Microsoft Office Professional 4.3 floppies... how many?

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Microsoft Office Professional 4.3 floppies... how many?

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2019-2-08 @ 04:41

I got a ton of floppies from a guy last year and included in the lot was a disk box containing Office Assistant 1.0 disks 1-3 and Office Professional 4.3 disks 1-10. I have more stuff in storage so its possible they got split up. This doesn't seem like enough floppies for such a massive program.

Does anyone know if there were "smaller" versions of Office 4.3 available? Or am I definitely missing disks? Either way, they're probably more useful as reformatted blanks since original disks tended to be much more reliable than blanks... but still, if I had the whole set I'd probably keep them intact, just because.

Is there any point to having these if I don't have them all? Though to be perfectly honest, if I wanted to play with an ancient version of Office I'd rather download a fresh copy to avoid having to worry about one bad disk.

I need some second opinions before I either horde them for no reason or wipe them mercilessly. :happy:
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Re: Microsoft Office Professional 4.3 floppies... how many?

Postby chinny22 » 2019-2-08 @ 08:04

I cant access my disks but willing to bet the last few were useless things like extra fonts, clipart, etc which may be why the guy didn't bother with them.
I found mine in a server room few years ago and 1 disk did have a bad sector meaning I had to download afresh copy anyway. But I still keep them next to my original Dos/Win3.11 disks just to have.
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Re: Microsoft Office Professional 4.3 floppies... how many?

Postby tayyare » 2019-2-08 @ 09:56

Even with the DMF formatting, my set has 24 disk imaes (1.7MB each)

I've looked around the web, found nothing less than 40MB zipped files.
GA-6VTXE PIII 1.4+512MB
Geforce4 Ti 4200 64MB
Diamond Monster 3D 12MB SLI
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120GB IDE Samsung/80GB IDE Seagate/146GB SCSI Compaq/73GB SCSI IBM
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Re: Microsoft Office Professional 4.3 floppies... how many?

Postby Rawit » 2019-2-08 @ 11:54

4.2 is 20 disks.
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Re: Microsoft Office Professional 4.3 floppies... how many?

Postby akula65 » 2019-2-08 @ 14:27

My 4.3 package is also 24 disks with the first 23 being for installation and the last for the PowerPoint Viewer.

Smart folks who bought the floppy package also took advantage of Microsoft's offer to get a CD-ROM for basically shipping costs (see photos).
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Re: Microsoft Office Professional 4.3 floppies... how many?

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2019-2-10 @ 18:15

Great, thanks for the input guys!

Only having 10 of them is probably fairly useless then. If I don't find the rest I'll probably just keep them as last-resort disks to format and use. Its amazing how much more reliable manufactured disks are than store bought.
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