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Windows 7: Older versions of office

28 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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Even if you have MS fix the validation, you will still have some issues with it. Some of the other members mentioned Open Office. That's good advice if you don't want to upgrade MS Office as there is nothing wrong with Open Office and they no doubt have a version that is compatible with Win7
OO does work like a champ on Windows 7.

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28 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro

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Double check your key to be sure you didn't mistype it. I also have used Office97 with Windows 7 64bit with no problems. I also use OpenOffice since it recognizes the new Office formats. The only problem I have with OpenOffice is it does not handle envelopes and labels with my Brother laser printer, so that is why I use Office97 Word for that task. Maybe delete it and reinstall.

Are you using Outlook 97 as well? What about Access, Power Point?
No. At the present I only use Word97 for envelopes and labels. I use OpenOffice for PP and Excel since they handle the new file formats. I use Windows Live Mail for e-mail. If I could get OpenOffice to work properly with my printer I would not use Word97 at all.

That's my point. While some Office programs like Word may work without issue, other Office programs with more complicated scripts, programming, or features (Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, or even Excel) may not work or will struggle to work correctly under Windows 7. And not everyone knows about or uses all the features these Office products offer, so if there is a compatibility issue, they're usually unaware until they need that particular feature. That's why Microsoft recommends you update the suite (at least from 97)

Anyways that's why I asked the question, and made my statement about upgrading.

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