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Is it true that if I buy a new computer loaded with MS Vista, I can not install my Office 2000 software on it?
 

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I've read some mixed things. They say it works, but seem to have the most issues with MS Outlook. Error messages, etc.
 

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I don't use Outlook but do use Outlook Express, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and others. If I thought I could buy a laptop with Vista and have access to all the features just outlined I would buy it today. But if Vista can't recognize a perfectly workable Word, Excel, etc., maybe I'll just try to find a laptop with XP. Any thoughts??
 
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Decided to do some actual testing for you.

Just installed Office2000 on a clean install of Vista.

It easily open, edited and saved about 6 files each of Word and Excel.

So it does recognize a perfectly workable Word, Excel file. Hope the details help.
 

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Bob Cerelli
Thanks very much. That's what I was looking for. Gonna go out and buy a laptop w/vista in the next week or so.
 

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Here's an update on my earlier inquiry.

Just bought the new laptop with Vista. Loaded in Office 2000 and Word, Excel, PwrPt, Access all work fine. Don't use Outlook so haven't tried it. I also loaded in 10 other software such as Photoshop, Street & Trips, etc and all work perfectly with Vista even though they were originaly developed for earlier versions of Windows.
 

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Bob Cerelli said:
Decided to do some actual testing for you.

Just installed Office2000 on a clean install of Vista.

It easily open, edited and saved about 6 files each of Word and Excel.

So it does recognize a perfectly workable Word, Excel file. Hope the details help.
did you try outlook?:cool:
 
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Regarding Outlook 2000 and Vista as quoted from slipstick.com

Outlook and Vista
Which versions of Outlook work with Vista?

Outlook 2007, naturally, along with Outlook 2003.

Outlook 2002 works fine but email account passwords are not saved. This is because Outlook stores passwords in protected storage interface and Vista does not support it.

Outlook 2000 in Internet only mode (IMO) loads but the address book does not work - it needs the Windows Address Book files (wab.dll), which is not found in Vista. Corporate mode seems to work fine in my limited tests, once you get past the Outlook Start Up screen and verify it should be the default mail client. (This dialog comes up every time I restart Outlook.) Either switch to Corporate mode or upgrade to Outlook 2007. Vista's Mail and Calendar applications are viable alternatives to Outlook for many home users.

Outlook 98 IMO will not work correctly due to the missing wab.dll. I haven't yet tested Outlook 98 Corp or Outlook 97 with Vista, but frankly, if you are still using either version you need to either upgrade to Outlook 2007 or switch to Vista's Mail and Calendar applications. Both have security issues and need to be retired.

Don't look for Microsoft to release patches to fix any issues that may come up with Outlook2002 and older, as they are all well past their mainstream support lifecycle.
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I've been pretty disappointed with my Vista system so far. It's a sluggish, annoying memory hog, but even more than that, some of my programs haven't been working properly, including my copy of Excel 2000.

I can't run an Excel Workbook I have, called XLProfiler (a program that creates ICC profiles for color management purposes). This program uses a lot of macros and requires the solver add-in, all of which worked fine on my last XP system. On Vista, however, I can't run my program. I get an error and Excel crashes. It's very frustrating, almost to the point of installing XP.

-Stan
 
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Is the problem with Excel or with the program called XLProfiler

So far haven't had problems with Excel or Word2000. Have you tried running them as administrator?

What are the hardware specs on the computer. As will all new windows operating systems, what hardware level ran the previous version well typically doesn't perform as well with the newer one. Nothing new there.
 
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I'm certain the problem I'm having is because of my new vista system. The program XLProfiler (which is simpley an Excel Workbook) worked fine on my old XP system. It contains many macros, which I suspect are causing the problems.

As far as the hardware I'm running, it's similar to my last computer. I have a Dell Inspiron E1705. This processor is a Pentium Core2 Duo 2GHz T7200, faster than my last. I wish I knew how to solve my problem with Excel, because I love the XLProfiler.

Aside from that program, all of my other Excel files work without incident. I've had some other problems with Vista, though, mainly with .dll's that weren't compatible. Enough to drive me crazy.

-Stan
 
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Fortunately, I didn't trust what the BestBuy sales people told me before buying the "capatable" version of Office for my Vista OS.

It came with a two month trial version of Office '07. Never really got used to it but when it expired, I was faced with a bill TO HAVE or TO HAVE NOT.

Well, after loading other XP MS software products successfully, I figured it would be worth trying and lo and behold, it installed and runs fine.

I wrote a nasty gram to BestBuy corporate challenging their business ethics and letting them know that they suck and I'll be passing the word. I'm sure the 19 year old CSR will loose sleep over it but hey, I feel better!

What p*sses me off is they were so damn definitive about it. Liers.
 
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Bob Cerelli said:
Decided to do some actual testing for you.

Just installed Office2000 on a clean install of Vista.

It easily open, edited and saved about 6 files each of Word and Excel.

So it does recognize a perfectly workable Word, Excel file. Hope the details help.
Bob,

What about the Help file in each of those programs? I've heard some reports that Office 2000 or below's Help files do not work on Vista.

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The problem with people who know enough to be dangerous is they're dangerous.

Make sure you read all recommendations for software. Vista should not have any Office suite lower than Office 2003 for best results.
 
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