...at least on this version of MS Works 8, open the Works Task Launcher, then RIGHT click on the "?" (question mark) in the upper right corner, choose "About Microsoft Works". I'll guess that version 9 is similar.. If it doesn't have a question mark in the upper right corner, click on the 'Help' menu in the upper left, choose "About Microsoft Works".

As to the problem with Work 9, it should be no problem to uninstall it.. Use the "Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs" section to uninstall, then reinstall using the Works 8 disc you currently have.

If you haven't already checked the Works 9 support center, there are a few suggestions there that might answer your questions. See the link below:

http://support.microsoft.com/ph/12025

Hope this helps.

Grif