View Full Version : System requirement for Office 97.

24-12-2009, 02:55 PM
Though Id update my office 95 to 97 on old computer, but reading system requirements my processor not big enough, Im sure Ive seem 97 on same computer as mine.
Have Window 98 and Office 95. Inter celeron 366mhz. Syst req say 486

Any one got 97 on a 366??

Thought Id buy copy of Office 97 (fm Trademe), as 95 wont read a lot of docs now and tired of using viewer.

24-12-2009, 03:10 PM
A 486 is much older and slower than your celeron 366
I know it seems confusing but the 486 numbers refer to the processor
part number, not frequency as in your celeron.
So you should be good to go!

24-12-2009, 03:16 PM
Many thanks. God I feel more stupid now!!. So if I get a copy off say trademe I should also ask if it has a key (is that the registration number on back??)

24-12-2009, 03:23 PM
It should do. If you're planning on reading Office 2007 files, you'll have to get Office 2000 as the compatibility pack isn't available for Office 97.

24-12-2009, 03:38 PM
Many thanks. God I feel more stupid now!!.
Don't feel stupid, you didn't know so you asked, it's how we learn.:thumbs:

24-12-2009, 06:41 PM
I still use Office '97 predominantly, despite also having Office 2003 and Open Office.

Like you, I'm kinda stuck in a time warp, and running Win98 on a 500 MHz pentium (predominantly... I have loads more hardware that only rarely gets used).

You should find the CD key is a sticker on the CD jewel case, and there is no need to 'activate' it online.

You could well consider upgrading your hardware though. You can get a 2nd hand Compaq SFF 1.6MHz+ for $50 or less via Trademe. I've done so myself on more than one occasion. The added bonus is you'll also get those handy USB slot thingies as well!