Solved Saving Microsoft Word 2002 program from Windows XP

January 16, 2012 at 04:28:00
Specs: Windows XP
I am an happy user of WINDOWS XP and when I bought my computer, Microsoft WORD 2002 program was already installed on it.

In next months, I am about to buy a new computer which will be running WINDOWS 7 (instead of XP) but THERE IS NO VERSION of Microsoft WORD installed on it and I will have to buy a new Microsoft WORD licence in order to use WORD on it.

I really need to use WORD because I am looking for a job and having to buy a new licence is a too expensive purchase for me, now.

As I have already my WORD 2002 licence installed on XP, do you think there is a way to copy, or save, all files of WORD 2002.exe running now on XP, in order to install them later in the new computer running with WINDOWS 7 ?

I don't know if this is possible to do with WORD, but I have ever heard that sometimes we can copy and installe files in right repertories in order to run them under new windows versions.

Thank you very much in advance for your help, and do excuse my english, please, which is not always very good.

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January 16, 2012 at 05:22:28
You can't install Word on to a different PC unless you have the installation program for it, which is unlikely if it was pre-installed at the factory.

In any event, Word 2002 is, according to Microsoft, not fully compatible with Windows 7 so you would have to buy a new version of Word anyway. See this:

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January 16, 2012 at 05:34:27
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You can always use this program. It's free and does the same thing.

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January 16, 2012 at 05:55:47
Word 2002 works perfectly under Windows 7 since I installed and am using it dailly for my work (toghether with full Office 2002 suite, excluding Outlook). So stated pip22 is right about the installation of the product: that isn't possible without the original CD. So there is no way.

Be aware Word 2010/2007 offers a new user interface that should be friendly but can hurt traditional users. While I have a license for Office 2007 I preferred to re-install Office 2002 on my new desktop after experimenting with my wife's new Word interface I don't like at all. So if you are short in money I suggest you install a free compatible program as OpenOffice that can produce and handle MS Word documents. There are many word processor free and Word compatible on the web. Don't mind if you have to learn a new interface, that as I said is true even with the new version of Word.

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February 8, 2012 at 11:02:14
Good Evening at all,

Pip22, Grasshopper,IVO,

Thank you very much for your replies.

It's a shame having to buy a new CD Licence for a software that has already been bought, in past ... But, you have kindly explained it to me.

IVO says that word 2007/2010 interface's are different from word 2002, so many thanks for advising me to try Openoffice, I think it is the better option for me, at the moment.

I will try it, and thanks for your help.
Have a nice evening,

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