Did powerpoint come with windows

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by philise, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. philise

    philise Guest

    Did a micrsoft powerpoint come with vista that wasn't a trial period. The
    only program I can get free is Microsoft Word. I don't know why all of the
    programs like access, powerpoint, and excel didn't come with windows vista.
    Please respond if you can thank you very much.
    philise, Jul 2, 2007
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    PaulB Guest

    Office does not come free with VISTA. It must be purchased separately.
    PaulB, Jul 2, 2007
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  3. Office never came free with *any* Microsoft operating system. Some major
    manufacturers used to install it on computers you purchased, but the price
    of Office was included in the price of the computer.

    If you need Office, or any part thereof, you must purchase what you need.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    Richard Urban, Jul 2, 2007

  4. No, PowerPoint doesn't come with Vista. Neither does Access nor Excel,
    and neither does Word.

    *No* version of Windows has ever included Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
    Access, or any other significant application software. None of these
    is free, and such programs have to be bought, either by themselves or
    as part of Microsoft Office.

    If your previous computer, running an older version of Windows, came
    with these, it was because the vendor who sold it bundled it as part
    of the package he sold you, not because that version of Windows came
    with it. Some, but not all, vendors do the same with Windows Vista. If
    you have Word on your computer, then it was bundled with the package
    your vendor sold you.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 2, 2007
  5. They were not included because you would not have liked the total price..


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MVP, Jul 2, 2007
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    Amrykid Guest

    No, but the powerpoint viewer comes with it I think.
    Amrykid, Jul 2, 2007
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    ray Guest

    I suggest you try OpenOffice.org. It is a complete office suite, very
    similar to MS Office, and it is free.
    ray, Jul 2, 2007
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    XS11E Guest

    It sounds like the OP may have had an OEM version of Works that
    included Word.

    To the OP: You can download a free PowerPoint viewer from MSFT that
    will allow you to open PowerPoint files if that will be sufficient for you.

    XS11E, Jul 2, 2007

  9. Microsoft Office is one of Microsoft's best selling products. I can't
    imagine why you'd think they'd just give it away.

    Neither the Microsoft Office application suite, nor any of its
    individual component applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access,
    Outlook, etc.), have _ever_ been "part" of *any* Windows operating
    system. They are, and always have been, separate applications, that
    must be purchased and installed separately.

    Microsoft Office comes pre-installed on new computers only when the
    computer manufacturer chooses to offer it, and the purchaser is willing
    to pay extra for it.


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    Bruce Chambers, Jul 3, 2007
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    XS11E Guest

    No part of Office comes with any version of Windows. The powerpoint
    viewer is a free download from MSFT.
    XS11E, Jul 3, 2007
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