Windows XP Media Edition and Office 97
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lexical  Identity Verified
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Jan 29, 2007

I've been running Office 97 successfully for 4 years on Windows XP Home, but I'm now going to have to replace my computer. (The reason I'm still using Office 97 is that it works, I'm used to it and I hate enriching Microsoft unnecessarily).

The computer models I've been looking at come loaded with Windows XP Media Edition or they are "Vista Ready". There doesn't seem to be an option of pre-loaded XP Home or Pro. Does anyone know how far Media Edition differs from standard XP? Has anyone any experience of running 97 on Windows Media Edition?


Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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should be ok Jan 29, 2007

based on this article:, it should be ok to install office97 in the media center. i don't have first hand experience though.


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office 97 runs ok on XP Media Jan 29, 2007

after you install be sure to run the online update


lexical  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:23
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Frank, did you mean... Jan 30, 2007 the online update of XP Media Edition or of Office 97?


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