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Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

Question: Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

I could use some of the features of Office XP, and would really like to retain my Windows 2000 environment. Do you think I could make this upgrade in Office?


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Answer: Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

Office XP can run on Windows 2000. Even though the operating systems and office suites have the same naming convention, that doesn't mean that they have to match up (Windows 2000-Office 2000, Windows XP-Office XP).

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I am having problems with both of these programmes. MS Office 2000 Pro installs the 1st CD without any problem, but when I try to install the 2nd CD (containing MS Publisher)it gets to 'Installing MS office 2000' 'Please wait while Windows conigures MS Office 2000' At this stage the installation stops and it is necessary to restart the computer. With MS Publisher 2000, I have installed MS Publisher 98, MS Publisher 2000 sticks at the same place as Office 2000.My operating system is Windows 98se. I have no problems with an older computer, but my newer one has the above problem.Can anyone suggest a fix?

Answer:MS Office 2000 Pro and MS Publisher 2000 upgrade

Is the troublesome computer a new, incredibly fast, state of the art pride and joy?Reason I ask is that Win98, good as it certainly is, could fail with memory allocation/configuration and sheer CPU speed.For instance RAM in W98SE is 512Mb top whack

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Can you install & run Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business on a machine running Windows XP Home?

Answer:Running Microsoft Office 2000 on Windows XP

Yes, I have done that for a few people.

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A friend of my wife's has 'consulted' me about something I know nothing about (now that's unusual since I keep telling people I know everything!).

Her computer is nearly as old as mine and is a Dell with 98SE, PentiumIII, 128MB RAM and 12GB HDD (nearly 10GB free space). It is mostly used for word processing and emailing but not for serious surfing.

It currently has Office 97 which includes Word (or is it the other way round?) Her employer has offered to upgrade her in stages to Office 2000 and then 2003, so that she can do more work from home.

What she wants to know is whether the newer programs can be installed without first uninstalling 97 and risking the loss of the documents she has created with 97 (and with the MS Graphics program),which are currently stored in My Documents. I thought it would be OK but don't actually know, hence this post.

She has plenty of HD space but I wonder if the other system requirements of the newer programs would make the upgrade difficult or even impossible.

Answer:Solved: MS Office 97-Upgrade to Office 2000/3?

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Answer:Office 2000: Installing on Windows 2000

Whoa, how 'bout that caps lock?

Do you have your Service Packs on Windows 2K installed (2 will cover 1 and 2)?

If not, what's your network setup? Are you sure you have administrative rights on the machine? Hard to say without more info...


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A bit of background for my issue/question:

In order to sync my Windows Mobile phone to my computer I have to have Microsoft Outlook installed. However, my version is Office 2000. I cannot use Virtual XP on this particular computer (it's just a netbook) to use Office 2000 that way, but I did try that on my other computer, which runs Virtual XP beautifully. Unfortunately, it would not allow the syncing of the phone via the Virtual Machine. The more research I do on this issue, it seems Office 2000 is not really compatible with Win7, thus why I tried the Virtual XP thing in the first place.

So, my actual question is:

Does anyone have experience with Office 2003 and Win7? Are there issues running that? I'm sure Office 2007 is recommended, but I'm just looking for any insight anyone might have to offer from your own personal experience with running Office 2003 and Windows 7.

Just some additional information I thought I would put out there and if any one has any insight/solutions into these, that is welcome as well!

Windows 7 does install and run Office 2000, there are just some annoying quirks:

1. I had to copy over wab32.dll and wab32res.dll from C:\Program Files\Common Files\System into C:\Windows\System32 to get the address book to work in order to send messages or really do anything useful in Outlook.

2. I cannot select Microsoft Outlook as the default mail program. It doesn't even come up in the default programs list. That is why I cannot sync my phone up, because it... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Vs. Office 2000 Vs. Office 2003

Look here:

- Google Search

I know Office XP is mostly compatible with Win 7, but I think the Outlook component is not.

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I still have both versions of Office on my PC, and most applications are still in 97. I don't want to convert them yet, since very few users at my company have 2000 yet, so I have tried to associate the extensions to Office 97. Yet as soon as I use any Office2000 application, it automatically changes the association back to 2000, and the next time I double-click on an office file, it brings it up in 2000.

Is there any way I can specify in a shortcut's Properties Target that the file must open using a particular version of the software. For instance C:\Program Files\Office97\Access.exe "Database.MDB" or something like that?

Thanks much!

Answer:Running Office 97 and 2000 on same machine

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Here are some tips for users who may be running old versions of MS Office, (i.e 97/2000) but can't afford to spend $250-$450 for an upgrade. (All of these options are FREE!)

Many users are unable to afford the steep prices of Office Suite upgrades. While MS Office does have a lot of useful features for those who need all of the applications, it is over-priced for what you get. Have you considered:

1.) If you are still running Office 97/2000 on Windows XP SP-2 or lower consider going to Microsoft's site and manually looking up the last service packs available for your version of Office. (You WILL need your original Office version CD to install these updates.) The CD Product Key may be needed as well, if you can't find it, this program may help you:

2.) You can also download and install the Office 2003 file converter patch, which WILL work on Office 97/2000. This will allow more advanced documents created up to and including Office 2003 to open with older versions of the program. More information and the download process can be obtained here:

3.) Don't forget that compatibility viewers are available for free that will allow you to view documents created up to and including Office 2003 even if you don't have MS Office on your computer. Such programs included are Word, Excel, and Access.

4.) Open Office also provid... Read more

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I am currently running XP Home with Office 2000. I would like to upgrade to Office 2007. Can I get a software upgrade or do I purchase a Office 2007 Professional package? Also, can I install this over my current 2000 application and retain all email and documents in the upgrade?


Answer:MS Office 2000 Upgrade

In answer to your 2nd question: do not see where they offer an upgrade version

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I upgraded my office 2K to SR1 9.0.3821, new installer, etc etc. and now outlook, word will not open.....that is, they open, but then close.....

If I catch the window with my mouse I can keep the window open as long as I hold on with my mouse....

Win98se, IE6, latest updates, etc etc. Norton antivirus 2001, latest def.'s etc. no detected viruses

Please help asap, can't do work...


Answer:Office 2000: Upgrade to SR1

Check this out:

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I have just bought a new computer and am re-installing the ms office suite. I originally started with Office 97 and then purchased the Office 2000 upgrade program. I have subsequently lost my Office 97 CD and I unable to to put the 2000 upgrade on because it is looking for the old 97 suite. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get around this?

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I have office 2000I have recently been prompted to update, however, when I have tried, I am told it is no longer supported.I have looked at perhaps purchasing office 2003, hoever, as a pensioner, it is way, way out of my reach. Any ideas??O/S windows XP home SP2

Answer:office 2000 upgrade

why not look for the free office software available. it may not be microsoft but most have compatibilityclick here

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Does anybody know where I could purchase a copy of MS Office 2000 upgrade from?

Answer:MS Office 2000 Upgrade

Try click here HTH TR

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I am planning on upgrading from Office 2000 to Office 2007 and I've run across a few concerns. I'd like to use the upgrade version to save some money.

Does this upgrade overwrite the Office 2000 applications or run alongside them?

If it does overwrite, does it also import contacts, emails, etc from Outlook automatically?

Is 2007 backwards compatible with 2000 files?

If I have Small Business 2000 and am buying Small Business 2007, will Powerpoint install on 2007 even though it was not included in the 2000 version or can I only upgrade apps which are included in the 2000 install?

Thank you very much,


Answer:Office 2000 to 2007 upgrade

I don't know how much different it will be, but we recently upgraded from 2000 to 2007 as well. It was the full version however.

I've used other upgrades for Office 2000 - 2003 though, so I know that they will most likely overwrite the old version.

2007 is backwards compatible, but you must make sure you save as the 97 - 2003 version of the file type to open it on an older version. The new file types end with an x to differentiate.

I'm not 100% certain, but I would think that Powerpoint won't work unless you've got the old version to upgrade from. Again, with a different upgrade from 2000 - 2003, when trying to install the upgrade cd without the previous version installed it asked for the previous version to be installed first before it could continue.

Hope that helps!

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Hello, I am currently running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium on my system. I currently have Win 2000 SP4 as my OS (yes... ghetto, but it works). I want to upgrade to Office 2003. Can I just download it from the Microsoft website or do I have to purchase the CD? Secondly, if I do install Office 2003, how do I go about uninstalling Office 2000? Is it through the Add/Remove Programs? Please give me advice. Thanks!

Answer:I want to upgrade my Microsoft Office 2000...

Well, it looks like we're both still in the 'Stone Age!' I, too, am running Win2000 Pro (SP4) with Office 2000 Premium. That link you supplied was not a download for Office 2003, but rather a Service Pack for Office 2003, so it won't do you any good....unless you have Office 2003. It looks like you're going to have to buy the Office 2003 disk. However, to save some money, you just buy the Office 2003 Upgrade and install directly over Office 2000. That way, there would be no need to uninstall Office 2000 and it would probably be half the cost. Hope this helps!!

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Are there any problems with a straight upgrade from Office 2000 to Office 2003?

Answer:Upgrade fro Office 2000 to 2003

in a word, No! ,,,, i use office 2003 and its great. ;-))

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I just installed Office 2k on two machines. Both running Windows 2000 also. The one machine that everything is working fine was installed with FAT files system. Thats the ONLY difference between the two machines. The one using NTFS does not work correctly. When trying to run Word/Excel, etc.. it comes up with the registration prompt. I click "yes" and get the following error "The Registration wizard cannot run because the system information it requires is either unavailable or incorrect" Which means so far my Office installation has been unusable. I am also unable to run/setup Outlook because it tells me I need to have admin access (which I am logged in under the main admin) I think both errors are because of the same problem somewhere. If anyone knows what is causing this or how to fix it please let me know!

Answer:Errors Running Registration After Office 2000 Install

It's late for me, so I'm sorry to be short and sweet. Check these:

That should give you a good starting point. Hope it helps.

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I don't quite know which forum to post in so I'll start here.

Has anyone ever have trouble signing a VBA project on Access 2000?
(I'm using Office 2000 premium.)

I've done the following:
1) installed digital signature in Office Tools
2) generated my certificate using Selfcert
3) oened my Access DB and went into the VB editor
4) opened the Tools> menu

Result: No "Digital Signature" selection was available. in the Tools menu

Looked in VB editors in Excel and Word…
"Digital Signature" *was* right there in the "Tools" menu.
Just not in Access.

In Access, went to:
View >Toolbars>Customize…>Commands>Tools
and whaddaya know… There's "Digital Signature" right there!

BUT guess what? I can't drag in onto any tool bar or open menu.

Does anyone know what's going on or has this happened to them?
I looked in Office/Access Q&A forum on the MSDN website and actually found similar posts but the only suggestions were to try the things I've already listed above.

I searched the MS knowledge base but found no pertinent answers. The Office on-line help gives little/no help for digital signatures.

Ideas? Answers?

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Hopefully you won't jump on me for a daft question so here goesI want to buy a VISTA PC and install Office 2007. I currently have a Office 2000 on disc, can I install this first then purchase an Office 2007 upgrade rather than than buying Office 2007 from scratch?Ta very much

Answer:Vista and Office 2000- 2007 Upgrade

Yes you can.

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I'm still using my copy of Office 2000(bought as student edition and includes Publisher.)I've installed it in successive PCs (Me; XP) & my current OS is VistaGenerally everything is fine, but in the last 6 months or so I've noticed Excel in particular often wants to send an error report on shutdown of the program. Today I also experienced a "bluescreen unexpected shutdown" of my entire system; don't know whether this is connected in any way.I like MS Office and I use Publisher a lot, so what do people advise that I do?I don't really want to change to Open Office.Is there a cheaper way to upgrade Office 2000 than to buy the entire new 2007 version?

Answer:upgrade office 2000 to 2007 (or 2010)

There could be a software issue, that's why sometimes u can get a blue screen. What you can do is to put in the office CD and try a repair, or you can delete and do a clean install. If you are a student as u mentioned student, then you might be able to get a cheaper copy from here but you have to be a student.Have you made sure that all the security & spftware updates are completed for office?? click here

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Whenever I launch Outlook 2000 the Office 2000 installer also launches.

I installed Office 2000 on this machine several months ago, and Outlook has run without any odd behaviour.

It also happens any time I click on a new email.

Although I installed iTunes 2 days ago, today is the first time Outlook has behaved in this way.

I'm running Win XP with SP1, and I've scanned with AVG, Spybot and Ad-Aware, with nothing negative being reproted.

Answer:?? When I launch Outlook 2000 the Office 2000 installer also launches

Try a Detect and Repair of Office.

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I have recently had to re-install Microsoft Office 2000 and it has installed the default Office Assistant the paperclip and I miss the cat called Links.

It says it is available from the Office Assistant options but a message says there is not enough memory.

It is on the first CD of the software but I cannot see how to download it.

Can anyone help please?


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I recently had to format my hard drive, with no back-up. When I try to re-install Office 2000 upgrade I get an error message stating that it cannot find a previous version. I have no idea where my previous version is (or what it was). Is there anyway I can install Office upgrade without a previous version?

Answer:Re-installing Office 2000 Small Business Upgrade

To the best of my knowledge, upgrade means "to a previous version" otherwise it would be pointless, no?

But if you have any version at all- not necessarily the last version but ANY version of MS Office- that would get it started and then you could use your upgrade. So, even a "used" older version would do just to get an older serial number in there.

Same goes for the operating system, fyi.


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Hi forum colleagues

Please help l have Microsoft Office 200 Permium having problems with particular Microsoft Outlook as soon l try use appointment and calender, l get error "essage interface has returned an unknown error please restart Microsoft Office Outlook".

l have installed sr1 fix patch from microsoft site for Office 2000 and windows no difference, l checked forum site for similar problems quiry didn't find any.
could someone who had this problem and has fixed it, could please email and explain it to me in point form how to fix it.

regards new forum member 02647..

Answer:Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Outlook 2000 - Help Me Please

Try this,;en-us;Q283175

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I am using WindowsXP, SP2, using MS Office 2000 Premier Ed OSA9.exe and MS Word 2000 v. 9.0.2720. I rarely use either program, or rather Word the only one I do use occasionally and I haven't kept up with the updates.

I have just returned here after looking on MS Update web site to no avail. I only found a fee based support section that was e-mail, have they stopped that service..

Recently needed to update both Office and Word 2000 to get a HP printer to print correctly...or that's what HP told me was the problem. Personally I think it the printer DJ Color 3740. This was a sale too good to be true...

I have proceeded to the point it will print from the Internet, most of the time, but sometimes just the Foreground (titles to me). In Word, I can't get it to print period, it goes through the motions and when it comes out sometimes you can see a faint unreadable type. The Print Test Page is fine, that's why HP said it was an Office and Word 2000 problem.

I dowloaded: Office 2000 KB895333 3-client-enu.exe;
Word 2000 CKB895333.EXE; O2KSR1a.exe V.4.71.1015.0; O2KSP3.exe V. 5.0.2919.6304; InstMSIw.EXE V 6.0.244...

I got the same response when I tried to execute each one: "The expected version of the product was not found on your system." Using the Properties selection on each piece of software I found the Compatibility Mode and decided this is what they meant. However, the only 'version' that worked with these updates was WIN 95, ... Read more

Answer:Problems updating Office 2000 and Word 2000

I would be very tempted to un-install Office 2000 and then re-install it again, then update it. When updating are you logged in as Administrator?

Also if you use another program to print from eg. Notepad, Acrobat or an Email from Outlook Express to they print ok?

Compatability mode you shouldnt have to use to install updates to Office, why its not recognising your version is a mystery, but as you can use Microsoft Update in lieu of having to goto Office Update, see if that recognises your installed office and lists updates for you.

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Hello,  I recently "Upgraded" my Office 2000 to Office 2003 and now my prior documents will not print?  Searching/asking for assistance on how to rectify!!

Answer:Printing problem after upgrading Office 2000 to Office 2003

I'd start by updating the printer driver, or reinstalling for printer.Dave

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I'm running Win XP SP1

Just wondering if it will cause any problems if I add Powerpoint from Office 2000 to a machine which has Office 2002 with SP3 applied.

What's the position with Forward and Backward compatibility with Icrosoft programs?


Answer:Compatibility: Can I add Office 2000 components to a machine with Office 2002 SP3?


The general consensus is that it's best to

1) install the older applications BEFORE you install the newer ones
2) install them in different folders

c:\program files\msoffice2002-xp\
c:\program files\msoffice2000\

TAJ Simmons
microsoft powerpoint mvp

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Hi I've just installed MS Office 2000 Premium and when I try to open any of its applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, w/e), it just freezes and is Not Responding. I dunno if a virus is acting up, so I guess I decided to check Task Manager. In The Applications tab, whenever I start an Office application, it first shows the application as SysFader and then as w/e I started, Excel for example. Is this normal?
BTW, none of my Office applications work. They start, open, and freeze. I end program. Period.
Also, if it helps, a HJT log, with a SmitfraudFix log after that.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:23:16 AM, on 26/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5450.0004)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\A... Read more

Answer:Solved: Problem with running ANY Microsoft Office 2000 Premium applications

It may be the Norton Office plugin. See this Microsoft article for ways to deal with it.

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Hello all, the entire Office 2003 suite one day looks old like 2000 or Windows 2000 icons in general.

Does anyone know why this happened and how it could be fixed?


Answer:Entire Office 2003 suite looks like Office 2000

This had happened to me once but in office 2007. It happened when I tried to open an older file type so It went into compatibility mode, which also changes the layout.

Not sure if its the same thing with office 2003 but go into options, advanced, and see if you can find something like compatibility options or layout.

Anyway if its not their your looking for some kind of option like that so snoop around all the options, views, and windows menus.

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My old computer, which runs like a dream, OS XP Home SP3 512 mbRAM has MS Office Professional 2000 on it.
For my new computer I bought MS Office Home and Student 2010 with three licences.
Can I install Office 2010 onto my old computer beside Office 2000 or must I uninstall 2000 first. Its just that 2000 has some excellent components to it. But I do like the limited format of 2010.
For clarity can I have both or one or the other.

Answer:MS Office 2010 and Office Prof. 2000 on one computer?

Decided to uninstall Office 2000 - its old hat. If I need the extras such as Publisher I shall buy it separately.

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Just about to install office 2003, but want to check if it is possible to open Office 2003 files with Office 2000 with minimum loss.Any experience?

Answer:open office 2003 files with Office 2000?

you should have no problems as i run office 2003 and my co-workers run office 2000 and they can open fine.I think it is only if you start encryting them that causes a few problems

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Can anybody out there help- I have a number of documents saved in binders on Office 97. I've now switched to Office 2000 [which appears not to 'do' binders] and can't figure out how to read them - they come out in gobbledegook. Advice Please.

Answer:(Solved) Read Office 97 docs in Office 2000

Office 2000 does have binder. Look for it under Microsoft Office Tools. Perhaps you did not install it?

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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Is it possible to make Office 2003 works like Office 2000? I like some functions in Office 2003, e.g. Embed TrueType Fonts (I use some special fonts which not many people installed), format protection (the document will be looked the same on my machine as well as other people) and "docuement integrity protection" (other people can read it but not change it).However, GUI and the way of interaction with 2003 are not samething I want. Basically, it is too clever for me. I like the way of 2000 in which I can decide the structure of my docuement. Onc of most critical problem which prevent me to switch to 2003 completly is the copy and paste function in powerpoint 2003, I ask in here, but no solution yet click here.To restate my difficult, my slide in powerpoint does not follow standard structure which powerpoint 2003 forces on users. Each of my slides may have several objects, some Equations (generated by MS Equation editor or Mathtype) one or two graph from MS Visio. In PP 2000, I just Copy and Paste if I need to duplicate a object and modify it later. But I cannot do it with PP2003, the object do not copy properly (size changed) and the whole slide rearranged (possibly follow standard slide structure). I can do it use Paste Special and select correct object type to paste, but this could waste a lot of time if I do it regularly which I do.What I need is some kind of switch (setting change) to make Office 2003 either work as Ofiice 2000 way (such as classic view in Win EXplorer) a... Read more

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I have Excel 2000 installed, but need to install Excel 2007 also. Is it possible for me to have both of them installed, but keep 2000 as my default?

Answer:Solved: Install Office 2007 with Office 2000

I followed the instructions here and it workred:

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I'm confused - I'm running Office 2003 as an upgarde from Office 2000 - I keep getting recommendations for upgrades to Office 2000 (e.g Service Packs) - difficult to know whether the upgrades are relevant.....Sheila B

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2000 service packs

I have Office 2003 Standard (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook) - upgraded from Office XP (2002). However, I also have Frontpage 2002 and Publisher 2002. Office Update therefore offers me service packs and updates for Offixe XP. When it installs, it only updates the components for Frontpage and Publisher - I know because it asks for the relevant CDs.Maybe something similar applies to you?

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I installed Office 2000 onto a new PC with Windows XP SP2 and found that the spellchecker isn't highlighting incorrect spellings on any new WORD documents I create and further the grammer checker on the Tools-Options-Spelling & Grammer tab is greyed out. This despite the correct tick-boxes being set. However everything works fine on the documents I created previously on my old computer and copied across. Interestingly Spell-checker works fine in Excel on both new and old files.I have installed Office 2000 onto another machine before with XP and everthing worked fine. This one is still SP1. Could that be the problem ? Any other ideas ?

Answer:Office Spell-checker not working in Office 2000

Have you tried click here and looked to see if there is an issue? There are some patches there as well which may help.

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Hello, please help, this is really bugging me.

Office 2000 works absolutely fine for quite a while, and then all of a sudden...

When I click on the Office Assistant button or try to use a wizard I get this error message:

There was a problem starting the Office Assistant. Would you like to try reinstalling it?

This happens across all Office apps, and just happened out of the blue, one day, I have no idea why!

I noticed the Office Assistant wasn't coming up, and click on it, then got these problems.

When I click yes to the error, it does try to reinstall, but in the end gives me another message:

The Office Assistant could not be started. Please repair the Assistant by running Office 2000 setup and selecting "Repair Office 2000".

I then try this to no avail. Also I have looked on Microsoft support and have overwritten my oleaut32.dll file, then reinstalled Office as suggested, no improvement. Also tried to set the Office Assistant to run from my computer instead of CD-ROM as shown in another Microsoft support artice, but it was already set to run from my computer, so Office Assistant still doesn't work!!!

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks guys, love this forum.

Answer:Office Assistant Problem - All Office 2000 Applications

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I have vista on my Asus laptop - 6 months old - which also came with MS Office 2007 - as work has MS office 2000 verison, went out, bought a legit copy of office2000 and... CRASH!
could not open word/excel/outlook etc - did find out through a forum that cannot have another version of outlook with 2007 at the same time - so uninstalled office 2000 and only installed word and excel 2000.

same error - when opening word/excel it opens up, but as soon as it comes up with the pop up to accept terms and conditions, it also comes up with another pop up saying windows has found a problem, and will advise when there is a solution - the only button which works is 'ok' and once pressed, it closes.

read elsewhere, that it could be due to having ms office 2007 installed first - so uninstalled both 2000 and 2007 versions of all ms office and re-installed excel and word 2000 - and still with the same error - PLEASE HELP...
are there any 'footprints' left in the system from 2007? are there other parts which need to be removed for a complete uninstall?

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At work I have Windows 2000 along with Office 2000. If I save a document to disk and take it home, will my home computer with Windows 95 and Office 97 be able to read the document??? If not, how can I change them to RTF files?

Answer:Office 97: Will it open Office 2000 Word files?

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I am wondering if anyone knows how to customize the "Open Office Document" program in Office 2000... this is the small program that archives shortcuts and has a tool bar on the left hand side with options that include : Web folders, Favorites, Desktop, Personal and History. I want to customize the "Look In:" tool bar...


Answer:Office 2000: Open Office Document Shortcut

I can't find a single way to change that setting. So, here's what I'd do.

Go to your (default) folder in Windows Explorer. Right-click it and hit Create Shortcut. Then, right-click the shortcut and hit Properties. Hit Change Icon. Give it the Open Office Document icon and also rename it to Open Office Document.

Copy or cut the shortcut.

Go to C:\windows\start menu and delete the old Open Office Document Shortcut and paste the new one in there.

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This isn't an upgrade. I bought the full version Office Professional 2003 and would like to install it over what I have now. I had Office 97 and an upgrade CD to Office 2000. Will I lose anything to install Office 2003 over Office 2000? I have WinXP home if that makes a difference.

Answer:Can you install Office 2003 Professional over Office 2000

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone have any information if there are any issues with access if the acces was created from Office 2000 pro and if there is anything that need to be done when users update to Office 2002(XP).


Answer:Update from Office 2000 pro to Office xp(2002) issues

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New OS to me, will Office 2000 run on XP Pro?

Advanced thanks!

Answer:Is Office 2000 CD Win 95/Win 98/NT/2000 compatible with WinXP Pro?

I have XP pro... and have not had a problem with Office 2000, apart from a glitch with Frontpage... and I am sure this is just a problem with my comp... and nothing to do with XP.

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Word has stopped working in my borrowed copy of Office 2007 on my laptop. I don't have the installation disk. But I do have my Office 2000 disk which I use on my desktop computer. Would it cause any problems if I removed Office 2007 from the laptop and installed Office 2000? I know that would be moving backward, but Office 2000 really is good enough for me. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Replace Office 2007 with Office 2000?

Make sure you uninstall Office 2007 completely before installing 2000.

You may need the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack to access any documents that you have created with Office 2007.

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I just ran the MS office update on a PC with Office 2003 installed. It's telling me I need to install Office 2000 SP3 and Office XP Project 2002 SP1! Why is it telling me I need these when I don't have either program installed!

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I have a few year's worth of e-mails with order confirmations, travel data, business communications, and archives going back an equally long period of time. If I buy Office 2007 Professional, how do I preserve all I currently have. Is there a export and restore function which exactly replaces the e-mails (current & archived), contacts, etc. Do I need to purchase the full version, or is it just as good to get the "upgrade" version? If I am accustomed to 2000, is it a good idea to even consider upgrading?

Thanks in advance for guidance.

Answer:Upgrading from Office 2000 to Office 2007

If you are going to upgrade or perform a full install of a new version of Outlook its advisable to get those emails, contacts etc backed up. This link shows you how to perform a backup of Outlook 2000 and what files to look out for. If you are happy with your current version of Outlook is there a real need to upgrade? One consideration I would make would be if Microsoft still provide updates for your version of Outlook, these updates are really important to fix security flaws.Hope that helps.

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Okay so maybe you can install Office 2000 and Office 97 using different directories. I do beleive this. BUT what I did was install Office 2000 .. removing Office 97 before I realized that I would need at least ACCESS 97 for a existing shared database. So I tried to install ACCESS 97 (using a different Drives 97 on C and 2000 on D) but after install and trying to run .. I get a message saying it could not start because it did not have the license for it on the machine.
I have gone so far as to completely uninstall both versions and reinstall Office 97 only but get same message. I also used Fix-It Utilities 99 to clean up the registry. But I am still coming up with this problem .. no licenses found for Access 97.

Any help here guys??


Answer:[SOLVED] Office 97 Pro and Office 2000 Premium together

Go here:


Leave the product as "All MS products" and enter this in the question:


You should get two responses, select the first.

[This message has been edited by Dreamboat (edited 04-21-2000).]

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I need ot run office 2000 and Office 2007 on the same computer. Is it possible? How, if so.

Answer:Office 2000 and Office 2007 on same computer

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I want to upgrade to '07 form '00. I want to know if I can use the academic pro full version or do I need an upgrade. Also, do I have to remove 2000 first and will I be able to open and edit my 8 yrs. of files created in 2000?
Also, what is the difference between Academic and Standard? Is there any difference in the way they operate, load, etc?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Office 2000 to office 2007 questions

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Hi all,
I recently bought a nice new HP computer. Since I have MS Office 2000 and I hate to upgrade because my other computer has this on it (and I know how to use it all!), I installed MS Office 2000 on the new computer.

Problem I am having is that an error message comes up that says:

Unknown error Ox9EE4011D An error occured while attempting to open the windows address book. Unable to find the WAB DLL.

I am pretty sure this is because MS Outlook 2000 is not supported by Win 7.

I have tried a few things with no luck.

I navigated to [C:\Program Files\Common Files\System]
I found the files wab32.dll and wab32res.dll, copied these
and pasted them to [C:\Windows\System32]

Right now when I look in this file [C:\Windows\System32], I see:


When I open up Outlook, it wants me to set it up and enable macros each time I open it.
When I do this I get the error message above, then it will download all messages as it would normally.
Problem is, just can send out any email.

I can't unload and reload Outlook without having to unload the entire MS Office 2000 because there is no seperate program in the remove program que.

Somewhere it said to go to the run window and register the dll's by using the following command at the run prompt.
[regsvr32 wab32.dll]
Tried this, but it would not let me do it (or I didn't do it right.

I have seen many things related to this, but not... Read more

Answer:Win7/MS Office 2000/MS Office and wab32.dll

You will need to get Office 2003 or later for Windows 7.

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Today, I install Office 2003 on a machine which has Office 2000 on it. According to advices gave on this forum and microsoft web site. This can be done, but I find they are not happy to live together.All other applications are OK but not Word. When I used 2003 and want to back to use 2000, 2000 ask the set up disk to set it up, it find something on disk and work OK. After use 2000 and I want to go to use 2003, again 2003 also ask for disk for setup. Basically, everytime switch from one to another, it ask for set up. This only happens for Word. Any advices would be appreciated.

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2000 are not happy together

Microsoft state that this will happen ,quote - If you have multiple versions of Word installed on your computer, when you start Office Word 2003, the Windows Installer may run and display a message that states that it is preparing to install before actually starting Word.unquote.Taken from click here .

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I have been a user of Office 2000 since it's inception and always downloaded and applied all service packs, etc. to keep it up-to-date.
Recently a friend had me try Office 2003 to see if I liked it better. I did some data backups, uninstalled 2000 and installed 2003. After several weeks of trial and error I have decided to go back to the simplicity of Office 2000. I mainly use Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
I want to completely uninstall 2003 and remove all traces of it then install 2000.
Is this possible to go back to a previous version without any problems?
I know where all of my Word and Excel files are stored and will back them up to be reintroduced to 2000. What about my Outlook files, namely the personal folders containing my address book and existing emails, sent items and deleted items? Is a newer .pst file created using Outlook 2003 recognizable by the older Outlook 2000?Any suggestions?

Answer:Goodbyb Office 2003, Hello Office 2000

OL 2003 PST files cannot be read in 2K. If the PST file was created in 2K, then you should be OK.

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Last spring, I had to fresh install XP Pro on my laptop and thought that it would be a good idea to buy Office 2003 Professional to replace my old Office 2000. I love it and find that I am very frustrated with the 2000 Pro on my office computer. So, I just bought another 2003 Pro and I have no idea how to proceed to upgrade. Do I uninstall all of the current Office programs? Do I simply stick the disk in the CD drive and let Windows figure it out? Do I build a fire in the parking lot and do a dance? I was successful with a new installation when I did the fresh install. But I do not want to lose all of my Outlook e-mails attachments, and contacts. I have benefited a great deal from the help here in the past. I hope that someone can guide me in the simplest possible way. I am a relative novice/greenhorn.

Answer:Up grade MS Office 2000 Pro to MS Office 2003 Pro?

Each MS Office a distinct entity, there really is no such thing as an "upgrade" from one version to another.

You could conceivably install each and they would both work, because they are independent of each other.

I suggest uninstalling the version you don't like...install the version that you do like . That's what I do.

You will need the CD for each to uninstall or install.


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I recently purchased a new computer with Windows XP, I was formly using Office 2000 with my other system, can I use my Office 2000 with XP without any problems, or do I have to get Office XP. If I do have to get Office XP can I get the upgrade version?
Thanks, for your help

Answer:Office 2000 on Windows XP

You can run Office 2000 on a windows xp machine without any problems (i have been doing so for long time).
They are two different programs altogether and do not conflict.
Have fun

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I am still using, AND very happy doing so, Office 2000. I am running XP and use all the progs in Off 2000 including Access and Outlook. Are there any issues installing Off 2000 on a Windows 7 system ? Asking cos after 9 years it`s time for a new PC I`m afraid.

Answer:Windows 7 / Office 2000

googling seems to suggest problems even in xp mode and xp mode is only included in pro and ultimate.looking at the windows 7 compatibility center it says the office 2000 publisher is offering a paid upgrade to a compatible version

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Have acquired new computer complete with Windows XP and Works 7. Would like to have Office as already used to it. Too expensive to buy latest XP version. Will I have problems if I install my Office 2000 on this new system? Also - what, in simple terms, does Office XP version offer that isn't a feature of Office 2000?thanks in advance for any advice

Answer:Office 2000 on Windows XP

Not sure of the different options, but Office 2000 will work fine with win XP.

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I have a full retail copy of Office 2000 and am considering buying a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. Will Office 2000 work on this, or do I need to think about Open Office?

Answer:windows 7 and office 2000

click hereseems it will...

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Microsoft must love me. We have three computers in the house all running windows 7 a laptop and PC and I just bought a new faster snazzier PC with windows 7 on. I could have transferred all the data from my old PC to the new one but decided to take the opportunity of checking out the old stuff and just passing on files I wanted on the new system. Simple.
OK first problem. I loaded Microsoft office with no problems, including the product key, but deleted access and outlook because I never use it. The same as the other 2 computers.
It is there and I can create new documents, spread sheets and powerpoint with no problem but when I try to enter word files from my old pc or laptop into word it shows the following - the product necessary to open the file is not installed on your computer - go online nd purchase office 2010 for £100.
I don't want office 2010 - I like 2000 and use it. All my files have been produced using 2000. All my files have been produced using 2000 on windows 7.
I am sure a simple explanation exists for this but blowed if I can find it. Anyone with any ideas?

Answer:windows 7 and office 2000


You'll probably get better help in the Business Applications section instead of in this section.

I'm using Office 2003 with Windows 7(32-bit) and have never used Office 2000 with it, so I can't really comment on your issues.

There's a compatibility pack for older Office versions that you probably need to install, if you haven't already.


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I have just installed Windows XP Proffesional on my computer. I have also installed Microsoft Office 2000 Proffesional. The problem is, on my account it functions fine but on the rest of the families accounts it tries to install and then comes up with the message "Error 1706 - no valid source could be found for microsoft office 2000 SR -1 Proffesional. The windows installer connot continue"Any ideas as no one can use word, excel etc

Answer:Windows XP and Office 2000

Is the office cd in the drive?

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was trying to load MS office 2000 onto a Windows 7 home edition 32 bit OS, but stopped about 1/3 the way through. Said there was an error with mmc in the clipart directory.

Answer:can office 2000 be run on windows 7 32 bit os?

Why do you want to use such old software? If you don't have a newer version of MS Office & don't want to pay for it, try one of the freebies office apps that are both similar to & compatible with MS Office. edited by riider

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1. I have a Win7 32-bit system.

2. I'm getting a Win7 64-bit system.

3. Will Office 2000 install and run on a Windows 64-bit system?

Answer:Office 2000 and Windows 7 64-bit

Microsoft has a Windows Compatibility Center here: Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7

I don't see anything conclusive there as to whether Office 2000 works in Win 7 or not, let alone whether it will work with 64-bit.

If you will have 64-bit Win 7 Professional or Ultimate you have the option of downloading and installing XP Mode which should then let you install Office 2000.

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Hi, all.

I'm fixing a friends computer which is a 486 with 24mb, running win95. I was installing office 2000 and it exited with a fatal error, but it did not say what the error was? Can anyone tell me what might be the problem?



Answer:Windows 95 and office 2000 Pro

You need a Pentium 75 CPU as a minimum, with 32 MB of RAM for Office 2000.

Even then it will be s-l-o-w.

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I've just bought a new PC & am running Windows 7. I want to re-install Microsoft Office 2000 (Professional) but have been advised that there may be compatability problems with Outlook. I still want to handle and store emails on my PC (rather than use a web-based system) & someone suggested not installing Outlook but using a Mozilla Software Package instead. Can anyone offer some advice?

Answer:Office 2000 with Windows 7

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I have an issue with word 2000 in the office 2000 suite. Sometimes when I'm typing a letter I will get a bunch of gurbage like this {}[][][][][][][][]()()()()()(), instead of my words that I typed. and it will only happen on a small portion of the file. NOw im completely up to date with service packs with office 2k, and my os is patched as well. and I do have virus protection and did a online scan with trendmicro housecall and everything came up clean. what else could cause this type of problem?

Answer:Office 2000:Word 2000

The first thing I would suggest is to get a clean default template. It cures most Word problems and is the easiest to do.

Enable the viewing of hidden and system files.
Do not have Word running.
Search for and delete all occurrences of the "" file.
There must be at least one, if you find none, you have not enabled the viewing of hidden and system files.

When you next run Word, a new "" file will be created.

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Hi, i installed windows 2000, and i tried installin office 2000, but i got a windows file protection error, it asked me to put the windows 2000 cd in the drive but when i did this it still said it couldnt complete the installation. i tried the cd with a windows 98 system and it asked me to put the win 98 cd in when i was installing it and it worked fine when it did whatever it did with the CD.I tried installing it through safe mode on windows 2000 ( last time i got this error with windows/office 2000 it worked when i did it in safe mode) but it said it installer couldnt be used. It suggested it may be because it was runnning in safe mode....DUH!Does anyone know how i can get it to install on my win 2000 system?

Thanks if anyone can help


Answer:Installing Office 2000 on Win 2000

jst thot i'd put it back to the top

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I need to know if it is possible to load office 2000 discs to a computer with windows 0perating system

Answer:Will windows 7 operate office 2000

MS say it is incompatible with Win 7 but some users have it running fine.[Similarly I'm running Office 2003 on Win 8.1 with no issues at all despite it being claimed as incompatible].It might be a matter of the program mix on your computer and/or MS not wanting you to use it or making any attempt to support it. So you are on your own.My best guess is that it is most likely to run well on a 32 bit machine (if that's what you have). More debateable on a 64 bit, although it least one person seems to have done it.In summary it is a matter of suck it and see - nobody can be 100%.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I've been using Office2000 for a short while (been using O97) and I have it set pretty much the way Ilike execpt for one or two detail that are bugging me.
1 - At times I will open more than 1 word or excel file at a time. The NORMAL old way was that these would be multi windows within the application. I would switch between then with the Windows Menu option. If I really wanted another MS-Word application open at the same time, I'd just run WORD again.

Now, anytime I run additional Word or Excel file, I get whole programs which are sucking up screen space and task bar space.

I can't seem to locate the option (if it is there) to revert to the old style.
2 - Clicking on HELP, Office2000 stupidly trys to INSTALL Help from the CD (which I haven't inserted into the drive, I click CANCEL) - yet HELP window pops up on the right side. This happens in all applications. I *DID NOT* install the useless Office Assistant - and it should work just fine without it (like Office97). Any ideas on that one?

Answer:Office 2000 - Opening Windows

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My operating system is Windows XP SP2, I currently have MS 97 running. Can I upgrade that to office 2000?

Answer:Is MS office 2000 compatible with Windows Xp?

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I had to replace my disk drive, and reinstalled my WIN XP HOME on the new drive. Office 2000 re-installation fails with ERROR 1933. I carried out the instructions in Microsoft Knowledge Based Article 324500 i.e. I have copied the two files specified, but it made no difference, the installation fails with the same message. "The Windows installer service cannot update one or more protected Windows files". Any ideas how I can re-install Office 2000 please? As a last resort, does anyone know if my Office 2000 files can be read by Office 97 of which I have a copy? Thanks.


RESOLUTIONFrom MicrosoftMethod 1Click Start.Click Run.In the Run box, type msconfig, and then click OK.On the General tab, click Selective Startup.Click to clear all the check boxes that appear.Click the Services tab.Click to select the Windows Installer check box, and then click OK. Restart the computer, and then install Office.Method 2Reinstall Windows XP Home Edition. To do this, run the OEM recovery disk provided with your computer. click here;EN-US;314812knowledge base 314812

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I am just about to buy a new PC which has XP installed. Will my existing version of Office 2000 work?

Answer:Is Office 2000 compatable with Windows xp


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Is there any way to install Microsoft Office 2007 on a Windows 2000 Professional operating system? If I have to upgrade what type of operating system should I install? Thanks!

Answer:Office Pro install on Windows 2000 OS

On Microsofts website, it states that Operating systems that are compatible with Office 2007 are as follows:

"Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, or later operating system"

So your best bet would be to go with Windows XP. Unless you want to go for Vista. I don't recommend it. Save yourself the headache ;-)

Info came from this link

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Excuss me for three post of the same thing, my PC is glitching more than just for the streaming apperently.Hi, I just did 2 total reinstalls to get streaming to work and it did till I put some programs back on my PC and it glitched again. But this second time I determened that it was with the last six updates for Office 2000 that caused the glitch that stopped the streaming. These are the last six updates after Office SP 3 after which there are no more updates for Office 2000. So what I'd like to know is where Windows XP keeps the Office Updates so that I can delete them even if your not suppose to so that I don't have to do a total reinstall again. Can anyone help me with this? Please. Thank you.John (moderator edit: moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Answer:Windows Office 2000 Updates.

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Hi Tom:Okay, I've tried to install Office 2000 on Win 7, as done on XP. As usual, it ask's for an earlier version for verification, as does 7, but always worked. However, when attempting to do the same on 7, it says it needs the (CTL3D32.DLL) even though I'm using a 64bit. No matter the many combinations I've tried, it continues to repeat the 1608 error. I'm also unable to apprehend the CTL3D32.DLL, as I'm sure you already know it's nearly impossible to acquire.Please tell me I don't need a new Office...

Answer:can't install office 2000 on windows 7

According to the Win 7 Compatibility site Office 2000 is not supported by Win 7, see here: ADDED:For the ctl3d32.dll see here:Another EDIT:You are loading it as a 32 bit program, not a 64 bit, correct?

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//Mod edit: This post split away from older thread HereA purchase of a cheap hp printer and XP Home sent me to find and install Office 2000 and Word 2000 upgrades to get the printer to work. I should have followed my first instincts and taken the printer back to WalMart but I'm pretty well housebound and the shopping was done for me and I didn't have the heart to make them go back. It's so cheap I thought I would just keep it for a spare...a spare that works. I found the updates on MS, but when I went to install I got the same response: "The expected version of the product was not found on your system." I eventually got Word kb895333 and Office O2kSR1.a installed by going in on the Properties window and setting WIN95 as the system used. Which is weird as I used WIN98 before XP. I can not get O2kSp.3.exe (Office 2000Sp3) installed. I get the same message as above. I'm started thinking maybe my copy of Office 2000 needed something else. I've had it for several years but not bothered to upgrade because I don't use it that much anymore. In fact, I would like to just use Word and Outlook in the future. I was told to go into the Office files and use MSO2000Premium or data2MS1. I could only find the data file. There you can repair or install 0ffice again. or uninstall. It was named Office 2000 Primium sr-1a. I thought it was showing the my update of s2kxfa-a was installed. However, when I uninstalled everything, that is what came up again using my copy of O... Read more

Answer:Windows Office 2000 Updates

Not sure how to do this...I think i left out that the copy of Office 2000 I have reads as "MSOffice SR-1Premium"
Maybe that is why O2KSP.3.exe (Office 2000 SP3) isn't the right update for it. I did get o2KSR1.a installed, perhaps I should uninstall everything, reinstall my copy of Office and just use O2KSP.3.exe directly to update??? Any suggestions


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Recently bought new desktop with Windows 7. Having moved through XP and Vista over the years.I installed my old Office 2000 professional to the new machine and have the same problem with trying to import Contacts in Outlook. Get the message that " unable to find wab.dll "When I had this problem going from XP to Vista I was advised tocopy the file wab32.dll and wab32res.dll from System to System 32. That worked fine then.I have tried the same thing with Windows 7 but this time I still get the "unable to find " message.I wonder if anyone out there has any advice.Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 7 and Office 2000 Outlook

I just tried right clicking on the programme and clicking the Compatibilty tab. Opened it in XP SP2 and it worked fine. I have now imported Contacts from old PC so am up and running !

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I cannot install office 2000 in XP. I follow installation procedure and set up as G:\SETUP/EXE,BUT ERROR MESSAGE TELLS ME THAT IT ISNOT A VALID WIN32 please, cassie

Answer:installing office 2000 in windows xp

Some possible causes - click hereclick hereclick here

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I have installed MS Office 2000 Pro in my Windows Vista. After clicking on the Words icon, it opens up the program but gone into Not Responding mode. Vista comes with the Works word processor.Please help!

Answer:MS Office 2000 Pro with Windows Vista

Can be icky, I have encountered this before and it seems that works and office do not play well together sometimes. I would try uninstalling works and see if that helps, or you may have to uninstall both and then re-install office, but this does happen with works and office installed together.

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I am having a problem, I have just got a new machine with Windows XP on it. I am trying to install my Office 2000 Professional onto it but it gets to a certain stage and then asks for the Office XP professional, which I don't have (I have tried my XP disk but it just says "wrong cd" ... I can't get past it ... if I cancel it just takes what it has put on off!! Any ideas


Answer:Installing Office 2000 on Windows XP

because its a new machine are you sure that Office XP didnt already come preinstalled as OEM???

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How can I copy the operating system from my present C drive to a new C drive?

Answer:Windows office 2000 prof

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I have windows 98 and just installed office 2000. It still opens with windows 98. Do I need to do something else so it uses office 2000? I can't use windows 98 with verizon dsl. Need to upgrade operating system

Please help, it gets so frustrating !!!!!!:

Answer:trying to update from windows 98 to office 2000/HELP

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I've been trying to find a free copy of office communicator to download that works on windows 2000. Is there not one that works on it?

Answer:MS Office communicator for windows 2000?

Per the download that is there should work with 2k

Windows Vista 32-bit (RTM) operating system
Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack (SP) 2
Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4 (requires
Microsoft Windows Media technologies player, version 9,
and Microsoft Windows Installer, version 3.0 or later)

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I am just buying a new computer with Windows XP installed. For my old computer (Windows 98SE) I bought MS office 2000. Can I load and use Office 2000 in XP, are they compatible?

Answer:Compatability of MS office 2000 to Windows XP?


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I've been trying to find a free copy of office communicator to download that works on windows 2000. Is there not one that works on it?

Answer:MS Office communicator for windows 2000?

The software that allows you to connect Outlook to Hotmail and Live email accounts?

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Having major difficulties installing office 2000 on my windows 98 SE op sys. Originally, the install from the cd would start and then stop with a blue screen "fatal 0D error had occured at FFFF:0000FFFF", and would not install. Got some help and made a copy of the cd on the hardrive. "successfully installed" from there, but when trying to enter the applications (outlook, excel, word, etc) the same error message pops up. Went into the repair/reinstall option and "setup successfully completed". I could then enter the Outlook program and do a couple of things, but the same blue screen returned. How do I get the applications to run?
Any help would be great!
Thanks, Suz--

Answer:help installing office 2000 on windows SE o/s

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I hope this makes sense! We just received a computer lab at our high school (30 stations). We are using a county server with a students domain to save students work. we are also using security software called Deep Freeze. We have no problem directing Word's saving to the network home directory. When the students log on they choose their individual folder. However, the recovery files are another thing altogether!!! Deep Freeze does not allow saving to the hard drive although there is a thaw space. The problem: How do I send the recovery files to the server for each different person that logs on. FOr example, student 1 logs onto computer s1. I redirect the recovery files to a folder on the network. When student 2 logs onto that station, I have to redirect the recovery files again! The only thing we can figure out is to log on as each student (180!) on each station (30) and redirect the recovery files. I cannot believe that is the only way to do this - the time involved will be inconceivable. When we used Windows 98 we could just redirect the backup or recovery files one time and that stayed with the computer. This is not the case with 2000! Thanks in advance!

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