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I have a problem with Downloads, firefox does not recongise the .doc format despite me having word 2007 loaded only a problem since a new laptop, and windows 7 professional, any ideas?

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When Trying to download a word file I get this error message: " *.doc could not be opened, becasue the associated helper application does not exist change the association in your prefernces. " Have checked preferences, and IE opens up the file pointing to something wrong with firefox.

When Trying to download a word file I get this error message: " *.doc could not be opened, becasue the associated helper application does not exist change the association in your prefernces. " Have checked preferences, and IE opens up the file pointing to something wrong with firefox.