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Since my Office 2010 Beta key will be expiring soon and my office 2007 key didn't work I will need to go back to Office 2000 which I have heard runs in Windows 7. So I installed Office 2000 Premium in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, but now when I open outlook it opens but then crashes right away. Is there anyway to get Outlook working? I know that Office 2000 is old but I do not have the money right now to buy Office 2010 so I have to use 2000 because I have it. All of the other programs work just not Outlook. I am going to try and reinstall, but I don't think that it will solve my problem. Any ideas??

asked Oct 10 '10 at 16:14

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closed May 07 '11 at 14:30

The question has been closed for the following reason "Solved by buying a new version of Office." by TheTechDude May 07 '11 at 14:30

It might be a lot easier to just use Open Office

answered Oct 10 '10 at 18:12

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The problem with that is that after using Office for so long I feel that OpenOffice just isn't good enough. I use it in my Ubuntu Virtual Machine all the time though.

(Oct 10 '10 at 18:21) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

I found it a bit different but after a while you get used to it.

(Oct 10 '10 at 18:31) markd12 markd12's gravatar image

okay (20 characters)

(Oct 10 '10 at 19:19) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Why not use Thunderbird? It's full and should all the the features you need for email.

answered Oct 10 '10 at 21:27

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I like outlook. I am a Microsoft fan and love outlook.

(Oct 10 '10 at 23:20) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Well if you can't afford getting a newer version looks like you aren't going to be able to use it...

(Oct 10 '10 at 23:44) seth_moore seth_moore's gravatar image

I can afford it its just that I have better things to buy than Office so I am running it inside of XP mode. And i check it on my ipod touch.

(Oct 11 '10 at 00:26) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

what is wrong with the office 2007 install? does it not activate, try to call it in...

answered Oct 10 '10 at 21:29

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It turned out to be a trial even though it was marked in the doc. Full paid product

(Oct 10 '10 at 23:19) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Right-click on the exes that you're trying to run. Then when the properties window comes up, go to compatibility and set it to windows 2000

answered Oct 11 '10 at 10:23

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It got to the point now where it stays open a bit longer and then just closes.

(Oct 11 '10 at 11:04) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Since you have Win7 ultimate you can do XP mode which is downloadable from Microsoft. It just runs windows XP in a vm. Its not very ideal, but it works.

(Oct 11 '10 at 21:55) fruitpunch36 fruitpunch36's gravatar image

I know I can but I don't want to have a VM of XP running just to check my email, all of the other programs work fine just not outlook.

(Oct 11 '10 at 23:16) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

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