Office XP can you back up under 2000 pro and restore under Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Red51, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Red51

    Red51 Guest

    I need to transfer Office XP from my Windows 2000 machine to a new machine
    running Vista. I only have an Upgrade disc as I migrated from Office 2000

    Red51 UK
    Red51, Nov 23, 2007
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  2. Red51

    Malke Guest

    I am not sure how the question in your message body pertains to backing
    up (in your subject line). With earlier Office products, IIRC you need
    to first install the older version and then the upgrade. You can find
    out for sure by posting in an Office newsgroup. Here is a list of all
    the MS newsgroups so you can find the right one:

    However, you should know that Office versions earlier than 2003 are not
    compatible with Vista. For instance, Outlook 2002 (Office XP) will not
    remember passwords. This will not be fixed. Check in the Office
    newsgroups for other incompatibilities. You'd be better off buying a
    newer version of Office - either Office 2003 or the current Office 2007.

    As far as the data, back up the files by copying them to 1) CD/DVD-R; 2)
    external hard drive; 3) USB flash drive - whichever method suits you
    best. Then copy the files from the backup media to your new computer and
    put them in your user account's Documents folder. The newer version of
    Office will have no difficulty opening the files made in the older version.

    Malke, Nov 23, 2007
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  3. Red51

    Guest Guest

    You'll need the original Office 2000 disk as well as the Office XP upgrade

    Tom Lake
    Guest, Nov 23, 2007
  4. Richard G. Harper, Nov 24, 2007
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