Office 2004 Upgrade from Office 98 Macintosh Edition Upgrade

I am looking into purchasing the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard
Edition Upgrade - and would like some clarification on my eligibility
(along with the installation procedure)...

1. Could you confirm whether I am eligible for the Microsoft Office
2004 for Mac Standard Edition Upgrade as a registered user of Microsoft
Office 98 Macintosh Edition Upgrade (as the literature on the Microsoft
website does not specifically mention the Office 98 Upgrade version)?

2. I am intending to install Microsoft Office 2004 on Mac OS x 10.4
Tiger. However I do not have Mac OS 9.2 [Classic] installed - meaning
that I will not have my previous version of Microsoft Office 98
installed. I understand that the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard
Edition Upgrade will try to locate a version of Office that entitles me
to the upgrade during the installation process (or when I launch one of
the applications e.g. Word for the first time). The suggested solution
to this issue seems to be to copy (drag-and-drop) the Microsoft Office
2004 folder to my hard disk, and then point the installer to the Office
98 CD in order to complete the upgrade. Can anyone confirm that this is
definitely the case, i.e. they have tried it and it works?

3. If I was to purchase a new Intel-based Apple Mac in the future,
would the above procedure (of pointing the installer to the Office 98
CD in order to complete the upgrade) still work. I only ask as Classic
applications do not work on Intel-based Macs, i.e. would the Office
2004 installer be able to recognise the Office 98 CD?

Many thanks in advance.

Tim

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Hi Tim -

Interjections below;


"tim2510" <timmanners@hotmail.com> wrote in message 
news:1146764284.604308.264380@j73g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I am looking into purchasing the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard
> Edition Upgrade - and would like some clarification on my eligibility
> (along with the installation procedure)...
>
> 1. Could you confirm whether I am eligible for the Microsoft Office
> 2004 for Mac Standard Edition Upgrade as a registered user of Microsoft
> Office 98 Macintosh Edition Upgrade (as the literature on the Microsoft
> website does not specifically mention the Office 98 Upgrade version)?
>
According to the info below you qualify for the upgrade price of $239 - your 
upgrade to 98 makes you a legitimate Registered User of that version. I 
wouldn't wait too long, though, as it has been suggested that the upgrade 
eligibility may be revised at 'some point'.

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/howtobuy.aspx?pid=upgrade

      Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition
      $239 Version Upgrade
      $399 Full Version   Office v. X, Office 2001, Office 98 or any of the 
individual applications in these product suites, including promotional 
bundles.


> 2. I am intending to install Microsoft Office 2004 on Mac OS x 10.4
> Tiger. However I do not have Mac OS 9.2 [Classic] installed - meaning
> that I will not have my previous version of Microsoft Office 98
> installed. I understand that the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard
> Edition Upgrade will try to locate a version of Office that entitles me
> to the upgrade during the installation process (or when I launch one of
> the applications e.g. Word for the first time). The suggested solution
> to this issue seems to be to copy (drag-and-drop) the Microsoft Office
> 2004 folder to my hard disk, and then point the installer to the Office
> 98 CD in order to complete the upgrade. Can anyone confirm that this is
> definitely the case, i.e. they have tried it and it works?
>
Have not had occasion to do it myself, but my understanding is that you need 
only insert the 98 CD in the drive & point to it when prompted. Perhaps 
someone else will come along to confirm/negate that.

> 3. If I was to purchase a new Intel-based Apple Mac in the future,
> would the above procedure (of pointing the installer to the Office 98
> CD in order to complete the upgrade) still work. I only ask as Classic
> applications do not work on Intel-based Macs, i.e. would the Office
> 2004 installer be able to recognise the Office 98 CD?
>
Depending on how far into the future we're talking about Office 12 _may_ be 
a reality, which would eliminate the concern. In the meantime, however, 2004 
is actually a full install so there should not be a problem. The next 
version will also be a full install, so having the '04 disk should suffice. 
Assuming the point above is valid, you might want to hold onto your 98 CD 
for 'posterity'.

-- 
Regards |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac


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CyberTaz
5/4/2006 7:19:56 PM
On 5/5/06 5:19 AM, in article ##Pwad6bGHA.1960@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl,
"CyberTaz" <typegeneraltaz1ATcomcastdotnet> wrote:

<snip> 
 
> Have not had occasion to do it myself, but my understanding is that you need
> only insert the 98 CD in the drive & point to it when prompted. Perhaps
> someone else will come along to confirm/negate that.
> 
That's correct. I found the wording of the instruction to point to the CD
was confusing when it came up (can't remember what it was) but that's what
you do.

Cheers,

Clive Huggan 
Canberra, Australia
(My time zone is 5-11 hours different from the US and Europe, so my
follow-on responses to those regions can be delayed)
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5/4/2006 11:20:48 PM
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