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    Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    My sister is buying a new computer and has a choice between Office 2000 SB and Office XP SB for her bundled software. Do the advances in XP out weigh the negatives? Which should she select? Thanks.

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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    i'd recommend getting the newest version. it's a wash major feature-wise, but the little ones add up. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    with office 2000, she'd be version behind to start and may need to replace it during the life expentancy of the computer.

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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    In my opinion, there is nothing that they could add to offset the inclusion of the Regisrtation/Activation wizard.
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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    i guess you'll be suggesting they get office 97 then <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> office 2000 will likely have activation in it also - full version SR1 includes it.

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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    Why not Office 95 or 4.3?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    I believe that XP's main advantage over 2000 is the numerous changes to make it more user friendly. Smart tags for instance make many operations like cut & paste far easier to use. Task panes bring related features together for easier access. This is especially useful for new users.
    In case you have not guessed I say go for Office XP.

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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    those will do too <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> but it's impossible to find those older versions anymore. And they aren't compatable with Office 97 and newer file types.

    Are you using office xp? i am and don't like office 2000 anymore.

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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    I would definitely recommend 97 over 2000 with the Registration/Activation wizard. I would rather have the older version (which really doesn't lose that many features) than trust that the Registration/Activation wizard is going to let me access my data when I need it.
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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    Well, if you love copy protection and old versions that much, I can probably find a copy of Lotus 123 with copy protection.
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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    The Registration/Activation Wizard DOES NOT MAKE IT MORE FIENDLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15> Have you ever actually used Office XP? If not, how do you know the features Tony mentions are not more user friendly than Activation? Or is this your new twist on the argument with windows xp that activation causes longer boot times?

    Activation happens once - his favorite features hang around forever. Activation for office xp can be backed up.

    To seriously ecourage users to use older versions is irresponsible. For starters, if they use Access, the file type changed between 97 and 2000. if they don't use access, office 97 is buggy and no longer supported by Microsoft. You may be happy using 97, but new users especially may want support available. Even few MS MVPs in the microsoft news groups can help since most now use 2000 or XP.

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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    How may times do I have to answer that question for you? How many times have you crashed your car into a solid wall at 100 mph? None? Do you know that it is not a good thing to do?

    Copying and pasting all of the same questions that I have answered over and over just shows that you do not read my responses.

    You can find the answers to these questions, and all the others that you are ready to ask <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=xp&Number=74393&page=0& view=collapsed&sb=5&o=0&fpart=>Here</A>.
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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    i (and other beta testers) have extensively tested activation, just as the crash test dummies have extensively tested car crashes.

    activation won't kill you - it's not painfull at all. it doesn't damage you or your computer.

    i know the risks - and i know the features i like in both cars and office and i just as i choose the car that offers the features i like and accept the safety risks that comes with it, i choose the version of office that provides me the best features and accept it's problems with open eyes. (Bugs are a bigger problem than activation ever will be - and all software has bugs.)

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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    <hr>Are you using office xp? i am and don't like office 2000 anymore<hr>
    I am using both. I have 2000 on my desktop and 2002(XP) on my laptop.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Office 2000 or XP? (Office 2000)

    <hr>find a copy of Lotus 123 <hr>
    Don't need to, we have copies going back to a version that is proteded by hidden files. We keep almost all of our Factory made disks and CD's.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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