II purchased a new computer that had Vista installed, but came with a promise of a free upgrade to Windows 7 when it became available. Windows 7 came in the mail. The installation went smoothly. I did a clean install, not an upgrade in place. The reinstallation of Microsoft Office also went smoothly. Now, when I open either Windows Explorer or Outlook, it opens but immediately opens a small window containing a message saying that the application needs to close. Excel works in most respects, but has one problem. I can not set the options related to a trusted location. Hence I can not run a macro that I wrote and have been using for years.
The old computer was a 32-bit machine. The new computer has a 64-bit quad processor. I suspect my security setting either in Windows 7 or my firewall. I used ZoneAlarm Extreme Security. I also run Webroot Spysweeper. All of these applications worked together on the old computer. All applications have been upgraded to 64-bit versions except Microsoft Office which Microsoft claims was already 64-bit compatible.
While Microsoft Office has problems, the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client works, and the Opera, Firefox, and Safari web browser all work.
Does anyone have a suggestion?