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moving winword from 98 to XP

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Jeffyhog, Oct 4, 2003.

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  1. Jeffyhog

    Jeffyhog Thread Starter

    Oct 4, 2003
    Bear with me here. A friend built my computer for me. It currently has two operating systems, Win98 and XP. With XP, I am connected to the net via cable modem. With Win98, I cannot connect to the net. My problem is, my Winword is on Win98, and I want to be able to use it when using XP so I can research my college papers while writing without having to reboot and switch operating systems. Thus far, I have been unsuccessful in trying to copy winword to my XP system. When I try to move it, I get an error message stating that the application "failed to start because MS09.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." Anybody know how I can move or copy word to my other system? Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Hi and welcome. No way around it, it has to be reinstalled thru the XP operating system for it to be able to work.

    On the net connection with 98, you obviously have some settings wrong there.
  3. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    agreed unless there is some type of setup file in the 98 system somewhere. If so right click on start, then explore and click on c drive(win 98) and find the setup file if it exists, then copy and paste it into xp on your desktop then execute it to install in xp.
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