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I've set OpenOffice Writer as the default for downloding .doc files but everytime I download it the default is swriter. I have to manually select OpenOffice Writer each time. Any clue as to what's wrong ?

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I have a new desktop HP PC running windows 7. I have downloaded the OpenOffice suite having used it already for several months on my old PC. I didn't have this problem on my old PC (DELL D400 Windows XP) on which I previously used IE8.