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DUNK
03-07-2010, 03:15 AM
Will it work?? Use it very infrequently, these days.
( Am retired you see) Won't get 7 if the answer is no. :stare:

McRuff
03-07-2010, 08:42 AM
According to a Goggle Search it will work, here is a forum site

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

Nomad
03-07-2010, 09:52 AM
No, Vista and Win7 needs Office 2003.

Office 2000 will run on WinXP I think. I still have a P3 lappie with Office/Win 2k. :D Great investment - used almost daily :thumbs:

Seems like there is a workaround ...

jwil1
03-07-2010, 01:08 PM
No, Vista and Win7 needs Office 2003.

Office 2000 will run on WinXP I think.

Seems like there is a workaround ...

No that's wrong.

Office 2000 WILL run on Windows 7 - heck, even Office 95 does.

pctek
03-07-2010, 03:56 PM
No, Vista and Win7 needs Office 2003.
.

BS. I have Office 2002. Runs just fine.

DUNK
04-07-2010, 05:15 PM
Thanks for the replies folks. Looks as though I may be investing in 7 for this old XP machine, some day, after all !!

Nomad
04-07-2010, 05:27 PM
Office 2000, any version, is officially uncompatible with Windows 7...32 bit or 64 bit. The Oldest Office that is fully compatible with Windows 7 is Office 2003.

That said, you may very well get Office to load and at least partially run, although I seem to remember people having lots of problems loading Office 2000 on a 64 bit machine.

If you get it to load, the biggest, but not likely the only, problem will be with Outlook. Outlook versions prior to Outlook 2003 will not save logon credentials with either Vista or Windows 7.

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-GB/w7programs/thread/8b443371-492b-4f70-bd46-6acf4d1dfd32

DUNK
05-07-2010, 12:38 AM
Oh dear. Now I'm frightened..... Can't afford both "7" & a new "Office Suite" Guess that I'll just 'clunk on' with "XP" Ah well, at least I'm fairly familiar with it. Pity that it's only "Home" though. I believe that they're supporting "Pro" for just a wee bit longer !!
Thank you. And.
Regards to all.
Bryan.

jwil1
05-07-2010, 10:37 AM
How old's your XP PC? If it's more than about 3 years old, stick with XP - it'll be much much faster and will run Office 2000

PinoyKiw
05-07-2010, 10:40 AM
We had Windows 7 Pro on one of our laptops and running Office 2000 quite happily. No issue's at all.

McRuff
05-07-2010, 10:46 AM
If you are worried about xp no longer receiving critical updates after the 13 July 2010, that is only for service pack 2 of XP. If you update to sp3, they are still giving critical updates until 8 April 2014.

As to Office 2000 not officially supported on Windows 7. That is because all support from Microsoft, for Office 2000 ended in 2009. It is not because it won't install. As nomad has pointed out there may be a issue with Outlook. That is easy fixed by using a different email client.

A bigger issue would be is your old computer up to running Windows 7 at a acceptable speed.

Nomad
05-07-2010, 11:12 AM
Back in my early days one of my regret was upgrading windows unnecessarily. If it works, don't worry about it, WinXP (I have wink2 on one of mine), it does everything, win, office, dvd, the net, what else could you ask. Ok, not as pretty as win7.

The chatting s/w are available.
WinXP is also v reliable IMO, one reason my most memorable is win2k the first win OS IMO that was reliable.

DeSade
05-07-2010, 11:21 AM
Oh dear. Now I'm frightened..... Can't afford both "7" & a new "Office Suite" Guess that I'll just 'clunk on' with "XP" Ah well, at least I'm fairly familiar with it. Pity that it's only "Home" though. I believe that they're supporting "Pro" for just a wee bit longer !!
Thank you. And.
Regards to all.
Bryan.

I have recently updated to Office 2010 and have unused 2003 (maybe even 2007) Office keys.

PM me if you want one.
Could send the software also if necessary if you do not have broadband or a large data cap, no issue.

DUNK
06-07-2010, 02:20 AM
Thanks for the offer "DeSade" Think I'll stick with what I've got. May jump to XP Pro. But, that's about it. Don't really NEED 7 anyway. Am only a casual user. Like about twice a day...... Every day !! :punk

DeSade
06-07-2010, 08:26 AM
Its open,
PM me if you change your mind.

dagwood
06-07-2010, 10:44 AM
We bought a new PC with 7 and Office 2007.
The operating system seems ok but the new version of Office has probably copped more swear words than anything else on the PC for quite some time. My wife gets so PO'd she goes and boots up her laptop to use Office 2003.
Never again - Personally I think they've lost the plot and we'll look to move to Open Office. Already on Thunderbird.

DeSade
06-07-2010, 10:50 AM
Office 2010 with full ribbon implementation is great, the best Office ever in my opinion.
2007 was a hybrid of the old and new, it was ok but nothing on 2010.

dagwood
06-07-2010, 10:59 AM
We just found it completely unintuitive - basic functions seemed to have disappeared or been moved somewhere else, automatic functions give you everything except what you want.
All over the top when you're just trying to put a basic document together.
Strikes me Word could do with 3 options on start up:
Basic user, intermediate user and Word Geek. (I'd choose 1, my wife 2 and we're not interested in 3)

Nomad
06-07-2010, 11:12 AM
I did a IT course so word was okay, before I was PO about it. It's the ribbons. Sometimes the location is not intuitive after you learnt 2007.

I think 2007 is easier for those who never used Office to a high level, more mouse clicking, choose the right ribbon before you click the func you want. For high level users you may need to spend a week or two on it full on before you learn it ...

Page Setup or Paragraphs you needa press this little arrow at the corner of a group under a ribbon for eg. Secure, print, print preview you needa use the office icon and go thru the menu. Same for properties.

I just use 2007 and soon 2010 before it's the newest. MS call the shots and I just go with the flow I guess.

I had to customise the launch bar - that top left thing, it doesn't even have open and save icons by default I think. The office icon and like word options or excel options is also brand new. Print Preview or Properties requires more clicks by going thru the Office icon.

With Windows 7 - by default the menu does not show up unless you change it or press the ALT key. By default Windows 7 to me appears to be used without menus for most jobs so it is more a typical general user, you just run your software, do the email or net or chat and then logoff. One thing for sure Win7 does look more beautiful, it's debatable if Office does. Some may say the ribbons look beautiful too than some boring "workplace" menus.

Nomad
06-07-2010, 11:16 AM
I've found like the prev versions, Office does not seem to get some basics right ...

http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=110794

wainuitech
06-07-2010, 11:19 AM
I just use 2007 and soon 2010 before it's the newest. MS call the shots and I just go with the flow I guess.

I had to customise the launch bar - that top left thing, it doesn't even have open and save icons by default I think. The NEW menu and print options in Word / office 2010 (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Office_20101278368215.jpg)

Nomad
06-07-2010, 11:24 AM
Access 2007 is peculiar. You have a report that you designed right. You have one field only. Cos it picks up the data from a "table" and you set the field (like account number) to "right aligned" - when you view the report you will find some of the account numbers are not all lined up to the right. You place a ruler on your screen, you would know.

The launch bar isn't the Office Icon :confused: it's the one next to it, those little icons next to the Office icon. I see 2010 now have save and undo and maybe redo there, that drop down box allows you to customise it. I can see 2010 on your screenshot it has save but no open or close.

dagwood
06-07-2010, 11:32 AM
If I was leading a software design team and users (some with years of experience with earlier generations of our product) had to go back to school to relearn how to complete BASIC functions I would say we failed.

Surely one if not the most critical aspect of design is ease of use.

wainuitech
06-07-2010, 03:32 PM
I can see 2010 on your screenshot it has save but no open or close. Put ya glasses on :p :nerd: Open and close is there look down the list. Save-Save As- Open -Close-info

Nomad
06-07-2010, 03:35 PM
Put ya glasses on :p :nerd: Open and close is there look down the list. Save-Save As- Open -Close-info

I mean the quick launch thing. Not the Office button. Nor now the 2010 File Menu. Althou one could customise it.
The one next to the W on the top left corner - the set of icons that are greyed out.

wainuitech
06-07-2010, 03:42 PM
Awh Ha ---- Office 2010 -- The default for the quick Launch are These here (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Quick_Launch.jpg) - but under More commands / All commands Should keep anyone happy (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Quick_Menu.jpg)

Nomad
06-07-2010, 03:48 PM
Yes you gotta customise it. By default the open and close are not available at one click :rolleyes:

Deimos
06-07-2010, 04:30 PM
For the OP:
You could use the "XP mode" that is included with Windows 7 (its a Windows XP virtual machine) of course this won't be an option if your machine does not support Intel-VT or AMD-V.

here is a tool that will tell you if it is supported on your machine:
Download Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=163321)

The cool thing with XP Mode is you can run your app "outside" the VM window, so it behaves just like a normal app...

_galaxy
06-07-2010, 05:17 PM
Oiffice 2000! why stick with this aged office suite, try openoffice.

wainuitech
06-07-2010, 05:22 PM
Since W7 Home doesn't actually allow XP mode to work, you can always install VMlite (http://www.vmlite.com/index.php/products) - then drop in XPmode into that -- the PC doesn't even need to have a CPU that supports visualization. Install Office into that, and away you go, as if using XP.