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Does Windows 7 have a "Works" program?

I just installed Win 7 Pro and notice that it did not have "Works". Does MS have a free download for that?

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Just so you know

In reply to: Does Windows 7 have a "Works" program?

No retail copy of Windows has included such. The story is long but let me take it short. If MSFT ever bundled in this or Office the current governments and competitors would cry foul. I think many expect Works since it's given on many ready to use machines.

For now you can use Open Office if you need it today.

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Re: Works

In reply to: Does Windows 7 have a "Works" program?

Windows has never had a Works included. But some manufacturers (Toshiba, Dell for example) added it to most of their models (and you paid for it).
Everytime I bought a machine that came with Works, it came with the CD also. It should be easy to install from that CD into your new Windows 7 environment.

If you don't have such a CD, you're out of luck. It's no free download, it's a paid program.

Or maybe you're lucky, because now you have a good reason to download OpenOffice 3.0, which is much more powerful and much more compatible with other programs (such as MS Office) than Works and - moreover - is free.


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Win 7 & "Works"

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Thanks for the information. I never realized that it was something the computer manufacture did.

I'll give Open office a try.


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