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    Running different Office versions on various Windows versions

    I'd like to know how you managed to get Office 97 to run on Windows 7. When I tried to run Office 2000 on Windows 7, it wouldn't work (Outlook wouldn't work, at least). Windows 7 "likes" at least Office 2003.

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    I just installed Office 2000 Pro on a 64-bit Win7, seems to be fine. I opened Outlook but didn't need to set up an account yet and it went on to fully open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAugustas View Post
    I'd like to know how you managed to get Office 97 to run on Windows 7. When I tried to run Office 2000 on Windows 7, it wouldn't work (Outlook wouldn't work, at least). Windows 7 "likes" at least Office 2003.
    I am using Office XP on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (mostly Excel) and it appears to work properly. I do have the viewer installed for the newer file formats.

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    Well, that makes a difference. Office XP is not the same as Office 97. Office 97 is the really old version prior to Office 2000. Office XP is the version just before Office 2003, I think.
    Lineage: Office 97, Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013.
    Last edited by GSAugustas; 2014-12-06 at 23:34.

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    Folks, please stay on topic. I've split the posts about Running different Office versions on various Win versions to a separate thread.
    Last edited by macropod; 2014-12-07 at 00:04.
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    Office XP is also known as Office 2002, those can be considered suite versions. The individual applications have a different version number shown in Help, About. An example: Word 10 is NOT part of Office 2010 which has Word version 14, same for Excel.

    Office 2010 is the first to be available as either 32-bit or 64-bit. The 64-bit version wouldn't let me keep FrontPage 2003 on the same computer as it is a 32-bit program.

    For compatibility of Office 2000 through 2003 with the new file formats of Office 2007 and later it's best to install the Compatibility Pack on the earlier versions. It's free from Microsoft.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...ails.aspx?id=3
    Last edited by Berton; 2014-12-07 at 18:54.

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