Office XP and Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fish2198, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Silly question...

    I just bought a Laptop with Vista Home on it.

    Is there a way to install Office XP?

    I have tried a few times and no joy. Is there some trick?
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    how about some details about what problems you are having? 32bit? 64bit vista? error messages?
     
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    LeeJend Moderator

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  4. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I get a Message that says it can't find a valid qualifying product.

    Then I get Error 1608.

    Running Vista Home Basic.
     
  5. iowaboy

    iowaboy old person

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    while final vista may be different, while beta testing vista I was able to run both office 2000 and office xp without any problems. I even seen reports of some running office 97.
     
  6. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I think I may have figured out what is going on, there was a trial version of Office 2007, I think, deleted that so I could install mine.

    I think that maybe messing stuff up.

    Reading the Error Message on the Microsoft, and seeing if I can get around it.