Windows 10: Unable to open excel or word after a restore Solved

  1.    01 Nov 2017 #1

    Unable to open excel or word after a restore


    Hello!
    I've had problems for last couple of days with duplicate drives appearing in the navigation window. After trying lots of things I decided to restore to before the last windows update. Everything seemed ok until I tried to open Excell, I get an error message "not enough memory to complete this task etc." I have 6gb ram and 75gb spare on the "C drive", I've since tried Word and it's similar no error message but will not open correctly. Any ideas please?
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  2.    01 Nov 2017 #2

    Run the Office installer and try the repair install option.
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  3.    01 Nov 2017 #3

    Thanks, Steve.
    I've done that, however I have had to revert to a copy of Office 2003.
    This is because the copy of Office 2013 was when Microsoft offered a free update online.
    I didn't have the product key and the Office 2003 key is not acceptable.
    Anyway the original problem I had has now returned, the duplicate drive entries in the navigation pane under This PC.
    Cheers,
    Colin
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       02 Nov 2017 #4

    If you have a Microsoft account (i.e. use outlook.com for email) your product keys for Windows and Office 2013 will be there!
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  5.    02 Nov 2017 #5

    I had troubles with all of the MS Office files after 1709 upgrade but clicking on repair took care of everything.
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  6.    03 Nov 2017 #6

    Thanks for the replies,
    I installed Office 2003 and it's updates.
    Then I found the original Office 2013 link and it's keycode on a CD.
    So I removed Office 2003 and re-installed Office 2013 and everything is now fine.
    Silly me, should have just clicked repair and not online repair, then everything would have been ok!
    Cheers,
    Colin
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