I have a Toshiba laptop that came with Works (8.5). I have never used it as I installed Open Office 2 (around 8 minutes download).
Took a look at it and the word processor appears to be of the Word 97 flavour - looks OK although as I say never used it. The old Works was absolutely dire in comparison to Office - or anything else really.
I’d be surprised if it wasn’t supplied with your daughter’s laptop, usually comes free with most computers with Windows installed.
Microsoft wanted to verify the installation and register it, which I did, now it is doing a 20 minute update before it can apply a security update.
I use OpenOffice 2 on this machine and Abiword & Gnumeric on the Ubuntu machines and have up to now had no difficulties in exchanging files with Office users, provided I remember to save it as an MS Office file that they use.
You can download Works 9 from Microsoft, $39.95.