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SUMMARY

Microsoft Office XP is available in two versions, a non-upgrade version that you can install on any compatible computer, and an upgrade version that requires that a qualifying product be installed on your computer or that the installation media from the qualifying product be available when you run the Setup program.

This article lists the products that qualify you to use the upgrade version of Office XP. The non-upgrade version does not require a qualifying product.

Note This article excludes upgrade information about Volume License, Open License, Enterprise Agreements, and Select Customers (Upgrade Advantage). For more information about these offers, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/Default.aspx

MORE INFORMATION

There are generally three rules for upgrading to Office XP:
  • Microsoft Office 97 suites and Microsoft Office 2000 suites are the only valid upgrade products for the Office XP suites. You cannot use the Academic Edition of Office 97 or Office 2000 as a qualifying product.
  • Office 97 stand-alone products and Office 2000 stand-alone products are valid upgrade products for the Office XP stand-alone products.*
  • Office 97 suites and Office 2000 suites are valid upgrade products for the Office XP stand-alone products only if the Office XP stand-alone product is included in the corresponding Office 97 suite or Office 2000 suite*.
*The exceptions are Microsoft Outlook 2002 and Microsoft Publisher 2002. See the "No Upgrade Path for Outlook 2002" section and the "Upgrade Rebate for Publisher 2002" section for more details about these products.

List of Qualifying Products for the Office XP Upgrade Suites

The following is a list of the qualifying products for the Office XP suites:
  • Office 97 Professional
  • Office 97 Standard
  • Office 97 Small Business Edition version 1.0, version 2.0
  • Office 2000 Standard
  • Office 2000 Small Business
  • Office 2000 Professional
  • Office 2000 Premium
  • Office 2000 Developer

List of Qualifying Products for the Access 2002 Upgrade

The following is a list of the qualifying products for the Access 2002 upgrade:
  • Access 97 stand-alone
  • Access 2000 stand-alone
  • Office 97 Professional
  • Office 2000 Professional
  • Office 2000 Premium
  • Office 2000 Developer

List of Qualifying Products for the Excel 2002 Upgrade

The following is a list of the qualifying products for the Excel 2002 upgrade:
  • Excel 97 stand-alone
  • Excel 2000 stand-alone
  • Office 97 Professional
  • Office 97 Standard
  • Office 97 Small Business Edition version 1.0, version 2.0
  • Office 2000 Standard
  • Office 2000 Small Business
  • Office 2000 Professional
  • Office 2000 Premium
  • Office 2000 Developer

List of Qualifying Products for the FrontPage 2002 Upgrade

The following is a list of the qualifying products for the FrontPage 2002 upgrade:
  • FrontPage version 1.1
  • FrontPage 97 stand-alone
  • FrontPage 98 stand-alone
  • FrontPage 2000 stand-alone
  • Office 2000 Premium
  • Office 2000 Developer

List of Qualifying Products for the PowerPoint 2002 Upgrade

The following is a list of the qualifying products for the PowerPoint 2002 upgrade:
  • PowerPoint 97 stand-alone
  • PowerPoint 2000 stand-alone
  • Office 97 Professional
  • Office 97 Standard
  • Office 2000 Standard
  • Office 2000 Professional
  • Office 2000 Premium
  • Office 2000 Developer

Upgrade Rebate for Publisher 2002

There is no separate upgrade version of Microsoft Publisher 2002.

Publisher 2002 includes a coupon for a $30 U.S. mail-in rebate. To qualify for the rebate, you must be a licensed user of any of the following:
  • Publisher 97
  • Publisher 98
  • Publisher 2000
  • Office 97 Small Business (version 1.0 or 2.0)
  • Office XP Professional
The rebate offer expires December 31, 2002. This offer cannot be combined with any other Microsoft offers or rebates.

List of Qualifying Products for the Word 2002 Upgrade

The following is a list of the qualifying products for the Word 2002 upgrade:
  • Word 97 stand-alone
  • Word 2000 stand-alone

    Note Microsoft Word 2000 installed as part of Microsoft Works Suite 2000 is not a qualifying product to upgrade to either Microsoft Office XP or Microsoft Word 2002.

  • Office 97 Professional
  • Office 97 Standard
  • Office 97 Small Business Edition version 1.0, version 2.0
  • Office 2000 Standard
  • Office 2000 Small Business
  • Office 2000 Professional
  • Office 2000 Premium
  • Office 2000 Developer

No Upgrade Path for Outlook 2002

There is no upgrade path from any earlier version of Microsoft Outlook stand-alone, and there is no upgrade version of Outlook 2002.

REFERENCES

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
295346 Upgrade detection fails when you upgrade to Office XP
301286 You receive a "Setup failed to locate a valid qualifying product on your machine" error message when you install an Office XP upgrade product
290366 Setup may remove earlier versions of Office

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Article ID: 290540 - Last Review: December 4, 2007 - Revision: 4.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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