compatibility problem

Posted: 01-22-2009, 02:54 AM

I have a Dell 1536 with Vista SP1 preinstalled. I want to open a doc o
a rescue disc. The doc was created in Word Office 98 on an XP. It has
password. Of course it won’t open. The error message reads: ::\"Work
cannot open \"E:\XXXXX.DOC\". The file may be in use by anothe
application, the file format may not be supported by any of th
installed converters, or the file may be corrupt.” And also of course
neither Dell nor Microsoft will help unless I pay money, which I won’t
Is this hopeless? Is there any chance I could install my Office 9
program without major issues?:
::::
::I found a Word viewer on the microsoft download site. But it was
bad link. :

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Henniepennie

compatibility problem


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Alan Edwards
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Re: compatibility problem
Posted: 01-22-2009, 03:29 AM
Word Viewer:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

I am not aware of a Windows version called "Office 98".
Isn't that a MAC version?

....Alan
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On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:54:38 -0600, in
microsoft.public.windows.vista.general, Henniepennie
<guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
>
>I have a Dell 1536 with Vista SP1 preinstalled. I want to open a doc on
>a rescue disc. The doc was created in Word Office 98 on an XP. It has a
>password. Of course it won’t open. The error message reads: ::\"Works
>cannot open \"E:\XXXXX.DOC\". The file may be in use by another
>application, the file format may not be supported by any of the
>installed converters, or the file may be corrupt.” And also of course,
>neither Dell nor Microsoft will help unless I pay money, which I won’t.
>Is this hopeless? Is there any chance I could install my Office 98
>program without major issues?::
>::::
>::I found a Word viewer on the microsoft download site. But it was a
>bad link. ::
Danny Krychek
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Re: compatibility problem
Posted: 01-22-2009, 05:33 AM
Henniepennie <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
>
>I have a Dell 1536 with Vista SP1 preinstalled. I want to open a doc on
>a rescue disc. The doc was created in Word Office 98 on an XP. It has a
>password. Of course it won’t open. The error message reads: ::\"Works
>cannot open \"E:\XXXXX.DOC\". The file may be in use by another
>application, the file format may not be supported by any of the
>installed converters, or the file may be corrupt.” And also of course,
>neither Dell nor Microsoft will help unless I pay money, which I won’t.
>Is this hopeless? Is there any chance I could install my Office 98
>program without major issues?::
I think you mean Office 97.

I believe you will have big problems with it. Office 2000 and earlier
don't get along with Windows, if I remember correctly.
 
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