In Windows 7 the functionality of opening up multiple Excel files simultaneously has been reconfigured. To open up multiple spreadsheets at once without having to minimize spreadsheets or split windows, perform the following:
Submit a request for an IT technician to upload the required folder to the desired system.
There are two different directories, one for x86 and one for x64.
The IT technician will register the entries and then the system will be able to open spreadsheets in new instances of Excel in multiple windows.