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HP Notebook PCs - Word Documents Cannot be Opened Before Activating Microsoft Word

Description
The first time a Word document is opened, the following error message appears:
The command cannot be performed because a dialog box is open. Click OK, and then close open dialog boxes to continue.
Clicking OK to confirm acknowledgment of this message causes Word to close.
Solution
Microsoft Word must be activated before it can be used for the first time.
To resolve situations where MS Word documents can not be opened or edited in the MS Word program, follow the steps below.
  1. Click Start, select All Programs, select Microsoft Office, and click Word.
  2. When prompted, enter the Product Identification Number that is shown on the back of the Works CD.
  3. After activating Word the first time it is used, click the name of a Word document to open it.

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