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A new application window opens when you try to view an Office 2010 or Office 2007 document in Internet Explorer 7 or in Internet Explorer 8

Symptoms
When you try to open a Microsoft Office 2010 or Office 2007 document in Windows Internet Explorer 7 or in Internet Explorer 8, the document may not open in the same window as Internet Explorer. Instead, the document opens in a new Word 2010 application window, a new Excel 2010 application window, or in a new PowerPoint 2010 application window.
Cause
This behavior occurs if the BrowserFlags DWORD value was added to the registry. For more information about the BrowserFlags DWORD value, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
927009 A new window opens when you try to view a 2007 Microsoft Office program document in Windows Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8

Resolution
To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Here's an easy fix" section. If you prefer to fix this problem manually, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Here's an easy fix

To fix this problem automatically, click the Download button. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you’re not on the computer that has the problem, save the easy fix solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix it myself

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Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
  1. Start Notepad.
  2. Copy and then paste the following text to Notepad:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.8]"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000024[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.RTF.8]"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000024[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.12]"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000024[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.DocumentMacroEnabled.12]"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000024[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.8]"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000A00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.12]"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000A00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.SheetMacroEnabled.12]"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000A00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.SheetBinaryMacroEnabled.12]"BrowserFlags"=dword:80000A00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.8]"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.12]"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.ShowMacroEnabled.12]"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShow.8]"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShow.12]"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShowMacroEnabled.12]"BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0
  3. Save the file as FileName.reg.
  4. Double-click FileName.reg to run this registry script.
  5. Start Internet Explorer 7.

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More information
For more information about how to configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program instead of in Internet Explorer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
162059 How to configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program instead of in Internet Explorer
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Article ID: 982995 - Last Review: 09/25/2015 09:11:00 - Revision: 8.0

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, Microsoft Office Professional 2010, Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007, Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Standard 2010, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Microsoft Office Basic 2007

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