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missing microsoft office

jb1122

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#1
Having recently changed from win98se to win XP I am unable to get microsoft office. I did a backup and downloaded my files onto a disc but cannot find msoffice on my computer. what do i need to do.
 

RandyL

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#2
Hi jb1122;
Microsoft Office is a full office suite application. It will need to be installed from the Office CD's. Microsoft Office is not free. It's actually rather expensive.

There are different versions. I do know that version 2000 and up will work with XP. I don't know about earlier versions.

Microsoft Works Suite (different versions) came bundled with some computers in the past. Maybe that's what you had before.

Either way, you backed up your files to disk so you should be able to access them once again. Microsoft has converters and viewer programs that will allow you to get your data back.

Also Open Office is a good free program that should allow you to access them.

Also just changing which program to open the files may work.

I wish I could be more specific but I need more details first.
Microsoft Office version?
Microsoft Word version?
Microsoft Works Suite?
Saved files have what extension?
Did you upgrade your PC to XP?
Did you buy a new PC with XP?
What make AND model of PC are you talking about?
etc.etc.

More info will help with a more specific responce.
Post back please;
RandyL
 

RandyL

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#3
As much as I dislike Microsoft I do not condone anything illegal. Also this could be dangerous as you don't know what other code may be included. And I never trust P2P file sharing. Please spare me the lectures. I won't do it and I think it's bad advice to offer it out to the general public.

RamdyL
 

RandyL

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#4
Hi jb1122;

I recieved your email. But I wish your email to me was posted here. I also have typed out a long reply but it may not help you much.

I would prefer that our communications were posted here so that everyone can benefit. May I post your email to me?

Just asking. I will respect your wishes.

RandyL
 

jb1122

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#5
Hi everyone,
I have sorted my microsoft office, thanks to your help. Now I have another problem which needs sorting.
My speakers do not work properly. The new windows tell me that I do not have a device but my speakers are connected ok. When I turn them on I get a green light showing the power is on but I don't get any sound. I have checked the properties and cannot do any thing. It shows windows 95. Also it compatability is not availabe with windows xp. I know that there is not any thing wrong with the speakers as they were working ok before I upgraded my windows. Please can any one help.