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Win8 error mess "you need windows Vista with SP1 ..."

  1. #1

    Win8 error mess "you need windows Vista with SP1 ..."

    Hi I'm try to install Office Starter 2010 on my machine running Windows 8

    I keep getting an error message saying I need
    " windows vista with service pack 1 (SP1) or later" to install

    Has any one seen this before?

    Any possible solutions gratefully accepted

    Many thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Office Starter isn't compatible with Windows 8.

    Microsoft stopped shipping it to manufacturers before Windows 8 was released.

    You COULD try installing it under compatibility mode , or my recommendation would be to install a free equivalent such as OpenOffice or Libreoffice , both of which support .docx etc files and also give you equivalents of powerpoint etc also.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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