I don't know if Office 97 (if properly installed from the CD) will RUN under Vista. It did under XP, but with some incompatibilities for the more advanced functions. Worth a try (assuming you've got that CD).
But, if it doesn't, you can copy all documents you made with it on your old PC to your new Vista computer and read it with higher versions of MS Office (2000 should work, XP, 2003 and 2007 surely do), OpenOffice or the MS Word 2003 viewer. All but the viewer from this list enable you to edit the documents. All versions of MS Office should be installed from their CD; Openoffice and the Word viewer are free downloads.
Hope this helps.
Hi, As a non technical newbie could someone tell me if it is possible to transfer files/folders from a computer running XP with Microsoft Office 97, to my new computer running Vista?
I have nearly all my family history on cd's, some on floppy disks, but cannot read most of them, some I can read but not edit. Is there any solution?