Microsoft® Office XP on Windows Vista®

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Microsoft® Office XP is also known as Microsoft® Office 10.0 or Microsoft® Office 2002. It was released in conjunction with the Windows® XP operating system. It is the upgraded version of Microsoft® Office 2000 with many enhancements and changes. But, when it is installed on a system with the Windows Vista® operating system, some problems might occur. In this article, we discuss about Microsoft® Office XP and the issues related to its installation on a computer system with Windows Vista®.





  • About Microsoft® Office XP

  • Issues related to Microsoft® Office XP on Windows Vista®

  • Resolution of issues related to Microsoft® Office XP on Windows Vista®



About Microsoft® Office XP



It was Microsoft® Office XP that introduced the Safe Mode feature, which allows applications such as Microsoft® Outlook® to boot when it might otherwise fail. Safe Mode enables Microsoft® Office to detect and repair as well as avoid the source of any problem, such as a corrupt registry or a faulty add-in. Smart tag is a technology introduced with Microsoft® Office XP. Some smart tags operate based on user activity, such as smart tags that help with keyboard typing errors. The smart tags that are supplied with the products are not programmable. Developers, on the other hand, can create custom smart tags. In Microsoft® Office XP, custom smart tags work only in Microsoft® Word and Microsoft® Excel®. Microsoft® Office XP includes integrated voice command and text dictation capabilities, as well as handwriting recognition. Microsoft® Office XP is the last version to support Windows® 98, Windows® Me, and Windows® NT 4.0, and the first version that requires Product Activation to thwart piracy.



Issues related to Microsoft® Office XP on Windows Vista®



Microsoft® recommends using Microsoft® Office 2007 with Windows Vista®. But, many PC users prefer using earlier versions of Microsoft® Office, including Microsoft® Office 2002. While using Microsoft® Excel® 2002 with Windows Vista®, you may face some problems. Most of these problems are easy to troubleshoot, and can be resolved by users of any skill level. Microsoft® Excel® 2002 is compatible with Windows Vista® as long as you maintain regular Windows® updates. Updates are also available in order to view Microsoft® Excel® 2007 files in Microsoft® Excel® 2002. You may also face some problems either during or after installation. Microsoft® recommends reinstalling Microsoft® Office XP to repair problems with the installation. The issues that you may face include programs not opening, errors while trying to open or use any Office application, and errors during the installation process.



Resolution of issues related to Microsoft® Office XP on Windows Vista®


If you face any problem, either during installation or after installation of Microsoft® Office XP on Windows Vista®, we recommend you to uninstall Microsoft® Office XP and reinstall it. This may resolve the problem that you are facing. If the problems faced by you are related to any particular application within Microsoft® Office XP, fix that application first and then reinstall Microsoft® Office XP. The other thing to keep in mind is to not press ‘Cancel’ or run any other programs during the installation process as this may corrupt the installation files.




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