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    Excel 97 in XP O/S (97 no sr)

    Hi there

    I have recently installed a new machine with XP and office 97.

    When we open an excel file via explorer we get an error saying that the file is already open, and that we cannot open the same file name twice. Pressing OK then opens the file without any apparent problems.

    Opening the same file directly from Excel opens the file with no problems.

    1. Is this an Excel or Windows problem?
    2. How to fix?

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    Re: Excel 97 in XP O/S (97 no sr)

    From the Start Menu click on Run. In the box type:

    [path to your Excel.exe]Excel.exe /Regserver

    Click on OK. Excel should start up and immediately shut down (you may not see it).

    Now try opening a file via explorer.
    Legare Coleman

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    Re: Excel 97 in XP O/S (97 no sr)

    Thanks for the advice.

    When I type in the path the Excel

    C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeexcel.exe/regserver

    I get the error
    Windows cannot find 'crogram'. Make sure you type the name correctly.

    In the run box do I have to enter the windows short name?

    What would that be for the path above?
    thanks

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    Re: Excel 97 in XP O/S (97 no sr)

    Try typing "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeexcel.exe" /regserver. Note the use of quotation marks, and the space between exe and /reg.

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