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BadgerBadger Fri 18-Mar-05 22:53:41

Just a quick one .

I currently have 'microsoft XP (home)' on my pc. If I run an 'office pro 2003' installation disc, what will happen to my current documents/files/pics?

BadgerBadger Sat 19-Mar-05 11:33:56

Pleeease! Does anyone know?

HUNKERMUNKER Sat 19-Mar-05 11:44:55

Do you have Office already installed?

BadgerBadger Sat 19-Mar-05 11:48:08

Hi HM, no I haven't, it's just XP home edition AFAIK.

HUNKERMUNKER Sat 19-Mar-05 11:54:24

Do you have any Word or Excel documents?

(What programs does your Office Pro have on it? Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc?)

It should be fine - documents created by Office XP should be backwards compatible, though you may lose some functionality, and documents created by Office packages dated before 2003 will be fine to open.

BadgerBadger Sat 19-Mar-05 11:59:58

Thanks hunkermunker! Sounds as though it should be ok then. The office pro has all you mentioned (Yay!).

HUNKERMUNKER Sat 19-Mar-05 12:00:34


BadgerBadger Sat 19-Mar-05 12:34:07

HUNKERMUNKER Sat 19-Mar-05 12:37:57

Has it worked? Are you the proud owner of an Office package?

BadgerBadger Sat 19-Mar-05 12:41:43

I haven't taken the plunge yet, I'll do it later (DH keeps mentioning the garden - I'd momentarily forgotten we have one ).

Looking forward to it though! XP home has to have been the most basic system I've ever encountered.

HUNKERMUNKER Sat 19-Mar-05 12:43:29

It's not an operating system - you'll still have XP Home.

BadgerBadger Sat 19-Mar-05 21:27:19


BadgerBadger Sat 19-Mar-05 22:30:11

Right, just to clarify! I will have XP home and it's components as a base and office pro is an 'add on' to what I have already?

Sorry for the relentless questions!

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