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query about xp pro sp 2

by jspreddy / December 31, 2008 11:19 PM PST

does installing xp pro sp 2 automatically install ms office on the sys.

is xp pro sp2 bundled along with ms office 2003 in a single disk.?

i know this question pretty silly but i need an answer(no) to prove my friend wrong ...

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Answer to both questions is "No"
by Steven Haninger / December 31, 2008 11:35 PM PST

XP and MS applications are separate entities. In fact, I believe there would be legal ramifications if Microsoft automatically installed it's own office suite along with the operating system.

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by John.Wilkinson / December 31, 2008 11:38 PM PST

Windows and Office are entirely separate products which must be purchased separately, and on separate discs. Some computer manufacturers pre-install basic or trial versions of Office as an incentive to buy their computers, which is the source of this confusion, but otherwise there is no 'packaged set.'


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Probably during recovery, not clean installation
by SerengetiValley / January 1, 2009 4:05 PM PST

If the recovery discs supplied by the manufacturer are used to restore the computer to the factory default state then other software including MS Office (trial version), CD burning apps, DVD applications etc may show up on the system as they were bundled initially.

However, this is not a clean install, so the answer to the OP's question is : No. Office is not part of the default OS installation.

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