Question about Microsoft Works

CricketmNovember 30, 2011

My husband has a new Dell Inspiron 570. Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, IE 9.0.

Our question is the following:

It came with Microsoft 2010 Excel Start and Microsoft 2010 Word Start.....it is awful.....I have Works Suite 2002 which came with from my Dell Desktop (XP)....I would like to remove the Microsoft 2010 Start from his computer and install Works Suite 2002....is this advisable?

Thanks for any information.....

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mike_kaiser_gw

Assuming Works 2002 runs under Windows 7, why not?

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 7:17AM
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bob414

I would install the works before removing the office starter. That way if the works doesn't install you still have the office starter - I would leave them both on if it were me. There's no conflict. There's nothing wrong with tje starter, you're just not used to it. When MS introduced the ribbon they now use is office it confused a lot of people. The word and excel starters are not full-functioned but the work very well and are all most people really need.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 8:21AM
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Cricketm

Thanks for your valuable comments....I appreciate it.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 8:29AM
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mike_kaiser_gw

Another option is Open Office. It's completely free and quite powerful. It also "looks" like the older versions of Microsoft Office.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 10:52PM
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Cricketm

Mike_Kaiser....Should I uninstall Microsoft 2010 Start from my husbands computer first....??????

    Bookmark   December 2, 2011 at 4:41PM
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bob414

There is no conflict at all between the two. You can leave both on the computer or uninstall it before or after you try Open Office. If it were me I would leave it until I was sure I preferred the replacement.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2011 at 5:50PM
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DA_Mccoy

OO is a very nice word processing application. Just be sure when you create a document you initially save it in the format you desire, i.e. Works or Word. If you don't the work product will be saved as a OO default format of .odp which won't be read by other applications.

DA

    Bookmark   December 2, 2011 at 8:19PM
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Cricketm

Thank you for this valuable information.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 1:16PM
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