Solved can office 2000 be run on windows 7 32 bit os?

October 6, 2013 at 08:22:01
Specs: Windows 7 home, 2 gb
was trying to load MS office 2000 onto a Windows 7 home edition 32 bit OS, but stopped about 1/3 the way through. Said there was an error with mmc in the clipart directory.

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#1
October 6, 2013 at 08:31:59
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Why do you want to use such old software? If you don't have a newer version of MS Office & don't want to pay for it, try one of the freebies office apps that are both similar to & compatible with MS Office.

http://www.openoffice.org/why/

http://www.filehippo.com/download_o...

http://www.libreoffice.org/features/

http://www.filehippo.com/download_l...

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#2
October 6, 2013 at 08:44:44
Office 2002 is the earliest version that will run on Windows 7

Stuart


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#3
October 6, 2013 at 09:38:34
Hi,

thanks for the info, will have a look.


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#4
October 6, 2013 at 09:39:03
hi,

thanks for the info.


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#5
October 6, 2013 at 14:32:10
I have run Office 2000 on Windows 7 fine before, although some programs are fussy and require compatibility mode.

You've been helped by a 15 year old.


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#6
October 6, 2013 at 14:45:20
You can run Office 2000 on windows 7 with no problems. Run them as administrator in compatibility mode. I run lots of old programs on Windows 7.

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#7
October 6, 2013 at 15:17:38
I am running Office Pro version 9.0.2720 (Office 2000) on Windows 7 32 bit with no issues in regular mode.

Try washing the CD with mild soapy water and gently dry.


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#8
October 8, 2013 at 07:55:06
Hi,

thanks for the info. Will have a look at that.


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#9
October 8, 2013 at 07:57:27
Hi,

Did clean the CD. Didn't help. it always stops at the CGCGAT50.MMC file.

Thanks anyway.


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#10
October 8, 2013 at 07:59:14
Hi,

thanks for the info. Will try that.


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#11
October 9, 2013 at 06:19:06
You can try burning a new CD (copy) using a slow speed and then try the new CD. Sounds like there is a problem reading some of the files on the disk.

Is the disk marked up?


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#12
October 10, 2013 at 08:59:51
still having the same problem. However thanks for your help.

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#13
October 10, 2013 at 09:02:09
I had loaded office 2000 onto a Windows xp machine and it runs fine. The second Computer I loaded Windows 7 onto, and was stuck at the clipart directory saying it doesn't support mmc files or something like that.

Thanks for your help though.


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#14
October 10, 2013 at 13:58:57
Then try performing an advanced installation. That should be an option at the start. Install only Word and Excel to start, then install the other modules one by one.


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#15
October 11, 2013 at 02:00:27
Thanks for that. Will give that a go.

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#16
October 14, 2013 at 06:17:09
Hi,
Tried all the different suggestion by people. I still couldn't get office 2000 to run on the Windows 7 machine. Your solution was the best, and that was to load in another version. The reason I wanted office 2000 on, is because I have two compatable xp machines, and have office 2000 on them both. I have all my accounts dating back to 2006 on a data stick. I upgraded one of the computers to Windows 7 and was unable to run office 2000 on it. It was just as a back up, but when xp finished next April, I will have a problem then. I do have a laptop with Windows 7 on it, and there is a starter pack, which allows me to run the data stick on it. So am not stuck, just wanted to use my desktop for my accounts. Thanks for your suggestion though. It will do.

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#17
October 21, 2013 at 16:07:44
Just to add that Office 2003 updates will also cease in April 2014 so you need a later version than that if you want to stay up to date.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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