I'm saying Office XP including Outlook will work fine on Vista--install
away--you will be okay. But I qualified that with respect to one function
in Outlook, saving account passwords which many users don't use anyway,
Vista will not support saving account passwords and I included my source
Here's how this works.
One can buy Office 2007 or other Office Versions in the past and there are
different editions of Office at different prices containing the components
of Office. These vary--as to what they give you, and by components of
Office I mean the programs or apps like Word, Excel, Power Point etc. I
think you will understand this best and easiest if you go in general to
which has a multitude of resources including
prices, how tos and what is in each edition.
You can view the prices and editions, suites, and programs here to see what
Office 2007 includes:
Suites in Office 2007
To answer your question directly though, you ***CAN use Office XP on Vista.
That also means that you can use whatever applications like Word and Excel
which to my knowledge are always included in any *edition (remember Office
with different apps like Word, Excel, Powerpoint (Access is often not
included in some editions) included depending on what you pay.
I didn't say Josephine, that Outlook cannot be used, but I qualified certain
components in Outlook that are not supported on Vista depending on the
Version (year they came out--for example Office XP was released with its
components called 2002--Office 2003 similarly, and Office 2007 has
components released 2007).
From Diane Poremsky who is an Office, Outlook, One Note and a number of
other topics expert at www.slipstick.com
"Outlook 2002 works fine but email account passwords are not saved. This is
because Outlook stores passwords in protected storage interface and Vista
does not support it." This would only impact you if you wanted/needed to
save those passwords. Many people don't.
If you have more questions fire away. I want you to understand also that
when you get into the details of any Office program, MSFT has specific
newsgroups for those programs (for example excellent Outlook groups and
excellent Word groups, and Excel groups with many experts on them.
If you have any more questions though about using them in general, put them
up and we'll be glad to answer them.
"Josephine" <Josephine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi Harris
> What i mean is if i buy a notebook which is loaded with vista and if my
> current MS office XP can't be used on vista, then those basic program such
> words/excel can't be used too right?
> So u are saying that MS office XP should be able to install on a Vista OS
> right, only Outlook 2002 can't be used?
> "Chad Harris" wrote:
>> Hi Josephine--
>> I don't understand your comment "however afraid I can't use a simple
>> such as Excel or Word which is the reason I buy the notebook"
>> What the MSKB doesn't say is that Outlook 2002 works fine, but email
>> passwords are not saved. This is because Outlook stores passwords in
>> protected storage interface and Vista
>> does not support it.
>> Otherwise you can sure use Office XP and all its components in Vista.
>> Uninstall any trials of Office if you have them first.
>> Good luck,
>> "Josephine" <Josephine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I would like to know if I can install MS office XP (should be 2002, I
>> > on Window Vista. I am thinking of buying a notebook which is loaded
>> > with
>> > window vista, however afraid that I can't use a simple program such as
>> > excel
>> > or word which is the reason I buy the notebook. On top of that, I do
>> > not
>> > wish
>> > to pay additional for a new MS office or downgrade the OS to Win XP.