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OFFICE 2000 and WINDOWS 7 ... NOT!

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Patricia, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Patricia

    Patricia Flightless Bird

    My new laptop has 7 and my old version of Office 2000 does not work.
    Seems like its ok with Word & Excel, but Outlook's phone book can't find a
    WAB.DLL file. Without a phone book the program is useless.
    Are there any fixes out there?
     
  2. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Patricia

    Office 2000 is not supported on Windows 7

    See the following which applies to Outlook on Win 7 also
    http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/vista.htm
    and
    http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/vista_wab.htm
    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "Patricia" <Patricia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:52FF8453-27EE-4DC9-AC8D-FAD2EEF15424@microsoft.com...
    > My new laptop has 7 and my old version of Office 2000 does not work.
    > Seems like its ok with Word & Excel, but Outlook's phone book can't find a
    > WAB.DLL file. Without a phone book the program is useless.
    > Are there any fixes out there?
     
  3. Skiffle

    Skiffle Flightless Bird

    Patricia,

    The apparent tone of your comments indicates that you are upset your 10 year
    old software doesn't work properly with the most current operating system.
    That would be like saying your new car with a 6 CD changer and satellite
    radio won't play your cassette tapes. Without cassettes, the sound system
    is useless. Actually, without a phone book, Outlook is quite useful. It
    will still send email. That alone is certainly a benefit.

    You have three choices:
    1. Continue with Office 2000 and enjoy the functions that still work
    2. Upgrade to Office 2010
    3. Find a computer with XP and install your Office 2000 on it

    Sometimes, reality is a bitter pill.

    Skiffle

    "Patricia" <Patricia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:52FF8453-27EE-4DC9-AC8D-FAD2EEF15424@microsoft.com...
    > My new laptop has 7 and my old version of Office 2000 does not work.
    > Seems like its ok with Word & Excel, but Outlook's phone book can't find a
    > WAB.DLL file. Without a phone book the program is useless.
    > Are there any fixes out there?
     
  4. Michael Dobony

    Michael Dobony Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 08:14:30 -0600, Skiffle wrote:

    > Patricia,
    >
    > The apparent tone of your comments indicates that you are upset your 10 year
    > old software doesn't work properly with the most current operating system.
    > That would be like saying your new car with a 6 CD changer and satellite
    > radio won't play your cassette tapes. Without cassettes, the sound system
    > is useless. Actually, without a phone book, Outlook is quite useful. It
    > will still send email. That alone is certainly a benefit.
    >
    > You have three choices:
    > 1. Continue with Office 2000 and enjoy the functions that still work
    > 2. Upgrade to Office 2010
    > 3. Find a computer with XP and install your Office 2000 on it
    >


    4. install a Windows XP virtual PC and run it under XP mode. I have to do
    that with Media Player 11. The version with Vista/W7 is missing some very
    useful features. Thanks for your stupidity, M$$$!
     
  5. dgmacmi

    dgmacmi Flightless Bird

    "Patricia" <Patricia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:52FF8453-27EE-4DC9-AC8D-FAD2EEF15424@microsoft.com...
    > My new laptop has 7 and my old version of Office 2000 does not work.
    > Seems like its ok with Word & Excel, but Outlook's phone book can't find a
    > WAB.DLL file. Without a phone book the program is useless.
    > Are there any fixes out there?


    Outlook 2000 required files installed in conjunction Outlook Express.
    Windows 7 does not include Outlook Express or a mail program of any kind.
    Your Wab.dll files is an application extension for the Windows Address Book.

    If your interest in Outlook 2000 is limited to email support, you may want
    to uninstall Outlook 2000 and download Windows Live Mail {a free Microsoft
    download}. Windows Live Mail has an email program without all the features
    supported by Outlook 2000. Apparently you do not use these extra features.
    Windows Live Mail also has Contacts support and will import data from your
    old computer's Windows Address Book file. Just copy the Windows Address Book
    {WAB} file on your old computer to a flash drive and import to Windows Live
    Mail from flash drive.

    Don
     
  6. If you change your mail support type from Internet Mail Only to Corporate or
    Workgroup mode, you will find that the wab.dll issue is no longer relevant.
    CW mode does not use the Windows Address Book.

    --
    Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

    Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
    ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
    How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


    After furious head scratching, Patricia asked:

    | My new laptop has 7 and my old version of Office 2000 does not work.
    | Seems like its ok with Word & Excel, but Outlook's phone book can't
    | find a WAB.DLL file. Without a phone book the program is useless.
    | Are there any fixes out there?
     
  7. JoAnn Paules

    JoAnn Paules Flightless Bird

    Can't upgrade to Office 2010 yet. It's still be tested.

    --
    JoAnn Paules
    MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



    "Skiffle" <skiffle@doesnt.exist> wrote in message
    news:A26BC964-7A77-4119-8F41-5506F76511B7@microsoft.com...
    > Patricia,
    >
    > The apparent tone of your comments indicates that you are upset your 10
    > year old software doesn't work properly with the most current operating
    > system. That would be like saying your new car with a 6 CD changer and
    > satellite radio won't play your cassette tapes. Without cassettes, the
    > sound system is useless. Actually, without a phone book, Outlook is quite
    > useful. It will still send email. That alone is certainly a benefit.
    >
    > You have three choices:
    > 1. Continue with Office 2000 and enjoy the functions that still work
    > 2. Upgrade to Office 2010
    > 3. Find a computer with XP and install your Office 2000 on it
    >
    > Sometimes, reality is a bitter pill.
    >
    > Skiffle
    >
    > "Patricia" <Patricia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:52FF8453-27EE-4DC9-AC8D-FAD2EEF15424@microsoft.com...
    >> My new laptop has 7 and my old version of Office 2000 does not work.
    >> Seems like its ok with Word & Excel, but Outlook's phone book can't find
    >> a
    >> WAB.DLL file. Without a phone book the program is useless.
    >> Are there any fixes out there?

    >
     

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