Vista compatibility with Word 2000 etc.

  markdavid 17:44 11 Nov 2007

I am about to buy an Acer Laptop which will probably have Vista Home Premium. I have a lot of Word files Outlook Express, all copied to CD-R and I also have a disc of Office 2000.
Acer will no doubt try to sell me an up to date version of Office. But how do I go about reading and working with my old files and can I use this Office 2000 disc instead of buying the new software?
If the answers are negative, would it make any difference or sense asking for a preinstalled downgrade to Windows XP?

  Forum Editor 17:52 11 Nov 2007

is that Office 2000 will work with Vista, but some people have experienced problems with Outlook 2000.

Before installing you might want to take a look at this: click here

There will be no problem with your old files, once you've installed Office 2000 you'll be able to read and work with them without any trouble.

  markdavid 18:01 11 Nov 2007

Many thanks for this.

I have been using Outlook Express 6. Do you think the same would apply?

  Pine Man 18:26 11 Nov 2007


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