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Windows 7: How to get back Power Point 2002

09 Jul 2011   #1
JonJacobs

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
How to get back Power Point 2002

I have Office 2002 on Win 7 Pro - 64 bit.
A friend gave me his short story to read. It was a docx. I double-clicked it. (I thought I had already put on a limited-purpose reader, but that was at work and for Win XP) Something installed too fast for me to make out what it was - I thought it was a compatibility pack, but when I tried to work on a Power Point project this morning it came up in Power Point 2007 READ ONLY.

How do I get my Power Point 2002 back? Is it possible without going back to a restore point? I didn't set one recently because I wasn't expecting to do a software installation.

Thanks,
Jon


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09 Jul 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

By office 2002, I think you mean office XP? I guess you somehow managed to download the powerpoint 2007 viewer. Look in installed programs and uninstall it from there. What you need is the compatibility pack.

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats
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09 Jul 2011   #3
JonJacobs

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thank you. I went to uninstall it. It is the Office Home and Student 2007 suite, not a viewer. I tried to uninstall it, but it said the installation is corrupted and said to use the DVDs which I don't have. Apparently a trial version was hidden on my machine when I bought it, lurking to install at the first double-click excuse.

I guess I'll have to go back to an ancient restore point. I wonder what else I'll lose.

Jon
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09 Jul 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You'll NOT losing anything by uninstalling that trialware. all your documents and presentations will be just fine. All you need to do is to first uninstall all office versions, then install the one you have a license for from the install disk and activate it. if this is Office XP, just download the compat pack I linked in my earlier post.
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09 Jul 2011   #5
JonJacobs

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I did the restore point. There was only one, and it was 6 days ago. I was afraid of what I might lose when the computer went back to an older state, but as I read through, it assured me I would not lose documents. It worked beautifully. Now everything seems to work right.

I WISH I COULD uninstall 2007, but it is corrupted and WILL NOT uninstall. I'd like to know where the exact files are and the exact registry entries, so I could yank it out by the roots and never have this happen again.

Thankfully, now I don't need to re-install Office XP (It shows as 2002, not XP, in the Help About). When I bought this computer with Win 7, I installed several important software packages I carried from machine to machine (as they each died in turn). Unfortunately, I had all those CDs in a box and a certain neat-freak who shall remain nameless threw them away. So anything I lose now is forever gone.

I may need to download Open Office as a back-up plan.

Jon
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09 Jul 2011   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well if you have a genuine key, you can hunt on the internet for download links to the installers. Avoid shady sites, dont try to download cracks and keygens, just look for the pure installer. Of course, if you dont have a key, you'll need to buy a new one.

BTW, if you do have a license for Office XP and thats still installed on your computer, you can retreive the product key with something like jellybean (use the free version).

Keyfinder | Magical Jelly Bean

Heres how to uninstall office 2007 manually.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218
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09 Jul 2011   #7
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Just a FWIW ... Oracle took over OpenOffice from Sun Microsystems a while back. It's now been announced that Oracle is turning over OpenOffice to the Apache Software Foundation's Incubator. I've read that a lot of the OpenOffice developers have abandoned ship and have migrated over to LibreOffice. I've used OpenOffice and LibreOffice and like Libre better. Like I said, just my 2 cents.
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09 Jul 2011   #8
JonJacobs

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

LibreOffice. Interesting. Both are discussed in the OpenOffice forum and I thought they were the same thing.
jellybean to get my key. I will try that.

Thanks,
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