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    Upgrade my PC to Win XP (Win XP/A97/A2000)

    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this, and I'm sure that someone will let me know.

    I'm thinking of upgrading my PCs from Win 95 to Win XP. Are there any problems I should be aware of regards Office 97 and Office 2000 with Win XP?
    I certainly don't need problems on my Internet PC, hence the question.

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    Re: Upgrade my PC to Win XP (Win XP/A97/A2000)

    We have had both of them running on WinXP Pro machines in the office without any problems except an obscure problem with the calendar control. I believe there was a hot patch for that particular bug, though. I've been told (I've resisted WinXP and stuck with Win2k) that internet connections are more easily handled in WinXP but I don't have any personal experience of that. Access doesn't care, although it looks a bit different in the teletubby interface that's part of WinXP. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Upgrade my PC to Win XP (Win XP/A97/A2000)

    Thanks Charlotte, that takes a load off.
    I thought I had read somewhere that there had been a problem with one of the XP's (Win or Office or whatever) with something else.
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    Re: Upgrade my PC to Win XP (Win XP/A97/A2000)

    I've got XP Pro at home with Office 97 and Win 2K installed with no problems.

    You are prbably thinking of the problem with O2K and OXP on the same PC. There is a problem with VBE6.dll from OXP causing issues in Access 2K. Althjough it has been resolved with SP3, or a hotpatch for Pre SP3.
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    Re: Upgrade my PC to Win XP (Win XP/A97/A2000)

    You're right, it was something to do with XP, but I hadn't really taken any notice since it was not applicable to me.
    So what you are saying is that Office XP and Office 2000 on the same PC were causing problems.
    As I said to Charlotte, that's taken a load off, now I can upgrade my 2 PCs to WinXP with both Office 97 and Office 2000 quite safely.
    Thanks for your help.
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    Re: Upgrade my PC to Win XP (Win XP/A97/A2000)

    Hi Pat,

    You problaby know this, but be sure to install Office 97 and Office 2000 in different folders. For instance, I usually install Office 97 to C:Program FilesOffice97 and then Office 2000 in C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office

    Office XP handles this even better - the default location adds an extra subfolder inside Microsoft Office for the version: Microsoft OfficeOffice 10

    This means that for Office XP and later, you can simply install into the default location without worrying about overwriting previous versions. (Of course, there will always be other minior compatibility issues. At least you don't have to worry about paths...)

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Upgrade my PC to Win XP (Win XP/A97/A2000)

    Hi Mark

    Yes I know to keep the different Office versions in different directories.
    Nice feature re Office XP !!
    Thanks for your input.

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    Re: Upgrade my PC to Win XP (Win XP/A97/A2000)

    Not to be a wet blanket, but prehaps a word of caution. Backup everything before you start - even then, the advice in WindowsXP is that you do a clean install. In other words, wipe the hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch rather than an upgrade. I've been procrastinating over this issue for a couple of months and am still hoping a miracle will appear from somewhere.
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    Re: Upgrade my PC to Win XP (Win XP/A97/A2000)

    Thanks for the word of caution.
    I always approach these things with caution, it can take so many hours to resurrect if you don't get it right.
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