Are you suddenly unable to open Microsoft Excel (.XLS) and Word Files (.DOC) using Microsoft Starter Kit? Apparently Microsoft is playing some tricks and in their last update they changed the file automatic file association of these documents. Here is how to fix it. Without changing the settings you can open up Excel and Word and then open these files. However, if you like navigate to the files on your desktop or in a folder Starter Kit may not open the file. This is just another scam by Microsoft trying to trick you into thinking your license has expired. This is simply not true and will save you a lot of money because you don't need the full blown Excel and Doc versions.
Click on the Doc file and change the association to what is below.
Click on the Excel File and change the associate to what is below.