upgrade office 2000 to 2007 (or 2010)

  palinka 13:52 09 Jun 2010

I'm still using my copy of Office 2000(bought as student edition and includes Publisher.)
I've installed it in successive PCs (Me; XP) & my current OS is Vista
Generally everything is fine, but in the last 6 months or so I've noticed Excel in particular often wants to send an error report on shutdown of the program.
Today I also experienced a "bluescreen unexpected shutdown" of my entire system; don't know whether this is connected in any way.
I like MS Office and I use Publisher a lot, so what do people advise that I do?
I don't really want to change to Open Office.
Is there a cheaper way to upgrade Office 2000 than to buy the entire new 2007 version?

  T I M B O 14:01 09 Jun 2010

There could be a software issue, that's why sometimes u can get a blue screen. What you can do is to put in the office CD and try a repair, or you can delete and do a clean install.

If you are a student as u mentioned student, then you might be able to get a cheaper copy from here but you have to be a student.

Have you made sure that all the security & spftware updates are completed for office??

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  palinka 16:39 09 Jun 2010

thanks for those suggestions, T I M B O.
I'm no longer a student, nor is any other family member now, so that's not an option. All updates are completed . I'll try a repair from the disk as I assume that clean re-install would put me back to date of issue with no prospect of software & security updates because "extended support" for office 2000 ceased in summer 2009.

  T I M B O 17:28 09 Jun 2010

If Microsoft are no longer supporting office 2000, then this could be a good time to upgrade.

To delete office 2000 & re-install will infact remove any Microsoft fixes or security patches they have already done.

click here

  BryanScott 12:10 21 Jun 2010

I bought a copy of MS Office Professional 2007 from my local computer shop in april this year. It is a fully legal, shrink wrapped package which has been installed and activated. I saw the piece in PCA about a free upgrade to Office 2010 but there seems to be a requirement for a voucher which should have been included in the Office 2007 package but was missing.

I have a proper receipt for the purchase.

Where do I go from here as I can find no information on the MS website. Any help would be much appreciated.

  gengiscant 12:15 21 Jun 2010

Office 2007 is more than enough. I think that this months magazine had a in depth review of Office 2010 and there did not seem much in the way of major improvements unless perhaps for businesses.
But I would imagine that Office 2000 is a bit long in the tooth now.

  Kevscar1 12:53 21 Jun 2010

Have you tried doing a restore til before this started to see if anything else you have installed is causing the problem.

  wiz-king 13:03 21 Jun 2010

My advice would be to stick with 2000 if it does what you need. 2007 is a very different beastie and you will have to do a steep learning curve and may not be worth the effort. Publisher will give you problems as the various editions are not compatible click here

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