Is it possible to have two different versions of Word in the same computer?
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Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun
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Apr 3, 2012

For practical reasons I want to keep the Word 2002 version of when I install a new Word version. Is it possible? How to avoid that the installation manager installs it on top of the previous version?

TIA


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Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
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Yes Apr 3, 2012

Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun wrote:

For practical reasons I want to keep the Word 2002 version of when I install a new Word version. Is it possible? How to avoid that the installation manager installs it on top of the previous version?

TIA


I have myself two versions on the same computer. You only need to put them in different folders. Create a folder and put the new version there. If during the installation you are asked whether the old version that has been found should be replaced (or something like this), clearly answer no.

Good luck!


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Yes! Apr 3, 2012

As Salvador says, I can confirm that I have run Word 2010 and Word XP on the same computer (under Windows 7) and it was OK.

However, do be warned: this is not the case for certain other programmes!

I was furious when a recent download of Acrobat Reader disabled and over-wrote an earlier version of the full Acrobat that I had installed some years earlier!


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Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun
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closing the topic Apr 3, 2012

Thanks Christel and Tony!

It is clear now.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Yes, but... Apr 3, 2012

Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun wrote:
For practical reasons I want to keep the Word 2002 version of when I install a new Word version. Is it possible? How to avoid that the installation manager installs it on top of the previous version?


What operating system is this?


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Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun
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Windows 7 Apr 4, 2012

Hi Samuel,

It is Windows 7


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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VM solution Apr 4, 2012

You can run an earlier OS on Windows 7 by installing a VM (Virtual Machine) - I do it with XP so that I can continue using my dictionaries and other programs no longer available in W7 .

However, I find it slower than W7 so in the end I don't use it as much as I thought I would initially.


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pmakinen  Identity Verified
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You Need to Edit the Registry Apr 4, 2012

Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun wrote:

For practical reasons I want to keep the Word 2002 version of when I install a new Word version. Is it possible? How to avoid that the installation manager installs it on top of the previous version?

TIA


See the discussion and links at http://christinekent.blogspot.com/2011/04/installing-multiple-versions-of-word-on.html


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No problem… Apr 4, 2012

…under Linux/Crossover Linux. Just install them into different bottles. Moreover, you can even have several independent instances of the same version of Microsoft Office.

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Walter Moura  Identity Verified
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Sure, Easily Apr 4, 2012

No problem.

I have Office 2003 and Office 2007 in the same machine, and there is no conflict.

All you have to do is to install it normally from the CD.

First you install the older version (2002 in you case). When it is installed, you put the CD to install the newer version.

Office will detect the older version and will ask if you want to write it over. Click "No".
It will present you with a list of the applications you will want to preserve in your PC. Mark only those you want to remove (I marked the Word I wanted to remain, and had the opposite result).
The Office will proceed with the installation as usual.

Remember, the older version first. If you already have the newer version installed, you will have to uninstall it, then install the older version and after that, the newer one.

Visit this microsoft site for further information.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928091/pt-br

Regards,


Walter


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