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Lotus WordPro documents

Has anyone had experience with the installation of Lotus Suite products and Windows 7?  I have a user with a significant file collection in WordPro.  I would rather not convert each document.
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
Windows 7 is not the program that opens the documents created in other word processors. Are you talking about Microsoft OFFICE 2007?
What I am trying to say is the Windows 7 is and Operating System and Microsoft Office 2007 is another thing, it's a suite of different programs: it contains Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.....
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
In any case..... if you do want to install Lotus Suite Products, you can use the XP Mode in Windows 7.......
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
Here is a very helpful link to how to use XP Mode whithin Windows 7 ... look at the videos
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode 
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
Here is some more info: XP mode is possibly the solution.

Microsoft though, recommends that you try "Compatibility Troubleshooter" first:
"......Almost all programs compatible with Windows Vista, and the majority of Windows XP programs, run well in Windows 7. If a program doesn't, first try the Program Compatibility troubleshooter. It can fix several problems and is included in all editions of Windows 7. For more information, see Open the Program Compatibility troubleshooter...."
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7 
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jplack07Author Commented:
Thank you, this is helpful information.  I am not referring to Office 2007.  It appears as though I was incorrectly informed that the Lotus Suite would not work at all on a Windows 7 machine.  As much as I want the user to conform and use the MS Office Suite, he is the "big cheese" and I believe that we should give him what he wants.    

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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
In this case.... yes .... I totally agree with you. Just take a look at the videos for XP mode (there are several). It is very easy to use and understand and basically you would install the Lotus Suite in XP but it would appear as if it were working on Windows 7..... It is really nice.... I'll try to see if I can locate some more videos and post them here for you later.
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
Ok.... I found them.... the best ones are at the bottom of this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/default.aspx
This other one is more technical but is useful as well:
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Windows-XP-mode-for-Windows-7/
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jplack07Author Commented:
Very helpful feedback.  Thanks!
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
It is my pleasure. I'm very glad to hear you liked it.
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