Can't find prior version of MS Office for Win 7 install

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  1. mkrysak

    mkrysak New Member

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    Just successfully installed Win 7. However, I cannot re-install my MS Office 2007 in Win 7. My prior version is out there on my Maxtor drive however I cannot point to the correct location of the MS Office 2007 software on that drive so that I can re-install on my new Hitachi drive where Win 7 resides. Any ideas??

    Mike
     
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    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Do you not still have the CD/DVD of an earlier version?
     
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    prior version issue

    Yes, I have an Office 97 CD, I tried it, too, but to no avail.

    Mike
     
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    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    My upgrade says Office 2000 or later suite or Office XP suite. How did you install it the first time?

    Download the trial. Maybe your key will activate it.
     
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    I have the same upgrade as you

    I had MS Office 2000 installed at one time. The 1st CD was in bad shape, the and CD I still have. I'll give it a shot. However, I might do your suggestion of the download. Am having problems with installing MS Office 97. It crashes Win 7 along the way. Thanx for the help. I'll figure it out somehow. In the meantime, I'm succesfully using OpenOffice.org 2.3 to edit & print my existing MS docs & spreasheets.
     
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    You know you don't have to install a previous office version, just place the CD in the drive when asked--?

    If you download, is the download the same as you are using, if not it may not activate.
     

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