set office 2007 as default in windows 8.1
Posted on 2014-09-08
I am running Windows 8.1, which has office 2013 as the default office suite. However, I also have office 2007 installed on my system and this is the version (especially Word and Excel 2007) that I prefer to use. These work fine when I launch the applications and open a file from within the programme. But when I double click on a Word or Excel document in a folder, it launches by default in the 2013 version, with all the usual stuff about 'subscription expired', etc.
How do I make Office 2007 the default for opening Word and Excel files?
I have tried right clicking and 'open with', but Word and Excel 2007 do not appear as options. I have also launched the 'default programs' app and they don't appear on this list either.
More of a nuisance than a showstopper, I know, but any assistance would be greatly appreciated.