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#1 mickjane

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:03 AM

Hello,I am new to this forum and not very computer literate. The computer in question is running Vista Home Premium. The problem that has recently occured is that it comes up with "MICROSOFT WORKS 8 NOT WORKING" every time I try to open the calender.
Any advice would be appreciated,

Thanks

Michael

Edited by hamluis, 12 January 2012 - 11:26 AM.
Moved from Vista to Business Applications.


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#2 jfruch1

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

You aren't the only one experiencing this problem. I did a little research on this. MS Works 9 was the edition that was recommended for Vista. Some Works 8 users have been able to run it in Vista (those using the 8.5 edition or later seem to be getting fewer error messages - but not all); but it seems most users are getting the error message you got.

You might want to try using the free office suite LibreOffice (formerly known as OpenOffice). It will open your Works files. It will not save files in that format, but you will be able to save them in MS Office formats, or the default Open Document format. LibreOffice is available from www.libreoffice.org

If you are looking for something with a calendar, try Windows Live Essentials email program Windows Live Mail. It has a calendar available as part of the program (similar to Outlook). http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials.

Edited by jfruch1, 11 January 2012 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:54 AM

Thanks for reply jtruch1. THeir is no fix then. Is the only solution to delete Microsoft Works and load another program such as Open Office?




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