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p.1 #1 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


I have windows professional software (word, excel, power point etc.) that I've used in the XP environment. Can I use this software in Windows 7 (Pro) environment. It would be nice if I did not have to purchase again.

Thanks...Al



Dec 10, 2011 at 08:55 PM
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p.1 #2 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


I installed my old Office 2007 pack on my new Windows 7 build. No problems. Same software pack I had used (and still use) on my old XP system.


Dec 10, 2011 at 09:10 PM
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p.1 #3 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


The vast majority of apps do work and MS Office does, provided you have appropriate licenses. You may have problems with some device drivers for older hardware.

EBH



Dec 10, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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p.1 #4 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


Cool thanks. Mine is legit.


Dec 10, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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p.1 #5 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


I did not mean to indicate otherwise, but some software cannot be transferred.

EBH



Dec 10, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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p.1 #6 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


No offense was taken. No problem.

Thanks



Dec 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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p.1 #7 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


As for Microsoft Office, it depends what version you're using. Office 2003 and newer run fine on Win7, however I believe that there are issues with Office XP on Win7.


Dec 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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p.1 #8 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


BobCollette wrote:
As for Microsoft Office, it depends what version you're using. Office 2003 and newer run fine on Win7, however I believe that there are issues with Office XP on Win7.


There were issues with Office XP (2002) on XP IIRC. It was one of the shortest upgrade cycles ever.

EBH



Dec 11, 2011 at 04:30 AM
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p.1 #9 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


Damn, I think mine is that version and I can't find the damn disc. Is there a way to tell from the install on my current computer, that way if it is that version, I can stop looking for it.

Thanks...Al



Dec 11, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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p.1 #10 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


Launch Word and do Help/About. It will show the version. If it says Word 2002, it's Office XP.


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p.1 #11 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


Welp looks like I'll be buying new. My version is 2000.

Thanks all



Dec 11, 2011 at 04:21 PM
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p.1 #12 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


Chances are you'll run into issues, but if you can find the install CD, it's worth trying to install it and see what happens. Perhaps any issues it has may not affect you (not features you use).


Dec 11, 2011 at 06:49 PM
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p.1 #13 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


i could not use my 32 bit version of software on my new 64 bit computer


Dec 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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p.1 #14 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


toddmitchell wrote:
i could not use my 32 bit version of software on my new 64 bit computer


Ditto here. Some 32 bit programs ran, others not.



Dec 11, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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p.1 #15 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


Windows 7 has several built-in tools to help with program compatibility and Windows XP programs should be installed directly on Windows 7. Windows XP Mode runs many older Windows XP productivity programs and that are not natively compatible with Windows 7, thus helping realize cost savings and reduce possible operational downtime by extending the life of existing software.
Windows XP Mode



Dec 11, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #16 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


I will check with my employer as I seem to remember that they sell microsoft software to employees ever so often.


Dec 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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p.1 #17 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


If you have windows professional, can't you download the virtual XP add-in??

bob snow



Dec 14, 2011 at 08:56 PM
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p.1 #18 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


Methodical wrote:
I have windows professional software (word, excel, power point etc.) that I've used in the XP environment. Can I use this software in Windows 7 (Pro) environment. It would be nice if I did not have to purchase again.

Thanks...Al


most stuff does but I believe my old Office XP broke on 7 64bit though
you can download openoffice or something else

or make a dual boot, I do that, can run all old games fine, etc.



Dec 14, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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p.1 #19 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


Last week I did a clean install of Window 7 Pro, 64bit. I then installed MS Office 2000 with no problems. Word and Excel both seem to be working fine. I didn't put either through any extensive testing, but everything I checked worked perfectly.

Good luck with it!

Further reading:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/5623-63-microsoft-office-2000-windows-compatibility



Dec 15, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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p.1 #20 · Does Windows XP software work on Windows 7?


redcrown wrote:
I installed my old Office 2007 pack on my new Windows 7 build. No problems. Same software pack I had used (and still use) on my old XP system.

Ditto! As well as Adobe Acrobat..



Dec 15, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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