You can install Office 97, but there are things that don't work. It appears you bailed out at the first sign of trouble instead of installing anyway. And just so you know, the things that don't work will never be patched.
For a free replacement for most of Office 97, use http://www.openoffice.org
As ot Money. You need a new version.
I have today purchaseda new computer with windows XP. I have genuine CDs containing Microsoft Works Suite, Money99 and also MSO97 when I try to install them on my new computer XP wont let does anybody know why and can I overcome the problem?