OFF2000: Products That Qualify for the Microsoft Office Upgrade

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SUMMARY
Microsoft Office is available in two versions, a non-upgrade version thatyou can install on any compatible computer, and an upgrade version thatrequires that a qualifying product be installed on your computer orthat disk 1 from the qualifying product be available when you runthe Setup program.

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

This applies to all packages of Office including Premium, Professional, Small Business, Standard, and Developer.

In additon, there are three products that qualify you to use the upgradeversion of Office Developer.

NOTE: The retail upgrade version of Office 2000 may not upgrade Works 6.0 or Works Suite 2001. Please contact Microsoft Technical Support and reference this article.
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If you purchase Microsoft Office 2000 Premium, Professional, Small Business, Standard, or Developer through a retail outlet or through volume-licensing programs such as Open or Select, and you are legally licensed for one of the following products, you qualify to purchase the upgrade product.

Qualifying product names are listed on the left, and their version numbersare listed on the right in the following table.

   Product                                Version   -------                                -------   Office Suites:      Microsoft Office Professional,      Version 4.0 or later for       Small Business, Standard,           Microsoft Windows       Developer, and Value Added          and Windows NT Workstation.                    Reseller (VAR) edition.           Microsoft Works, Works Deluxe,      Version 3.0 or later for MS-DOS-      and Works Suite.                    based computers, Windows and                                           Windows NT Workstation.                                                                                                               This includes Microsoft Works                                           6.0 and Microsoft Works Suite                                          2001. If the upgrade version of                                          Office 2000 does not recognize                                          one of these products, please                                               contact Microsoft Technical                                          Support.                                          NOTE: For volume licensing                                          purchases of Microsoft Office                                          2000, Microsoft Works qualifies                                          for Academic Select License and                                          Academic Open License customers                                          only.   Word Processors:      Microsoft Word                      Version 6.0 or later for MS-DOS-                                                                                     based computers, Windows, and                                          Windows NT Workstation.      WordPerfect                         Versions 4.0 to 5.1 for MS-DOS-                                            based computers and versions 5.1                                           to 6.1 for Windows.*      *Office productivity suites from Novell and Corel, which contain        WordPerfect 4.0 to 5.1 for MS-DOS-based computers or WordPerfect        5.1 to 6.1 for Windows, also qualify as an upgrade to Office.         Spreadsheets:      Microsoft Excel                     Version 5.0 or later for Windows                                           and Windows NT Workstation.      Lotus 1-2-3                         Version 2.01 to 3.4 for MS-DOS-                                           based computers and versions 1.0                                           to 4.01 for Windows.*      *Office productivity suites from Lotus, which contain Lotus 1-2-3        version 2.01 to 3.4 for MS-DOS-based computers and versions 1.0 to        4.01 for Windows, also qualify as an upgrade to Office.   Presentation Graphics:      Microsoft PowerPoint                Version 4.0 or later for Windows                                           and Windows NT Workstation.   Databases:      Microsoft Access                    Version 2.0 or later for Windows                                           and Windows NT Workstation.   Project Management:      Microsoft Project                   Version 4.0 or later for MS-DOS-                                          based computers, Windows, and                                           Windows NT Workstation.				
If Office Setup does not detect a product that qualifies you to use the upgrade version, you receive the following messages:
Setup failed to locate a valid qualifying product on your machine. Please select the drive where a qualifying product can be found.

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Error 1608. Could not find any previously installed compliant products on the machine for installing this product.

If you purchase Microsoft Office 2000 Developer through a retail outlet or through volume-licensing programs such as Open or Select, and you are legally licensed for one of the following products, you qualify to purchase the upgrade product.

Qualifying product names are listed on the left, and their version numbersare listed on the right in the following table.

Product                                Version-------                                -------Microsoft Visual Studio Professional,  Enterprise                             Version 97 or later for Windows                                       and Windows NT Workstation.Microsoft Visual Basic Professional, Enterprise                             Version 4.0 or later for Windows                                           and Windows NT or later Microsoft FoxPro                       Version 2.6 or later for MS-DOS-                                        based computers, Windows, and                                        Windows NT Workstation.Microsoft Visual FoxPro                Version 3.0 or later for Windows                                        and Windows NT Workstation. 				
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