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Topic # 111319 30-Oct-2012 11:53 Send private message

I am shortly going to be upgrading my computer, or rather a friend is going to do it for me.  I could reinstall winXP but wonder if it's time to upgrade to Win 7.

Is Office XP Pro compatible with Win &, and also is Publisher 97 compatible.

Does anyone know about RAM and Photo Imaging.  I've seen reference to Win 7 home not using more than a certain amouint memory, and I want to have 8 gb or more memory on the new system for photo Editing.

Thanks




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  Reply # 709212 30-Oct-2012 15:32 Send private message

It's well past time to get off Windows XP and on to Windows 7 or 8.

Office XP (aka Office 2002) should work on Windows 7 but I would upgrade that too it's over 10 years old and multiple versions behind.

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  Reply # 709229 30-Oct-2012 15:49 Send private message


Office XP is now totally unsupported,  so probably best to make the jump to something that will at least be updated ...

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/office-xp



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  Reply # 709232 30-Oct-2012 15:51 Send private message

Office 2010 Home and Student (if that's the low end version) can't cost much these days....

And if your employer uses MS Office they may even have access to the Home User Programme which allows you to buy it for something ridiculous like $30.



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  Reply # 709248 30-Oct-2012 16:24 Send private message

Thanks all. 

I had pretty much decoded to go to Windows 7 or 8, will need to look at that further though.

I don't do much Office stuff, so not sure if I mind that it's unsupported. 

Don't know about my employer being likely to give employees any bonuses like that :-) but can ask.




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  Reply # 709281 30-Oct-2012 16:56 Send private message

If you buy Office from now until the end of April 2013 you'll get to download the new version of Office for free when it's released.




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  Reply # 709291 30-Oct-2012 17:10 Send private message

You will almost certainly find that any new Windows 7/8 machine purchased will come with Office 2010 starter - very stripped down versions of Word and Excel, but hey it's at no cost.

However, you are going to need at least Office Professional to provide you with Publisher included, which may be beyond your price range.

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  Reply # 709305 30-Oct-2012 17:36 Send private message

Office XP can work OK on W7 32bit, there is a known issue that outlook will not remember passwords, there is a patch on the internet somware.
If you use W7 64bit do not install office XP, it will e very slow and very frustrating.

Are you a student or are there any students in your household? If there are you can get cheap versions of office professional.

Alternatively there are open source versions of office you could try.




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  Reply # 709340 30-Oct-2012 18:31 Send private message

My Office needs are basic, and I don't use an email client, as I use web based email.  If I did use a client it would be Thunderbird most likely, so issues with Outlook wouldn't be pertinent.  I can probably make do with stripped down versions in the interim, or use Open Office, as I do in Linux.  Publisher is a "want" not a need, and can live without it :-)

Thank you all very much.




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