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Missing Excel and Word

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tamcamry, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. tamcamry

    tamcamry Thread Starter

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    Hello. Thank you to all who helped me reformat my system. Everything seems to be working OK, but I seem to have lost Excel and Word. I do use them. Any idea on how I get them back?
     
  2. natcom

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    only way now that you reformat is reinstall then
     
  3. tamcamry

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    Can I use the XP Pro upgrade CD for that?
     
  4. zmaster

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    no you will need the microsoft office cd for that.
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    What they are saying, is that Excel and Word are not part of Windows (and never have been).
    They are part of Microsoft Office, that may have been supplied with your PC, or you may have purchased it separately. Either way, you will have a separate CD for it.
     
  6. tamcamry

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    I always thought that came with XP Pro.
     
  7. southernlady

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    No, not part of XP Pro or any windows o/s at all...it's always been a separate product. You think Bill Gates would bundle that together? He's out to make as much money as possible.

    If you have lost them and can't afford to replace it, there is an open source alternative called Open Office. http://www.openoffice.org/ And it works well. Liz
     
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