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Excel 2010 opens blank screen in Windows 10

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    Angry Excel 2010 opens blank screen in Windows 10

    I just upgraded my Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10. All my existing programs work with one glaring exception. Excel (from Office 2010) opens to a blank, greyed-out screen when I double-click a .xlsx file or a pinned shortcut to the file. If I open Excel 2010 itself I get a normal, blank workbook.
    I've tried is solutions found online like (1) File > Options > Trust Center > Protected View and unchecking all under "Protected View", (2) File > Options > Advanced > "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)", (3) double-check file association of .xlsx with Excel.

    I tried the Repair option with Excel under Control Panel > Programs and Features > Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 > Change > Repair but that didn't work either.

    I'm at a loss. Again, everything worked fine under Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), it's only after the online upgrade to Windows 10 Home (64-bit) that this issue has arisen.

    PC is Dell Inspiron 660 w/8GB RAM, i5 Intel processor, (was) Windows 7 (64-bit) (now) Windows 10 Home (64-bit).

    My intent was to upgrade this PC to Windows 10 and get all the bugs worked out of softare before moving it all to a new Dell XPS workstation.

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    Re: Excel 2010 opens blank screen in Windows 10

    Ive not herd of this being an issue with 2010. I am not quite sure that this was the issue I had. I had it with 2016 (windows 10) and for some reason one installation of 2013 at work (Windows 7).

    First try this: do something to force the application to redraw the window such as clicking on the square icon in the upper right to resize the window (not the minus sign to minimize it) - this is what I have to do with my recalcitrant Windows 7 installation.

    If that doesn't work, try this even though it's for 2016: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...c-ad6add57729e
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