Microsoft Office question

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dinah, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Dinah

    Dinah Guest

    My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office installed and I need
    Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I install the old Office 97 CD that was on my
    old Gateway. It was really for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This
    CD has an old version of Internet Explorer and I was wondering what it would
    do to my updated one. TIA
    Dinah, Jan 1, 2006
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  2. Dinah

    samuel Guest

    "Dinah" <> wrote in
    news:58Jtf.211927$:

    > My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office
    > installed and I need Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I install
    > the old Office 97 CD that was on my old Gateway. It was
    > really for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This CD has
    > an old version of Internet Explorer and I was wondering what
    > it would do to my updated one. TIA


    use open office instead
    www.openoffice.org
    samuel, Jan 1, 2006
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  3. Dinah

    John Inzer Guest

    Dinah wrote:
    > My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office
    > installed and I need Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I
    > install the old Office 97 CD that was on my old Gateway.
    > It was really for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP.
    > This CD has an old version of Internet Explorer and I was
    > wondering what it would do to my updated one. TIA

    ============================
    Word 97 should run on WinXP.

    Read the following article for a FYI
    about the spell checker:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=257643

    IE should not install older files over
    your current version.

    Might be a good idea to create a
    restore point before the install.

    --

    John Inzer
    John Inzer, Jan 1, 2006
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  4. Dinah

    Au79 Guest

    Dinah wrote:

    > My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office installed and I
    > need
    > Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I install the old Office 97 CD that was on
    > my
    > old Gateway. It was really for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This
    > CD has an old version of Internet Explorer and I was wondering what it
    > would
    > do to my updated one. TIA


    OpenOffice.org 2.0 will read and write MS Word file formats. As a bonus,
    this full featured office suite will write to PDF seamlessly.

    --

    --

    http://www.vanwensveen.nl/rants/microsoft/IhateMS.html
    Au79, Jan 1, 2006
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  5. Dinah

    Dinah Guest

    My concern is the old Internet Explorer version on the CD that I hesitate to
    install it. I would be installing an old version on top of the new version.
    What would happen?

    "John Inzer" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Dinah wrote:
    >> My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office
    >> installed and I need Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I
    >> install the old Office 97 CD that was on my old Gateway. It was really
    >> for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This CD has an old version of
    >> Internet Explorer and I was
    >> wondering what it would do to my updated one. TIA

    > ============================
    > Word 97 should run on WinXP.
    > Read the following article for a FYI about the spell checker:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=257643
    >
    > IE should not install older files over your current version.
    >
    > Might be a good idea to create a restore point before the install.
    >
    > --
    >
    > John Inzer
    >
    >
    Dinah, Jan 1, 2006
    #5
  6. Dinah

    John Inzer Guest

    Dinah wrote:
    > My concern is the old Internet Explorer version on the CD
    > that I hesitate to install it. I would be installing an
    > old version on top of the new version. What would happen?

    =====================================
    The old files should not update your
    current (newer) version of IE.

    I guess anything is possible, but I install
    older versions of MS programs quite
    often and have never had a problem
    with IE.

    Create a restore point before the
    install...if you are unhappy...restore
    the system.

    It's also a good idea to close all
    programs...especially virus scanners
    before the install. Turning off printers,
    scanners, etc. can't hurt either.

    --

    John Inzer
    John Inzer, Jan 1, 2006
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  7. Dinah

    Au79 Guest

    Au79 wrote:

    > Dinah wrote:
    >
    >> My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office installed and I
    >> need
    >> Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I install the old Office 97 CD that was on
    >> my
    >> old Gateway. It was really for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP.
    >> This CD has an old version of Internet Explorer and I was wondering what
    >> it would
    >> do to my updated one. TIA

    >
    > OpenOffice.org 2.0 will read and write MS Word file formats. As a bonus,
    > this full featured office suite will write to PDF seamlessly.
    >


    .... Did I mention it's a free download?

    --

    --

    http://www.vanwensveen.nl/rants/microsoft/IhateMS.html
    Au79, Jan 1, 2006
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  8. Dinah

    PuppyKatt Guest

    "Dinah" <> wrote in message
    news:rDKtf.212330$...
    > My concern is the old Internet Explorer version on the CD that I hesitate
    > to install it. I would be installing an old version on top of the new
    > version. What would happen?

    You will be stopped in the process. Why do you want to use an older version
    of IE?

    >
    > "John Inzer" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Dinah wrote:
    >>> My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office
    >>> installed and I need Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I
    >>> install the old Office 97 CD that was on my old Gateway. It was really
    >>> for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This CD has an old version of
    >>> Internet Explorer and I was
    >>> wondering what it would do to my updated one. TIA

    >> ============================
    >> Word 97 should run on WinXP.
    >> Read the following article for a FYI about the spell checker:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=257643
    >>
    >> IE should not install older files over your current version.
    >>
    >> Might be a good idea to create a restore point before the install.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> John Inzer
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    PuppyKatt, Jan 1, 2006
    #8
  9. Dinah wrote:
    > My concern is the old Internet Explorer version on the CD that I hesitate to
    > install it. I would be installing an old version on top of the new version.
    > What would happen?


    A few years ago an ISP was handing out setup disks in my area, it would
    automatically install IE with or without permission. If it installed
    over a newer version, the only recourse was to format and reinstall.
    Just as a precaution, if you do install Office 97 look through the
    options offered and see if you can opt out of installing IE. Otherwise,
    i think you'll be fine.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Jan 1, 2006
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  10. Dinah

    Dinah Guest

    I don't. You missed my first email. I'm trying to get to Microsoft Word 97
    from an old Office 97CD and the old version of IE is on the CD.

    "PuppyKatt" <> wrote in message
    news:dDLtf.3240$...
    > "Dinah" <> wrote in message
    > news:rDKtf.212330$...
    >> My concern is the old Internet Explorer version on the CD that I hesitate
    >> to install it. I would be installing an old version on top of the new
    >> version. What would happen?

    > You will be stopped in the process. Why do you want to use an older
    > version of IE?
    >
    >>
    >> "John Inzer" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Dinah wrote:
    >>>> My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office
    >>>> installed and I need Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I
    >>>> install the old Office 97 CD that was on my old Gateway. It was really
    >>>> for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This CD has an old version of
    >>>> Internet Explorer and I was
    >>>> wondering what it would do to my updated one. TIA
    >>> ============================
    >>> Word 97 should run on WinXP.
    >>> Read the following article for a FYI about the spell checker:
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=257643
    >>>
    >>> IE should not install older files over your current version.
    >>>
    >>> Might be a good idea to create a restore point before the install.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> John Inzer
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    Dinah, Jan 1, 2006
    #10
  11. Dinah

    Dinah Guest

    Thanks to all for their suggestions. I just didn't want to screw up my new
    computer.

    "Dinah" <> wrote in message
    news:rDKtf.212330$...
    > My concern is the old Internet Explorer version on the CD that I hesitate
    > to install it. I would be installing an old version on top of the new
    > version. What would happen?
    >
    > "John Inzer" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Dinah wrote:
    >>> My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office
    >>> installed and I need Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I
    >>> install the old Office 97 CD that was on my old Gateway. It was really
    >>> for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This CD has an old version of
    >>> Internet Explorer and I was
    >>> wondering what it would do to my updated one. TIA

    >> ============================
    >> Word 97 should run on WinXP.
    >> Read the following article for a FYI about the spell checker:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=257643
    >>
    >> IE should not install older files over your current version.
    >>
    >> Might be a good idea to create a restore point before the install.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> John Inzer
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    Dinah, Jan 1, 2006
    #11
  12. Dinah

    Deano Guest

    Dinah wrote:
    > I don't. You missed my first email. I'm trying to get to Microsoft
    > Word 97 from an old Office 97CD and the old version of IE is on the
    > CD.


    I think that was a rhetorical question. And please don't top-post.

    In answer to your question can you not to a custom install where you only
    select Word for installation? I would personally go for OpenOffice unless
    you're working with particularly complex Word documents and are unsure about
    full compatibility.

    >
    > "PuppyKatt" <> wrote in message
    > news:dDLtf.3240$...
    >> "Dinah" <> wrote in message
    >> news:rDKtf.212330$...
    >>> My concern is the old Internet Explorer version on the CD that I
    >>> hesitate to install it. I would be installing an old version on
    >>> top of the new version. What would happen?

    >> You will be stopped in the process. Why do you want to use an older
    >> version of IE?
    >>
    Deano, Jan 1, 2006
    #12
  13. Dinah

    samuel Guest

    "Dinah" <> wrote in
    news:rkRtf.213571$:

    > I don't. You missed my first email.


    where did you send the emails ?


    > I'm trying to get to
    > Microsoft Word 97 from an old Office 97CD and the old version
    > of IE is on the CD.


    open office is the way to go
    samuel, Jan 1, 2006
    #13
  14. Dinah

    JANA Guest

    You should be able to install the older release of Office 97, and it should
    work. You would be best off to get then latest release of Open Office. There
    are set-ups in Open Office to allow it to be fully compatible to most of all
    the major office packages out there. It should be 100% compatible to what
    you want, and it is a lot easier to use.

    --

    JANA
    _____


    "Dinah" <> wrote in message
    news:58Jtf.211927$...
    My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office installed and I need
    Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I install the old Office 97 CD that was on my
    old Gateway. It was really for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This
    CD has an old version of Internet Explorer and I was wondering what it would
    do to my updated one. TIA
    JANA, Jan 1, 2006
    #14
  15. Howdy!

    "Dinah" <> wrote in message
    news:rkRtf.213571$...
    > I don't. You missed my first email. I'm trying to get to Microsoft Word

    97
    > from an old Office 97CD and the old version of IE is on the CD.


    Yes, it is. But it doesn't AUTO-install, rather, it puts a link on
    the desktop to run the install.

    But before I put Office 97 on an XP box, I'd opt for Openoffice (
    http://www.openoffice.org ) which doesn't REQUIRE, but vastly PREFERS, the
    latest Java Run Time Engine ( http://www.java.com ) .

    But that's my two cents worth.

    RwP
    Ralph Wade Phillips, Jan 1, 2006
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  16. Dinah

    Dinah Guest

    Sorry about the top post. Tell me how to bottom post please. I always
    found it easier to read a reply at the top rather than having to go down to
    the bottom myself and re-read everything but I must be in the minority.

    Most of you guys recommend Open Office so will check it out. Thanks for all
    the responses.

    Dinah



    Deano" <> wrote in message
    news:43b7e46f$0$63053$...
    > Dinah wrote:
    >> I don't. You missed my first email. I'm trying to get to Microsoft
    >> Word 97 from an old Office 97CD and the old version of IE is on the
    >> CD.

    >
    > I think that was a rhetorical question. And please don't top-post.
    >
    > In answer to your question can you not to a custom install where you only
    > select Word for installation? I would personally go for OpenOffice unless
    > you're working with particularly complex Word documents and are unsure
    > about
    > full compatibility.
    >
    >>
    >> "PuppyKatt" <> wrote in message
    >> news:dDLtf.3240$...
    >>> "Dinah" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:rDKtf.212330$...
    >>>> My concern is the old Internet Explorer version on the CD that I
    >>>> hesitate to install it. I would be installing an old version on
    >>>> top of the new version. What would happen?
    >>> You will be stopped in the process. Why do you want to use an older
    >>> version of IE?
    >>>

    >
    >
    Dinah, Jan 1, 2006
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  17. Dinah

    Mike Easter Guest

    Dinah wrote:
    > Sorry about the top post. Tell me how to bottom post please.


    Not bottom post. Trimmed and contextualized. The trimming is the first
    most important part.

    When you click reply, you aren't supposed to start typing.

    Your newsreader positions your cursor at the top of the message you are
    replying to and you can start way up there to begin to trim out
    everything you aren't going to address in your remarks. Then you make
    any remarks and trim out the rest until there is nothing left, unless
    there's another sentence you are going to reply to, then you save that
    and reply under it.

    Then your replies are ordered properly, like a conversation.

    http://members.fortunecity.com/nnqweb/nquote.html
    news.newusers.questions - Quoting Style in Newsgroup Postings


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    Mike Easter
    Mike Easter, Jan 2, 2006
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  18. Dinah

    Ann Guest

    On Sun, 01 Jan 2006 04:45:53 GMT, "Dinah" <> wrote:

    >My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office installed and I need
    >Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I install the old Office 97 CD that was on my
    >old Gateway. It was really for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This
    >CD has an old version of Internet Explorer and I was wondering what it would
    >do to my updated one. TIA


    You can install office 97 with no problem. Dont install IE.. just
    the bits you want.
    Ann, Jan 2, 2006
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  19. Mike Easter wrote:

    > Dinah wrote:
    >> Sorry about the top post. Tell me how to bottom post please.

    >
    > Not bottom post. Trimmed and contextualized. The trimming is the first
    > most important part.
    >
    > When you click reply, you aren't supposed to start typing.
    >
    > Your newsreader positions your cursor at the top of the message you are
    > replying to and you can start way up there to begin to trim out
    > everything you aren't going to address in your remarks. Then you make
    > any remarks and trim out the rest until there is nothing left, unless
    > there's another sentence you are going to reply to, then you save that
    > and reply under it.
    >
    > Then your replies are ordered properly, like a conversation.


    Well, maybe she talks backwards, too...you know, answering the question
    before it's asked. :)


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    Blinky the Shark, Jan 2, 2006
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  20. Dinah

    Plato Guest

    Dinah wrote:
    >
    > My new Gateway computer does not have Microsoft Office installed and I need
    > Microsoft Word like ASAP. Can I install the old Office 97 CD that was on my
    > old Gateway. It was really for Windows 95 OS now I have Windows XP. This
    > CD has an old version of Internet Explorer and I was wondering what it would
    > do to my updated one. TIA


    Generally, older versions of ms office work on newer versions of MS
    OS's. Older versions of MS Works, often do have problems on newer MS
    OS's.



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    Plato, Jan 2, 2006
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