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Windows 7: Windows XP, Vista Miss Out on Office 2013

18 Jul 2012   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Windows XP, Vista Miss Out on Office 2013

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Microsoft has confirmed that the new Office 2103 will not run on older PCs powered by Windows XP or Vista.

"The new Office will work with Windows 7 and Windows 8," a Microsoft spokesperson said Monday in an email reply to questions about Office 2013 and Office 365. "Vista or XP will not support the new Office."

Users running those operating systems will not be able to advance beyond Office 2010, the suite that launched about seven months after Windows 7.
Read more at:
Windows XP, Vista Miss Out on Office 2013 | PCWorld


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18 Jul 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Of course it won't run on an older operating system. If it did there would be less incentive for people to buy Windows 7 or Windows 8.
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18 Jul 2012   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
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Microsoft has confirmed that the new Office 2103 will not run on older PCs powered by Windows XP or Vista.

"The new Office will work with Windows 7 and Windows 8," a Microsoft spokesperson said Monday in an email reply to questions about Office 2013 and Office 365. "Vista or XP will not support the new Office."

Users running those operating systems will not be able to advance beyond Office 2010, the suite that launched about seven months after Windows 7.
Read more at:
Windows XP, Vista Miss Out on Office 2013 | PCWorld
Hi there

Fropm what I've seen of Office 2013 there isn't ANY compelling reaon to upgrade -- and documents will have to be compatible for YEARS and YEARS to come anyway with older versions of offive.

Unless I can kill that "White" stuff I'm not going to use office 2013,

Cheers
jimbo
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21 Jul 2012   #4
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The last thing I need is Office but I see that Office 2000 runs on my Windows 7 Pro. All I use is Word (occasionally).
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21 Jul 2012   #5
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I'm still using Office 2007, it has all the features I need and I will be sticking with it for the foreseeable future.

The 2013 version looks incredibly bland. The pure white is dull, wonder if that's what the final version will look like?

Can't say I'm surprised at it not supporting XP as they're trying to kill it off. I still use it in a VM and still enjoy it.

I think they're trying to forget about Vista!
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21 Jul 2012   #6
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I don't have any compelling reason to upgrade from Office 2007, as it has all the features I need.
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21 Jul 2012   #7
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Using Office XP here and I don't intend on upgrading, I hate the Ribbon GUI with a burning passion.
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22 Jul 2012   #8
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The only reason I installed it is because it's free xD
The last thing I need to buy is Office since I rarely use it, and mostly Word, but I used the 2010 beta until it expired, then occasionally used WordPad on 7, and now I can use Word 2013 until it expires, then back to WordPad xD

Besides, the most important documents, like my CV and PDFs (i.e. docs that don't need to be edited), are designed in Photoshop xD

But all in all, the 2013 version seems all about SkyDrive and cloud syncing, which isn't really that bad if you take the time to make those files private. Having those docs available on any device that supports SkyDrive means that I can keep, for example, my CV in my pocket instead of printing it out and carrying it with me to a job interview or something. It does get handy, but aside from that, I don't really see anything too appealing in the 2013 version.

Blinding, yes, but not appealing. I installed 2013 and opened Word to activate (barely found it by the way xD) and wanted to continue on writing a story I've been working on for some time. Five sentences later I had to look away for a moment and blink a couple dozen times - it gets awfully painful on the eyes to watch all the white.

COLOR SCHEMES Miscrosoft, PLEASE!
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22 Jul 2012   #9
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

I last used Office as a self-employed printer, Pro 97. It was great and gave me my last career, together with Publisher 2000 and a wonderful HP A3 printer, I had a great setup which earned me a wage when I had become disabled. After retirement, my Office 97 disc was damaged and would not reinstall. I tried Open Office (sacrilege!) and found it had everything I need. It still does. I am never going back to a monolithic, bloated programme that costs a bomb and has more than I would ever need or want.

If I had been able to carry on using 97, I would never have found our how useful OOffice is. If Oracle ever does make it 'Paid for', I shall take a look at Libre Office.
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22 Jul 2012   #10
Waffl

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Dem OS got trololololo'd.
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