disgusted with microsoft wrote:
> In the olden days....when I had windows me...and then windows xp, all I had
> to do to open my word processor was hit the icon...my brand new POS vista OS
> doesn't allow for such ####.
> I CANNOT find ANY word processor in my program files. It's bad enough you
> people dump that POS program WORKS on our computers when everyone knows WORD
> is the better program...but now with VISTA...you don't let a person just open
> GD program.
> You've got all kinds of crap for pictures and music...big EFFING WHOOP. I
> want to open the GD word processor. And cannot find it ANYWHERE. NO EFFING
> ICON...no listing for works in the programs file...
> What a POS.
> SO what EFFiNG secret is there to getting to my GD word processor?????
Windows has never come with a Word Processor, either Word or Works. If
your previous computer came with one, that's because the place you
bought it from included it in the price. It seems increasingly common
for new computers to be supplied without such software, possibly to keep
the cost down, possibly because they know many people already have a
copy they can install on the new machine and don't want to pay for
another unnecessarily. It's sometimes offered as optional extras.
If you don't want to pay for Microsoft Word, you might want to check out
) which is a free, open-source, suite with
similar functionality to MS Office. It is able to open and save MS
formats, usually very successfully although there can occasionally be
some incompatibility. But then you can't expect perfection from
something that's free, and it is getting better.
I do realise you've said in another post that you have Office 2000 but
have problems with the license key. I'm not sure if the license key is
the same thing as the certificate of authenticity - you might want to
try looking for a license key elsewhere on the disc or packaging. Apart
from that, I'm afraid I can't help there and hope you get it sorted. If
not, you may want to check out OpenOffice before buying a new copy of
Office. But then, if your new computer had come with Office, you would
have paid for it anyway, although admittedly not so much.
Hope I don't get lynched for mentioning open-source here... ;o)