Microsoft Office problems

  Chadders1989 17:18 04 Dec 2007

I am trying to tranfer the microsoft office programs which i bought for my XP computer, onto my new PC with Vista. I no longer have to CD so am transferring the files via USB stick. I have copied them into my programs folder, but when i try to access them i get an error message-
"The operating system is not currently configured to run this application".
Any ideas how to fix this problem?

  pj123 17:23 04 Dec 2007

You can't transfer programs from one computer to another.

You will need the original install CDs and install them.

  anskyber 17:24 04 Dec 2007

The programs?

Do you mean that or the data that is used by the programs. I was not aware that it was possible to transfer programs without the installation disc.

  Chadders1989 17:24 04 Dec 2007

Ok so if i found the disk then these programs should work on my new pc? It wont matter that i installed them on the old pc previously?

  Chadders1989 17:26 04 Dec 2007

i just copied the folder contents from my old PC, which contained all the office files.
Obviously this will not work from what pj123 has said.

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