I have done this in the past and it worked. I have an Office XP upgrade disc
but the not an original Office disc. I found an old Office 95 disc and stuck
it into one of the disc drives. Then the upgrade disc allowed me to load it.
One my desktop I put it into one of the 2 CD drives but on my laptop I put
it into the CD drive, the computer saw it then I removed it and replaced it
with the upgrade disc and viola!
(I was wondering the same thing about Vista and office XP which was why I
read this string.) I just bought a laptop with Vista and was going to try to
load my office XP on it and was wondering if they will work together.)
"Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
> Does the qualifying product actually have to be installed, or can one
> simply stick its CD in the drive for verification?
> I know for a fact that Office 97 will not install in Vista.
> Gary VanderMolen
> "Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:uxwQnGTWHHA.3592@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > Office XP will run in Vista , but the message suggests that you have an
> > Office XP UPGRADE CD, which will not install unless there is a qualifying
> > product already installed.. such a product might be Office 97 or Office
> > 2000..
> > "AmetPanc" <AmetPanc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:20134D6E-EB79-4EE6-9373-6EF4784047B1@microsoft.com...
> >>I bought a new PC that came with Vista pre-installed. I want to install my
> >> licensed copy of Office XP Standard. After supplying the Product Key, the
> >> Product Compliance check dialog is displayed with the message "Setup
> >> failed
> >> to locate a valid qualifying product on your machine." So...is Office XP
> >> not
> >> compatible with Vista? do I need to do something in Vista to make it
> >> accept
> >> the Office XP installation?
> > --
> > Mike Hall
> > MS MVP Windows Shell/User
> > http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/