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XL97: Products That Qualify for the Microsoft Excel Upgrade

Article ID: 174516

Article Last Modified on 8/31/2005


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174516


Microsoft Excel 97 is available in two versions: a retail version that you can install on any compatible computer, and an upgrade version that requires that a qualifying product be installed on your computer or that Disk 1 of the qualifying product be available when you run the Setup program.

This article lists the products that qualify you to use the upgrade version of Microsoft Excel 97. The retail version does not require a qualifying product.


Qualifying product names are listed on the left and their version numbers are listed on the right in the following table.

   Product                                Version

   Microsoft Excel                        All versions for Microsoft
                                          Windows and Windows NT

   Microsoft Multiplan                    All versions
   Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows                1.0 or later
   Lotus 1-2-3 for MS-DOS                 2.01 through 3.4

Note When you install Microsoft Excel 97, the Setup program may not correctly recognize that one or more of the qualifying products is installed on your computer. If this problem occurs and you are unable to install Microsoft Excel 97, contact Microsoft Technical Support. Microsoft Technical Support for Microsoft Excel for Windows is available Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Pacific time at (425) 635-7070. If you are outside the United States, contact the Microsoft subsidiary for your area. To locate your subsidiary, see the Microsoft World Wide Offices Web site at:

When you speak to a support professional, indicate that you have a qualifying product that is listed in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 174516. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

158069 Products That Qualify for the Office Upgrade

Additional query words: XL97

Keywords: kbinfo kbsetup KB174516