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    Default OT- Will Microsoft Office 97 (Professional Ed.) install on Windows 7 ?

    So old it's designed for Windows NT and 95...but it works ok on XP....

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    I installed office 2002 on windows 7...... 64 bit. Werks fine.

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    I read that you can. But it is not advisable - there apparently are some big compatibility issues.

    Can I install Office 97 on laptop running Windows 7? - MS Office Support

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    Perhaps one issue to consider might be the number of security flaws built into an old version of Office, and whether or not Windows update will patch it into current status in the new OS.

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    Why not take a look at OpenOffice? It's free, and its files can be saved as files compatible with MSword, MSExcel and Powerpoint.

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    Are you using win7 64bit? I installed it on my win 7 ultimate 64bit system and had lots of issues, maybe a 64bit compatibility problem tho'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial-Machine View Post
    I read that you can. But it is not advisable - there apparently are some big compatibility issues.

    Can I install Office 97 on laptop running Windows 7? - MS Office Support
    Another nail in the coffin for Windows 7, as far as I'm concerned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troup View Post
    Another nail in the coffin for Windows 7, as far as I'm concerned...
    I thought the same thing actually, but wanted to use a 64bit setup for the increased ram. I have one system with Win7 the rest are XP, nowadays whenever I have to use an XP system I'm thinking how much I prefer win7.

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    Three-license DVD for Office 2010 Home and Student is only $100. Whether or not it's appropriate for you is your call.

    MICROSOFT CORPORATION Office Home and Student 2010 (DVD)- 3 Licenses : Software | Dell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    So old it's designed for Windows NT and 95...but it works ok on XP....
    office 2000 works just fine with win7 64 bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troup View Post
    Another nail in the coffin for Windows 7, as far as I'm concerned...
    Part of the reason operating systems get so bloated, inefficient, and unstable is trying to build in legacy support for antiquated software.

    Yes, Office 97 may do everything you need it to do and more, but sooner or later it's time to throw out the old code and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrainey View Post
    Three-license DVD for Office 2010 Home and Student is only $100. Whether or not it's appropriate for you is your call.

    MICROSOFT CORPORATION Office Home and Student 2010 (DVD)- 3 Licenses : Software | Dell
    Not for me...personally I don't even use it except for the free Word reader.

    Isn't there also a limited Microsoft Office that is just Word and Excel that is free, but has ads ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    Not for me...personally I don't even use it except for the free Word reader.

    Isn't there also a limited Microsoft Office that is just Word and Excel that is free, but has ads ?
    MS has a number of offline viewers that you can use for "reading." They do not allow any editing, however. IE will also allow you to read Word and Excel. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...crosoft Office

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    Quote Originally Posted by atgordon View Post
    MS has a number of offline viewers that you can use for "reading." They do not allow any editing, however. IE will also allow you to read Word and Excel. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...crosoft Office
    I know...the one I'm talking about you can create and edit as well.

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    I know...the one I'm talking about you can create and edit as well.
    It's called Office 2010 Starter Edition, and is only available preinstalled on a new PC.

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    I had copy of Office 97 Pro lying around.

    Until I downloaded the latest version of Open Office, I loaded Excel 97 on a new (bought January 2010) Toshiba notebook that's running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium..... Didn't experience any noticeable problems with the old Excel.

    Didn't load/try the other Office 97 Pro software.

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