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Old 01-24-01, 11:05 AM
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I know that's a silly question, but let me explain. I would like to upgrade a few old laptops at work to Office 2000 (from 97), but I want to make sure the processors can handle it.

The problem is that I can't find it anywhere:
1. It's not on whatever remains of the original paperwork.
2. In Windows 95, it doesn't tell you in the properties of "My Computer". It just says "Pentium."
3. It doesn't say anywhere in set-up.

FWIW - IBM ThinkPad 765L, 96 MB RAM.

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Old 01-24-01, 12:20 PM
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I think they would have the Pentium/166 with MMX.

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Old 01-24-01, 12:23 PM
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Try downloading and running this

http://support.intel.com/support/pro...s/frequencyid/
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Old 01-24-01, 01:15 PM
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I think they would have the Pentium/166 with MMX.




That's what I think they are, but I'm not totally sure. They might be P/133. But I guess Office 2000 would run anyway (not great, of course, but OK).

This brings up another question I had - since I have no intention of making these laptops Windows NT (the resources are just not up to it), are there any issues with running Office 2000 with Windows 95?
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Old 01-24-01, 01:50 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Professor Frink:
That's what I think they are, but I'm not totally sure. They might be P/133. But I guess Office 2000 would run anyway (not great, of course, but OK).

This brings up another question I had - since I have no intention of making these laptops Windows NT (the resources are just not up to it), are there any issues with running Office 2000 with Windows 95?



I've only used a combination of Win95 and Office 2000 on one system, but it works fine on that one.

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Old 01-24-01, 11:30 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Professor Frink:
That's what I think they are, but I'm not totally sure. They might be P/133. But I guess Office 2000 would run anyway (not great, of course, but OK).





My sister is using a P166 not even MMX with WinME and Office 2k runs well (not as good as my Athlon 750 of course ). She has 64 megs of RAM though, with 32 it was slower but still OK.
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if you have directx 6 or above:

start button-->run command-->type in "dxdiag" (no quotes)

info should be on first tab

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quote:
Originally posted by Professor Frink:
This brings up another question I had - since I have no intention of making these laptops Windows NT (the resources are just not up to it), are there any issues with running Office 2000 with Windows 95?



Worked great here for as long as I used it. I did however have a beef with Access 2000 not being backwards compatible, but that has nothing to do with the question.
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