Will my old software run on Windows 7?

Old 04-13-10, 01:21 AM
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Will my old software run on Windows 7?

I am getting a new laptop. The one I am looking at has Windows 7 on it. Will I be able to load my copy of office 2003 onto it? That is not a problem w/ XP. Thanks.
Old 04-13-10, 06:26 AM
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I did a search and sounds like it will work. Some people had small problems with installation, but there's a workaround, and others had no problem.
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My new laptop has windows 7 in it, as well as the new version of Microsoft Office. Good Luck
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Yes, if by "old software" you mean Office 2003. I switched to Windows 7 in December when my old HP laptop (running XP SP2) finally died. Office 2003 ran well. I've since upgrade to Office 2007 and it has good and bad changes. I had to go back to using Outlook 2003 due to compatibility issues with some non-Microsoft apps. Other major brands should work for you, however, but it always depends what you have. Upgrades, many of which are free, are usually available at the software manufacturers' websites for immediate download. Win7 Pro also supports an XP mode but I found it slowed down my system.

OBSCURE FACT: In Win7, click start and type: adjust the appearance and performance of windows You'll get a menu of 'Performance Options' some (or all) of which you can try unchecking to speed up your computer.
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I checked with my computer guru today for you. He says your old Office 2003 will work just fine.
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I'm testing Windows 7 for our office for compatibility with all of our programs. Very few issues found - none with Microsoft products.

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