Windows xp home addition - word? powerpoint?

  smilodon 21:11 11 Sep 2006

I recently bought a laptop with windows XP Home edition but I cannot find either word or Powerpoint ! I assumed they would be avaiable on this OS? Please advise- simply please!! Thanks

  VoG II 21:12 11 Sep 2006

No, they are components if Microsoft Office which you need to purchase separately. Or use Open Office (free) click here

  sil_ver 21:14 11 Sep 2006

If you wern't supplied with a copy of MS Office or a stripped down version of same then you won't find it on the XP O/S as it is not part of it.

  €dstowe 22:05 11 Sep 2006

MS Office is expensive - I'll back VoG™'s suggestion to go with OpenOffice. It's excellent and it's FREE!!!!!

OpenOffice is compatible with Word etc. so no problems of not being able to read Word documents - or people being able to read your OO documents with the Microsoft Office.

  palinka 22:09 11 Sep 2006

XP is the operating system (OS).
Word is software that you can use with that operating system or with any other OS.
Word is part of a complete software package called Microsoft Office that includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and some other bits & pieces. You buy "Office" separately , though some retailers include it in some PC packages aimed at commercial users (but the price is costed-in and it tends to be systems at the expensive end that include it).
As VoG™ says, there are alternatives and they are compatible with MS Office. otherwise you'll have to get your chequebook out again........

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