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order of installation win 7 and office 1007

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#1 esmo


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:19 AM

I presently have xp sp3 and office 2003 installed. I am planning to add win 7 without removing xp, and office 2007 without removing office 2003.  Which should be installed first, win 7 or office2007?  Thanks.   esmo 

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

You are speaking of apples and oranges...as if they are one and the same...they are not :).


XP and Win 7 are O/ses (operating systems).  In order to use either, each must be installed on its own partition.  Each functions independently of the other...what occurs in XP does not occur in Win 7 and vice versa.


Any version of MS Office is a program cluster, a number of different programs that do different things.  You can install different versions of MS Office on the same version of Windows, if you like...without any compatibility problems.


In order to install any program...be it MS Office or any other program...an O/S must first be installed.  The O/S is what allows a given program to run/function, the program is useless unless it is installed in a given version of Windows.


You could install as many different versions of MS Office...in as many different versions of Windows...as you like.


If you want to install Win 7 and keep your XP install, that is known as a dual-boot and presents no problems.  The Win 7 bootfiles will replace some of the XP boot files, but both O/Ses will be presented as boot options...when you start the computer after completing your Win 7 install.  The user then has the option of deciding whether he wants to boot into XP or Win 7...after selecting one, the system will boot into that version of Windows.


I dual-boot on this system (XP and Win 7).



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