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    Hi,

    If I purchase a new computer with Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, would I be able to run my Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Excel 2007 documents that are stored on an external hard drive and were written using Windows XP Pro 32 bit?

    Thank you.

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    As long as you install Office 2007. Office 2007 should run just fine on any Windows 7 machine regardless of whether Windows 7 is 32-bit or 64-bit.

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    Office 2007 can open many version documents including 2003 and 2007. It does not matter which version of Windows is used, just the version of Office. Once you point the document to your external drive, it may use that location as default until you specify a different location. As a side not, you can store your Office 2007 documents by default to other versions of Office, i.e. 2003. When you open your Office document, click on the orb in the upper left hand corner and select Options near the bottom of the drop down box. Under the Save tab you can specify what version you want to save the document as by default. This is particularly useful if others with lower versions of Office than you have to open your documents. If you have saved as a 2007 docx extension they will not be able to open it, but if you have chosen to save as a 2003 version extension then they will be able to open it.
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    To add to Teds post, there is a Microsoft Office Compatibility pack that allows older versions of Office to read/write the newer formats.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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    Thank you everyone for your responses, which make me feel so much better knowing that my stored data is not confined to my older computer.

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