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xp and old software

By Rick H ·
Easy question, can older software (win9 like word and excel be run on xp pro or do we need to upgrade all of our software?
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Rick

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by hinrgman In reply to xp and old software

i use office 97 professional on XPpro and it runs without any trouble-

ther are some programs that might not work properly but most software will run on xp pro

i recommend trying them first - see what happens

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by TheChas In reply to xp and old software

If you have a system that has not been upgraded, give the XP readiness test at www.pcpitstop.com a try.

It will let you know about any hardware and software issues that you will need to deal with when you upgrade to XP.

Chas

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by Joseph Moore In reply to xp and old software

And also in XP, you can run different programs under Compatibility Mode, where you can set the program to run as if on Win98.
AFter you install the program, right-click its Start Menu shortcut, choose Properties, then click on the Compatibility tab and configure it there.

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