reinstalling office with a upgrade to windows

Dell / OPTIPLEX GX620
December 1, 2010 at 16:29:41
Specs: Windows XP 32 bit, 3.4 3.0
if i upgrade to windows 7 64 bit will i have to reinstall office 2007 i already have with my xp 32 bit operating system im running now my processor is capable of running a 64 bit system

See More: reinstalling office with a upgrade to windows

Report •

#1
December 1, 2010 at 22:21:46
if you upgrade your system, you will be better off doing a clean install, your office 32 bit and many other 32 programs will work on a x64 system..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


Report •

#2
December 2, 2010 at 05:21:59
First run MS Windows 7 compatibility tester on the Windows 7 site. Then if ok then go on:

If you are upgrading from XP to Windows 7 you will absolutely need to do a clean install ('upgrade' install works for Vista to W7 if you are staying with 32bit only, but not for XP even without going to 64bit). You will have to back up all of your files to a different drive first, choose 'Custom' and Format/Partition and format the drive (or better, delete the old partition, create a new partition(s), and format it) then install Windows 7 64bit (or 32bit). When this is done, do a windows update, add your antivirus utility and other utilities (Make sure they are Windows 7 compatible), and then go on to reinstall Office and your other programs (some very old programs may have problems with Windows 7, if so, then try running them under XP compatibility). Then put back your files and personalize.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


Report •
Related Solutions


Ask Question