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  • I have a new desktop running Windows 7 and Office 2007. I need several files on my old computer, such as address labels and greeting cards, which are in 2002 Office Publisher. I'm wondering if I can just load Publisher from the Office suite to the new computer and run it for those purposes.
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:11 PM

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  • On Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:11:58 +0000, anewport wrote:

    I have a new desktop running Windows 7 and Office 2007. I need several files on my old computer, such as address labels and greeting cards, which are in 2002 Office Publisher. I'm wondering if I can just load Publisher from the Office suite to the new computer and run it for those purposes.

    Microsoft  Office 2002 and older have compatibility issues with
    Windows 7. What the issues are with Publisher, and how severe they
    are, I don't know.
    Have you tried opening the files in 2007 Publisher? You should. They
    might be fine.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, July 8, 2011 7:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, July 18, 2011 9:06 AM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 6:26 PM
  • You can get more informations about the compatibility of Microsoft Office Publisher 2002 in Windows 7 by performing a query on the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center at the following web address

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Default.aspx?type=Software

    Anyway, I presume that there could be compatibility issues in running a so old version of Microsoft Office on a Windows 7 system, as K Blake told you: why don't you try using Microsoft Office Publisher 2007, instead?

    If you absolutely need to use Publisher 2002 you can try to run it in compatibiliy mode, supposed that you can install it in Windows 7 without any problem.
    You can also rely on virtualization: if you run Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, download and install Windows Virtual PC with XP Mode (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx) to have a 32 bit Windows XP Professional SP3 environment to run you old applications; otherwise, install a virtualization program, like Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24439) or Oracle VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org), create a virtual machine and install the Windows version you need to run your program.
    Remember that you must have valid Retail licenses for any operating system that you want to virtualize.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno


    • Proposed as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, July 8, 2011 7:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, July 18, 2011 9:06 AM
    Thursday, July 7, 2011 3:20 PM

All replies

  • On Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:11:58 +0000, anewport wrote:

    I have a new desktop running Windows 7 and Office 2007. I need several files on my old computer, such as address labels and greeting cards, which are in 2002 Office Publisher. I'm wondering if I can just load Publisher from the Office suite to the new computer and run it for those purposes.

    Microsoft  Office 2002 and older have compatibility issues with
    Windows 7. What the issues are with Publisher, and how severe they
    are, I don't know.
    Have you tried opening the files in 2007 Publisher? You should. They
    might be fine.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, July 8, 2011 7:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, July 18, 2011 9:06 AM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 6:26 PM
  • You can get more informations about the compatibility of Microsoft Office Publisher 2002 in Windows 7 by performing a query on the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center at the following web address

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Default.aspx?type=Software

    Anyway, I presume that there could be compatibility issues in running a so old version of Microsoft Office on a Windows 7 system, as K Blake told you: why don't you try using Microsoft Office Publisher 2007, instead?

    If you absolutely need to use Publisher 2002 you can try to run it in compatibiliy mode, supposed that you can install it in Windows 7 without any problem.
    You can also rely on virtualization: if you run Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, download and install Windows Virtual PC with XP Mode (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx) to have a 32 bit Windows XP Professional SP3 environment to run you old applications; otherwise, install a virtualization program, like Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24439) or Oracle VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org), create a virtual machine and install the Windows version you need to run your program.
    Remember that you must have valid Retail licenses for any operating system that you want to virtualize.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno


    • Proposed as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, July 8, 2011 7:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, July 18, 2011 9:06 AM
    Thursday, July 7, 2011 3:20 PM