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MS Works 8

By holhat ·
First post, I apologize if I am in the wrong place or not doing this correctly.

I uninstalled MS 2007 Standard trial version and what a headache! Since uninstalling, MS Works 8 failed (amoung other things) when I tried to use the task launcher and told me to uninstall and reinstall. Problem is, I cannot find a download to re-install. All programs came pre installed so I have no CD. The MS support site is no help...doesn't even have to be Works 8, an earlier version would be ok too, just would like to have it back. Any advice?? Thank you in advance :)

Oh, I have XP Home edition with IE7 sp2

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Without knowing your make and model of computer ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to MS Works 8

I'm not really able to comment other than to say that most computer suppliers tend to throw in the Works 7/8 disc with the machine to cover the eventuality that you're now faced with.

I'd check in the plastic bag of discs that came with the PC, it may be buried among other OS / Driver discs.

If all else fails and you simply must have it you could always buy it...

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Works-8-0-OLD-VERSION/dp/B0002D152W

...(although for what you get, there are other things you could better spend your money on. )

You could save your money and install Open Office. It's FREE and by comparison to Works, is light years ahead.

http://tinyurl.com/6sa88c

Open Office can load all your existing M$ Works files and can save all files in Microsoft format if you want to interact with Microsoft Office computers. :)

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MS Works

by holhat In reply to Without knowing your make ...

Thanks for replying. Driving myself crazy!!
I have an HP Pavilion Win XP Media Center 2005 (does that help??)
Am frustrated that the MS site told me to uninstall and then reinstall if it's this difficult. Wish I had never tried that 2007 Standard Office trial. Uninstalling seemed to cause alot of issues.

I went thru my "plastic bag" of goodies. No CD. I don't even have an XP CD. Wish I had thought to ask more questions when I bought the computer :)

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Absence of discs suggests Recovery Partition to me ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to MS Works

Do you have a Recovery Partition on the hard drive?

If so, and you play this wisely, you could back up all your important data files (documents, photos, picture files, music. video, et al) and invoke your Recovery Partition. You would have to reinstall any programs you have put on the drive since it arrived, but at least your data would be safe.

THAT is the bad news.

Now for the GOOD news: if you do have a Recovery Partition, it returns your C drive to Factory Condition ie the condition it was in when it was delivered from the factory to you.

When you originally got the system - it had M$ Works on it!

Get my drift ? :)

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Why not do a restore?.

Start > programs > accessories > system tools > system restore. And select either the recommended or a different time altogether.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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