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Office XP on a windows 7 machine

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Tom, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Tom

    Tom Flightless Bird

    I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
    that will have Windows 7
    as the OS.

    Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
    any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?

    I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's, I
    just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  2. Jerry

    Jerry Flightless Bird

    If no naswer here check the Win7 forum at:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro

    "Tom" <TesnoBay@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:38e18fec-2219-467c-9fae-2ec47110e60e@u31g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    >I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
    > that will have Windows 7
    > as the OS.
    >
    > Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
    > any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?
    >
    > I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's, I
    > just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Tom
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Tom" <TesnoBay@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:38e18fec-2219-467c-9fae-2ec47110e60e@u31g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    > I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
    > that will have Windows 7
    > as the OS.
    >
    > Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
    > any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?
    >
    > I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's, I
    > just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Tom
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Well so far since I rebuilt a machine with Win 7 32 bit Pro I have had no
    problems running two different versions of Office, one that I couldn't run
    on Vista reliably. Office 97 Pro and Office 2003 Pro work well and have not
    had any issues. I have also installed video editing software that has run
    on XP, Vista and now Win 7 without problems. I would recommend running the
    Win 7 compatibility program with your current setup to see if your software
    will have issues.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15&displaylang=en
     
  4. On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:44:04 -0700 (PDT), Tom wrote:

    > I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
    > that will have Windows 7
    > as the OS.
    >
    > Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
    > any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?


    OK, first I'll respond to - "Forced to buy a newer version"

    Even if you have REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE rights and the install disks
    from Office PRO XP, I'd still suggest you seriously think about buying the
    latest Office -

    MANY improvements including Ribbon interface and the ability to make full
    use of the integration of Windows 7 and the latest Office - plus there are
    problems with Outlook 2002 (included in XP PRO Office) make using that
    Office version a bit outdated with the latest operating system.

    Included with Office Home and Business 2010

    * Word 2010 * Excel 2010 * PowerPoint 2010 * OneNote 2010 * Outlook 2010

    Included with Office Professional 2010

    * Word 2010 * Excel 2010 * PowerPoint 2010 * OneNote 2010 * Outlook 2010
    * Publisher 2010 * Access 2010

    No upgrade offers in Office 2010 - you buy as traditional disc version

    Traditional Disc Version - This version of Microsoft Office Professional
    2010 (or Office Home and Business 2010) includes the software on disc, with
    a product key. It is licensed for one user to install on two PCs - a
    primary machine and a portable PC.

    OR as

    Product Key Card - more restrictive license - 1 computer only - License
    cannot be transferred to another PC.

    First, you must know your license terms - your specific License Terms
    provide the details you need.

    I am using Office 2007 is used as an example (but you can view your license
    terms for Office Professional XP and see what applies to you)

    Particularly, note if you have REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE rights.

    In your 2007 version - click on Office Button - Options - Resources - About
    - View the Microsoft Software License Terms

    Normally the License terms includes sections for Retail License Terms, OEM
    License Terms and Media-Less License Terms (In Office 2010 - Product Key
    Card - PKC will replace Media-Less or MLK)

    Then, under the Installation and Use Rights, it specifically states how you
    can assign your license.

    For 2007 products, this is also a good resource page for License Terms in
    identifying the kind of product you have:

    If your designation is FPP, then the Retail License Terms below apply to
    you. If your designation is OEM, then the OEM License Terms below apply to
    you. If your designation is MLK, then the Media-less License Kit Terms
    below apply to you.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA102240441033.aspx

    Also, another helpful tip (IF it applies in your specific license terms) -
    READ your license terms to be sure you HAVE specific reassign useage

    Here is a REASSIGN * Example *

    REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE. You may reassign the license to a different
    device any number of times, but not more than one time every 90 days. If
    you reassign, that other device becomes the "licensed device." If you
    retire the licensed device due to hardware failure, you may reassign the
    license sooner.

    Other important issues are detailed in your License Terms as well - for
    example - UPGRADE OR CONVERSION

    Problems with Outlook 2002

    Compatibility issue with Outlook 2002 (which is included in Office XP) not
    saving passwords on Vista or Windows 7 - there is a fix, but does not work
    for all.

    Is Office XP compatible with Windows 7?
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...s/thread/abbe2f98-569e-4123-b0c7-2eb785f13315

    Does office xp work in windows 7
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/1347-63-does-office-work-windows

    David

    >
    > I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's, I
    > just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Tom



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  5. On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:44:04 -0700 (PDT), Tom wrote:

    > I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
    > that will have Windows 7
    > as the OS.
    >
    > Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
    > any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?


    Tom,

    As a followup to my suggestion to consider buying an updated office - here
    is an example you might consider:

    Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 FULL VERSION (offer to get Office 2010
    not available for upgrade version)

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Office-Small-Business-VERSION/dp/B000HCXKKS/encouragersof-20

    What's included in Office Small Business 2007

    * Word 2007 * Excel 2007 * Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager *
    PowerPoint 2007 * Publisher 2007

    Elgible to Receive Office Professional 2010:

    http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-...010-technology-guarantee-faq-HA101812304.aspx

    Click on Which 2007 products qualify...

    Included with Office Professional 2010

    * Word 2010 * Excel 2010 * PowerPoint 2010 * OneNote 2010 * Outlook 2010
    * Publisher 2010 * Access 2010

    David

    >
    > I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's, I
    > just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Tom



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  6. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    I have tested installing Office XP it on my test machine Windows 7
    Professional and found no apparent problems using Word or Excel.
    I didn't try using Outlook, PowerPoint or Access DB because I
    didn't have enough data to test with.

    As long as you install it using default settings, I don't think
    there should be any problems. the alternative is to use free
    version of Open Office from here:

    <http://download.openoffice.org/>

    hth

    Tom wrote:
    >
    > I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
    > that will have Windows 7
    > as the OS.
    >
    > Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
    > any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?
    >
    > I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's, I
    > just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Tom


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