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NewComputer XP Cant install Microsoft Money works or MSO97

by Graham101 / March 4, 2005 11:48 PM PST

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?

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Wrong OS or application.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 12:30 AM PST

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

As ot Money. You need a new version.


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Bail Out
by Graham101 / March 5, 2005 1:43 AM PST

I certainly did not bail out I was prevented from going any further by the system.

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Try again...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 2:25 AM PST
In reply to: Bail Out

I've installed Office 97 many times on XP in spite of it protesting. HOWEVER, the ones that I've installed are full retail versions and not something that came with another machine. This and other details are missing from your post and I'm not there to see what the screens report during the install.

If we read a few posts about this at we also see that the virus/pest issue of the autoexec.nt problem exists as well.

Again, Office 97 has been installed on XP many times by many people. Clues are needed to see why yours failed.


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Microsoft Money
by Themisive / March 5, 2005 10:38 PM PST
In reply to: Try again...

I used to use it, the main trouble I found was a lack of flexibility so it ended up with my looking around for a replacement - Quicken 98 and now Quicken XG, it has more features, and is much more flexible, it's primarily designed for small business, but I know a lot of people who use it for personal finance (by the way you can even use it for share tracking)


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Office 97
by rattlinbones / March 6, 2005 11:41 AM PST
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mso97.dll not found
by drewm / March 14, 2005 7:11 AM PST

I upgraded from Win98 to XP with an upgrade disc, without reformatting the hard drive. Power pont now won't open--missing mso97.dll not found

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For drewn...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 14, 2005 7:31 AM PST
In reply to: mso97.dll not found

Office 97 may or may not work with XP. It certainly isn't supported, but do try reinstalling Office.

Can't find that CD? No problem, go get Open Office from Very compatible!


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