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Windows 7: Office XP Professional compatibility with Windows 7?


18 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Office XP Professional compatibility with Windows 7?

Hi,
I wrote last May asking about Office 2003 compatibility with Windows 7, and decided to install office 2003 after my Office 2007 trial version was up. Well, now it is up, only the install CD I have says "Microsoft Office XP Professional, version 2002."

Not the same as MS Office 2003?

So I'm wondering again, will this version be compatible with Windows 7?
Also I was planning to remove Win 7 with "RipoutOffice2007".
Thanks


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18 Jul 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes.. It is compatible as far as I know...
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18 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelas View Post
Hi,
I wrote last May asking about Office 2003 compatibility with Windows 7, and decided to install office 2003 after my Office 2007 trial version was up. Well, now it is up, only the install CD I have says "Microsoft Office XP Professional, version 2002."

Not the same as MS Office 2003?

So I'm wondering again, will this version be compatible with Windows 7?
Also I was planning to remove Win 7 with "RipoutOffice2007".
Thanks
You may as well as use OpenOffice instead.
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18 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Why Open office instead?
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18 Jul 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelas View Post
Why Open office instead?
Probably because it is free. But Office 2003 is actually Office 97-2003. And that was the version prior to Office 2007.
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18 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelas View Post
Why Open office instead?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Probably because it is free. But Office 2003 is actually Office 97-2003. And that was the version prior to Office 2007.
It's free and is updated and supported. Office XP is 9 years old, which is quite old for software. It is already out of mainstream support by Microsoft and soon won't even have extended support. That means it won't be patched anymore.
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18 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Good points about support & patches. Does that mean that older versions of Office require SP2 & SP3 as XP did?

Also, Is "RipoutOffice2007" a good way to remove MS Office?
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18 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelas View Post
Good points about support & patches. Does that mean that older versions of Office require SP2 & SP3 as XP did?

Also, Is "RipoutOffice2007" a good way to remove MS Office?
All versions of Office have had their Service Packs. Office 2007 is current up to SP2. I'm referencing separate patches and not entire Service Packs.

Just go to "Programs and Features" in Windows 7 if you want to remove Office XP.
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18 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I use Office XP Professional. I've tried Open Office a few times, but always go back to Office XP. I find it easier to use and think that it just works better. I have a few friends and family that feel the same way when it comes to Office XP vs. Open Office. Ultimately it is up to you, but I thought I'd just give my opinion.

The main thing to watch out for is that Open Office does not save files as MS Office files by default. It uses a different format, which can not be opened by MS Office. You can still save it as an MS Office file, but you have to click save as every time.
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18 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I use Office XP Professional. I've tried Open Office a few times, but always go back to Office XP. I find it easier to use and think that it just works better. I have a few friends and family that feel the same way when it comes to Office XP vs. Open Office. Ultimately it is up to you, but I thought I'd just give my opinion.

The main thing to watch out for is that Open Office does not save files as MS Office files by default. It uses a different format, which can not be opened by MS Office. You can still save it as an MS Office file, but you have to click save as every time.
Office XP isn't free. If they were charged for each install of Office XP then they would think twice.
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