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    Office 97 Pro (97 Pro SR-2)

    Due to needing to change computers multiple times, have had to install Office 97 Pro Many times. When I installed it on WinXP computer did not install word. What is the method to work around this or should I just open the piggy bank and purchase a neweer version of Office? If purchasing newer version is it still recommended not to purchase Officie XP yet? Which version would you recommend. Primarily only use word,exel,and powerpoint.
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    Re: Office 97 Pro (97 Pro SR-2)

    Office 97 is compatible with WinXP and there's no reason that I know of that Word shouldn't install if that's all you want to do. Is your CD defective (scratched, etc)?

    If you are looking to upgrade, I really like Office 2003! But if you are happy with 97 I (and many others) have used it quite successfully with WinXP. I suggest you try again, and/or post a little more info on what is going on when you try to install Word.

    good luck,

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    Re: Office 97 Pro (97 Pro SR-2)

    There's nothing wrong with Office XP, but if you want that, you'd better hurry while it can still be purchased. If you meant for the technology guarantee, I believe that window has already passed.
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    Re: Office 97 Pro (97 Pro SR-2)

    Thank you for the input. After several reinstallations of Office97 with same settings ,the process ends with "office has been installed sucessfully", Word is not accessable. I Uninstalled Office97 through control panel,add/remove. Then did complete installation "typical"(recommended) entered CD Key info, click on Word shortcut icon or Double click on Word.exe get following; ERROR The wrong wwintl32.dll has been loaded. Make sure that word directory is in the path.
    As an added clue, When opening and closing Excel, receive following message; "MS VIS Basic Compile Error in Hidden Module: TBRun 97, click OK and excel opens. Clicking on .xls file opens Excel with Visual Basic Error window "Compile error in hidden module: TBRun97", to open the data file have to click open and find the file process. I hope this helps you in your efforts to assist me, if not please advise.

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    Re: Office 97 Pro (97 Pro SR-2)

    1. Removing Office 97 through the Add/Remove Programs control panel doesn't remove all traces of the installation. See OFF97: How to Completely Remove Microsoft Office 97 on Windows XP, Windows Me, and Windows 2000. This MSKB article contains a link to download an "eraser" utility.

    2. For the Hidden Module error, see XL: Compile Error in Hidden Module Tbrun97.xls.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Office 97 Pro (97 Pro SR-2)

    The error messages that you are reporting are those which normally arise when you have a number of other apps installed - prior to Office 97. Is that the case?
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    Re: Office 97 Pro (97 Pro SR-2)

    Thank you all. Via Norton Clean Sweep and then manually deleating any stragler files etc from office 97, word 2000SR1 and works6.0, I was then able to run a CLEAN INSTALL of Office 97Pro. Initial trials of Excel & word have performed satisfactorily. Thank you all again for your guidance and advice.
    Boots13

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