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  • I have Works Suite 2004 which contains Word. If I purchase a new computer with Windows7, will Word work? I have a lot of photo software (Roxio, Nero); I have been advised that old software is not compatable with Windows7. Is that true?
    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 4:54 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    As there is no Microsoft Work 2004 on hand, I cannot test it on Windows 7. However, you can try Windows 7 Upgrade advisor to check it.

     

    In addition, in Windows 7, try installing it in compatible mode:

     

    Install program under compatibility mode & Administrator level

    =================

    1. Right click on the installation file (setup.exe) and click Properties.

    2. Click on the Compatibility tab.

    3. Select Run this program in compatibility mode for.”

    4. Choose Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) from the drop down list.

    5. Select Run this program as an administrator” option under the Privilege Level topic.

    6. Click Apply, click OK.

     

    Right click on the setup file and choose Run as administrator to install it again.

     

    If it does not work, you can try running it in XP mode. Here is the detailed information:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/default.aspx

     

    Hope it helps.


    Vivian Xing - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Tuesday, December 8, 2009 9:33 AM
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 7:59 AM

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  • Compatibility center:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx

    The oldest version of Works that is listed is 8, also known as Works 2006.

    I'm not sure that the version of Word included with Works 2004 (Works 7) will work in Win7, but I'd expect so.

    In general, some old software is compatible with Win7, and some isn't. For example, I am using Nero Burning ROM 8.3.13.0 in Win7 Home Premium X64.
    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 10:02 PM
  • I had to upgrade to Roxio 2010 to get it to burn DVDs correctly on Windows 7. Not sure it was worth it as everything else seemed to work and the free ImgBurn worked great for burning DVDs.

    Rich
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 12:16 AM
  • Hi,

     

    As there is no Microsoft Work 2004 on hand, I cannot test it on Windows 7. However, you can try Windows 7 Upgrade advisor to check it.

     

    In addition, in Windows 7, try installing it in compatible mode:

     

    Install program under compatibility mode & Administrator level

    =================

    1. Right click on the installation file (setup.exe) and click Properties.

    2. Click on the Compatibility tab.

    3. Select Run this program in compatibility mode for.”

    4. Choose Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) from the drop down list.

    5. Select Run this program as an administrator” option under the Privilege Level topic.

    6. Click Apply, click OK.

     

    Right click on the setup file and choose Run as administrator to install it again.

     

    If it does not work, you can try running it in XP mode. Here is the detailed information:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/default.aspx

     

    Hope it helps.


    Vivian Xing - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Tuesday, December 8, 2009 9:33 AM
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 7:59 AM