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To enable RTF converters in Windows XP SP2, you must modify the registry. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
- Locate and then click one of the following registry subkeys:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\WordpadHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad
- Click Edit, click New, click DWORD Value, type
EnableLegacyConverters, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click EnableLegacyConverters, click
Modify, and then change the Value data to
- Click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.
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Article ID: 883090 - Last Review: Feb 15, 2017 - Revision: 3