Upgrade to Win 7


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ForeverArsenal

Hi.
Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this or not.

At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit.

I have many documents saved on a external HD,saved mainly with
M S works version 8 that came with this computer,most saved documentS
are works 8 processer doc.MS works 8 database and MS 8 word docs.

I would of course still like to open these documents on the external HD via
USB cable connected to new Win 7 computer.

So does Windows 7 ship with a MS works program like works 8 ??
that would be able to (open docs) saved with MS V8 or does a version
later than MS works 8 ship with new computer that would work.

Hope I've made things clear.
Thanks .
Baz .

The more people I meet.
The more I love my dog.
 
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Seth

ForeverArsenal said:
So does Windows 7 ship with a MS works program like works 8 ??
that would be able to (open docs) saved with MS V8 or does a version
later than MS works 8 ship with new computer that would work.

Windows has never shipped with any version of Works. If it came on your PC,
it was done by the PC maker not Microsoft. So the question of will your new
system come with Works (or any other compatible productivity tool) depends
on what PC you are looking to buy. If the system doesn't include it, you
can buy it (or some other office like suite) after the fact and install it
yourself.
 
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Stan Brown

So does Windows 7 ship with a MS works program like works 8 ??
I am pretty sure it does not.

The question is, will you be able to install Works on your new
computer? There's a compatibility tester somewhere on Microsoft's
Web site; be sure to check that. (Can MS-Word read Works documents?
You might be forced to upgrade to Word.)

One issue in getting a new Win 7 computer is that it's quite likely
to be 64-bit Windows. You may find your hardware doesn't work with
Win 7 and you can't get 64-bit drivers. (I had that problem with my
scanner, though thanks to Zanquetil IO was able to get a substitute.)

You may also find some of your software is not compatible with Win 7.
Basically, anything written for Win 3 is not going to work, and some
programs written for XP also won't work. There's a "Compatibility
Wizard" in Win 7 that can adjust settings for some programs, but some
just can't be salvaged.

I'm not arguing against the upgrade, just suggesting that if you've
had XP for four years you should not expect a totally seamless
transition to Win 7. On the other hand, this is an opportunity to
leave behind a lot of the cruft on your old computer.
 
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TheGunslinger

Hi.
Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this or not.

At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit.

I have many documents saved on a external HD,saved mainly with
M S works version 8 that came with this computer,most saved documentS
are works 8 processer doc.MS works 8 database and MS 8 word docs.

I would of course still like to open these documents on the external HD via
USB cable connected to new Win 7 computer.

So does Windows 7 ship with a MS works program like works 8 ??
that would be able to (open docs) saved with MS V8 or does a version
later than MS works 8 ship with new computer that would work.

Hope I've made things clear.
Thanks .
Baz .

The more people I meet.
The more I love my dog.

I have a clean install of Windows 7, and it does not include any
aditional software packages such as Works.

The extras are part of the package that the OEM/manufacturers install.

However, IF you have a Works package from your previous PC, you may be
able to use the key code and install on your new system.

Also, note that Works may be included if you buy from Dell, HP, or
other manufacturer.

Best to check with customer support for the PC you are considering.

IMHO,

MJR
 
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Justin

I am going to recommend against upgrading to Windows 7 on a machine that
old.
It won't be particularly fast, and those older programs like Works probably
won't work very well if at all on 7 - either 32 or 64 bit.
From what you're describing I believe you would benefit from a complete
reformat of your drive, and reinstallation of the Windows XP OS.
This means everything on your drive, documents, pictures will be wiped - you
must back them up beforehand.
As for word processing, I suggest you look at OpenOffice.org - it I a free
open source full featured Office suite - from word processing to
Spreadsheets.
It is a hell of a lot better than Works.



"ForeverArsenal" wrote in message

Hi.
Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this or not.

At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit.

I have many documents saved on a external HD,saved mainly with
M S works version 8 that came with this computer,most saved documentS
are works 8 processer doc.MS works 8 database and MS 8 word docs.

I would of course still like to open these documents on the external HD via
USB cable connected to new Win 7 computer.

So does Windows 7 ship with a MS works program like works 8 ??
that would be able to (open docs) saved with MS V8 or does a version
later than MS works 8 ship with new computer that would work.

Hope I've made things clear.
Thanks .
Baz .

The more people I meet.
The more I love my dog.
 
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Tester

Justin said:
I am going to recommend against upgrading to Windows 7 on a machine that
old.
It won't be particularly fast, and those older programs like Works
probably won't work very well if at all on 7 - either 32 or 64 bit.
From what you're describing I believe you would benefit from a complete
reformat of your drive, and reinstallation of the Windows XP OS.
This means everything on your drive, documents, pictures will be wiped -
you must back them up beforehand.
As for word processing, I suggest you look at OpenOffice.org - it I a
free open source full featured Office suite - from word processing to
Spreadsheets.
It is a hell of a lot better than Works.
But it doesn't teach you to read people's messages properly. for
example you missed this:

"At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit."

Where does it say he wants to upgrade his old machine?

You need to learn to take extra special care before jumping into
conclusions.
 
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Bob Henson

Tester said:
But it doesn't teach you to read people's messages properly. for
example you missed this:

"At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit."

Where does it say he wants to upgrade his old machine?

You need to learn to take extra special care before jumping into
conclusions.
And he needs to learn not to top-post.
 
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Bob Henson

Gordon said:
WLm v 15......say no more...
I think I'm going to have to start filtering out WLM messages - it's such a
pain trying to read them. The really weird thing is that I keep coming
across a dogmatic determination not to change from OE or WLM, despite the
fact that the users know what a pain it is to other people.
 
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Gordon

I think I'm going to have to start filtering out WLM messages - it's such a
pain trying to read them. The really weird thing is that I keep coming
across a dogmatic determination not to change from OE or WLM, despite the
fact that the users know what a pain it is to other people.
I don't think it's a dogmatic refusal - it's the conditioning of "we'll
just use what MS supplies" and no desire to look elsewhere...
 
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Lewis

In message said:
Gordon wrote:
I think I'm going to have to start filtering out WLM messages - it's such a
pain trying to read them. The really weird thing is that I keep coming
across a dogmatic determination not to change from OE or WLM, despite the
fact that the users know what a pain it is to other people.
Yeah, I finally killed off all WLM 15 posts.
 
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relic

Gordon said:
I don't think it's a dogmatic refusal - it's the conditioning of "we'll
just use what MS supplies" and no desire to look elsewhere...
I've tried several of the alternatives and I don't like them one bit. The
best was Outlook Express with OE-Quotefix. It can be run in W-7 XP Emulation
mode with Pro or higher. (I'm lazy and don't want to bother, so I'll keep
using WLM 2009 / Version 14.)
 
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Ken Blake

So does Windows 7 ship with a MS works program like works 8 ??
that would be able to (open docs) saved with MS V8 or does a version
later than MS works 8 ship with new computer that would work.

No. Neither Windows 7, nor any other version of Windows, has ever
included Works, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, nor any other
significant application software. Such programs have to be bought,
either by themselves or as part of Microsoft Office.

If your previous computer, running an older version of Windows, came
with one or more of these, it was because the vendor who sold it
bundled it as part of the package he sold you, not because that
version of Windows came with it. Some, but not all, vendors do the
same with Windows 7 computers (but if they do, it is very likely just
a trial version).
 
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ForeverArsenal

ForeverArsenal said:
Hi.
Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this or not.
At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit.
..............................................................................................................................
Just like to thank every one that has replied to my post,to many to
answer one by one.

Thanks for different links given.

Will have to look at all suppliers+contact them to see what comes with
new computer with Win 7.

If need be will have to keep old XP computer just to open docs saved on
ex H/D over the yrs as I do need them.

Again thanks to all who have helped.
Stay healthy all.
Baz.
The more people I meet.
The more I love my dog.
 
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Ir Wodzynski

ForeverArsenal said:
Hi.
Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this or not.

At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit.

I have many documents saved on a external HD,saved mainly with
M S works version 8 that came with this computer,most saved documentS
are works 8 processer doc.MS works 8 database and MS 8 word docs.

I would of course still like to open these documents on the external HD
via
USB cable connected to new Win 7 computer.

So does Windows 7 ship with a MS works program like works 8 ??
that would be able to (open docs) saved with MS V8 or does a version
later than MS works 8 ship with new computer that would work.

Hope I've made things clear.
Thanks .
Baz .

The more people I meet.
The more I love my dog.
Hi Baz,
I've just tested for you running MS Work 9 on Vista and Windows 7 64 bit.
Works 9 opens any Word or Works 7 & 9 documents originally saved
in 90. using word 97, Office 2000, 2003 and 2007.
BTW No MS Work come with OS - it is added as an extra only by
PC / laptop maker. It's done by HP and Dell for sure, (probably Acer too).
If you buy Win 7 and install it yourself - it comes without any additional
aplication. Even Windows Live Mail (which I hate) is not install by defautl.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Working-with-Windows-Mail
Working with Windows Mail
For information about e-mail in Windows 7, including how to get
Windows Live Mail, go to the E-mail feature page on the Windows website.
Here are help topics that provide ...
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Working-with-Windows-Mail

http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail?os=other
I hope this helps.
 
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Uncle Max

"ForeverArsenal" wrote in message

Hi.
Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this or not.

At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit.

I have many documents saved on a external HD,saved mainly with
M S works version 8 that came with this computer,most saved documentS
are works 8 processer doc.MS works 8 database and MS 8 word docs.

I would of course still like to open these documents on the external HD via
USB cable connected to new Win 7 computer.

So does Windows 7 ship with a MS works program like works 8 ??
that would be able to (open docs) saved with MS V8 or does a version
later than MS works 8 ship with new computer that would work.

Hope I've made things clear.
Thanks .
Baz .

The more people I meet.
The more I love my dog.

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Go for it. I bought a Dell Studio 8100, and it came with Works. The only
issues I had were my QuickBooks 2000 and Quicken 2000. They wouldn't work
and were replaced. But the data converted with no problem.

Keep in mind; people do what you want to do by the thousands a day. It's no
big deal.
 
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Uncle Max

"Tester" wrote in message

I am going to recommend against upgrading to Windows 7 on a machine that
old.
It won't be particularly fast, and those older programs like Works
probably won't work very well if at all on 7 - either 32 or 64 bit.
From what you're describing I believe you would benefit from a complete
reformat of your drive, and reinstallation of the Windows XP OS.
This means everything on your drive, documents, pictures will be wiped -
you must back them up beforehand.
As for word processing, I suggest you look at OpenOffice.org - it I a free
open source full featured Office suite - from word processing to
Spreadsheets.
It is a hell of a lot better than Works.
But it doesn't teach you to read people's messages properly. for
example you missed this:

"At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit."

Where does it say he wants to upgrade his old machine?

You need to learn to take extra special care before jumping into
conclusions.
 
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Uncle Max

"Bob Henson" wrote in message
But it doesn't teach you to read people's messages properly. for
example you missed this:

"At present I am useing Windows XP OS. Computer approx 4 yrs old.
I would like to buy a new comp with Windows 7 64 bit."

Where does it say he wants to upgrade his old machine?

You need to learn to take extra special care before jumping into
conclusions.
And he needs to learn not to top-post.
 
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