uncheck DDE - the setting resets.
Can't find a way to diable DDE in registry either :(
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ISDNO,

How are you doing?

What version of Office are you using? What O/S are you using?

Did you try this:
Control Panel->Folder Options->File Types->select "DOC" or "XLS"->Advance->select Action "Open"->Edit
under "Application used to perform action:"
add "%1" at the end of the string.
uncheck "Use DDE"

Kevin

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Morning Kevin,
Windows XP
Office 2007
The problem is; when trying to change either DOCX or DOC by the method you are giving me - the "Use DDE" checkbox is "back to checked" - It's like the settings do not save.
I got this working for XLS and XLSX-files - but because  "Uncheck use dde" does not seem to "save" doubleclicking DOCX and DOC files now only opens word - with no files (And yes, "%1" is added to the end of the string, "" including) What am I missing?
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ISDNO,

Ok... so the "normal way" didn't work, I see.

Try disabling the DDE service:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/Services/Network_DDE_DSDM.htm
Go down to "Network DDE" (ctrl + F for find, and type in DDE, it is the second result):
http://beemerworld.com/tips/servicesxp.htm
This tells you disable it.

Hope this helps,
Kevin

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The services was disabled. I am know reinstalling Office 2007 on the computer in question hoping the fresh install will solve the problem for me.
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ISDNO,

Hopefully the install and these changes will then get it working.

Prior to the reinstall, make sure you go through these:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218

So you uninstall it, use the above, then reinstall. This "totally" gets rid of the registry settings and makes it so that you are "back to normal" settings. Hopefully that will allow the new install to take.

Kevin

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I did a reinstall of Office - Prior to the new installation I deleted the Registryfolder for Office12.
After the install I unchecked DDE - the setting did not save but the problem was solved.

So - I'm not much wiser but the problem is gone and thus this question can be concidered closed.

Thanks for the help.
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