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Vista and MS Office

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  1. willardpigeon

    willardpigeon Thread Starter

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    I need to get a new PC and everything seems to be Vista these days. But I get different answers from sales people regarding the compatibility of my Office 2000 suite with Vista -- some say it will work fine, others say I've got no choice but to upgrade to Office 2007. I can't seem to find an answer on the MS site. Does anyone know whether I can just load my old Office 2000 into a new Vista machine?
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    Willard
     
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    I've installed 2002 (Office XP) and it was fine. I doubt that it would give you any problems, but if you do, you can use the compatibility option.

    With regards to the people that told you you have to get Office 2007, don't buy from them. They want you to buy it when you don't need it. If you are interested in 2007 (which is good btw) and you are a student or an educational worker, Office 2007 Ultimate from educational stores is/should be much cheaper than the Standard Version - Retail. For example, I can get Ultimate for $254.95 (GBP 130.66, retail version is $593.99 (GBP 304.42)) while the Standard Version is $395.99 (GBP 202.95)

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    Office2000 worked fine. So does Office2002 and Office2003. Certainly wouldn't feel the need to spend money to have 2007 version.
     
  5. willardpigeon

    willardpigeon Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a try. I certainly don't want to invest in a new version of Office at the same time as I spend all that money on the computer.
     
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