Request for info re: Vista and Office 97 (Service Release)

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Harley Davidson 95 Heritage

Does anyone know if there is a service release for the ability to use office
97 on Vista Premium?

Could you direct me to one if there is such a thing?

TIA
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Yes, Microsoft came out with Office 2007.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

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Does anyone know if there is a service release for the ability to use office
97 on Vista Premium?

Could you direct me to one if there is such a thing?

TIA
 
R

Richard G. Harper

There is none. Some folks report some success with Office 97 on Vista but
personally, I would not recommend nor use something that out of date.
 
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Daddy Tadpole

No, these are competitive products.

The main issue here is how long can you expect to be allowed by M$ to use
this expensive software.

The question is particularly important for M$ applications, because for the
moment (not for too much longer I hope), M$ sell not only applications, but
also de facto monopoly but ephemeral operating systems that seem to be
designed to render the applications unsusable within a very short space of
time.

Furthermore, I recall that some years ago M$ were accused of adjusting their
Windows OS in such a way that WordPerfect for Windows did not function in a
satisfactory manner. I don't know what was the truth or the outcome of this
affair, but respectable suppliers should not place themselves in a position
whereby they are exposed to such accusations.

In my opinion, a reasonable lifetime for an application would be ten years,
possibly with a modest fee to be paid for updates.

These arguments are probably irrelevant to Vista, which is a constant source
of trouble for numerous applications, and I can't believe that all of these
applications are as badly designed as M$ would have us believe.

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ray

Does anyone know if there is a service release for the ability to use
office 97 on Vista Premium?

Could you direct me to one if there is such a thing?

TIA

That's awfully old. I really suggest you try OpenOffice.org instead -
it's free and highly compatible.
 
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