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Windows 7: Office 97 breaks UAC

23 Dec 2009   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Your ROI will soon decrease as your inability to interact with customers is diminished because you fail to keep up with their level of technology... depending on 12 year old software to keep up with today's technology is poor business management..plain and simple...


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23 Dec 2009   #12
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Office 97 does not actually break UAC, it only breaks the settings page. UAC is still active and working you just cannot change it. Now if you read the actual Microsoft Knowledge base there is a fix, a Registry fix.

You cannot change User Account Control (UAC) settings on Windows 7
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This issue occurs when Microsoft Office 97 is installed on Windows 7. The installation of Office 97 makes a change to the registry that causes this issue.
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26 Dec 2009   #13
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

For all those heartbroken Office 97 fans, you could always run it in XP compatibility mode... haha.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Your ROI will soon decrease as your inability to interact with customers is diminished because you fail to keep up with their level of technology... depending on 12 year old software to keep up with today's technology is poor business management..plain and simple...
Exactly... If you want to keep your ROI up, you have be on top of technology somewhat..

-Bill
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28 Dec 2009   #14
sambalayne

windows 7
 
 

my question: WHO THE HELL USES WINDOWS 7 AND WORD 97 TOGETHER ANYWAY?!
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28 Dec 2009   #15
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you must run Office97, why not install it in XP mode if your hardware can support it.
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28 Dec 2009   #16
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
If you must run Office97, why not install it in XP mode if your hardware can support it.
For my line of work there are times when Office97 is a better tool to use than later versions. When those times come up I fire up XP / Office97, get my work done, then off to whatever OS I need/want for other tasks. Ditto for XP and IE6 (used in one of my dev environments).

Regards,
GEWB
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28 Dec 2009   #17
CDKJudoka

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Ubuntu 9.04 32 Bit with KDE 4.4
 
 

We have people here that are still using Access97. All of the other MS Office apps are 2003 and above.

I can't stand the UAC and turn it off before I do anything else in Vista or 7.
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31 Dec 2009   #18
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 
Office 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), etc.

Note: Office 2002 Enterprise is also known as Office XP Enterprise.

I work for a company that has thousands of workstations. So I can give a bit of background as to why anyone would run Office 97 on Windows 7. It all breaks down to cost. Currently we are deploying Windows 7 with Office 2002 Enterprise (XP). You might wonder why would we do that?? Because Microsoft wants 1.2 million dollars to upgrade to Office 2007 Enterprise. The cost is too high to do that. This is why we skipped Office 2003 Enterprise. We tried using OpenOffice however some 3rd party software we use only works with Microsoft Word (long story). OpenOffice could not be tricked to work with the 3rd party software. Another reason we keep using Office 2002 Enterprise (XP) is because it is the only version of Office that works with some Main Frame Computer software that we purchase for millions of dollars. Yes the company has an upgrade but that costs millions of dollars plus the cost of down time, upgrade time, and the cost of having them come on site to make sure it works. We also HAD (Thank God it is gone) some 3rd party software that only worked with Excel 97 and another software that only worked with Access 97. These companies either went out of business or the upgrades were expensive or the software was custom made for us. It took us years to get all that software out of the system and cost thousands of dollars.

Our software policy has changed dramatically over the last 4 years to require and almost demand that any newly purchase software be web based ONLY. Maintaining software on the local workstation is near impossible and keeping up with the upgrades are daunting.

When you have thousands of computers, hundreds of servers and many many 3rd party software’s with integration to Main Frame, Mid Range and High End *NIX systems making what would seem like a logical and simple change from one version of Office to another is costly and IT resource heavy.
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31 Dec 2009   #19
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
Are there really people that actually still use Office97? If yes, then LOL
Pick any software you like then ask that question and likely the answer will always be yes. With 6+ billion people in the world and being that PCs are relatively new technology, the odds that at least one person using any given program is pretty high.
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31 Dec 2009   #20
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sambalayne View Post
my question: WHO THE HELL USES WINDOWS 7 AND WORD 97 TOGETHER ANYWAY?!
Nobody who has any sense of the word COMPATIBILITY anyway. Old + new = ...lets just say that doesn't usually work out too well.
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