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Set Windows 10 default apps to two versions of Word.

I have both Word 13 and Word 2003 installed on my Windows 10 computer. I want .doc and .dot files to be opened by Word 2003 and all others opened by Word 13. When I go to default apps by file type and click on .doc I get only Work 13 and find an app in Windows app store:

How can I set this up?

Windows OSWindows 10Microsoft WordMicrosoft Office

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Scott Silva

8/22/2022 - Mon
Scott Silva

Not sure if you can since technically 2003 isn't supported on Windows 10.

Besides that, if you can upgrade your OS to Windoze 11, you have more options available when you set up your Default Crapps, not just from the m$ Store. But of course your old Software must be installable...

I can run Word 2003 on my Windows 10. If I open Word 2003 then open the .doc file from it, it runs fine.

I don't want to upgrade to Windows 11 yet.

Thanks for the response.
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William Peck
Scott Silva

I can run Word 2003 on my Windows 10. If I open Word 2003 then open the .doc file from it, it runs fine.

That doesn't mean you can do what you want...
Opening them that way might be your only choice without manually editing the registry, which would be complicated and could break something...
John Korchok

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