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  • Started 8 years ago by cygpup
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cygpup
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I use Windows Vista Home Premium on a new PC. The PC came bundled with 'trial versions of
programs' - that you can delete if you don't want it. However the PC came with the trial
version of 'Microsoft Office'. I know I would never use it - as I use 'Microsoft Works' instead.
I am leery about removing 'Microsoft Office' without asking you first.

Is it safe/ wise to remove 'Microsoft Office'??

Are any other programs co-dependent on 'Microsoft Office' for operation?? If I removed the
'Microsoft Office' - would 'Microsoft Works' still work?

Thank you for your help.

Posted 8 years ago
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ScottW
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Cygpup, yes it is safe to remove MS Office and no it will not break MS Works. It will also save you from having to install some extra patches for Office from Microsoft Update.

If you ever did want to try MS Office, you can get a trial of the latest version at the Office Online website. Also, if you should want to view Office documents that won't load in Works, you can get free viewers from MS.

Posted 8 years ago
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Budohorseman
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There is no problem with dumping Microsoft Office. If you find yourself needing something similar in the future, go with OpenOffice. Everything moves easily between applications, with the exception of the Databases (OO Base and MS Access) but that pretty much holds true for any type of database migration. I made the switch from Microsoft to OpenOffice a few years ago myself and have been quite pleased with it.

P.S. Works is an independent program and can stand on its own.

Posted 8 years ago
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whs
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I can confirm the stand-alone character of Works. I removed it from my system without any problems. Contrary to you, I use Office 2007 all the time. For the money, it is probably the best program package under the sun.

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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Agree with <whs>.
The MS Office prices in below link look VERY reasonable to me.
Not sure but think one must have an individual package for EACH computer they use or own.
http://store.microsoft.com/mic.....;WT.srch=1
Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 8 years ago
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whs
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Rick, Office 2007 Home and Student is licensed for 3 systems. And they sell it now for under $100 - $40 if you buy it at the time you buy the PC (I think that was at BestBuy and Office Depot).

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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@whs
Student and Teachers Edition. You sure you qualify ????
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CHECK OUT THIS DEAL FROM MS - BEST THING GOING.
http://www.microsoft.com/stude.....fault.aspx
My Son Graduated College already so can't take advantage of this.
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I do run $700 Office 2003 (everything but kitchen sink) Editions on all machines.
That's why I can't change. :( :(
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I'll leave out my usual "rant" against AIG and MS criminals for decorum purposes.

Posted 8 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
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wow $700 for ms office doesn't really seem very probable to me =\

could buy a whole new and better pc with that kinda money :D

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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@Jack,
Check out Student LINK Deal I posted right above your last post.
You qualify for Office Ultimate Deal.
EDIT: I didn't pay $700 price for software because I use to be MS Partner.
Best Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 8 years ago
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whs
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Rick, I think you misunderstand. The Office 2007 Home and Student edition is for everybody - not only for students. The MS deal you posted is special though. But as I said, if you shop around, you can find a low price. And that should not keep you from changing. And Home and Student comes with all this stuff:

The ones I use the most are PP, Word and the Picture Manager.

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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@whs,
I custom installed so left out a bunch of stuff like OneNote, etc.......
Do have 2007 Converter Pack installed plus Reverse Registry Tweaks to open stuff MS has taken out.

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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@whs,
Won't be long now.
Microsoft to limit Office 2003 support April 14, 2009.
http://www.computerworld.com/a.....rce=NLT_PM
Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 8 years ago
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whs
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But if it ain't broke, don't fix it. They will probably come out with what they call Office 14. I would expect that to appear with Windows7 ship.
PS: What happened to our OP? We always seem to loose them.

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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@whs,
Us on the Welcoming Committee have a bad habit of running them off. (LOL)
Remember the "know it all" OP that wrote the epistle ............
It is on the forum some place.
Best Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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DUPLICATE POST in Error. Mouse "Botton Chatter" Problem.

Posted 8 years ago
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cygpup
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Thank you all for your help. You always come through for me.

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