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    Powerpoint 2000 with Office XP Small Business? (Powerpoint 2000)

    I just got a new computer with Windows XP and Office XP Small Business edition and discovered that the latter does not include Powerpoint! I have Powerpoint 2000 as part of Office 2000, from the superceded computer. Is there any way that I can install Powerpoint 2000 on a machine that is running Office XP? (sigh - not expecting good news)

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    Re: Powerpoint 2000 with Office XP Small Business? (Powerpoint 2000)

    Actually, I can't think of any reason why not. I'm running both office 2002 and office xp (both include ppt) on the same machine. Obviously I've got Office 2K installation pointing to one drive and XP pointing at a different drive.

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    Re: Powerpoint 2000 with Office XP Small Business? (Powerpoint 2000)

    If you plan on installing PowerPoint 2000, you should be fine. I you are installing Access 2000, then you will run into a whole bunch of potential problems. Just have a look at <post#=90700>post 90700</post#> for a description. Although MS says the Hotfix is included in O2K SP3.
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    Re: Powerpoint 2000 with Office XP Small Business? (Powerpoint 2000)

    Hmm, well I am not networked, and have a single partition on this PC...so I guess I will have to choose between the pain of learning how to install a second HD (from the old computer) into this one, or go through the hassle of repartitioning, or...buying Powerpoint 2002. Thanks for the info though.

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    Re: Powerpoint 2000 with Office XP Small Business? (Powerpoint 2000)

    Not sure it pays to move the old HD, because you will have to reinstall PPT 2000 in order for it to run (need those registry entries). But most newer OS's are pretty good at dealing with new drives; explaing the situation to the BIOS sometimes is a bit messier.

    You could network the two computers together; this can be rather mind-bending the first time, but not very expensive any more, and it can be very useful. You can visit the Networking Your Home board for tips on equipment. You can even remotely control the old computer from your new one. How cool is that?

    If you have a huge drive in the new computer, you could use Partition Magic or another trustworthy utility (I'm not aware of any, but everyone has competition, right?) to carve off part of your hard disk into a new "logical drive." Not cheap, though, and you have to make a good backup just in case.

    Or you could spring for the "upgrade" edition of PowerPoint 2002 and get all the new tricks. Not sure exactly how you convince the installer that you're upgrading from a different hard drive... has anyone done that?

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    Re: Powerpoint 2000 with Office XP Small Business? (Powerpoint 2000)

    Actually, you wouldn't have to install on a second harddrive, unless you're really anal!

    I have Office 97, 97, 2000, XP and the new Office 11 beta on my Windows XP machine. I simply used Partition Magic to create a number of partitions, and I installed each subsequent version of Office to a different one. So O95 is on my C drive, O97 is there as well. O2k is on my G drive, OXP on H, and the beta on I.

    I suspect that you'd be okay with PPT 2000 and Office SBE XP both on the C drive, though. Just at least install them to different folders on the C drive. Usual rule of thumb is to install oldest to newest, so you might consider uninstalling Office SBE, installing PPT 2000, then reinstalling Office SBE applications.

    If it doesn't work, the worst that will happen is you have to go the partition or second harddrive route.

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    Re: Powerpoint 2000 with Office XP Small Business? (Powerpoint 2000)

    Thanks, everyone! So I have three options...transfer the old drive and reinstall Office 2000 on it, Partition Magic on my 40G HD or install Office 2000 on my husband's computer which I already have peer-to-peer networked via a phoneline network. I favor partitioning new computer, because I am using old computer for redundancy til I know I won't clobber new one (sigh) and husband's computer is much slower and smaller HD (and he's stll on Office 97). But a little reassurance please, Echo, for this veteran of many computer messes (I have the "fools rush in..." syndrome): How is it that the registry entries for Office XP don't conflict with the registry entries for Office 2000 - is the different drive letter enough? If I do go the partition magic route, any potential pitfalls I need to be aware of (she asks, based on much experience)? Again, THANKS!
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    Re: Powerpoint 2000 with Office XP Small Business? (Powerpoint 2000)

    Well, I haven't had any problems with the different registry entries, except for Word--which keeps wanting to install something every time I open either 2000 or 2002/XP. I've heard others have had that same issue, but just letting it go through its thing (it doesn't ask for the install disk) seems to let everything work ok. (I *think* there's a fix for that, but I'd have to dig around for it.) I will say that all my Office assistants have @#$!% out lately in all versions, but I'm pretty sure this is due to the beta, not any of the existing versions.

    But I doubt you'll have any of those problems, because what you're really doing is adding PPT 2002/XP to your existing Office 2000 apps. Some of the shared apps--such as MS Graph--could run the risk of overwriting registry entries, but I honestly haven't had that issue on my system. And I know others with similar setups, and they haven't reported problems there, either.

    You know, PPT 2002/XP has some new things like the diagramming tool that replaces Org Chart. Even so, Org Chart still works on my machine with previous versions of PPT. And the new Clip Organizer that works with Office XP hasn't overwritten my old Clip Gallery, which shipped with the previous versions; I can still access both on my system with no problems. So I'd say very little would get overwritten on your end.

    The upshot is that yeah, I think the different drive letter should be more than enough for what you're doing. You could even probably get away with installing everything on C and not have any issues (I know I don't see any between 95 and 97, both on my C drive) , but I'd definitely suggest using a different folder for installation if you decide to go that route (which is what I did with 95/97 on C).

    Just my $.02. Others may have better, more specific information for you.

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    Re: Powerpoint 2000 with Office XP Small Business? (Powerpoint 2000)

    > But I doubt you'll have any of those problems, because what you're really doing is adding PPT 2002/XP to your existing Office 2000 apps.

    Oops, got that backwards. You're adding PPT 2000 to existing Office XP apps.
    Regardless, you shouldn't have any problems.

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