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Can I Install Microsoft Works Suite 2000 ?


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#1 baso3456

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:56 PM

I would like to install works suite 2000. Will this install ok on vista? If not what would work best. Also do the antivirus companies have any problems with vista. Are the free versions ok to install? I bought a new vista computer for my 78 year old mother-in-law today and she wants to keep her works 2000. If I change software, she may have a hard time adjusting. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:48 AM

If it ran in XP it will almost certainly run in Vista. But I am running Office 2003 which runs flawlessly in Vista.
AvgFree and Avast both offer free Anti-virus programs for Vista. They work without problems.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 08:13 AM

Set it up normally (since Microsoft has been pushing the "least privileged user" for a while, I'd expect their software to comply with it).

If you do have problems with setup, you can run setup as an Administrator and in XP SP2 compatibility mode. Then, once it's installed, instruct the Shortcut to the program to run as an Administrator and in XP SP2 compatibility mode.

I use AVG Free on my Vista and it runs without problems. Although I don't think that Windows Defender is the best product out, it's certainly good enough for most purposes (and it's integrated into Vista) when it comes to anti-spyware. Also, the Windows Firewall will work OK without throwing additional stuff that your grandmother would have to learn about.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 07:20 PM

Thanks uhallganl and usasma. I installed avast last night and it seems fine. Works 2000 installed ok until I tried to use it and it came up with a registry key error and would not let me type anything, although it opened up a new document to use. I could not uninstall works 2000 so I did a complete image restore. I did all of this twice just in case it was my fault. Usasma, could you walk me thru on how to install works 2000 in xpsp2 compatibility mode? This is new for me. In despair I then tried to install office 2003 and it works fine. I really however would like to do works 2000. I know grandma will think I am a genius. I will have to tell her that my friend usama told me how to do it.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 08:34 PM

To install, you'll have to right click on the setup.exe file and select to run in XP SP2 compatibility mode and Run As Administrator.

Then, once it's installed, you'll have to find the executables (the .exe files) that launch the applications and then run them in XP SP2 compatibility mode and Run As Administrator.
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