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Old 03-17-2008
Barb
 

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XP to Vista
XP to Vista--My DOC files will not open in Vista after transferring from my
previous XP PC.
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Old 03-17-2008
Gordon
 

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"Barb" <Barb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> XP to Vista--My DOC files will not open in Vista after transferring from
> my
> previous XP PC.


Have you installed Office on your new machine?

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Old 03-17-2008
Ken Blake, MVP
 

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Re: XP to Vista
On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 07:49:03 -0700, Barb
<Barb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> XP to Vista--My DOC files will not open in Vista after transferring from my
> previous XP PC.



Doc files are Microsoft Word documents. Vista is an operating system,
and Microsoft Word is an application. Neither one of those is part of
the other.

Unless you (or the vendor you bought the computer from) installed
Microsoft Word on your Vista computer, there should be no surprise
that you can't open them. No version of Windows has ever included
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, or any other significant application
software. Such programs have to be bought, either by themselves or as
part of Microsoft Office.

If your previous computer, running Windows XP, came with Word, it was
because the vendor who sold it bundled it as part of the package he
sold you, not because that version of Windows came with it. Some, but
not all, vendors do the same with Windows Vista.

So if you want Word, you need to buy it, either by itself or as part
of Office. The current version is Office 2007, but you may be able to
find an older version available less expensively. Alternatively you
might want to try "compatible" (recognizing that compatibility is
never perfect) software like the free OpenOffice, or the less
expensive Corel WordPerfect Office.

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Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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