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XP & Office '97

rja66
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Registered: 31-07-2007

XP & Office '97

Im thinking of upgrading my PC (still running on Win'9Cool, can i install & use Office '97 with XP or do i have to splash out again for the latest Office software as well?
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Registered: 30-07-2007

XP & Office '97

Works fine here.

I have installed office 97 pro on several XP systems without any problems.
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XP & Office '97

I have noticed a couple of niggles with Office 97 on XP.
As Peter says it works ok but if you have muliple log in accounts on the PC then it only allows spell checking on the main account with admin rights for some reason.
The other thing (XP Pro anyway) is that if you try and open a file by double clicking on the icon in a folder it comes up with odd messages about not finding things. Keep clicking though and it does then open it.
Works fine though if you open the file from the "File" option on the options at the head of the page.