Microsoft Works 8 Stops Working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by WestlandOH, Feb 4, 2007.

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    WestlandOH Guest

    I have a new HP a1730n with Windows Vista installed. When using the print
    function (and some others) in Spreadsheet or Database functions it comes up
    with a message that says Microsoft Works 8 has stopped working. It then says
    it will see if there is a solution ... but nothing happens. Any help?????
    WestlandOH, Feb 4, 2007
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  2. I believe Works 8.5 works OK -- that's what I have from the MS Works
    Suite 2006.
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 5, 2007
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    TinWV Guest

    Works 8.5 does not work either.
    I have a brand new Gateway notebook with Windows Vista Premium.
    I have tried reinstalling the software.
    I have even wiped out my disk and reinstalled Vista.
    I have not installed any other software.
    The only things I have introduced to my computer are the documents pulled
    from my old computer.
    TinWV, Feb 8, 2007
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    TinWV Guest

    I should add that some documents work and others don't.
    TinWV, Feb 8, 2007
  5. Well as I said, a clean installation of Works Suite 2006 with Word 8.5
    is working for me, but although it says Works 8.5 it is of course the
    case that the SUite contains WORD 2002 in place of the Works word
    processor so I may have misled you slightly there.

    Have you checked the Microsoft Update site (not the WIndows Update
    site) or gone to the MS OFFICE section for You will find
    updates there and a wizard that will check your OFFICE applications on
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Feb 8, 2007
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    adamskd Guest

    Im having the same problem...
    adamskd, Feb 13, 2007
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    Sam Guest

    I have a new Emachine with Vista Home Basic installed and am also having a
    problem with the Database function of Works 8.5. It will not accept
    databases prepared in earlier editions of Works. Other functions of the suite
    work. It appears that an update from Microsoft should be forthcoming but no
    one seems to know when it will be published. Does anyone here have any input.
    Sam, Feb 25, 2007
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    RickB Guest

    I had the same problem after I configured my HP C3140 printer/scanner. I
    finally discovered that as long as my HP C3140 was not the "default"
    printer, I had no problems with the Works Spreadsheet. I added a "dummy"
    printer (HP DeskJet 990c) and made it the default.
    RickB, Feb 25, 2007
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    MaryM Guest

    MaryM, Feb 26, 2007
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    MaryM Guest

    I had the same problem when I received my new Dell laptop and installed my HP
    Officejet 6210. RickB's solution worked.!!! Thanks.
    MaryM, Feb 26, 2007
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    Evie Guest

    I had the exact same problem with a brand-new computer. After trying to
    print a spreadsheet and having it shut down numerous times, I chatted with HP
    help desk and they said they are aware of the problem and will notify me when
    a solution is found. That didn't help me, so I went to a free Google
    spreadsheet which works just fine. Word processing printing works fine with
    Works 8 for me.
    Evie, Mar 10, 2007
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    Frank Crist Guest

    I have just installed a new computer with Windows Vista Ultimate and Works
    8.5 factory installed. I have a Works database file that worked fine with
    Windows XP and Works 8. When trying to open on the new computer I get the
    message that Works has stopped working. While researching the problem I found
    Microsoft article 933828, installed it, and was able to open the file. I had
    to set the default ptinter to HP 500C. The result was poor print quality. The
    printer I have is HP K550.
    Frank Crist, Mar 20, 2007
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    ILGeary Guest

    ILGeary, Mar 24, 2007
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    ILGeary Guest

    ILGeary, Mar 24, 2007
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    Bob Guest

    There is finally a fix. Go to and you will find it
    I just downloaded and all is well with the world.
    Bob, Mar 28, 2007
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    BigChit Guest

    I am having the same problem with Microfsoft Works 8. I can not change
    foremat, etc. on the Spreadsheet without getting the "Microsoft Works 8 has
    stopped working" The patch for the printer did not help the problem.
    BigChit, Apr 11, 2007
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    chit Guest

    Has anyone been able to get the Works 8 Spreadsheet to accept forematting
    chit, Apr 11, 2007
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    John Graser Guest

    I had the same problem with Works quitting when trying to print, etc. I
    uninstalled then reinstalled the program and haven't had a problem since.
    The original install was in the HP upgrade cd that I got. They installed so
    much stuff all at once, I figured something was bound to get boogered up...
    John Graser, Apr 11, 2007
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    Ed. Guest

    Ed., Apr 11, 2007
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    Kim Guest

    yes. That helped me with my formatting problems. Now I can also open a file
    created in Excel. Thanks,

    Kim, Jun 30, 2007
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