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A Question Before I Take The Plunge


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#1 linbybag

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:58 AM

I am on the verge of buying a new base unit which will come with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit loaded and ready to go. My main concern before I take the plunge is regarding all my existing work which was compiled with Office 2003 Professional and is backed up on an external HDD.

Could someone please answer the following questions for me:

a) Will it be possible to open and edit my saved Word and Excell documents with 7 as-is?

b. Is it possible to load Office 2003 Professional onto a Windows 7 machine? (ie. compatible)

c) Does 7 have some crappy programme like Notebook that you have to make do with as an alternative?

d) Does that Open Office free programme work with 7?

e) If so, how do you find it on the Microsoft site?

f) Why does b bracket insist on inserting a smiley!?!? :huh:

Reading through this forum, and the nightmare which is the Microsoft site, I dont seem to be able to get a definitive answer to any of these.

I start seeing XP mode referenced, but is that when you upgrade to 7 from XP?

By the way, the dog chewed my Office installation disc many moons ago so I would have to get a replacement if it was compatible.

Questions, questions! :huh:

I'm off to the pub!

TIA for any help.
Phil

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#2 DaffyKantReed

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:25 AM

a) No
:huh: Office 2003 works well under Windows 7, IME.
c) Windows 7 has Notepad and Wordpad, but you don't need to use them.
d) Yes, it does.
http://www.openoffice.org/

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:47 AM

If so, how do you find it on the Microsoft site?


How do you find what?

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:11 AM

Thanks Daffy' and thanks for the link. That one is bookmarked for now.

Groovicus:

Sorry about the post being unclear. e) (on reflection) should really have been part of d).

Daffy': b bracket gives you a smiley too! :huh:

Thank you for your response

Phil




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