> : I have system with XP Home, it came (Dell package) with Outlook,
> : pda, sync software and MSN Word.
> : For a class I bought "Microsoft Office XP Professional Version 2002"
> : for the Excel and Access. I have been told I can just install
> : this over all the existing software and Word will replace Word,
> : Outlook will replace Outlook etc.
> : My fear: Is there any possibility this upgrade will affect MSN-8?
> If this is an upgrade version, install it on top of the existing
> If the full version, remove the OEM Dell Word and Outlook, install the Pro
> version, then resync the pda.
Thanks Winston, you are right on. Someone else sent me an email
saying go ahead and I will have no problems and also a local
(outsourced) expert also said the same. So before I saw your answer I
installed from the Office cdrom. It came up an said there was one
program, Outlook, which needed to be removed first [nothing about
Word] and offered to do it. I went through the install with no
apparent problems. Then I did the registration. After that I did a
look for patches. This is when I realized the word was never replaced.
I had to find from which of the original cd's Word was installed. Then
for a few of the many patches I had to put in two cdroms, the Word on
and the Office one. That took me so late into the night I have not
yet found out if there are any pda syncing problems. The new Outlook
"stole" the primary mail role; I fixed that for each of us.
Quote:> An office install should not impact MSn8...though in the grand scheme of
> things MSn8 usually affects itself..it would be better to setup a dun
> connection, use OLXP to retreive your MSn web mail, then use IE for
> infinitely more control and a better browsing experience.
I think you are right in the first sentence, with the observation
about about Outlook grabbing mail primary role.
But everything after "..it would be better to setup" I do not understand.