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  1. Zorin 10 emulates Windows 2000, XP, 7, Mac OS X, Unity (Ubuntu), or Linux (Gnome 2) you choose your flavor! Free version to try or use, paid version (about $15) comes with installation support if needed. Lots of included software that works very well! Works with Microsoft Office 97 to 2013, simply save documents in the flavor of your choice to be compatible. Easy to install from DVD or USB. Easy to manipulate screen background and behavior of hiding bars of icons, etc. Easy to change security and firewall settings. XP mode works more like XP was supposed to work without the blue screen of death! Security updates come by notification. Software updates happen all at once when software is updated. You choose when to install. Updates come every few weeks or every few months. Everything works including installing to Raid 1 and running for over a year! Simply because that is the way I wanted it with a multi-boot PC XP, Zorin 9 Lite, Zorin 9 Ultimate, Zorin 10 Ultimate. Be aware of how you choose to download if you choose the Ultimate version, One requires a paid selection of privately written and supported drivers (about $35) which is completely legal instead of risking any possible patent infringement. Well worth the money in my opinion. Or use it without the paid drivers and most things work anyway (can be added later).
  2. Office 97_on_XP: Write down your Office 97 CD Key: _____-____________ and Product ID after instellation: ________-_______-____________-_________ To install the full version so that you don't have to put the CD in the drive to make changes: Follow this order: 1. Copy all files from CD to folder named "office97" (or something else) in C: (or another attached and formatted hard drive to keep more free C: space). 2. Download and Save “SR2b" for office 97 to the same folder. 3. Save a copy of these instructions in a text file for use without office. 4. Copy "Getting Results Book" folder from Office CD to the same place if you want to use it. 5. To solve installation problem on XP: “Htmlmarq.ocx was unable to register itself in the system registry”. Solution: Read all instructions before proceeding! Re: Office 97 does not install on XPSP2 system In XP, run regedit and use the search function for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Then browse to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ You should see htmlmarq.ocx and htmlmm.ocx separate keys. 6. Rename them to something else, ie. htmlmarq.tmp and htmlmm.tmp. You will now be able to install Office 97, including the HTML option, without incident. Do not use a MS virus eliminator (wrong name) or Office97 will have to be re-installed again! DISCLAIMER: I don't know what this section of the registery does or why these files were apparently blocked (intentionally or accidently), but this solution worked flawlessly for me. Changing Htmlmarq.ocx and Htmlmm.ocx back to their original names does not affect the operation of Office 97 once it has been successfully installed. 7. Install Office 97 Professional (Office 97 SR-1) from your created folder! CD Keys must be entered with keyboard, not copy and paste. 8. Select "Full Install" then de-select the things you don't want installed. 9. If you want it installed, Install Getting Results Book 10. Install Service Release “SR2b" and any other updates 11. To determine whether Office 97 SR-1 is properly installed on your computer, run the “Office 97 Version Checker”. (Look at the Help file in Word or Excel) 12. After full install you can delete most files from the created folder if you want to (do not delete these two FOLDERS! "Aamsstp", and "Books" (they are needed unless you want to put in the cd to operate the dictionary) or other parts you use such as “Getting Results Book, SR2b, other downloaded updates, and these instructions). You can do the deleting at a later time after everything is working! If unsure as to what you can delete, simply move it to another folder and make sure Office is working, then delete that folder later. Notes: During the installation of Office 97, don't forget to enable the installation of all the optional converters included in the package, because some of them don't install by default (select custom installation to be able to do this). Please find below a list of the necessary patches to have a fully updated Office 97, AFAIK. The patches listed below refer to Word, Excel and PowerPoint only. If you decide to install also other Office programs besides these three, please refer to Office Online - Downloads for Office 97/98 (yes, it exists still!) to check whether some more patches are needed, just in case. Service Packs: follow directions closely or errors may occurr. SR-1 -> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc723730.aspx Product ID /CD key is needed for installation. SR-2b ->https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc767936.aspx search for the right web page if these links are not correct by searching for the Q#, etc. Updates (see also Q248710): Q163299 -> wd97au.exe Q214652 -> Wd97mcrs.exe (requires SR-2b) Q214757 -> fm2paste.exe (requires SR-2b) Q215462 -> Wd97SP.EXE (requires SR-2b, install this one just after SR-2b) Q222180 -> pf_setup.exe Q222180 -> OFF97UIP.EXE (requires SR-2b) Q238445 -> JetCopkg.exe (not needed for 2k, XP and newer OSes) Q238918 -> cnfupd.exe Q241873 -> OFFHLINK.exe Q249881 -> WW5Pkg.exe (may not be needed...) Q255606 -> xl8p9pkg.exe Q256904 -> Wd97lyp.exe (requires SR-2b)Q269263 -> xl8p10pkg.exe Q268477 and Q299368 -> ppt97sec.EXE (requires SR-2b) Q273956 -> jetcu40.exe (not needed for 2k, XP and newer OSes) Q274249 -> wdac97.exe (requires SR-2b) Q830354 -> Office97-KB830354-ENU.exe (requires SR-2b) Q830356 -> Office97-KB830356-ENU.exe (requires SR-2b) Converters (install in this order): 1) ppmm.EXE 2) OCONVPCK.EXE 3) FileFormatConverters.exe 4) compatibilitypacksp1-kb940289-fullfile-en-us.exe 5) compatibilitypacksp2-kb953331-fullfile-en-us.exe 6) office2007-kb969613-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 7) office2007-kb969618-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 8) office2007-kb969679-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 9) office2007-972581-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 10) office2007-kb973704-fullfile-x86-glb.exe Free Add-On: DRAW98.EXE And the subsequent updates to MS Office 2007 Compatibility Pack continued to work with Office 97, under Windows XP SP3, until recently. Now there is an issue: GIFIMP32.FLT v. 2003.1100.8327.0, from KB2289163 refuses to import GIFs for Office-97! The work-around for it is to fall back to the previous version, which is: GIFIMP32.FLT v. 2003.1100.8165.0, from KB921598, which is the last one known for sure to work with Office-97. Both updates remain available from MS... However they do contain .msp files that 7z cannot open, but MsiX can (so the latest Universal Extractor also should). Among the extracted contents of one of the .msp files there is one .cab file from which one can extract the sought-after GIFIMP32.FLT file.

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