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windows xp with office 97?

Building a new system for friend, wants to run his copy of M.S. Office 97. Going to put Windows XP Pro on new harddrive. Any compatibility issues here?
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slink9Commented:
I would expect some since the system files installed with Office97 are quite old and may just overwrite files of the same name for XP.  I don't believe there are many problems with Office2k.
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slink9Commented:
Actually I can't find any indications of specific problems.  Take a look at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;ofw97
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WiZaRdCommented:
Ok let's assume there are compatibility issues.
XP has a wonderful tool called the Program Compatibility wizard. You know it ran fine under 95/98 so navigate to Start - All Programs - Accessories - Program Compatibility Wizard & ask it to install in say Windows98 mode.
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WiZaRdCommented:
Suggest you try installing first and revert to above comment if it gives you problems.
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CrazyOneCommented:
I can tell you Office 97 does work on Win2000 so chances are it should work with XP.

Hi Slink
Hi Dean
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rayt333Commented:
I am still using office 97 and I just upgraded from Win98 to XP on this computer, there were no problems that I am aware of so far. This was an upgrade though, I don't know if you will have the same luch with a clean install.

I bought office 2000 and Win2000 and didn't like either one so I left main computer running Win98 and office 97. I have Office XP Pro and I have it installed on another system to test it out before I upgrade from Office97 to OfficeXP
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Crash2100Commented:
I've been using office 97 on win xp pro without any problems
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ornicarCommented:
Me too! :-)
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