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Hello there, I have purchased your new Windows 8.1. and amlooking

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Hello there, I have purchased your new Windows 8.1. and amlooking forward to having it installed. I have been using Microsoft products since they were first introduce. However I am not a very good techi.
Can you please advise me on the following.
I currently have Windows XP on my system with Excel and Word and also Microsoft.
The are eithe 2003 or 2007 versions.
Are these compitable with Windows 8.1.
Your advise on how I should proceed will be most welcome.

Hello Jim! Thank you for your question. I am a licensed computer professional with over ten years of experience, and I will be assisting you today.

I'm sorry about the issue. Yes, those Microsoft Office Word / Excel program are compatible with windows 8.1.

If you have the Microsoft Office CD disk or download and the license/product key for it, then you can install it on your windows 8.1 computer now.


Note: If you do not have the office cd disk or license/product key, then I'll let you know some alternate solutions.

Please click on the Reply to Expert tab below, and reply back to me, so I can help further if there is still any issue. Thank you,

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes I have downloaded the Winsows 8.1 and I have my Product key.


Do I just go ahead and install 8.1.

Should I back up my system first.

When I back up me Cdrive should the backup include all my programmes as well or will the bach up include My Documents only?

Programs cannot be backed up, so just back up your documents, photos, and any other data you need. Programs have to be reinstalled.

Do you also have your Microsoft Office software cd disk? And do you know your microsoft office license/product key (not windows 8.1 license/product key)?

Please let me know. Thank you
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