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Install Win98 +MSOffice97 +MSOffice2000

What is the best way to install on Win98 both MSOffice97 Pro and MSOffice2000?  I had installed them on my C:Program Files\MSOffice97 and C:Program Files\MSOffice2000. It ran ok for awhile.  I was trying to repair the MSOff2000 which did not have the detail help feature. And things started to fall apart...now I can't installed Access97 while Excel/Word97 can be installed normally. I'm in the process of reconfiguring my whole HD laptop...300mhzAMD/64MB/6.5GB/Win98.

I consult, so I need multi MSOffice setups...even had Acc2.0 installed.
Any suggestions?
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dew_associatesCommented:
uyeshiro6, actually there is no best way, as Office 97 and Office 2000 can't reside in the same partition for very long as you have already discovered. Aside from the installation mess, each time you add a feature upgrade to Office 2000, the Office 97 install will degrade and then fail. This is however, by desgin, in that Office 2000 is designed to replace all of the old components.

There is a way that this might work though for your demos.

Partition that hard drive in half. Create a dual-boot scenario using a boot menu either from Powerquest or another similar program and put Windows 98 on both partitions. Now load Office 97 on one and Office 2000 on the other. Now you have a true representaion of each and no hassles.
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tlikCommented:
I'm using Word/Excel 97 with FrontPage/Access 2000 in 1 partition.
It's seem to be OK.
Install Office97 first, then install Office2K. When it ask you to replace (or remove, I don't remember) the old ones, don't choose that.
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uyeshiro6Author Commented:
Dew Associates,

I accept your answer I have not had a chance partition my HD, so I just loading Office 97 for now and will partition later and separate when loading  Office 2000.

Thanks very much for the quick response.  Uyeshiro6
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dew_associatesCommented:
Tlik, as an msce, you should be aware of the hazards of placing both in the same partition as noted in the July info packet distributed to all MSCE's.
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uyeshiro6Author Commented:
Dew Associates,

Did you get my 100 pts.  I am satisfied with your answer and thank you very much to such quick response...Your grade is an "A" in my opinion...
Uyeshiro6
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dew_associatesCommented:
I did, thank you Uyeshiro6!
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