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Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I do not use Microsoft Office Word for reasons involving price and my frequent use of Adobe OpenOffice. However, a few days ago, my computer refuses to let me open files in anything but Microsoft Word, which is disabled because I have not purchased it. How do I reject Word's proprietary manipulation of my computer and set Adobe OpenOffice as my default?

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Please try the following steps to Change default programs in Windows 10:

  • On the Start  menu, select Settings .
  • Select Apps > Default apps.
  • Select which default you want to set, and then choose the app. You can also get new apps in Microsoft Store. Apps need to be installed before you can set them as the default.


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