Windows 10: Why won't Windows recognize I have Powerpoint? Solved

  1.    17 Mar 2017 #1

    Why won't Windows recognize I have Powerpoint?

    I have Microsoft Office 2010, I can open Word and Excel files by clicking on them but not Powerpoint, it wants to send me to the app store.

    I can run the Powerpoint program and open it from within.

    In Settings - Choose default apps by file type (PPS), brings up a dialog that says "There is no installed app for this type of file or protocol".
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       17 Mar 2017 #2

    Hi rboppy

    Have you tried setting defaults by app. Just a couple of lines below by file.

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  3.    17 Mar 2017 #3

    Thanks, I thought you had it, but going into Defaults by app did not list any of the Microsoft Office 2010 programs.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       17 Mar 2017 #4

    Well you could try this.

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10

    I think you can make a request at end of thread.

    The next option would be an uninstall and re-install. Another member had an issue install 2010 again, he installs a lot so it challenged him. It then stated phone activation wasn't support. In that thread I posted a support article on what to do.

    I'll see If I can find again just in case.


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    "Telephone activation is no longer supported for your product" error when activating Office - Office Support
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  5.    17 Mar 2017 #5

    Thanks Ken, I asked Brink to add it, I really don't want to go through a reinstall of Office.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       17 Mar 2017 #6

    Great. Amazing how fast he works so you should have soon.

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