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Windows 7: Text Processor for Windows 7? Help!

20 Dec 2010   #1

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Text Processor for Windows 7? Help!

Well, let me begin by saying that I am completely new to this forum as well as I am a new user of Windows 7. My laptop was running a Vista OS but it was acting up horribly, so I decided to simply install Windows 7 and it's working pleasantly again. :)

I am one for typing and creating a mass amount of text documents and such on which was Microsoft Works that came installed on my Vista. I no longer have any Microsoft Works, or Microsoft Office for that matter, so I can't type besides on Notepad and I would rather not. I tried to install Open Office but it wouldn't install for whatever reason and I am stuck again. I am requesting help. xD

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20 Dec 2010   #2


Did you carry out a fresh install ie was your disk formatted during the install or did you do an upgrade install and just overwrite your Vista?
Have you got the Microsoft Works install disk or was your system supplied without disks and have a recovery partition on it. If the recovery partition is still there, you could re-install Vista and Works from there and then carry out an upgrade install to Windows Seven.
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20 Dec 2010   #3

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Have you looked at Wordpad, which is built into Windows 7? It has many more features than Notepad and may be just as useful as Works for your purposes.
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20 Dec 2010   #4

Win 7 Ult 64-bit

Try OpenOffice. It's wonderfull and compatible with all text editors.
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20 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 10 Pro

Unless you have a disk or something you may need to purchase the suite - Microsoft Works Home.

As for Open Office.... Why can't you install it? You just say you can't, not why.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
Try OpenOffice. It's wonderfull and compatible with all text editors.
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I tried to install Open Office but it wouldn't install for whatever reason
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