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    Installing Word 2002 with Office 97 SBE (97->2002)

    I want to get a much greater range of colours in Word, so I would like to install Word 2002 (from Works Suite 2002, cheapskate that I am!) onto a Windows 98SE PC which already has an installation of Office 97 SBE which I do <font color=blue>not</font color=blue> wish to screw up or replace any of the components.

    Has anyone any pointers which will enable a successful installation so that both versions of Word can be used (perhaps even in parallel)?

    Alternatively, is there any way of extending the measly 16 colours available in Word 97?
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    Re: Installing Word 2002 with Office 97 SBE (97->2002)

    Well, I did it over the weekend without problems. The Works Suite 2002 installer for Word 2002 asked me whether I wanted to delete the original Word 97 or keep it - I chose the latter, and can now run either Word 97 or Word 2002! The only problem is all the "helpful stuff" that Works Suite leaves lying around that you have/want to get rid of. What a pity there's no "Install Word 2002 without any accompanying detritus" option!
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    Re: Installing Word 2002 with Office 97 SBE (97->2002)

    Remember if this is a OEM copy of Works, they are intended for the machine they came with and are not to be installed on another machine.

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

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    Re: Installing Word 2002 with Office 97 SBE (97->2002)

    Works <font color=blue>Suite</font color=blue> 2002, Dave! Purchased from DABS at around
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Installing Word 2002 with Office 97 SBE (97->2002)

    No, Dave, you seem to have forgotten my first post, where I say that I am using Office 97 SBE and (now) Works Suite 2002 (just to get Word 2002) on <font color=blue>one</font color=blue> machine. What on earth gives you the idea that I'm using the same software on two machines? I've never said anything about this.

    You could tell me, though, whether to update the Works Suite 2002 version of Word 2002 I just apply the standard Office XP Service Pack 1...
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    Re: Installing Word 2002 with Office 97 SBE (97->2002)

    My error <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> I read "(from Works Suite 2002, cheapskate that I am!) " it was from another machine.

    As for Service packs for Works and or a stand alone copy of MS Word I do NOT know.

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    Re: Installing Word 2002 with Office 97 SBE (97->2002)

    Most of these type of install have a "Custom" icon in which one can select what and what NOT to install.

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    Re: Installing Word 2002 with Office 97 SBE (97->2002)

    Service Pack 1 of Office XP/2002 seemed to update Word 2002 from Works Suite 2002 quite successfully.

    Then I made the mistake of installing the "free" version of Real One (Real Player) and then everything went downhill, and the 98SE PC was running at 100% CPU and couldn't even load Control Panel! Fortunately I could (just about) run Windows Explorer and could click on its Uninstaller, which took so long I thought it had hung, and rebooted twice before looking in GoBack to see what had happened, and found it had uninstalled huge numbers of Real Player files, so I tried once more and left it and this time it finished, and happiness and much lower CPU figures occurred.
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