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Will Microsoft Works 8.5 work with windows 7 64 bit?

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  • Hi,

       Vista on my computer was replaced with windows7 due to a failure of the OS. The HD was formatted and i lost Microsoft Works which came with the computer. I purchased Works 8.5 and it installed well, but any file I create will not open. The message is " Works cannot open the project you selected. The file may be corrupted". Evrything else I installed on the computer has worked ( printer scanner ect. ) I installed Corell word perfect 5 and it works but I am used to Microsoft Works and would rather have that. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the disc but it does not help.

    Thanks,

     Malog

    Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:37 PM

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  • On Tue, 8 Feb 2011 22:37:05 +0000, malog wrote:

       Vista on my computer was replaced with windows7 due to a failure of the OS. The HD was formatted and i lost Microsoft Works which came with the computer. I purchased Works 8.5 and it installed well, but any file I create will not open. The message is " Works cannot open the project you selected. The file may be corrupted". Evrything else I installed on the computer has worked ( printer scanner ect. ) I installed Corell word perfect 5 and it works but I am used to Microsoft Works and would rather have that. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the disc but it does not help.

    Two points:
    1. I can't help with your problem, but I can tell you that according
    to
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?l=en-us&type=Software&s=works%208.5
    or http://tinyurl.com/6xq6yhg
    Works 8 and Works 9 are both compatible with Windows 7. So I assume
    that Works 8.5 is too.

    2. You say WordPerfect 5, but I assume that you mean WordPerfect x5.
    You may be unfamiliar with it, but if you have it, I strongly
    recommend that you get familiar with it. It is an excellent program,
    and far more capable that any version of Works.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:03 PM
  • From old ~2004 HP PC, install CD-Works 7.2 (works) for me with

    W. 7 Home Prem. 64 bit in Mac Pro bootcamp.

    Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:29 AM
  • I have gone online to google and asked if Works 9 is compatible with Windows 7 and they came back with No it was not, that

    it keeps crashing.

    What gives?

    Fred

     

     

     

    Monday, September 05, 2011 3:50 PM