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#1 Betts

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:12 PM

Am thoroughly disgusted with vista and completely unhappy with it. pc is still under waranty. can I exchange it for one with xp. This pc was a birthday present and the giver didn't know what he was getting. How can I tell if I can downgrade to xp? It is a Dell dimension C521. Also would like to go back to Office 2000 instead of 2003 that came preinstalled on pc. Was told by one dell rep I could but another rep says no, its not compatible with vista. HELP :huh:

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:49 PM

Whether they will swap it is anyone's guess. I would definitely call Dell and explain your problem. SOMETIMES they can be very understanding. Other times no. :huh:

Did they get it direct from Dell or one of their distributors?

They should have had Office 2007 on that machine, but I personally don't like that one. I prefer Office 2003. :huh:

I have a laptop with Vista and am not disgusted with it yet. Some things I like, others I don't.

Good luck with Dell. Be kind and speak softly and don't make demands. They don't like it when people are too pushy, y'know. :huh:

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:20 PM

office 2000 has worked well for me in the past for what I use it for, but is it compatible with vista home basic?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:22 PM

Microsoft Office 2000 is supported on the Windows Vista operating system, however given Office 2000 is in Extended Support, there are/will be no fixes for any issues that may occur when running on Windows Vista. See the following Knowledge Base article for more information.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 932087
Description of the versions of Office that are supported on Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932087

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:11 PM

:huh: Thank you AAron Hulett! you gave me all the info I needed

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:16 PM

You might try Open Office.org if you're not on dial up for the download :huh:
http://www.openoffice.org/

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