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Can I instal Word 97 on to a new HP laptop?

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Can I instal Word 97 on to a new HP laptop?
Hi, welcome and thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am glad to assist you today.

Is your new HP laptop running Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Please let me know so that I can help you further.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I haven't bought it yet but it will be a HP laptop running Windows 8.1

Hi Sally,

Thank you for writing back. I am sorry but Microsoft Word 97 is not compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Here is the link to verufy that:

Also, here is the screen shot if you cannot use that link:

Since you will be using the new version of Windows, I highly recommend that you use new versions of MS Office like 2010 or 2013 so that it will be fully compatible with a whole bunch of cool features.

Another best option is the FREE desktop publishing software that is similar to MS Office, and that is OpenOffice or LibreOffice.

Here is the link:

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