Installing Office 97 & Office 2000 under Win 98 ?

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Installing Office 97 & Office 2000 under Win 98 ?

Postby Savio » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:48:34 GMT

Dear All,

It it possbile to install Microsoft Office 98 & Micrsoft 
Office 2000 under a single operating Windows 98 
environment? If yes,appreciate if you guide me with the 

Many thanks,


Re: Installing Office 97 & Office 2000 under Win 98 ?

Postby Mike Williams [MVP] » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 18:13:28 GMT

No. Office 98 is for Mac and Office 2000 is for Windows.

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Re: Installing Office 97 & Office 2000 under Win 98 ?

Postby Uml0eg » Fri, 23 Jan 2004 15:41:06 GMT

I also have a problem trying to install Office 97 with Windows 98 (ME).  It gives an error that it is not a win32 app.

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