The Office Setup program detects the following versions of Office programs for removal when upgrading to Office 2000:
Programs Version -------- ------- Access 97, 95, 2.0 Excel 97, 95, 5.0 Frontpage 1.0, 97, 98 Outlook 98, 97 PowerPoint 97, 95, 4.0 Project 3.0, 4.0, 98 Publisher 2.0, 3.0, 97, 98 Word 97, 95, 6.0
Although Microsoft does not recommend it, it is possible to install and usemore than one version of Office on a single computer. Forexample, you can install and use both Office 2000 and Office 97 on the same computer.
For additional information about qualifying upgrade products, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
OFF2000: Products That Qualify for the Microsoft Office Upgrade
Removing Earlier Versions of Office
When you install Office, Setup checks to see whether any components from Office 97 or Office 95 are installed on your computer. If Setup detects these older components, it displays the Removing Previous Versions
dialog box. If you do not click to select the Keep these programs
check box, Setup removes the listed components installed with earlier versions of Office. This helps prevent unnecessary files from using up disk space on your computer.
If you remove older Office components, other programs that use these older components may not work correctly. For example, assume that you want to install Office 2000 and that you previously developed custom programs that work in Access 7.0. To use the custom program, Access 7.0 must be available after you install Office 2000. Therefore, you should perform a Custom installation of Office 2000, select Keep these programs
in Remove Previous Versions
, and do not install Access 2000. If you do not select Keep these programs
, Setup removes Access 7.0 and all of its components.
When to Remove Older Components
Use either of the following methods to set up Office 2000 and keep earlier versions of Office programs and Office 2000 on the same computer.
Method 1: Select Keep These Programs
Run the Microsoft Office 2000 Setup program. When you are prompted to remove the earlier components, select Keep these programs
.When Setup is completed, the older Office programs will be available.
Method 2: Install the Microsoft Office Removal Wizard, from the Office Resource Kit.
Install the Microsoft Office Resource Kit from the following location on the World Wide Web:
The Office Removal Wizard allows you to choose which earlier components to remove or keep. When the Microsoft Office Removal Wizard is finished removing files, run the Office 2000 Setup program. When you are prompted to remove the older components select Keep these programs
To Remove Earlier Versions Before Installing Office 2000
- Run the Office 2000 Setup program.
- When you are prompted to remove the earlier components, do not select Keep these programs.
To Install Earlier Versions of Office After Installing Office 2000
If you removed the earlier versions, you must reinstall the programs. To do this, use the following steps:
- Run the Setup program for each of the older programs and reinstall them.
- Verify that the older programs work correctly.
- Run the Microsoft Office Removal Wizard and remove any unnecessary old components. (This step is optional.)
- Run the Setup program for Microsoft Office 2000 again and select Keep these programs when you are prompted to remove older components.
After you complete these steps, the older programs and Microsoft Office 2000 programs will be available.
To Remove Earlier Office Programs After Installing Office 2000
Do either of the following to remove earlier versions of Office programs after you have already installed Office 2000.
- Run the Setup program for each of the older programs and click Remove All.-or-
- Use the Microsoft Office Removal Wizard to remove older components.