New Office Does Not Support Windows XP and Windows Vista

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sadatoni

Doesn't matter. The new Office is ugly.

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livebriand

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I will be sticking with Office 2010 for that exact reason.

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$m

I don't see anything wrong with this decision. Sure, XP may still have its place on older hardware (grandma's desktop, or your ancient netbook), but it's time to move on.

As for Vista, let's not even go there.

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warptek2010

See nothing wrong? How about Microsoft's attempt to squeeze more money out of users????

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Budman_NC

...the two—er, few—remaining Vista users...

Hey! I represent that remark! :)

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Scatter

Yeah, and originally you couldn't upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 but now we can miraculously upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8. This is just more Microsoft bullshit where they use their leverage in one product to try to force people into upgrading another of their products.

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big_montana

XP is more than 10 years old, even Apple will not support an OS that old. Get over it, pay the $39 and upgrade to Windows 8 (that's right it only cost $39 to upgrade to Win 8) and you will have updated security features that XP does not provide, and patches that will soon be turned off.

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Scatter

Again, you couldn't upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 but you can upgrade from Windows Xp to Windows 8.

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livebriand

No, it's the same in both cases. You can't do an in-place upgrade in either case, though XP qualifies you for an upgrade copy of 7 or 8.

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BryceBooth

Absolutely. People tend to rag on Microsoft for doing things half-assed, yet still expect them to devote time and resources on archaic software.

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philipa25

My guess is that it's because those os's are losing their support in general. Wouldn't be surprised if it's fairly easy to install it on either, but they don't want to have to deal with issues that come up for OS's they support.

Wait, that makes sense. Replace the above with some random stupid comment

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ultrapain

XP is a 10 year old o/s, and Vista utterly BLOWS, so why is this even an issue?

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jonnyohio

Once everything was 'XP', then everything was 'My', then it was 'Live', now it's all going to be 'New'?

Someone please shoot me.

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Cy-Kill

Another stupid decision by Microsoft in trying to force people to upgrade to Windows 7 or Vista 2 (read: Windows 8)!

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don2041

VIVA Libra Office

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loozer

This is another stupid and completely arbitrary decision by microsoft, considering that Vista and windows 7 share the same base and are nearly 100% compatible in software.

It will probably be hacked to run on vista soon.

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runner7775

The decision is not completely arbitrary as you would suggest. The end of Mainstream support for Windows Vista came this April. It doesn't make sense to work in compatibility for an OS that is out of mainstream support along with being under 10% usage.

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loozer

It's arbirtary because it takes no extra work to make a win7 application compatible with vista. Unless office 2013 uses some extremely crazy coding tricks(it shouldn't), or some extremely deep OS integration(it doesn't), then all of the code should run on vista with no modification.

Microsoft has decided to not support vista and is intentionally writing additional code to block installation on the system.

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knipfty

What's the big deal? You can still use Office 2010, 2007, and 2003 on Vista? It just may be that MS wants to make sure that people retire the old OS's sooner rather than later.

There is nothing evil or stupid in this decsion.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

(There is nothing evil or stupid in this decsion.)

and you know this... HOW?

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Caboose

That's right. Everything is a conspiracy to steal your information. Right?

Goddamn moron!

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'69 GS Bui-hog

Has anybody ever figured out why the typewriter tab key on my computer keyboard stopped working sometime around Windows 98?

I miss those days.

I also liked it when you could jump out of frames on the internet, but that's no longer possible. Lately pop-up advertisements have bloated the internet, along with automatic streaming video commercials. I don't even bother to look at the content of the webp[age sometimes, I just turn back...especially if Firefox's NoScript add-on can't KEEP ME IN CONTROL.

And that's another thing. Why is Firefox 13 crashing because of Mozilla, and whatever happened to some of the nicest things from an open source browser? Why can['t a get rid of Google add-ons now?

Do I want the latest and greatest software to be more productive?

Ask me if I like fighting those pop-ups from the Windows 7 taskbar. Nothing like the constant reminder from a small preview window that I don't necessarily need to see every time I move my mouse over the busiest part of my screen real estate.

Miscrosoft obviously has traded off their best features from the original programming.

Anybody else miss the up arrow key whenever you navigate the file system tree? Using the back arrow key confuses me in Windows 7, because I always have to pause to remember I'm not browsing the internet. Don't even get me started about the number of times I've gone on their wild goose chase since Redmond changed how their "My Documents" flows.

These are questions about learning curves and the end-user. They are superficial changes to the original Windows footprint, that are nothing more than aesthetic nonsense resulting in confusion and slowdown of productivity in the workplace.

Do I want an Office upgrade?

Let's just say I'm very careful my Windows XP optical disc doesn't degrade.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

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