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    Error message: Word cannot start the converter mswrd632.wpc. How can I correct?

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      Error message: Word cannot start the converter mswrd632.wpc. How can I correct?

      Applies To: Office | Unknown/Other | Microsoft Office Word | Other/Unknown
      This error shows up when I try to open certain Word documents using the .doc extension.
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      Hi LMatth,

      Look at the "Known Issues" section of this Microsoft article.

      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973904


      Let me fix it myself To unregister the mswrd632 converter yourself, edit the registry as follows:
      1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
      2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Text Converters\Import\MSWord6.wpc
      3. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
      4. Click Yes.
      5. Exit Registry Editor.
      This change will effectively unregister the converter and disable it for third-party applications and for Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office will use its own text converters to open these kinds of files.



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      Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Desktop Experience]
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