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Did a reset of my computer saving files and photos.  However, lost administrator account and lost all files and photos.  Have reinstalled from a back-up flash drive, but no longer have Microsoft Works to open many documents.  Is there any way to download Microsoft Worksand Task Launcher?  This factory installed on my computer 7 years ago with Windows 7.  It was operating with Windows 10, until my reset today.  Thank you.

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Hello @dgfchaumont

 

Thank you for posting. Welcome to the HP Support forum !

 

Microsoft Works is a discontinued office suite. It was initially released in 1988 and Microsoft ditched it few years ago.

 

You will need to use Microsoft Office - and eventually buy a license for it.

Microsoft offers subscription based Office payment - 1 PC/1 user for 6.99 USD/per month >> Office 365 >>

https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/cat/Office-365/categoryID.68021500

 

You may buy a perpetual license for 149 USD / 1 payment >> https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/cat/All-Office/categoryID.69403900?icid=Homepage_Le...

 

 

If you have a documents created with Works and saved in the old Works file format, you will need to use this free utility and convert the files to newer MS Office format so that you can read your old docs >> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12

 

 

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Thanks for your response.  I have Microsoft Office 2000 Premium, which works fine in Windows 10.  So, I could potentially convert the Microsoft Works documents to Microsoft Word and Excel.  I downloaded the convertor, but have not been able to find out if it will work with Microsoft Office 2000.  Although the convertor is in my program list, it does not seem to open or do anything?

 

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Personally, I have never used the converter program.

Last time I have seen MS Works was with old PC - version 8 - many many years ago. Not sure if it works on Windows 10 as Windows 10 is special as it might reject quite a lot of old software due to being non-compatible. From what I see during my research for this issue, all that is needed is to just install the software.

 

You may try to right click the wps file (Works file) and try to open it with MS Office after the converter has been installed.

 

Something else I just found is that the free open-source office - LibreOffice should be able to open MS Works files

Download and use for free from > https://www.libreoffice.org/

You may eventually convert them to DOC/Word files if you want to or keep Libre Office installed along with your MS Office 2000.

 

Let me know if this works for you.

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My laptop crashed and I had to take it to the Geek Squad.  They had to wipe my hard drive and reset my computer.  THey saved my files but not my programs.  All of my info is saved under 2007 Microsoft Works Task Launcher.

I do Not know how to download it to access my files.   HELP ME PLEASE!!!!  I was born in 1940 and have trouble with these modern electronics.

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@dgfchaumont wrote:

Did a reset of my computer saving files and photos.  However, lost administrator account and lost all files and photos.  Have reinstalled from a back-up flash drive, but no longer have Microsoft Works to open many documents.  Is there any way to download Microsoft Worksand Task Launcher?  This factory installed on my computer 7 years ago with Windows 7.  It was operating with Windows 10, until my reset today.  Thank you.



 

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