Windows 10: Will Word XP work on Windows 10?
any MS Office version no earlier than 2000 should work on Win10 but install the latest Service Pack for the Office software ASAP [for Office 2000 & applications, SR1 and then SP3; for Office XP & applications like Word 2002, update to SP3]. Also, install the Office Compatibility Pack to access file formats created in Office 2007 and later.
By the way, Office 2010 is the last version to support Windows XP SP3 & Vista SP1/SP2.
I apologize for not getting back on this but I want to say thank you for such detailed and thorough responses. I'm sure a lot of people besides me will benefit from this. I ultimately ended up ordering an HP computer with no operating system and will install my own Windows 7 on it - which I believe then lets me upgrade to 10 when I have time to do that. I feel better about trying to use Word XP on Windows 10. I have Windows7 Pro on another laptop that I rarely use. I had installed Word 2007 on it and nearly went crazy trying to do my work efficiently with all those goofy floating toolbars that were never where I wanted. So I kept using my older computer that had Windows XP installed - until that hard drive crashed. At that point I got a newer laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium on it (again an HP) and installed Word XP. Well... didn't work quite the way I wanted so I hung out at SevenForums.com and Windows Secrets (I no longer belong because if the ridiculous fee they want), and used a lot of other information including Paul Thurrot and various geeky sites that specialized in answering questions for the less geeky (me) and eventually got Word XP to work like it used to when I was running Windows XP (including being able to click attachments in email and have Word open automatically to show the doc), But hey, that was 5 years ago and I can't remember all that I did!! But whatever I did, it took me weeks to make everything work the way I wanted. I pretty much expect the same with this new computer.
I like Windows 10 - I've played around with it and like it pretty much. I just don't have time right now to be slowed down with my work due to new programs and new operating system. For the past week I've had to work on a borrowed Mac. Now there's frustration!!! But it's been all I have had to work with. I can use the broken laptop with an ice pack on the keyboard to prevent problems due to the broken cooling fan.... I'm using it now, but have to shut it down because I'm *using* the keyboard and can't put an ice pack on it!!
So once again, thank you and I look forward to reading anything else that might appear here. And I do hope those versions of Word that came after 2007 got rid of those awful floating toolbars and at least give the option to have them straight across the top like they were before 2007!!!
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