"Office" program?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Bill and Margie, May 12, 2008.

  1. I am using a Dell Me puter. I cannot make an internet connection to MSN
    and get a notice that I must have "Office" program to do so. When I was
    running low on memory, I decided to delete some programs that I did not
    (think) I needed; such as "Office". In doing so, I evidently also
    deleted programs that were critical to getting on line with my provider.
    Now am told that office program is not in my computer, therefore do not
    have any way to get it back. Do I need a disc to reinstall Office and if
    so, where can I get one? i will appreciate any help for this problem.
    Bill
     
    Bill and Margie, May 12, 2008
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  2. Bill and Margie

    Paul Guest

    Bill and Margie wrote:
    > I am using a Dell Me puter. I cannot make an internet connection to MSN
    > and get a notice that I must have "Office" program to do so. When I was
    > running low on memory, I decided to delete some programs that I did not
    > (think) I needed; such as "Office". In doing so, I evidently also
    > deleted programs that were critical to getting on line with my provider.
    > Now am told that office program is not in my computer, therefore do not
    > have any way to get it back. Do I need a disc to reinstall Office and if
    > so, where can I get one? i will appreciate any help for this problem.
    > Bill
    >


    When you buy a pre-built computer, there are a couple options.
    If you read the instructions, they tell you to prepare "recovery CDs"
    or the like. Preferably immediately, before you forget.
    Those would be handy, if some day your hard drive died.
    (And backing up your data on a second hard drive, helps
    protect your data from an untimely loss. The recovery
    CDs are just to put your OS and programs back. Data
    must be protected by you, separately. And that includes
    your email database, PST files or the like.)

    In some cases, if you contact the company who made your computer,
    they can provide the recovery media.

    A third option, is a recovery partition on the hard drive. It is a
    hidden place, that has a copy of the software that was on the computer.
    By using that recovery partition, it is possible to blow away everything
    on the C: drive and start over. That works as long as the hard drive
    is still working, and what you are trying to correct, is some
    overzealous deleting you did.

    As far as "Office" packages go, some of them consist of

    Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint.
    A copy of "Outlook"

    It is possible that "Outlook" is the program you were
    using. More info on the two possible versions here.
    There is "Outlook" and "Outlook Express" and they
    aren't the same thing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlook_Express
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Outlook

    Outlook can even be purchased separately. $88 or $120

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116086
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116509

    Paul
     
    Paul, May 14, 2008
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  3. Bill and Margie

    tony sayer Guest

    tony sayer, May 14, 2008
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  4. Bill and Margie

    Paul Guest

    tony sayer wrote:
    >> It is possible that "Outlook" is the program you were
    >> using. More info on the two possible versions here.
    >> There is "Outlook" and "Outlook Express" and they
    >> aren't the same thing.
    >>
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlook_Express
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Outlook
    >>
    >> Outlook can even be purchased separately. $88 or $120

    >
    >
    >
    > Or theres Thunderbird ... much better and Free!...


    Sure. I use Thunderbird too (at least for posting this).
    But the thing is, the OP probably wants access to his
    existing email database. The KB has some suggestions,
    but whether this is the right answer, might depend on
    the OP's tolerance for experiments.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_.pst_files
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_from_Outlook_Express

    Paul
     
    Paul, May 14, 2008
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