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How to open Microsoft Office 2007 Documents In Office 2003 or office 2000

Many of us have face the problem that we are not able to open Microsoft office files with extensions “.docx” – Word Document , “.xlsx” – MS excel file and “.pptx” – Powerpoint presentations in Microsoft office 2003 or office 2000.
This is because the documents saved in the office 2007 are not backward compatible directly. But there is a very useful and easy add-on available from Microsoft itself.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

This compatibility pack will let you open the newer MS office documents with extensions .docx , .xlsx and .pptx with the older versions of MS Office 2003 and Office 2000. You will also be able to open, edit, and save files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. You simply need to download Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack and install it on your computer which has the older version of MS office.
That’s It!!!

How to enable Regedit back when it is disabled by a virus

Sometimes virus disables our built-in Windows registry editing tool, which is regedit than whenever we try to open the regedit program through “run”, we get the following message:

“Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator”

There two ways to enable it Back:-

First way:

Use the gpedit.msc to enable the registry editor.
Go to run then type gpedit.msc
then Click on Administrative Templates
Click the System and locate the Prevent access to registry editing tools and double click on it
Click disabled in the options button then click apply and then ok.
The disabled button will make the policy into default, the computer will automatically configure it and you would be able to access the regisrty.

Second way:

If you are not able to use gpedit.msc

Select all the codes below. Copy and paste them into the Run window. Press enter, and there you are!!!

REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

This code will enable your regedit..

That’s It!!!

How To enable “Show Hidden Files Option” when disabled By a virus:-

Most of us have this problem, Sometimes when virus attack our computer it disable the “Show hidden files and folders” option than even if we select the option Show hidden files and folders from the folder option window, the changes just disappear upon closing the dialog. It is because virus has attacked your registry file. So here is the solution to the problem:-

Go to Run than type regedit and click Ok.

Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

Look at the “CheckedValue” key. This should be a DWORD key. Check its value If the value is not 1 then make it 1.
If “CheckedValue” key is not there then Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.

Now open My Computer, on the toolbar go to Tools > Folder Option and click on the View tab.
The “Show hidden files & folders” will work properly!!!

How to hide folders without using any Software:-

Suppose you want to hide a folder named games which is in D: of ur computer

go to command prompt

after changing it from C: to D:

Type D:/>attrib +h +s games
This Command will hide your folder

To show the folder

Type D:/>attrib -h -s games

Using this Trick you can hide your folder which cannot be viewed even if you make advance search or even if change the folder option to show all hidden files.

That’s it!!

How to hide the drives(c:,d:,e:,a:…etc) in My Computer

Go to regedit.
then navigate to:-


Now in the right pane create a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives(it is case sensitive). Now modify its value and set it to 3FFFFFF (Hexadecimal). Now restart your computer. So, now when you click on My Computer, no drives will be shown(all gone…). To enable display of drives in My Computer, simply delete this DWORD item that you created.Again restart your computer.You can now see all the drives again.