Office XP on a windows 7 machine

I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
that will have Windows 7
as the OS.

Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?

I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's,  I
just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.

Thanks

Tom




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If no naswer here check the Win7 forum at: 
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro

"Tom" <TesnoBay@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:38e18fec-2219-467c-9fae-2ec47110e60e@u31g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
>I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
> that will have Windows 7
> as the OS.
>
> Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
> any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?
>
> I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's,  I
> just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
>
> Thanks
>
> Tom
>
>
>
> 


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Jerry
4/23/2010 7:46:22 PM

"Tom" <TesnoBay@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:38e18fec-2219-467c-9fae-2ec47110e60e@u31g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
> I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
> that will have Windows 7
> as the OS.
>
> Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
> any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?
>
> I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's,  I
> just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
>
> Thanks
>
> Tom
>
>
>
>

Well so far since I rebuilt a machine with Win 7 32 bit Pro I have had no 
problems running two different versions of Office, one that I couldn't run 
on Vista reliably.  Office 97 Pro and Office 2003 Pro work well and have not 
had any issues.  I have also installed video editing software that has run 
on XP, Vista and now Win 7 without problems.  I would recommend running the 
Win 7 compatibility program with your current setup to see if your software 
will have issues. 
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15&displaylang=en 

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LVTravel
4/23/2010 9:06:56 PM
On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:44:04 -0700 (PDT), Tom wrote:

> I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
> that will have Windows 7
> as the OS.
> 
> Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
> any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?

OK, first I'll respond to - "Forced to buy a newer version"

Even if you have REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE rights and the install disks
from Office PRO XP, I'd still suggest you seriously think about buying the
latest Office - 

MANY improvements including Ribbon interface and the ability to make full
use of the integration of Windows 7 and the latest Office - plus there are
problems with Outlook 2002 (included in XP PRO Office) make using that
Office version a bit outdated with the latest operating system.

Included with Office Home and Business 2010

* Word 2010 * Excel 2010 *  PowerPoint 2010 * OneNote 2010 * Outlook 2010

Included with Office Professional 2010

* Word 2010 * Excel 2010 *  PowerPoint 2010 * OneNote 2010 * Outlook  2010
* Publisher 2010 * Access 2010

No upgrade offers in Office 2010 - you buy as traditional disc version

Traditional Disc Version - This version of Microsoft Office Professional
2010 (or Office Home and Business 2010) includes the software on disc, with
a product key. It is licensed for one user to install on two PCs - a
primary machine and a portable PC. 

OR as

Product Key Card - more restrictive license - 1 computer only - License
cannot be transferred to another PC.

First, you must know your license terms - your specific License Terms
provide the details you need.

I am using Office 2007 is used as an example (but you can view your license
terms for Office Professional XP and see what applies to you)

Particularly, note if you have REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE rights.

In your 2007 version - click on Office Button - Options - Resources - About
- View the Microsoft Software License Terms

Normally the License terms includes sections for Retail License Terms, OEM
License Terms and Media-Less License Terms (In Office 2010 - Product Key
Card - PKC will replace Media-Less or MLK)

Then, under the Installation and Use Rights, it specifically states how you
can assign your license.

For 2007 products, this is also a good resource page for License Terms in
identifying the kind of product you have:

If your designation is FPP, then the Retail License Terms below apply to
you.  If your designation is OEM, then the OEM License Terms below apply to
you.  If your designation is MLK, then the Media-less License Kit Terms
below apply to you.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA102240441033.aspx

Also, another helpful tip (IF it applies in your specific license terms) -
READ your license terms to be sure you HAVE specific reassign useage

Here is a REASSIGN * Example *

REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE.  You may reassign the license to a different
device any number of times, but not more than one time every 90 days.  If
you reassign, that other device becomes the "licensed device."  If you
retire the licensed device due to hardware failure, you may reassign the
license sooner.

Other important issues are detailed in your License Terms as well - for
example - UPGRADE OR CONVERSION

Problems with Outlook 2002

Compatibility issue with Outlook 2002 (which is included in Office XP) not
saving passwords on Vista or Windows 7 - there is a fix, but does not work
for all.

Is Office XP compatible with Windows 7?
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7programs/thread/abbe2f98-569e-4123-b0c7-2eb785f13315

Does office xp work in windows 7
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/1347-63-does-office-work-windows

David

> 
> I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's,  I
> just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Tom


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David
4/23/2010 10:35:53 PM
On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:44:04 -0700 (PDT), Tom wrote:

> I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
> that will have Windows 7
> as the OS.
> 
> Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
> any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?

Tom,

As a followup to my suggestion to consider buying an updated office - here
is an example you might consider:

Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 FULL VERSION (offer to get Office 2010
not available for upgrade version)

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Office-Small-Business-VERSION/dp/B000HCXKKS/encouragersof-20

What's included in Office Small Business 2007

* Word 2007 * Excel 2007 * Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager *
PowerPoint 2007 * Publisher 2007

Elgible to Receive Office Professional 2010:

http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-faq-HA101812304.aspx

Click on Which 2007 products qualify...

Included with Office Professional 2010

* Word 2010 * Excel 2010 *  PowerPoint 2010 * OneNote 2010 * Outlook  2010
* Publisher 2010 * Access 2010

David

> 
> I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's,  I
> just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Tom


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David
4/23/2010 11:32:07 PM
I have tested installing Office XP it on my test machine Windows 7
Professional and found no apparent problems using Word or Excel. 
I didn't try using Outlook, PowerPoint or Access DB because I
didn't have enough data to test with.

As long as you install it using default settings, I don't think
there should be any problems.  the alternative is to use free
version of Open Office from here:

<http://download.openoffice.org/>

hth

Tom wrote:
> 
> I currently own Office Professional XP. I have to buy a new machine
> that will have Windows 7
> as the OS.
> 
> Will I still be able to install my software on this new machine w/o
> any issues? Or will I be forced to buy a newer version?
> 
> I don't know about 32 bit vs 64 bit, Or various versions or beta's,  I
> just want to use what I have on whatever machine I buy.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Tom

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