installed office 2010, now all icons and programs try to open with "word".

Somehow when I downloaded and run office 2010 from the Microsoft Web site, all my icons on my desktop now have a 'W' on them and try to open with Word, instead of opening with their own program.  I tried to change it, but without success.  Also, when I go in the beginning and all my programs are listed, they have all the 'W' on them and try to open it with word also.  Can not know what to do.


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