Windows 7 has certainly captured the attention of several Windows users. They have started migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. Unlike Windows Vista, Windows 7 is far more stable and reliable and better in performance as well. With the release of Service Pack 1, Windows 7 has improved to a great extent. But, being in the UK, I have noticed several computer users who haven’t yet migrated to Windows 7. On asking them why? They replied saying that XP is stable and reliable and they prefer stability instead of new features and eye candy looks.
If you are an XP user you may still consider having a compatibility pack installed in order to open, view and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. The compatibility pack will also install fonts from Windows 7 in XP. This will allow you to use Windows 7 fonts in Windows XP without the hassle of downloading them separately.
Installing the Compatibility Pack:
Download the Microsoft Compatibility Pack from here.
Double click the FileFormatConverters.exe t o launch the setup.
Follow the on screen instructions and complete the installation.
That’s it! Now, you should be able to open new document extensions in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and also use new fonts in XP.