|You don't really "upgrade" the software. When you install Office it will install a brand new fresh copy - however it *might* attempt to migrate some of your settings. The upgrade versions are just reduced price versions which will verify you have the previous software. During install the program will llook to see if the previous version is installed, if not you have the option of inserting the disc from the previous version for validation (at least this is how Windows does it).|
If, the software will allow you to install by using a CD check AND if you don't have any settings that you don't mind losing, I would suggest doing a complete uninstall of 97 and doing a fresh install. It is always better to do a fresh install IMHO.