Windows 7 and Word 2000


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Rick Morrison

I have loaded Office 2000 onto my new Windows 7 computer. Excel, Publisher,
Access all work fine but Word opens and freezes. Have to close it with task
manager. I've tried setting it to XP SP3 compatibility . . . same problem.
It worked fine on my old XP machine. I have deleted it and reinstalled . .
.. same problem. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Rick Morrison
 
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ray

I have loaded Office 2000 onto my new Windows 7 computer. Excel,
Publisher, Access all work fine but Word opens and freezes. Have to
close it with task manager. I've tried setting it to XP SP3
compatibility . . . same problem. It worked fine on my old XP machine.
I have deleted it and reinstalled . . . same problem. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Rick Morrison
Until you can find the workaround, you might think about installing
OpenOffice.org - at least you'll be able to function.
 
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Rick Morrison

Thanks

ray said:
Until you can find the workaround, you might think about installing
OpenOffice.org - at least you'll be able to function.
 
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Ophelia

Rick Morrison said:
I have loaded Office 2000 onto my new Windows 7 computer. Excel,
Publisher,
Access all work fine but Word opens and freezes. Have to close it with
task
manager. I've tried setting it to XP SP3 compatibility . . . same
problem.
It worked fine on my old XP machine. I have deleted it and reinstalled .
.
. same problem. Any suggestions?
My office 2000 works fine with my new Win7. There are some very good and
helpful people here, so hopefully they can help you to get yours working.
 
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Zootal

I have loaded Office 2000 onto my new Windows 7 computer. Excel,
Publisher, Access all work fine but Word opens and freezes. Have to
close it with task manager. I've tried setting it to XP SP3
compatibility . . . same problem. It worked fine on my old XP machine.
I have deleted it and reinstalled . . . same problem. Any
suggestions?

Thanks,

Rick Morrison
Office 2000 works very well for me under Windows 7. Word especially has
never once had a problem. Unfortunately, my advice is limited to completely
removing it and reinstalling it, though I'm doubtfull that will fix
anything.

I have noticed that clippy is a bit flaky, so you might try running setup
and disabling office assistant.
 
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Portaloo emergency telephone response team

Rick Morrison said:
I have loaded Office 2000 onto my new Windows 7 computer. Excel,
Publisher,
Access all work fine but Word opens and freezes. Have to close it with
task
manager. I've tried setting it to XP SP3 compatibility . . . same
problem.
It worked fine on my old XP machine. I have deleted it and reinstalled .
.
. same problem. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Rick Morrison
Try right-clicking the Word icon and clicking Run as Administrator.
You should only have to do this once.
 
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Rick Morrison

Already tried that . . . didn't work, but thanks

Portaloo emergency telephone response team said:
Try right-clicking the Word icon and clicking Run as Administrator.
You should only have to do this once.
 
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Portaloo emergency telephone response team

Rick Morrison said:
Already tried that . . . didn't work, but thanks
Have you installed all the Office 2000 service packs?
What service pack level is it?
 
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P. Jayant

For the same reason, I installed MS Office 2007 under Windows 7. There are
compatibility problems with files from the same application saved from the
two versions. I had to download a compatibility conversion pack from
Microsoft web-site for opening the files saved with the old MS 2000 under XP
in MS2007 under Windows 7.

P. Jayant
 
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Rick Morrison

Good suggestion . . . I downloaded the good SR-1 file and got it showing
SR-1 but I can't get the SP2 or SP3 updates to run, both say the proper
level (SR-1) is not present even though the computer shows it is.
 
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Dick Mahar

Rick Morrison said:
I have loaded Office 2000 onto my new Windows 7 computer. Excel,
Publisher,
Access all work fine but Word opens and freezes. Have to close it with
task
manager. I've tried setting it to XP SP3 compatibility . . . same
problem.
It worked fine on my old XP machine. I have deleted it and reinstalled .
.
. same problem. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Rick Morrison


I loaded Office 2000 in order to get Word and Excel. This also loaded
Outlook Express, and nothing worked right. I deleted that installation, and
did a second installation of just Word and Ecxel. and all was OK. Outlook
Express and WIN 7 54 bit are apparently mortal enemies.
 
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Hello Rick,
It should work, I just checked the MS website:
Just an FYI for you.
It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibility.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/default.aspx
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx

Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro/ . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assistance and support.
Thanks again,
John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support
 

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