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Windows 7: Compatibility with MS Office XP Professional

02 Jan 2015   #1
Jeanine

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Compatibility with MS Office XP Professional

This is my 1st post. After spending 4 hours researching an issue online I've decided that this is the place to get real and relevant answers. Rather than tack onto very old threads, I thought I'd start a new one as I have one specific problem. I'm running MS Office XP Pro, which is quite sufficient for my needs, and I use Word every day. I'm the only user so my PC has a simple set-up. In Documents (Public) I keep folders of photos. If I want to email a folder of photos to someone, I compress the folder and attach it as a zip file to an email. I have triple-checked the settings in Properties and nothing is locked/encrypted/restricted. Yet the recipient can't gain access to the downloaded zip file. Is this likely to be a compatibility issue at my end or the recipient's end? Or could it be a security software issue? I don't want to switch to using Open Office or whatever it's called.

My computer knowledge is very basic. A couple of years ago I moved from much-loved Windows XP to Windows 7 Home Premium and am now fairly comfortable with it. I'm self-taught and learn through experience - mostly by way of trial and error!

I would greatly appreciate any genuine advice.


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02 Jan 2015   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You won't like this advice but you really need to get off XP and upgrade to a newer OS. XP hasn't been supported since early last year and is now subject to virus and other malware infections. You can still buy OEM copies of Win 7 Home Premium or Win 7 Pro if you look around a little (here in the U.S., Newegg still sells them); that is the one most likely to be compatible with your system.

Also, what version (year) of MS Office Pro are you using?
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02 Jan 2015   #3
Jeanine

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

But I'm not running Windows XP. I'm using Windows 7.
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02 Jan 2015   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeanine View Post
I would greatly appreciate any genuine advice.
Hi Jeanine, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Could you please be more specific and tell exactly how do you attach the ZIP file to email message? Are you using the attachment button selecting File as in screenshot from Outlook XP below:
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
You won't like this advice but you really need to get off XP and upgrade to a newer OS. XP hasn't been supported since early last year and is now subject to virus and other malware infections. You can still buy OEM copies of Win 7 Home Premium or Win 7 Pro if you look around a little (here in the U.S., Newegg still sells them); that is the one most likely to be compatible with your system.

Also, what version (year) of MS Office Pro are you using?
Mylady, the only reason OP would not like your advice I can think of is that it's invalid. The OP is already running Windows 7 as her specs clearly tell. She also mentions as clearly that the issue in question is with MS Office XP, not with Windows XP so that's the version of Office she is using. The Office XP is also known as Office 2002.

Kari


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02 Jan 2015   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You are correct. My mistake.
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02 Jan 2015   #6
Jeanine

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Thank you, Kari, for your enquiry. I don't use Outlook at all. I use Yahoo Basic Webmail for 99% of my emailing. I also have a secondary account with Orange.

I'm such a computer novice that I don't even know if I'm having an Office issue here!
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02 Jan 2015   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

OK, I read too much in between the lines. You mentioning you use MS Office XP I assumed you also use Outlook XP (Outlook 2002).

That does not change the my question: please tell how do you attach the ZIP files to your emails? Tell the whole procedure as exactly as you can (which buttons / links you click and so on).

Attachments in Yahoo Mail should be attached from the Attachment button at bottom left in Compose window:
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Kari


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02 Jan 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeanine View Post
I compress the folder and attach it as a zip file to an email. I have triple-checked the settings in Properties and nothing is locked/encrypted/restricted. Yet the recipient can't gain access to the downloaded zip file.
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Are you using a third party zip program like 7zip... or windows to zip the files ?

Yahoo is a weird email and does have some restrictions on attachment sending :/

Have you attempted to use another email service like gmail or outlook.com to send with ?

The exact sending process would also help a great deal as well as how you zipped the files and what file types were inside the zip folder,
Cheers.
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02 Jan 2015   #9
Jeanine

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I use Yahoo Basic so the Attch Files button is to the right of the Subject box. This takes me to the Attch Files page. I click on the File 1 Browse button. In the window that opens I find and select the compressed folder containing JPG photos and click the Open button. This puts the folder onto the Attch Files page as File 1 and I click the Attch Files button to right of Compose. This attaches the folder (shown as a zip file) to the email, ready to Send. I make sure that the attachment doesn't exceed any size limit and it's usually less than 10 MB.
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02 Jan 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and thanks,
One thing is for sure any email service can not open a zip folder so these zip folders would have to be downloaded and than the files would have to be Extracted by the recipients,
There could be user error in the saving and extracting process

Also are you using a third party zip folder creator ?
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