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Vista Compatability

by 1Chris / December 26, 2007 4:48 PM PST

With so many negative reviews of Vista, I thought I would never get it. But I'm thinkin about gettin a new pc, and though many offer XP, I figure Vista will be the status quo in the future.
My basic concern is can I run MS Office 97 on it?
I have a few other programs that I have to run like Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD 12 - which I actually got to run on XP - it's made for 3.1.

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Reports are "it runs"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2007 10:20 PM PST
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Beyond that there are the SAME ISSUES plus a few more than we found on XP. If you don't remember the Office 97 spell checker would fail and nothing you did could fix it. Also there was some odd issue with Access. So does it run? Yes. Is it fully functional as in Windows 2000 and prior? No.

The same issues are likely to be encountered on other titles.


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Office 97 works good...
by glenn30 / December 26, 2007 10:38 PM PST
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for me with Vista. I have found no issues but have limited use to now. There is a little learning curve but the more I use and learn features the more I like it.


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by glenn30 / December 26, 2007 10:41 PM PST

I am only 10 years behind. Sad Am referring to Office 2007... sorry about that! Think I need a cup of coffee Wink


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