office xp?


New Member
Just wondering if anyone can help? I have been using a trial version of office 2007 on my laptop which runs windows 7 and have saved documents on a flash drive but when I try to open them on an older machine running windows xp in office xp they are invisible so therefore I can't open them - any ideas how to solve this?

Wondering if I should just uninstall the trial version of office 2007 and install office xp but maybe this is impossible on Windows 7 - ahhhh! Why are things so complicated!

Thanks for any help!


Essential Member
Hello and welcome to the windows7forums

The reason why is because Office 2007 saves files as .docx.

So that file type doesn't appear under office XP

Can you open the files in 2007 and then "save as" an older file type that xp will be able to read?


Essential Member
I forgot about that. Save the file in Office 2007 as a .doc file.

office xp

you should be able to download a fileformat converter from microsoft that works for xp and 2003.(to open office 2007 documents) i have office 2003 on one computer and it works, however it will strip some of the formatting out, but it will open the documents.

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