Dumb question

we have an unused office programme from XP days. can we use this or any of this, or customise any of these programmes, for our new computer using windows 8.1? thanks

geek_delmic, Feb 23, 8:20 am

why don't you just try putting it in and see what it tells you ?

geek_black-heart, Feb 23, 8:30 am

does anyone know and can tell me . or should I just chuck this out?

geek_delmic, Feb 23, 7:20 pm

if you're not prepared to install it and see if it works (which is probably the best advice that can be given, given the lack of program/version info) then you should probably just chuck it.

geek_king1, Feb 23, 7:26 pm

there are plenty here that can tell you
and they will tell you
as soon as you tell them which version of office you actually have

office xp obviously came out in the days of xp, but so did office 97, office 2000, office 2003, office 2007, while some of the earlier ones may have issues the later ones are fine

to tell you which we actually need you to give us a little more information

geek_skin1235, Feb 23, 7:31 pm

thanks skin. the version I have is Microsoft office small business 2003. cheers

geek_delmic, Feb 23, 7:38 pm

old, unsupported, no more security updates, may or may not work on win 8.1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office_2003

geek_king1, Feb 23, 7:47 pm

will work fine with win 7 and 8 and 8.1

stick the disk in and install it

I'm running office 2003 under win7 right now on 2 of the computers here

geek_skin1235, Feb 23, 7:48 pm

office 2003 works fine.

geek_black-heart, Feb 23, 7:49 pm

thanks guys. Im a bit scared of doing something bad to my new lap top so now I know I will do it. cheers

geek_delmic, Jul 11, 11:18 am