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Need Microsoft Office - nice and cheap

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  1. jdp1962
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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I've just bought a new computer, running Windows 7. My old one is XP, and the version of Office that I have running on it is also XP, and I don't think it will run on the new one.

    Does anyone know the cheapest way of getting a copy of Office compatible with Windows 7?
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    Should still work on Windows 7, I upgraded from XP to 7 last year and I put my office disk in and it works fine.
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    Thanks; will give it a go.
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    Openoffice.org free!!
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    Keeno Spooly Spooly Boosty Boosty!

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    Dammit! I was gonna say that!

    Only downside to openoffice is that you have to convert it to PDF in order to use the files on a PC without openoffice.
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    I had an offer at work not long ago where I could buy it for about £30 and it was also eligible for my family and friends. I'll find out tomorrow if the offer is still valid and see if I can help you out.
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    That's kind of you; thank you. I will try loading the old XP version first, though. I plan to spend tomorrow evening setting the new one up and migrating all my stuff from this one.
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    If I was the type of person who promoted piracy.........then this message would be edited
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Jeff if you know any students eg in the family, im pretty sure they can get it for about £25 or thereabouts.....im pretty sure there was a load of info on it on Martins Moneysaving expert or Hot UK Deals...
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    As Nilz said if you know any students give them a shout!lol .. I got mine from here Microsoft Office 2010 Student Pro Plus: SAVE with 90% Off | Software4Students.co.uk :icon_thumright: The benefits of being a student!lol
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    Yup, you were spot on, SOP! My faithful old Office XP loaded srtaight on without a hitch. I've only loaded Word and Excel, as they're all I need.

    Thank you to everyone else for their suggestions and offers of discounted deals. They were all much appreciated, even if, in the end, I didn't need them.
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