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Moving an old version of MS WORD


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batpark

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I currently run WORD97 under XP. I am getting a new Windows desktop and would like to retain my old version of WORD. (I have tried the later versions and much prefer WORD97.)

 

Will WORD97 run under Windows 7 or Windows 8?

 

I no longer have the original WORD installation CDs, the ones that came as OEM with the pc from Dell. I do, however, have the MS Product Number and the details of my Dell purchase. Is that enough for me to obtain a duplicate set of installation CDs? From Dell or from Microsoft?

 

I'd appreciate guidance from anyone who has done the switch.   ,,, batpark


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It should work, but if it doesn't:

  1. Right click the main executable/shortcut.
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click Compatibility
  4. Tick "Run this program in compatibility mode for..."
  5. Select Windows 95 or 98 from the dropdown menu and click Ok.

As for the installation, I'm sure your product number would be enough.

Hope this helps, :)


Edited by Caliburn, 04 April 2015 - 03:31 AM.

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Caliburn: Thank you.

 

In your step 5, wil I be able to insert Windows 7(not W95 or 98)?


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Caliburn: Thank you.

 

In your step 5, wil I be able to insert Windows 7(not W95 or 98)?

You can, if you want. If it doesn't work, do Windows 95 or 98.


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Let me be sure I understand you. Are you saying that I should be able to run Word 97 on a Windows 7 pc by selecting "W98"?


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Let me be sure I understand you. Are you saying that I should be able to run Word 97 on a Windows 7 pc by selecting "W98"?

Yes, you should be able to.


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Caliburn: Great. Thank you. ...batpark


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