Are Office 2007 Home Premium Docs, DB's compat with Ofc2K?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by cutie_pyie, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. cutie_pyie

    cutie_pyie Guest

    Hi all,

    I apologize if this is a double post -- I was NOT certain if the first post
    went thru!

    I have a Toshiba Notebook, about 4-5 years old:
    System Model Satellite 1905
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2392 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA V1.80, 11/07/2002
    15.4" screen
    HDD = 40GB, RAM = 512MB
    3.5" floppy drive
    CD-RW/DVD-ROM, that is not working all the time - think the lenses got
    It has only 2-USB 1.x ports, Firewire port, PCM-CIA slot, parallel & serial
    It is running:
    Windows XP Home Edition SP2
    MS Office 2000 Premium with MS Word, Access, FrontPage, etc.

    In my work I have to use, create, modify, etc. Access DB files, MS Word 2000
    Docs., Excel Spreadsheets on a network or as standalone files on my notebook.

    I went to look at a new Toshiba notebook last week, running Vista Premium
    Home Edition, and was told that Vista (Home Premium), will not run MS Office
    2000!! By a Tech Support guy at CompUSA.

    My questions:

    Do I have to buy a new Vista Notebook ($850+), and then fork over another
    $300+ for MS Office 2007 (with Access), and it is only the upgrade NOT the
    full edition?

    Most of the new Notebooks now come with MS Works 8.x -- is Office 2007 able
    to upgrade THAT?

    But will the files be accessible and modifiable in MS Office 2000 as that
    is what the other PC's in the company use??

    The companies main Database (and DOC files), are created and maintained
    using MS Office 2000, and if they
    are NOT/will NOT be able to interact with files created in MS Office 2007,
    then I HAVE to go back to XP and Office 2000!?

    Or is my only other option to buy a Vista OS (loaded) Notebook, buy a new
    copy of Windows XP (Home or Pro), and replace the Vista OS on the 'new'
    Notebook with XP so I can use Office 2000?

    I have read all of the comments & posts on this board and am more confused
    than before. I would just like a more definitive answer if MS Ofc 2000
    Premium (Word, Access DB, Excel spreadsheets, Frontpage, PowerPoint, etc.)
    will run okay on a 'new' Toshiba Notebook with Vista Home Premium installed??

    I sincerely appreciate your comments, suggestions, etc.!

    Thank you Very much!
    cutie_pyie, Feb 5, 2007
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    Dennis Pack Guest

    Office 2000 Standard installs and runs normally on Vista Enterprise
    x64. I don't have an Office 2000 Professional disk to test. Have a great
    Dennis Pack, Feb 5, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    And you trust these bozos? I've read that office 97 will run on Vista
    so certainly Office 2000 would.

    There's one easy way to find out; install it...
    Assumming you want Office 2007, then yes but what difference does it
    Office 2007 is backward compatible with Office 97 - 2003 formats
    Scott, Feb 5, 2007
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    Chris Guest

    Standard runs on mine too. I updated up to sp3. There are a few minor,
    very minor, visual glitches (the animation for saving is slow) but I
    have had no crashes or any major problems.
    Chris, Feb 5, 2007
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