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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If you get a new computer with Vista, does it not let you install an older version of microsoft office for XP?

I keep getting errors?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

you might be able to patch it. Try searching the vista help pages.

EDIT: Apparently it's officially supported - http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=5175

If it keeps not working you could try openoffice
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I had problems doing this too.

Mine installed though, it just wouldn't run properly. If you can't get it to even install, I don't know how to help. But if you get it installed and then have problems, try letting it run as an administrator.
If I remember correctly, it was a right click, properties, then on the compatibility tab I had to click the box for running the program as an administrator.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Every person that I know that has tried to install an older version of MS Office on a computer running Vista has problems. MS Office 2007 runs with Vista, but anything older than that is problematic. Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Mine is the reverse problem. Windows XP with Office 2007. Can't shut it down 9 times out of ten without it reporting an error. Microsoft haven't yet mentioned any sort of fix. Browsing the various forums gives a number of leads though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm running XP with Office 2007 - no problems (so far). I hope that the leads are good ones that will help fix the problem.

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