Will Office 2000 work on Win7 64 bit?


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LouB

Will Office 2000 work on Win7 64 bit?
I have a legal copy on CD but have not tried it on my new machine.
 
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jbm

"LouB" wrote in message
Will Office 2000 work on Win7 64 bit?
I have a legal copy on CD but have not tried it on my new machine.

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I've got Office 2000 on this Win 7 64-bit machine, and Word & Excel run with
no problems at all. However, I understand that there is a problem with
Outlook, and it's best not to run it.

jim
 
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Ken Blake

Will Office 2000 work on Win7 64 bit?
I have a legal copy on CD but have not tried it on my new machine.


It will work, but there are some incomptability issues, particularly
with Outlook.
 
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Peter Foldes

LouB said:
Will Office 2000 work on Win7 64 bit?
I have a legal copy on CD but have not tried it on my new machine.
Lou

The below also applies to Windows 7 32 and 64 bit also

First see this
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932087/en-us

After see this
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932087/en-us

And then this
http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/vista.htm

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LouB

Peter said:
Lou

The below also applies to Windows 7 32 and 64 bit also

First see this
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932087/en-us

After see this
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932087/en-us

And then this
http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/vista.htm
Thanks to jbm, Ken and Peter.
All I care about is Word and Excel. Have never used Outlook.
Now all I have to do is find the CD, install and try to get updates
(program was installed on other, older, machines but I am not using them
now).

Lou
 
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Muad'Dib

Will Office 2000 work on Win7 64 bit?
I have a legal copy on CD but have not tried it on my new machine.
As stated you can get it to work for the most part, but unless you can't
afford a newer version, why fight with it? It's all about obsolescence
and getting you to buy a later version. Nothing new with any software
vendor. If you can live with partial compatibility and constantly
fighting with it, then by-all-means go-for-it, if not buck-up and get a
later version as I did/do, so as not to have problems. One could always
use a Virtual machine running say, XP and install the earlier Office
version where compatibility is good, and use it that way. A lot of work
for just one program however, but works. I just don't understand why
people try to settle for less, inflect problems and headache upon
themselves, when easier alternatives are at hand. You could say I'm
cheap in ways, but where it comes down to trying to make early programs
work in later OS's, I don't think it is worth the headache, I rather
just get the newer version and be done with it.

G'day
 
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LouB

Muad'Dib said:
As stated you can get it to work for the most part, but unless you can't
afford a newer version, why fight with it? It's all about obsolescence
and getting you to buy a later version. Nothing new with any software
vendor. If you can live with partial compatibility and constantly
fighting with it, then by-all-means go-for-it, if not buck-up and get a
later version as I did/do, so as not to have problems. One could always
use a Virtual machine running say, XP and install the earlier Office
version where compatibility is good, and use it that way. A lot of work
for just one program however, but works. I just don't understand why
people try to settle for less, inflect problems and headache upon
themselves, when easier alternatives are at hand. You could say I'm
cheap in ways, but where it comes down to trying to make early programs
work in later OS's, I don't think it is worth the headache, I rather
just get the newer version and be done with it.

G'day
I do have and use newer stuff. Open Office and / or TextMaker from
SoftMaker Software (2008 version). Both free, which is why I use Office
2000 (already paid once). I am retired so do not need to do heavy stuff.
 
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Andrew Rossmann

I do have and use newer stuff. Open Office and / or TextMaker from
SoftMaker Software (2008 version). Both free, which is why I use Office
2000 (already paid once). I am retired so do not need to do heavy stuff.
You may also want to consider Open Office. It's open source and free.
 
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felmon

Open Office and / or TextMaker from
SoftMaker Software (2008 version).
sorry for hijacking the thread but could you share your opinion of
TextMaker? if you are willing to do so, please say a bit about what uses
you put it to.

Felmon
 
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XS11E

Andrew Rossmann said:
You may also want to consider Open Office. It's open source and
free.
But it's NOT compatible. It's OK for a home user, I recommend it
myself but if you're dealing with a work situation it's unacceptable as
it'll lose formatting on Excel and Access documents.
 
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Dick Mahar

LouB said:
Will Office 2000 work on Win7 64 bit?
I have a legal copy on CD but have not tried it on my new machine
Works for me. Do all the updates. Dick M.
 
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chris hallsworth

Hi.
The earliest version of Office that I have seen on even a 64 bit
installation is Office 2003.
Take care.
 
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Chet

"LouB" wrote in message
Will Office 2000 work on Win7 64 bit?
I have a legal copy on CD but have not tried it on my new
machine.

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If you're using Windows 7 Pro or higher, you can use XP Mode.
I've been running Office 2000 Professional in XP Mode on Win7 Pro
since April and have not experienced a single problem, yet ;)
However, I do not have Outlook or PowerPoint installed.

hth
 

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