Can you run word 97 etc on Windows XP?

  Red Flag 16:49 06 May 2003

I am going to upgrade operating systems from W98 to XP and amongst various things I will want to install will be the usual Word and Excel. I have Word and Excel 97 and would prefer to re-use these.

Is it possible to install older versions of Word and Excel on Xp or will I be forced to buy the XP office versions.


  Legolas 16:52 06 May 2003

I run Office 97 on XP Pro and it works fine

  Megatyte 16:54 06 May 2003



  Djohn 17:13 06 May 2003

no problems at all. J.

  wee eddie 18:27 06 May 2003

I had several problems operating Publisher '97 with Office XP on Windows '98.

The problems were solved by upgrading Publisher.

Whilst this is not something that will worry you, it is a parallel problem that may prove relevant.

  zebbydog 18:32 06 May 2003

I run win xp and use word & excel 97 and have had no troubles. Zebby

  helcat 18:56 06 May 2003

I have Windows XP Home and Word 97 with no problems

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