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Office 2007
Office 2010 x64 on 64 bit Windows or x86 on 32 bit Windows
Office 2010 x86 on 64 bit Windows
README.txt

README.txt

To add the information to the registry, change the extention of the file from .txt to .reg and run it.

Make sure you read each option carefully and choose only the one most relevant to you.

If you do not with to modify the registry, or you do not have permission to do so, you can use "New instance of Excel.bat" as an "Open With..." target. Opening excel files with this .bat file will open the file in a new instance of excel. Warning, if you choose the .bat file the default "Open With" program, excel icons will be replaced with a much less appealing one.
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