OEM software and XP, advice please?

  Effie 13:41 26 Mar 2007

I am asking this query on behalf of a friend who was given a new Dell Labtop for Christmas, including XP as it's operating system.

I would like to buy my friend Microsoft 'Word 2000' or newer versions but all I can see for sale are OEM versions.

Please can anyone advise me, would an OEM version of Microft Word install ok or would we potentially have problems with Microsoft down the road because it would be an OEM version that we would be using?


  pj123 14:46 26 Mar 2007

The only problem I can see is that Microsoft won't give any help/assistance if anything goes wrong. But, of course, this Forum will.

Maybe a better bet would be to tell your friend about Open Office, which is free and compatible with Microsoft Office.

click here

  Effie 21:44 26 Mar 2007

Thanks pj123.

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