Microsoft Office Professional 97

  Border View 16:43 01 Oct 2007

Will I be able to install and run Microsoft Office Professional 97 on a new computer which runs with Vista?

  Border View 19:13 01 Oct 2007

Should point out that this is not an OEM version. But a retail with COA. Absolute pucker. Only been installed on one computer which used to run 98SE. That computer died a while ago, but I still have the original disc for Microsoft Office Professional 97.

  Totally-braindead 19:44 01 Oct 2007

If it runs on Vista then yes. I use Office 2000 I think it is and it ran fine when I was using Vista(had a few problems and went back to XP).

  joeartis 21:34 01 Oct 2007

I use Office 2000 Pro, Outlook won`t work though. You will have to put up with Windows Mail (the new Outlook Express

  Border View 22:06 01 Oct 2007

Many thanks for responding fellas.

  Forum Editor 23:38 01 Oct 2007

in Vista, but..........

Microsoft support for that version of Office has ended, and that means no security updates or patches. Outlook 97 will not run, but Windows Mail is actually a better bet anyway - it's far more secure, and has spam filtering.

  Border View 09:27 02 Oct 2007

Thanks for that FE.

  jz 19:37 09 Oct 2007

Must say that I've found the spam filter in Windows Mail to be so poor that I've turned it off. Too many false positives and false negatives.

  nwarp 07:12 10 Oct 2007

was able to install Office 97 pro could not get it to run. Gave up eventually am now using OpenOffice org without any problems to date.

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