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Microsoft Office (2003 + 2007 + 2010)

Question: Microsoft Office (2003 + 2007 + 2010)

Is it possible to install the 3 different version of Microsoft Office within the same PC? If so, in which sequence? ascending or decending order?

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Office (2003 + 2007 + 2010)

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Answer: Microsoft Office (2003 + 2007 + 2010)

In short, NO, not without a bit of hassle at least.
But why would you like to do so in the first place if I may ask?


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What's the difference between the 3? Or is there any difference? I was thinking about upgrading down the road sometime but not sure I will.

Currently I'm very happy with my Office 2003. It works well for me.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 vs. 2007 vs. 2003

There is a bit of information here:

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Hey guys, my wife is taking a course that requires her to install Office 2010. The issue is that she wants to preserve her current setup which includes Office 2003 and 2007 existing side-by-side on her Windows 7 (64-bit Home Edition) notebook.
The 2003/2007 setup is not one that she really wants to mess with (i.e., she has no interest whatsoever in uninstalling the two Office suites that she currently has), so ideally she would like to have Office 2010 installed temporarily (for the duration of her course) on the machine without interfering with the current setup.
What is the most painless way of doing this that does not involve shelling out for a second computer?

Answer:Installing Office 2010 on a machine with Office 2003/2007

Hi, welcome to the forum,
I had a similar situation here but in the end I opted out.

I removed both Office 2003 and 2007 and installed 2010, I then used virtual XP and installed 2003 there, 2007 and 2010 are too similar and the dll's will 'bite' along the way.

Even my 2003 and 2007 gave me issues after some time.

Have you checekd what the Microsoft Support site says?

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I have been running Office 2003 since it first came out and continue to run it on virtually all my computers. I have one recently purchased computer with Win7 and thought I would try Office 2010. Aside from the amazingly awkward interface and organization of things, I have noticed:

far more problems with corrupted files in Office2010 than in Office2003
Further, when I send documents via email between computers I find that some .docx files arrive as .dat files. Does not ever happen when files are simply move across the network
xls files created in xl2003 run much faster in their native environment than when translated into xl2010 and run in that environment (benchmarks on the two computers suggest that they are about = re performance)

Has anyone had similar problems

Answer:Office 2003 vs Office 2007/2010

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Since support is about to end for 2003 version, I think that it may be time to change. If I go to either 2007 or 2010 version, I think that I understand that "opening and reading" an "XLS" file will not be any problem since you can use the
Compatibility Pack". I am not so sure about the templates ( XLT ) files. Will I be able to continue those files, because I use them on a daily basis. Will an XLT file open and be able to be used in either 2007 or 2010 ?

Answer:Changing from Office 2003 to either 2007 or 2010

XLS files can still be opened. Supposedly it is possible that some things might appear a little different when opening them with newer versions, but I've never found this to be true. And while I can't tell you for sure, I'm 98% sure XLT files will open just fine too. Basically you can open old format files in newer versions of Office, but you can't open newer format files with older Office versions.

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Hey, i've recently formatted my laptop , it is windows xp and i tried to install microsoft office 2010 at first, but there was an error saying ''microsoft office enterprise 2010 encountered an error during setup'' so then i tried to install microsoft office 2007 and the same error appeared, could somebody tell me what causes this error? i have installed this on many over computers and there was no problem so there is nothing wrong with the installer.

Answer:Microsoft office 2007 and 2010

For Office 2007, Windows XP must have Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed.

For Office 2010, Windows XP must have Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed.

If you are sure your laptop already meets those requirements, go here:

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I installed a trial for Microsoft office 2010 when I was working on some college work to see if it would be worth upgrading. I have microsoft office 2003 already on my laptop. When the trial finished I unistalled the 2010 version but now when i try to open documents from e-mails it wont open up in the 2003 version. I have to then open up e.g word and find the file from there. Any ideas how i can change the settings to make Microsoft office 2003 the default for my documents.



Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 & 2003

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Microsoft Office 2010/ Replace Office 2007
I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 and Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business. I will be receiving Office 2010 Professional Plus. Do I have to uninstall Office 2007 Small Business or can I install Office 2010 over it. Can Office 2010 be installed over Office 2007. Is it better to uninstall Office 2007 and then install 2010. Which would be the best way to go about this.
I have a lot of files and documents in Word and Excel 2007 will they carry over. How do I do this.
Please let me know the best way to go about this. What is the best way to handle the upgrade. I have a lot of files on word and excell. Will they transfer over.
Please tell me the easiest way to change from Office 2007 to Office 2010. It is improtant that all my documents and excell files are brought over.
Thanks in advance for all your help and cooperation.


Answer:How to replace microsoft office 2007 / with 2010

I would uninstall Office 2007 and then install 2010, but they can probablly both be installed on one computer. Also 2007 Word/Excel documents will both work in 2010 the same exact way.

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I bought a new compuiter.On my former computer, I had many desk top icons of documents that I prepared using Microsoft Office 2007. Prior to changing computers,I downloaded all of my desktop icons dto my thumb ddrive.Now with the new compjuter, I downloaded the new Microsoft Offie Professional 2010. Previouisly I was told by Best Buythat when I downloaded the new Microsoft Office Professional 2010, the word documents, that I had on my desktoop would just automatically go into the new office 2010That did not happen so now I have many wored documentsw that I cannodt open.... When I click the icon on my desktop now.... a box opens with a heading of : File Download.............Inside the box it asks: Do you want to open or save this file?Below that is the following:Name: Which is the name of the documentType: Doc_auto-file, 78.0 KB (this last number will vary depending on the document)Then at the bottom of the box.... three options: Open.............Save..............CancelI want,of course, that each of my word documents/publisher documents, etc that I now have on my new desktop be opened in the new version of Microsoft Office 2010.(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Answer:Changing from Microsoft Office 2007 to 2010

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Office 2010 will read Office 2007 files with no problems.

What I am wondering is if the icons on your desktop were shortcuts and not the original documents themselves.
You can tell that by the icon. If there is a little arrow on the lower left of the icon its a shortcut and not the original.

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I tried to create a banner type text using word art- In office 2010- (as per office 2003), and found it was not possible, however reading up another members input, he/she suggested saving a page in 2003 mode then re-opening it.
Tried this and it worked perfect. while I had this page open, I tried some of the other commands and you get a lot more advanced options than with either 2003 or 2010.
Can any explain why this is, and what other hidden options are in Office 2010.

Answer:Microsoft office 2010 2003 options

Any comments please?

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I got a new computer in 2010 and, as I thought, got rid of all the pre-installed stuff. I then purchased and installed the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 suite.
After doing that I discovered that Microsoft Office 2007 had been pre-installed (I presume a trial version) and it seemed that there was no way I could uninstall it. I don't know if the install of the 2010 Office Suite affected it in some way.
Anyway now I am getting Windows updates for both Office Suites. Do I need to install both or can I just hide the updates for the 2007 Suite and ignore them.
Thanks for any help or advice regarding this matter

Answer:Updates for Microsoft Office Suites 2007/2010

Hello RagTag and welcome to Seven Forums.

This Microsoft KB article may help you uninstall Office 2007.

How to uninstall or remove Microsoft Office 2007 suites

If you're still unable to remove 2007 I'd suggest you not ignore any updates. Many of them are security related. As long as it's on your machine I think it would be wise to keep 2007 from being accessed by malware.

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Can anyone confirm if it is O.K to have Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2003 running on the same computer. I ask because my wife is doing a computer course where she uses Office 2003 and is finding it difficult using the Office 2007 on our home computer. If this is possible I can install Office 2003 which will make life easier for her.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007/2003

that u can have both running. Installing one might over-write the other. If the reason is so she can use the 2003 menu, there is a dl available somewhere for using 2003 menus with 2007. Just try googling it.

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I have a problem because I need to learn to use microsoft access for a test and the thing is I have Microsoft Office 2007 while the school has Offcie 2003. I really need to know if it is possible to switch from Microsoft Office 2007 back to Microsoft Office 2003 and how?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007 -> 2003?

I don't know if it is possible to revert, but would the school be willing to allow you to download access 03 for home use as you are a student there? I know that at least some colleges allow this. If you haven't already asked them it won't hurt to do so.

edit: if they did allow this you would probably have to promise to uninstall the program when no longer a student.

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Where I work we use multiple versions of Office (XP, 2003 & 2007) later next month our organisation is rolling Microsoft Office 2010 out system wide.

What I really wanted to ask is, has anybody come across a sort of conversion guide from say Office 2003 to Office 2010 so people who have been using 2003 etc. and have very little experience with other newer versions of Office can find out where all the functions (the basics even) are located in 2010?

2007 to 2010 isn't a big jump but 2003 to 2010 is and that's mainly what we have been using.

Let me know if you have as I've been looking on Google today but have yet to find anything good enough that I can use.



EDIT: As luck would have it, I may have stumbled upon something I can use, still open to others though

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 To 2010 Conversion Guide


Maybe this will help:

Free MSOffice 2007 Training/Reference Manuals

Although its specific to Office 2007, Office 2010 isn't that different and I think its still pertinent.

Attached are some 2010 quick reference guides from the same site. I found them useful when making the transition.

Good luck,

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Hello to all good people
 Can you help me with this issue? Want to install both Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 on one mashine. Is it possible such an effort ?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 on the same computer

It should be okay, but you'll have to be very careful how you do the installation:
1.  Watch every step, do NOT accept the defaults all the time. 
2.  Install 2003 first, if you've not done it already. 
3. The first thing you're asked, is WHERE to install.  Create a new folder name, instead.  So at the end of the path it gives you, instead of accepting 'Microsoft Office', instead type something like 'MSO2003' or whatever you'll easily remember.  MS always installs multiple nested directories with the same names, so if you're gonna use two versions, you want to change the ending folder name of at least, one of them.  (I have, for example, MS Office 2002 and 2003 on the same machine, so I renamed one of the directories MSO02, for that reason.)
4.  After installation, shut down, go walk for a few minutes and then turn the machine on again (soft reboot doesn't work well with Office).
5.  Do something else on your machine for awhile, don't just do the next thing as the 2007 installation.  Give Windows time to 'populate' all its references with recognition of the new installation.
6.  So maybe after an hour or so, you can now install 2007.  It will notice that you have 2003 installed, and offer to replace it.  Say no to that.
7.  It too will present you with a default directory which is the same as the default you saw in #3, and again you want to specify a uni... Read more

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In 2003 I purchased a laptop and installed Microsoft Office 2003 using a disk and the numerical key. I should note that I no longer have that disk but I still had the numerical key. In 2013 Microsoft had a special offer to upgrade to Office 2010 using a download from their website and using a new numerical key. I have now purchased a new computer (and will be scrapping the old computer ) and would like to bring this Microsoft office 2010 from the old laptop to the new one. Since I no longer have the original disk can I just download the file from the Microsoft website? If I can which numerical key should I try to use?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Edition & 2010 Upgrade

The 2010 office key worked.

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I recently installed Office 2010 on my system running windows 7, all files open without a problem, but recently when i tried opening an file with an extension of office 97-2003 , i got an error message saying it couldn't identify the extension as it was different than what was specified. I went ahead and opened the file , disappointingly all that appeared were random special characters and gibberish, not one bit of what the file contained.
I've tried searching for possible solutions everywhere, but no avail. Hence i unistalled office 2010 and downgraded to office 2007 expecting it to work.Same result. Now i have lost hope, someone please help ? :confused
Thank you!

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007/2010 corrupt file error :( Need Help asap!

What 97-2003 files specifically are you trying to open - .doc, .xls, ...?

You don't get any dialog regarding conversion; just an error message? What is the exact error message?

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Hi guys,
I have got a laptop with a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro x64 on it. When I try to install Office 2007 Enterprise or Office Pro Plus 2010 on it the setup tries to start but then crashes with "Microsoft Office Setup has stopped working". This occurs when it actually tries to install, I can go through entering CD key, choosing install location and what to install no problem.
I have tried installing from a downloaded ISO as well in case the disks were in bad condition but exactly the same issue occured.
Any help much appreciated.

Answer:"Microsoft Office Setup has stopped working" 2007/2010 on Windows 7

Please download MiniToolBox by Farbar to your Desktop and run it.
Check-mark the following boxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
List Installed Programs
List Devices – Only Problems
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and copy and paste the contents of the log (Result.txt) into your reply.

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Hello folks! I have a "tight" question. I'm in search for two spellcheckers of Russian language. One I will use with my Office 2k3, and other one (another computer) with Office 2k7. I only find something in that regards on Microsoft's web page for $225 for 2K3 and $275 for 2k7, and that will change my whole interface to Russian, but all I need is to add a Russian spellcheck to both of my offices. Please help. Freeware is very WELCOME!
Thank you!
If this is not in the right section, please edit this out and move it to the right one!
Thank you

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 Spellcheck

ilyabyk1983 said:

Hello folks! I have a "tight" question. I'm in search for two spellcheckers of Russian language. One I will use with my Office 2k3, and other one (another computer) with Office 2k7. I only find something in that regards on Microsoft's web page for $225 for 2K3 and $275 for 2k7, and that will change my whole interface to Russian, but all I need is to add a Russian spellcheck to both of my offices. Please help. Freeware is very WELCOME!
Thank you!
If this is not in the right section, please edit this out and move it to the right one!
Thank youClick to expand...

Please CLOSE or delete this thread!

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I've got a new Windows Vista that I bought, and it seems I have both Microsoft Office Powerpoint Viewer 2003 and 2007. I don't know where they came from, but one was probably installed via "Microsoft Works" by my family, and the other one (this is just a guess) from microsoft update maybe? The thing is, in Start - Programs I have both. Is there any way to get rid of 2003? Add/Remove programs shows just 2007, and one seems to be in C:/ProgramData and the other in C:/Program Files. Any help?

Thanks in advance =P

Answer:Microsoft Office Powerpoint Viewer 2003 And 2007

Hi again, PP viewer allows you to read Power point files if you dont want it just delete 2007 through add and remove programs if 2003 remains I would reinstall it then remove it.;displaylang=en;displaylang=en

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Hi all, my husband brought home a disk with a few programs on it for my daughter who is starting college and needs a word processing program. I believe it has OpenOffice and Office 2007 Enterprise, not familiar with either one. I have MSOffice 2003 installed on my desktop and am happy with it. So I thought I would download this new program on my computer to see what changes have been made etc. but what I didn't realize is that it over-wrote my 2003. I tried opening some photos with MS Pictures and its not there anymore. I also tried opening an excel file and got a message "MSOINTL.DLL is missing... " or something like that and the file wouldn't open. So in frustration I uninstalled MSOffice 2007 and now I see that all of my excel files and word files won't open since now my 2003 Office is gone.
Sorry for rambling here, I tried to do a system restore and picked a date in bold as instructed (just a day ago) and after it appeared to go thru the motions and reboot, I got a message that "unable to restore ..." (don't remember what else). My system restore was NOT turned off so I have no idea why it didn't work.
So I'm pleading now to find out first how to get my Office 2003, is there a place where I can download it? I don't want Office 2007, I want my old one back. My husband has a call in to the IT guy at work who he got the disk from, but as I said, I should have just kept my status know the old sayi... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 - problems upgrading to 2007

I was looking to edit my post but I guess that feature isn't available after a certain amount of time has elapsed? I'm sorry for the original long post, after reviewing it I would have liked to get to the point without all my frustration, maybe even edit the thread title.
Please disregard my post, I uninstalled/reinstalled MS Office 2007 and it must have been a glitch in the original install.

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My wife downloaded and installed a 25 use version of Office 2007 today. She had been using the 2003 version which came preinstalled on her computer. Once the 2007 version installed; all her documents in Publisher 2003 became part of the Publisher 2007. She now wants to revert to the 2003 version. She believes that the 2003 version is on the discs that came with her computer. However the concern is that if she uninstalls the 2007 she will lose all her documents. If she were to do a restore to yesterday would the program revert to 2003 with all the documents intact as they were before the today install of 2007?truenorth

Answer:Reverting back to Microsoft Office 2003 from 2007

Is it possible to do a backup of the documents before doing the system restore? Restore uses a feature called System Protection to regularly create and save restore points on your computer. These restore points contain information about registry settings and other system information that Windows uses. You can also create restore points manually.System Restore is not intended for backing up personal files, so it cannot help you recover a personal file that has been deleted or damaged. You should regularly back up your personal files and important data using a backup program.All the documents should remain, but I would really follow Microsoft's advice...

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I need Access 2007 for school, but I don't have it at home. I downloaded the compatibility pack from Microsoft's website, but Access 2007 files still won't open up in 2003.

Any help on this issue is much appreciated.

Answer:Need a Microsoft Office Access 2007 to 2003 converter. If one exists.

There is no compatability pack for Access, only for Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.

You can however use the 2007 feature to "save as" a 2000, or a 2002/2003 compatable file at the school end, if that is possible..

Otherwise you mayu need to upgrade to 2007 at home.

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Today marks the official release date to retail stores for Office 2010 and with that Microsoft is launching a $80 Million Dollar Ad Campaign they are calling the Make it Great Campaign. The ad's will focus on selected people from the 9 million who Beta Tested Office 2010. Seventy percent of the ad's will be via online channels, with the rest spent on print ads and billboards.
With the ad's, Today, Microsoft is circulating a list of Reasons to Try Office 2010.
1. Outlook Social Connector, providing a ?people-centric view of e-mail?
2. Linked Notes in the OneNote note-taking program (enabling users to ?dock? OneNote to the side of the screen, take notes and map those notes in the presentation.
3. Sparklines in Excel which are charts that fit into a single cell to show a trend at a glance
4. Photo editing in Word
5. Video and broadcast capabilities in PowerPoint
6. Office Web Apps, which are the Webified versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Microsoft is beginning to roll out a new version of Hotmail today (Windows Live Wave 4 Hotmail) that allows users to share these Office Web Apps documents via Hotmail
7. A Ribbon you can personalize by adding often-used commands (or by collapsing it to take up less space)
With the release, Microsoft is focusing on getting users to upgrade from previous versions of Office including Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007
Check out the Make it Great site Microsoft Office 2010: Make It Great with Office 2010
Office 2... Read more

Answer:Microsoft launches $80Million Office 2010 Ad Campaign With todays Office 2010 Release

this time surprisingly,no office 2010 ultimate version like earlier..only upto professional plus..

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Hi guys,

I have got a laptop with a fresh instal of W7 Pro x64 on it. When I try to install Office 2007 Enterprise or Office Pro Plus 2010 on it the setup tries to start but then crashes with "Microsoft Office Setup has stopped working". This occurs when it actually tries to install, I can go through entering CD key, choosing install location and what to install no problem.

I have tried installing from a downloaded ISO as well in case the disks were in bad condition but exactly the same issue occured.

Any help much appreciated.

Answer:"Microsoft Office Setup has stopped working" 2007/2010 on Windows 7

Is the install 64x or 84x?

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We are wanting to up-grade our current Office suite Office 2003 to either Office 2010 or Office 2013.  Our PC's are running Windows 7
I would just like to know what peoples opinions and advice is on this?

Answer:Up-grade from Office 2003 to Office 2010 or Office 2013

 I can't speak to Office 2013, but I've done numerous upgrades to Office through 2010.  When you install the new version, you have the option to keep the old version or just replace it.  Starting with Office 2007 the familiar menu bar has been replaced with the ribbons which take a lot of getting used to for folks used to older versions.  There's a little program called UbitMenu that will add most of the menu bar functions back in the 2007 and 2010 versions that a lot of folks find helpful.  If you do opt to have two different versions installed at the same time, what happens is that when you switch from one to the other, it goes through a juggling act that takes a minute or so.  It's a bit of a pain, but if you need it, it could be a convenience.
Good luck.

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Just bought a new laptop with Windows7 64bit installed-my first exposure to Windows7. I had Office 2007 installed on my old Dell 32 bit machine. I had also recently pruchased Office 2010 and installed that on my new machine.

Now, when I try to open those 32bit 2007 files with 64bt 2011, Iget an error message that "no picture file is available", or words to that effect. When I try to "open with", the only option displayed is "Microsoft Office" with an icon that looks like a picture file. When I try to browse to the proper office program(Excel, for example), there are none of teh Office suite programs displayed, only "Microsoft Office".

I can navigate seperately to the proper progran, Excel, etc., and drag the file into the application, and it opens, and all seems to work OK. I "save as" the proper application file, but it still will not open with double-click on the file name.

I have not seen this particular item in the forums and would appreciate very much some help in fixing this issue.



Answer:Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

We have an excellent Window 7 File Association Tutorial here:
Open With - Change Default Program

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Free Office 2007 To Office 2010 Upgrade Period Starts Today

Microsoft plans to release the final version of Microsoft Office 2010 on June 15 and is ? as always ? offering free upgrades for users who happen to purchase the previous version of the Office suite shortly before that release. In a blog post over at Technet Microsoft announced that the free upgrade period starts today which means that users who purchase Office 2007 from today on will be eligible for a free upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 once it comes out.
The process works the following way:
Purchase Office 2007, or a new PC with Office 2007, and activate it between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
Have, or create a Windows Live ID.
Redeem your Tech Guarantee before October 31, 2010 by visiting

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Good Evening Everyone,

I have a few questions concerning the Installation of 2010 Office. I know that I have to uninstall Office 2007. I have no clue on how to save or where to save my documents from Office 2007. The documents consist of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and a few various folders. Should I from the Start Menue click on Documents select all and copy. Where should I place this copy? Can It be left on my hard drive? After I install Office 2010 can I then copy the "Document File" and place in Documents. Will all the files end up in the proper place for their programs, Word files go to Word, Excel goes to Excel so on and so forth. Thank you so much for all your help and cooperation. It is greatly appreciated. I hope I described my situation correctly. I look forward to hearing from you.

Answer:2010 Office Professional Plus to Replace 2007 Office Small Business

But you don't have to uninstall Office 2007 to upgrade to 2010. That's the general rule as you can generally upgrade from lower SKUs to higher SKUs (Small Business to Pro Plus). As far as saving your documents, you can really save them wherever you like on your hard drive or on any CD or flash drive if you wish to do so. As far as file types, after 2010 is installed, they should all register properly for their programs so that Word documents open in Word, Excel Documents in Excel, etc.

Though if you have all of you documents already saved within "Documents" or "My Documents" or some other folder you've set aside and you want to uninstall 2007 before upgrading to 2010, the documents themselves will be retained when you uninstall, you just won't be able to really do much with them until you install 2010.

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Windows 7 Dell Multimedia computer.
It has Office 2007 installed , which includes PowerPoint 2007.

We need to upgrade PP 2007 to PP 2010 to help run embedded You Tube videos.

I have an unused and unopened stand alone version of PowerPoint 2010 to install on The Dell Multimedia computer.

How is the best way to do this upgrade with the least amount of problems ??

Can I uninstall only the PP app of Office 2007?
What if I uninstall the 2007, and then have problems installing the 2010?

Thanks in advance.

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I am running a copy of Office 2007 Ultimate that I got through an academic program. I need to install a key for Office 2010 on a new system. The cost for the key only is about $20 less than a 3 license traditional disk version, so I am considering upgrading every system.

However, I don't want to lose MS Access or MS Publisher to upgrade.

If I install Office 2010 Home & Student over Office 2007 Ultimate, will the extra programs from Office 2007 still be available to me? I know they will not be upgraded, but having a few different versions floating around doesn't bother me.

Answer:Office 2007 Ultimate to Office 2010 Home & Student

No... those two programs are not available in the student version...

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Am not sure what to do with these updates:

Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553181) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553455) 32-Bit Edition

Windows Updates says they are important.

I do not have Office 2010 installed. Office 2007 is installed.

My security software keeps telling me I am at risk because my operating system is not up to date.

Any thoughts on what I should do?

Answer:Receiving updates for Office 2010 but Office 2007 is installed.

If your computer is relatively new, it may have come with a trial install of Office 2010 - check the Start menu, and the Programs & Features listing.
You may also have installed Viewers for things like PowerPoint 2010, which still require updates.

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Hi everyone,

When I first got my computer (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1), it had a preinstalled trial version of Microsoft Office 2007. I removed it via the control panel (Programs and Features) and installed Office 2010. However, I still get Office 2007 updates via Windows Update. They even installed successfully.
There are no Office 2007 components listed under Programs and Features.

Why am I getting Office 2007 updates although I've got only Office 2010?...

Answer:receiving Office 2007 updates but have got Office 2010 installed

This should help:
How do I uninstall the 2007 Office suites if I cannot uninstall it by using the "Add or Remove Programs" feature?

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I'm running Windows 7 on my new computer, which came with a trial version of Office 2010. Rather than buy the full version when the trial expired, I installed the Office 2003 I had on my old -- now dead -- computer. I now find that I can't open the Word and Excel files I created with the 2010 version. Is there a 'cloud' site where I could send the 2010 files and have them returned to me as standard .xls and .doc files? Or is there a free converter available for download?

Answer:Solved: How can I open Office 2010 documents on a computer that has only Office 2003?

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As my old Office has more stuff on it than Home and Student, should I uninstall the old programme before installing the nwq 2010 Home and Student version or can I retain the benefit of Outlook,Access and Publisher from the old versions if I install Home and Student without uninstalling the old version?

Answer:Changing from MS Office 2003 pro to MS Office Home and Student 2010

You can run both on the same PC with no problems. Just put the shortcuts you want from each programme on the desktop.

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My PC OS is Windows 7 Pro and I am using Office 2003
I want to install Office 2010 on it.
I don't want two Office programs but I do want to keep My Doc's etc in the new Office 2010.
What is the procedure? 

Answer:Installing Office 2010 on a PC that is running Windows 7 and Office 2003

Hi fred93 The documents you created with Office programs aren't related to it. You can simply uninstall Microsoft Office 2003, and install Office 2010 and you'll be able to use them again. Simple as that.

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I did an upgrade installation from Office 2003 PRO to Office 2010 PRO. I had several issues with Access denied on C:\Config.msi. I usually select retry and all is well. I think I may have missed one of the retries before I did the system restart.
Now I get an error 2203 whenever I reboot, and the Office 2003 installer keeps popping up anytime I try to do anything.
I tried uninstalling Office 2003 and was told that I had a corrupted install. I tried re-installing it and it seems to just hang.
I also tried to uninstall and repair Office 2010.

I'm at a loss at this point.


Answer:Problems after Upgrade Installation from Office 2003 to Office 2010

Do a restore point to before you installed office 2010. then uninstall the office 2003 and do not upgrade.

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Having upgraded my desktop PC to Office 2010, I need to import three seperate letter template files for use in Word. These were lost during the upgrade but are on my laptop, which still runs Office 2003, as .dot type files and I also have them copied to a memory stick. However, I am at a loss as to how and where to save them into the new programme on my desktop PC. If it makes a difference, I should add that I do not use Libraries and have disabled them.
Can anyone advise please?

Answer:Importing template files from Office 2003 to Office 2010

Problem solved - with a bit of advice from a friend! Unsurprisingly, it's very simple.

- Open the document in Word
- Click "Save As"
- Scroll to top of folder list and, under "Microsoft Word", click "Templates"
- Name the template and select "Word Template" in the "Save As Type" list
- Save it

I still don't know where they are saved to but I can now call them up and use them.


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My Dell Inspiron came with Microsoft Office Starter 2010. It has only Word and Excel. I have an Office 2007 Ultimate disk which has all the goodies. Can I install 2007 over Starter 2010, or should I remove Starter 2010 (if that's possible) first? Thanks.

Answer:Office Starter 2010 and Office 2007 Ultimate

Remove and then install 2007. Otherwise, 2k10 takes precedent over older versions.

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Recently installed Office 2010 (32 bit becuz it was recommended to do so my MS) and now when I send an Office 2007 file to that PC (both PCs are Win 7 64 it) it tries to open the file in Windows Media!!

What the heck am I doing wrong? I'm beginning to think I should not have purchased Office 2010 Pro and stayed with the Office 2007 on all my machines.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

That is weird.
Could you please describe step by step how you are sending the file to another PC.
Also, please provide more details on what type of the file that is. And if you create a similar file on recipient PC, will it be opened in Windows Media as well?

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Neowin has posted some statistics of Office 2007 and Office 2010 beta. So here are the details
Office and Office 2007 Momentum
o 41 billion minutes in Outlook
o 31 billion minutes in Word
o 18 billion minutes in Excel
o 3 billion minutes in PowerPoint
o In October 2009, US online PC users spent more time in PowerPoint than in Halo 2 on the PC
o In October 2009, US online PC users spent more time in Excel than QuickBooks
o >500 M people worldwide use Office at work, home and school
o Approximately 250 M people worldwide use Office at home
Office 2010 Beta momentum
o More than 2.5 million people have downloaded the Office 2010 beta so far
o Over 80% of beta users have encouraged others to download the Office 2010 beta
o Over 75% of beta users are satisfied with the Office 2010 beta
o 9 out of 10 beta users feel that the Office 2010 beta is an improvement over their current productivity suite
o More than 2 out of 3 beta users think the Ribbon makes it easier to discover new features
o 75% think BackStage view makes Office a better overall experience
o More than 4 out of 5 beta users who have used Sparklines in Excel 2010 say it makes their data in Excel easier to interpret
o 90% of beta users who have used PowerPoint photo editing believe they have saved time by not using another application
o 3 of 4 beta users who use Outlook conversation management say it makes their inbox less cluttered
o More than 75% of beta users who have used OneNote say it he... Read more

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Hello please help me. well I have office 2007 and office 2003 on my PC. So my friwnd gave me a ppt file that is in office 2010 and unfortunatly i dont have office 2010. if there are any converters to convert this file in offive 2007??? or if there is other way to open this 2010 file?

Answer:Open office 2010 PPT files with Office 2007

2010 doesn't have different file extensions from 2007. docx, xlsx, pptx, accdb. You should be able to open those files in 2007 without issue.Also, it's not really the best idea to have two different versions of Office installed. They can conflict, especially when it comes to macros and equations.

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I upgraded my Office Pro 2007 to Office Standard 2010 yesterday and everything went fine with the exception. On this one machine the user is having word crash while he is working on it, sometimes right away, sometimes it is good for five minutes, it crashes no matter what the file is, even on new documents with very little text. Nothing has worked, we have even attempted reinstall of the office suite. Can I fix my office word ? The system is running Windows 7. Fully up to date on patches and there is no 3rd party software installed that isn't installed on other machines in the building. The error message is listed below, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Problem signature.

Answer:I upgraded my Office Pro 2007 to Office Standard 2010

Please describe what you mean by "Crash"?

Is this a company machine, if so then you need to have your IT people have a look at it.

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Starting today (3/5/10), consumers who purchase and activate Office 2007 will be able to download Office 2010 at no additional cost when it becomes available in June 2010.

All you need to be eligible for this program ? Office 2010 Technology Guarantee ? is the following:Purchase Office 2007, or a new PC with Office 2007, and activate it between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
Have, or create a Windows Live ID
Redeem your Tech Guarantee before October 31, 2010 by visiting Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee - Technology Guarantee - Microsoft Office.

The Office 2010 Technology Guarantee will be fulfilled online, via download, at no additional cost.


Answer:Buy Office 2007 Today, Get Office 2010 Free

BOB SAGET!!!!!!!!!!!!! I activated myn last week

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My laptop came preinstalled with the 2007 compatibility pack. I installed Office 2010 the day I bought the laptop. Have been running for many months and never noticed this: the default application to open docx files in the Microsoft Open XML Converter. The default for doc files is Microsoft Word. The only version of Word I have on my computer is 2010. If I remember correctly, the laptop came with a 2007 trial version but I deleted that - I still have a link to "reinstall MS Office trial." Whenever I click on a docx file, it opens in Word. I'm running Win 7 64-bit Home Premium but the 32-bit version of Office 2010.

Here's the strange part: if I set Word as the default application for opening docx files, I lose the Word icon and get what I believe is the Wordpad icon (the standard sheet of paper with corner turned over and lines on it) as my icon for docx files. The registry tells me that the defaulticon for docx files is Wordpad.exe. The icon for doc files is still the Word icon. Same thing happens if I uninstall the compatibility pack, which of course I don't even need, and then I also lose my Excel icon and am "iconless" for Excel files. If I try to set the default icon in the registry to the Word icon, I get a tiny Word icon in lieu of the normal Word icon.

I discovered all this by following this advice for being able to open Word docs stored on Microsoft's Skydrive:
You should not need the "Compatibility Pack for the Office 20... Read more

Answer:Office 2007 compatibility pack and Office 2010

Uninstall everything relating to Microsoft Office (both Office 2010 & the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, & anythng else to do with Office.

Restart Windows.

Now re-install Office 2010

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I purcased MS OFiice 2010 Professional through the MS Home Use Program to replace MS Office 2007.

I received the link and product key via e-mail; I've ordered the CD's but they won't arrive for another 2 weeks.

Several posts indicated that I should uninstall the 2007 version, then install the 2010 version. If I do that, I won't have access to the e-mail for the download.

Should i just install 2010 over 2007, or wait for the CD's?

Answer:Installing MS Office 2010 to replace Office 2007

Wait for the DVD, or download the ISO then write it to DVD for installation. After installation, activate it with the licence key you purchased.
Dell Community

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I installed office 2010 independent of 2007..Installed OK..but when I clcik on office docx or pptx files the system goes to reconfigure each time and gather info..then open the file..annoying..can I set the system default to say recognize 2010 as default..I need to keep 2007 until I am sure that 2010 is working Ok..add-ins etc.. Windows 7 64 bit..32 bit install

Answer:Office 2010 and Office 2007 same machin 7x64

Yes you can. The only condition is that you only have one version of outlook installed on your computer at a time.

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I've recently got a new machine and had copied my old PST file over. Whenever I go to open it I get "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Outlook Files\*pst file name*"

I created a test archive and was able to open that one (same location ) just fine.
Is there an add-in/converter tool I need to run in order to be able to open my old PST file?

Answer:Open an Office 2007 PST file in Office 2010

How to move your personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook

Also, lots of information about transferring PST files here:
Backup and Restore | HowTo-Outlook

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I now have a new problem, before I managed to open 2007 files by opening Office 2010 and then from inside the application choosing to open a file. The problem I have though is if I just try to open an Office 2007 file then I can't open it, and I can't change the default program to open it.

How do you get Office 2010 to open all the Office 2007 files such as word, excel etc?

Answer:Can't open Office 2007 files with Office 2010!

please don't cross post

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New PC has Windows 7 and the Starter version of Office 2010. Don't like it, don't like the "bullying" they use to get you to buy something that should come with the PC. Have downloaded Office 2007, but having difficulty dealing with different versions of docs. Converting them to 2007 is tedious. I'd like to scrap 2010, but don't want to lose anything.

I read previous thread about this. It said to be sure I had Service Pack 2 or 3 (both?) for Office 2007. I have Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, but cannot find any other service packs. How do I find them? Should I download a pack--which one and how?

I'm a university instructor and it would save me a great deal of time if I didn't have to monkey around with all the different versions of Word.

Thank you for any help you can give! I've been trying to figure this out on my own for some time, and know you guys are pretty good--you helped me out awhile back!

;o) JG

Answer:Safe to scrap Office 2010, Use Office 2007?

What do you think you would "lose" by uninstalling software you don't want? Just uninstall Office 2010, and install Office 2007.

Run your normal backup processes before making any system changes.

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 and Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business. I will be receiving Office 2010 Professional Plus. Do I have to uninstall Office 2007 Small Business or can I install Office 2010 over it. What is the best way to handle the upgrade. I have a lot of files on word and excell. Will they transfer over.

Thanks in advance for all your help and cooperation.


Answer:Microsoft Office 2010/ Replace Office 2010

Quote: Originally Posted by rottikid

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 and Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business. I will be receiving Office 2010 Professional Plus. Do I have to uninstall Office 2007 Small Business or can I install Office 2010 over it. What is the best way to handle the upgrade. I have a lot of files on word and excell. Will they transfer over.

Thanks in advance for all your help and cooperation.


Hi rottikid & welcome,

You are strongly advised to uninstall Office 2007 first.
Links below for you to peruse.

Make sure you have a copy of all that you wish to transfer / use on the new Office 2010.

If you require more help let us know.


How do I uninstall Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 suites if I cannot uninstall it from Control Panel?

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Hi, all. I hope you can help me.
1. I was previously working on a 32-bit Compaq computer that ran Windows XP, and I used Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 for my work.
2. I bought a new computer, a 64-bit Dell running Windows 7 Professional, which came equipped with Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010.
3. Because I prefer the MS Word program on Office 2003 to 2010, I installed that on my new computer with the proper keycode. (During setup, I chose only to install the old Word 2003 -- not the old Outlook, Excel or Powerpoint programs.)
4. Installation was successful. The Office 2010 files reside in the Programs directory; the Office 2003 files reside in the Programs (x86) directory.
5. I then instructed Windows 7 to open .doc and .docx files with the 2003 Office Word program.
6. The problem is: Whenever I choose Word 2003 from the Program menu (or click on an actual doc file), I receive the msinstall message, "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Standard Edition" for about ten seconds. Then Word 2003 opens. I checked the Windows Event Viewer, which indicates that during this hang, either Word 2003 or Word 2010 is apparently looking for components it can't find.
7. Curiously, if I navigate directly to the Office 2003 folder (called OFFICE 11) and double-click directly on the Winword.exe file, Word comes up immediately. It's only when I double-click on an actual file (or invoke Word 2003 from ... Read more


 When you switch between an Office 2010 program and an older Office program, it goes through that configuring process.  I read somewhere that this is because each version of Office has entries in the registry with the same names but are set differently so it has to go through this little gooney bird dance.  If it's the ribbons (and lack of the menu bar) you don't like in Office 2010, there's a neat little program called Ubitmenu you can download and install that gives you an old style menu bar with most of the Office 2003 features on it.
Good luck.

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I use now MSOffice 2003 but want to upgrade to the Student version 2010 which comes without Access.
Does the Access from MS Office 2003 work in tandem with MSOffice 2010?


Answer:does MS Office 2010 work with Access from Office 2003?

Some information on this in the following links:
Information about how to use Office 2010 suites and programs on a computer that is running another version of Office

Keep earlier versions of Office programs when installing Office 2010 - Excel -

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Many users who have upgraded from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2007 may find Office 2007 a bit difficult because of the new toolbar and arrangement of buttons. So, there is a free add-on for Office 2007 called UBitMenu which will add the menu bar and toolbar of Office 2003 in Office 2007 under a ribbon named as Menu. Download Link More Info Homepage

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Good Day,

I've often used the Files and Transfer Wizard to move files in the Windows XP environment, including those for people moving from Office 2003 to 2007, however, I've just been asked to move a person from a computer that would result in them moving backwards from Office 2007 to Office 2003; is this possible? What concerns should be considered? Obviously if they have a number of documents saved in the 2007 it could be problematic, though could the compatibility pack offered by Microsoft offset that concern? Thoughts? Thanks.


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When I sent a message and when I was using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, I had an option that enabled me to add a photo following or preceding my text. This option enabled me to put a photo in the text area and place text under or above the photo explaining the photo. I am now running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 using Windows Home Premium 64 bit and I cannot find this option. If this is no longer an option, how can I place a photo in the text area and then follow with text explaining the photo? If this is not possible, I guess this new version is a downgrade!
Thanks in advance and I will appreciate an answer.

Answer:Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 problem when using Microsoft Office

Full details about inserting pictures or clip art into Outlook 2007 here:

Insert a picture or clip art - Outlook - Microsoft Office

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The Microsoft Office Blog is giving away 2,010 copies of Microsoft Office 2010!
You are eligible to enter this Sweepstakes if you are a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, and are 18 years of age or older.
Details: The Microsoft Office Blog

Answer:Microsoft is giving away 2010 licenses of Office 2010

nice give away...but,sad since it is not a global for USA

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Hey All,

Here is my issue. The Company we consult for has not transitioned all of the way to Office 2007. We have a number of machines that still have Office 2003. Compatibility Pack works on almost all issues.

Current issue is one of our users received a PowerPoint 2003 that has embedded PowerPoint 2007 files. When the user opens the PowerPoint 2007 file Office 2003 shuts down. He has to download the 2007 file to his desktop.

From what I can see this is because the file conversion process shuts down Office 2003 before attempting to open the PowerPoint 2007 file.

Another issue that may be complicating the error is we had to run a Fixit patch from Microsoft that was causing Excel, Word and PowerPoint to be scanned which caused long opening times. I don't remember the KB article for that one at the moment but will find it if I need to.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Hello all,
i am in desperate need of your help , Actually i was using XP with office 2003 and was using outlook express as my E-Mail. i use to create word file and there was icon that i use to just send E-Mail ( it went through outlook express). now i have windows 7 and it dosent have out look express i have to use office outlook. now when i create word file and send it it says there is an error. i just want my old world files to go into out box of Microsoft office outllook. please remember i use old files. the new file are going through but the old one dosent go. Please help.
Thank u in Advance

Answer:Help with Office 2003, Office 2007, Outlook Express, Windows 7

Outlook Express is not available in Windows 7. Try and use Windows Live Mail instead. It works with most e‑mail accounts, and you can import your e‑mail, contacts, and calendar from Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Mail puts all of your e‑mail in one place.

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Does anyone know if I can easily upgrade my Office 2003 Student version to Office Basic or Standard upgrade versions2007?

Answer:Upgrade Office 2003 Student to Office Basic 2007

Yes, the 2007 Home and Student version of Office 2007 will do it. There's no upgrade for it, just the CD with Word, Excel, Power Point and One Note, stick it in and follow the install instructions. However, if you're going to be using Office 2007 and transferring files between versions i.e. Office 2007 at home and Office 2003 somewhere else, it's worth knowing that Office 2007 uses a new file format that isn't recognised by earlier versions of Office. For Word its .docx, for Excel its .xlsx, and Powerpoint .pptx.You can download software for earlier versions to read the new format, or alternatively, anything you may transfer can be saved in the old format. Thought I'd point it out as you mention a student version of Office 2003, and not all institutions will be using Office 2007 yet.

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Can I (in addition) to an already installed Office 2003 install the Office 2007 version as well?

Or do they interfere each other?


Answer:Can Office 2003 and Office 2007 co-exist on a Win7 system?

Hi pstein,

I have had both versions installed on my Windows 7 machine without any conflicts.

This is not to say that it could happen, however mine was fine.


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Many friends complaint the ribbon of office 2007 too hard to use, I almost recommend them Classic Menu for Office 2007, for this deserves your try. Not only brings back the classic view, but also remain the new office menus and the ribbon.
If you are experience the same problem, except this office add-in, do you have any way?

Answer:Office 2007 switch office 2003 classic view

Hi Julie,
Welcome to the forum,
What I can't make out from post. Is this a question or are you informing?
It's the way you phrase your request that does not really reflect what you want or need.

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I have an Excel file which has some moving objects as well as some drop down menus. I recently installed MS Office 2007 after erasing 2003. The Excel tables now are disabled, the file now looks like a picture, only the fields outside of the content are really clickable.I have tried to enable all macros, downloaded the MS compatibility pack, still same issue. Any suggestions/ideas? The file works in 2013 and 2016.I can share the file upon request ...

Answer:Office 2003 Excel file will not open with Office 2007

Thank you for your suggestions, here an update: I got the file working - how, no idea. I re-opened the original attachment, deleted the one I had on my PC and voila, it works.

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Current Office Pro 2003 user. Saved .pst files and used registered MS disc to load Office 2007 SB. Sucess except for Outlook with message "The operation failed due to an installation problem. Reinstall Outlook and try again. If problem persists, please reinstall".
Tried all disc options of reinstall, repair, add, etc. to no avail. (Outlook is displayed on Add/Delete with red cross!) Aware MS Technet states "Office Outlook 2007 cannot coexist with previous version of Outlook on the same computer". Removed outlook.exe (2003) but still no advance. Cannot see how to remove Outlook 2003 in totality.
Reason for buying Office 2007 was to try and avoid frequent crashes of Outlook 2003.

Before I delete Office Pro 2003 and try a virgin installation, of Office 2007 SB, your advice, please, Bellini.

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RibbonCustomize Starter Edition is a free add-in for Microsoft Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 that allows to reproduce classic user interface typical in Office 2003: - RibbonCustomizer? Starter Edition
An official guide about main features of this free version can be found here: Classic Office 2003 menu with RibbonCustomize Starter Edition
It should work on Win7, with same suggestions for Vista.

Answer:Customize your classic Office 2003 menu on Office 2007

Interesting and useful for MS Office users
Thank you

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I installed office 2007 ultimate alongside office 2003 professional. Microsoft outlook and publisher was removed from my office 2003 prior to office 2007 installation. I also opted not to install microsoft outlook 2007.

It seems that each time I load word 2007 or 2003 after previously opening the other version (ie. load 2003 followed by 2007 OR load 2007 followed by 2003), a window would opened up indicating that either the configuration or installation process is taking place, hence delaying the startup. However, once the program has started, it would run without problem. I do not intend to unistall my 2003. There was no problem loading excel 2003/2007, powerpoint 2003/2007 and access 2003/2007.

I am running on Windows XP SP2 that is regularly updated. Thank you

Answer:instaling issue Office 2007 alongside office 2003

Try deselecting Word as your Outlook Email editor. I suspect that will be the issue, as it reconfigures Outlook 2003 each time to the changed Word version?

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Can anyone tell me how to re-install Microsoft Office? I've just had to do a complete re-install of Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition (as a parallel, repair function was not working on the original version) after a blue screen error nightmare followed by issues with the keyboard and mouse not being recognized. Those issues are now resolved and I was able to keep my data. I see everything in the system has been restored except Microsoft Office 2007. I can see the files but cannot access the actual program. My word and excel files are there but I cannot open them without the program. I do have the Application and Drivers & Utilities CD's (DELL Dimension E520). Any advice would be appreciated.


Answer:[SOLVED] Need to re-install MS Office 2007 in Windows XP - (actually Office 2003)

You need the Office 2007 installation cd . . If it came with the PC, Dell should have included it in the package of cd's with the system

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So this is odd. I have a user who is using office 2003, when she forwards an email to anyone using office 2007 the body of her forward is lost. However, if the email is opened via office 2003, webmail, or via a Smartphone the forwards are there. Iíve reinstalled office on computer A (the one with office 2003) but this didnít remedy the situation. Any ideas?

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I have a small problem that maybe someone can assist me with.
I recently purchased a new note book with Windows 7 and also purchased Office 2010, Home edition.
I downloaded the software and input my activation code satisfactorily and everything appeared fine, but when I reopen say, Excel or Word I get a message asking me to enter my activation code, but the heading on the message says ?Office 2007? although my software indicates ?Office 2010? at the top of the page.
Is it possible that my note book came with ?Office 2007? preloaded and doesn?t recognise the fact that ?Office 2010? is now loaded?
It also indicates that I can only open again 23 more times.
Your assistance would be appreciated.

Sid Dean

Answer:Office 2010 conflict with Office 2007

Hi sidean & welcome,

Did you do a search to see if Office 2007 was listed on your computer?

As you are having an activation problem I would suggest you contact Microsoft Product Activation Center / Support directly.

Note with the phone option -
Step 5. If the automated service is unsuccessful, stay on the line and your call will be transferred to a Microsoft Product Activation Customer Service representative who will help you to activate your product. The representative will give you a confirmation ID number if your copy of product is genuine.

Links below may be able to help you on your way.


How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center

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Hello-I'm not IT literate, have enrolled on IT course without reading small print (I need MS Office 2010+only had 2007 version on laptop-no good)-hence I've now got a link+key for 2010. Seller is advising me to remove '07 version before I download new version. I could probably find out how to do this via Google but I get the idea it's something I can't reverse if things muck up i.e. I'll be left with no version of Office? can you uninstall+reinstall if things go wrong? Can I download via dongle? Is there anything else I should know? Thank-ee kindly

Answer:Transfer from MS Office 2007 to MS Office 2010

Deleting the program will not affect your files. Make sure that your Outlook .pst File is regularly backed up and all should be plain sailing.
Before you uninstall Office, create a Restore Point, and then go ahead with the installation.
Are you confidant of the 'bona fides' of your supplier of Office 2010, if it appears cheap and is not from a well known seller, beware? Hacked Software is one of the most frequent Scams in the game!

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Can I now install Microsoft Office 2007 instead of Microsoft Office Starter 2010. I had to format my PC and start over again. I have not installed Starter 2010 although it is pre-installed on the PC. It was the cause of my problem by completely freezing the PC.

Answer:Office 2007/Office Starter 2010

Yes you can instal office 2007
Office starter would still be there if you had done a "factory restore"

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Microsoft has accidentally posted details about a promotion it will be running for those who buy Office 2007 a few months before and after the release of Office 2010 in June 2010. It is called the "Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee Program," though Redmond is not yet ready to announce it. "Microsoft has not disclosed an Office 2010 Technology Guarantee," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. "We have no further comment at this time."
According to a cached copy of a post on "In The Know - Charles Van Heusen's Weblog," which is part of the Microsoft US Partner Community website, Customers who purchase a copy of Office 2007, with or without a new PC, from an authorized reseller between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010 qualify for the promotion. Buy Office 2007, get 2010 free? Microsoft posts, pulls deal

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i have got office 2010 pro plus but i have just got a windows update for office 2007 SP2

im guessing it isnt right so should i just hide the update or install it?
i havent got it on any other pc's with win7+office 2010 just the one i use most often

Answer:office 2007 SP2 update but i have office 2010

I would probably hide it

Unless you have anything left over from 2007, Project or Visio for example.

it could also have been triggered by an add-on designed for 2007 that's reporting incorrectly

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I have Office 2010. Is there any reason why I shouldn't remove Office 2007, 2007 updates, service packs, etc?

Answer:Should I remove Office 2007 when I also have Office 2010?

As I say I have two versions installed OK and no conflicts... However there have been occasions when two versions of Outlook have been known to conflict; albeit rare but happened nonetheless. So "beachyhbt's" comment re' possible Outlook conflicts is not without foundationM$ usually advise to remove the one before installing another; and that can be done by simply using the Add/Remove programmes option (Control Panel). You will select the Office version and then you can select the specific Outlook version to remove (only). No need to remove the whole Office suit - unless you really want to or need the space.If you decide to lose Office 2007 completely - again do so via Add/Remove etc. Aafterwards verify the remaining Office installation is OK; then simply empty recycle-bin and defrag the drive?I have had two version of Office happily co-exist; and even three briefly.As before - ensure you "export" the pst files first and perhaps check them by importing them to the another Outlook installation. Also save them both on the current hard drive (in a location not normally addressed by Outlook (i.e. a specific folder created for the purpose); and also to an external storage (dvd at least..; perhaps even a usb stick/flash drive too - although flash drives aren't the best for long term storage).

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Hi there
Just a quicky -- apart from using say a VM for testing Office 2010 I'd like to install on an existing machine so I can compare immediately if there are any significant differences between Office 2007 and 2010 before deploying for a lot of users.

I've never tried running two versions of office on the same machine -- are there any implications such as incompatable DLL's with the same name etc.

Anybody runnung both versions (32 bit even though I'm running W7 X-64).


Answer:Can I keep OFFICE 2007 alongside Office 2010

I had installed Office 2010 and Office 2007 version side by side. Had no problems, but confusion sometimes.

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well my cousin convinced my mom that she needed microsoft access so he brings over microsoft office 2000 and installs it... including everything im pretty sure, i wasnt here when it happened. but he installed word outlook excel powerpoint and access, but we already have the 2003 version of everything except access. and now the old microsoft outlook (2000) has taken over all email rights, as in the links from start menu and internet explorer. So is there a way to get rid of all of microsoft office 2000 except for access? Because when i tried uninstalling microsoft office 2000 it said are you sure you want to uninstall all components? so i wasnt sure so i clicked cancel, well hopefully that made sense, and please help!

Answer:microsoft office 2000 + microsoft office 2003 = bad idea

Check the Tips & Trick area for a thread I wrote on removing MS Office completely....
all versions...
Then reinstall.

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I've an almost new machine that I've installed Office 2007 Home & Student. On my previous machine I had Office 2000 premium installed. Since Home & Student is just Excel and Word I was wondering if I can install Access and Outlook from my old Office 2000 CDs to compliment my Home&Student? I rarely use access and would use outlook only for the calendar so this is low priority for me and I don't want to chance screwing up my Office 2007 for something I'd only use a few times a year unless I've some assurances that it would work. Does anyone have experience doing this or something similar?

Answer:Office 2007 & Office 2003 curiosity question

Haven't tried it with 2000, but I know it works with 2003.

Courtney sends....

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I recently purchased Microsoft Office 2007 and upgraded from my 2003 installation (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) today. I can't believe how frustrated I am, I am regretting the entire purchase and upgrade. The composition of the toolbars is lacking options/icons present in 2003, the word configuration options are all over the place, and I cannot for the life of me find out where some of the most basic options are, such as fields. I didn't know the Visual Basic toolbox is gone until I read a help file on some website online, stating that Microsoft now wants you to purchase VB.NET separately.

I have used Microsoft Office since version 6.22 with Windows 3.1, I can deal with tabs instead of menus, and the new theme...but it is a serious serious pain when I can't find the location of options which I have been using for the past ten years. There is an old addage... If it ain't broke, DON'T FIX IT!
I think Microsoft will be losing many many customers with this one.

Is anyone aware of any guides, books, online documentation, etc which can help users to migrate?? If not, I'm going to be sending off these cds to the Salvation Army.

Answer:Migrating from MS Office 2003 to Office 2007 = PAIN

Hi animorph,
Yes, the changes are extensive. But Microsoft does have helpful interactive guides that let you choose a function in 2003 and find it in 2007. I hope these help.


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Hi all.
Is it possible to run MS Office 2003 and MS office 2007 on the same machine.
I teach I.T. and many of my students, as well as the school computer labs have office 2003. For this reason I need 2003 on my machine.
That said I also am seen as the computer guru by fellow collegues, so often find myself sorting out their computer problems or giving advice on how to merge tables in word or create mark shedules in excel. Many of them have 2007, which is very different. Thus running 2007 seems like a good idea.
So is it possible to have both versions running on the same machine?
At this point I am using windows XP - tablet edition.

Answer:Solved: Run Office 2003 and office 2007 on the same machine?

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I built a new PC today. Running Vista Home Premium and brand new copy of
Office 2007. All Brand new, both the OS and Office application.
Windows Update tells me now that I should be downloading an Important Update
for Office 2003 (SP3)....WHY???
I have installed NO viewers of any Visio viewer etc...
Any thoughts?

Answer:Office 2003 SP3 Update??? I am running Office 2007

Are you using any old Expression Studio product (such ver 1.0 of Web, Blend etc)
Visual Studio 2005 or SP1

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Several months ago, I downloaded the beta version of Office 2007. I decided to remove it and go back to Office 2003. Ever since, I can no longer access Outlook 2003 and I am using the 2002 version. The other Office 2003 functions I am able to use. Also, I am unable to install Office Updates because when I do, Outlook 2002 and Word 2003 lose some functionality and I have to restore.

All suggestions are welcome.


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I have Office 2007 and it seems to me that most tasks require an extra click. Let me explain. In Office 2007 if I want to print I have to click on the office button on the top left and then click print. In Office 2003 there was a print icon on the taskbar that required one click. Is there anyway to setup Office 2007 so that some basic functions (print, save, open, etc.) can be accomplished with one click?

Answer:Office 2007 - Making It Work Like Office 2003

Hi Hal06.That is the single biggest beef I've heard with 07. I'm still using 03 with the 07 conversion pack, but I think you can add commands to the quick access toolbar manualy.See if this page may be what you're looking for.

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win xp sp2 32-bit

i have office 2003 installed. i want to install office 2007. what are the steps? should i remove office 2003 first? any safe links to downloading office 2007?

Answer:removing office 2003 and installing office 2007

The only safe (and allowed) link is from or a reseller.

Otherwise, they co-exist, you can install or uninstall them in any order.

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Hello Guys,

It might be a not the best question but i was wondering is the Office fonts of 2003 the same/compatible as the 2007???

Many Thanks,

Answer:Office 2003 fonts compatible with Office 2007 ???

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I currently have Office 2003 Student full version installed on my computer. I have received Office Professional Plus 2007 Student media version. Do I need to uninstall Version 2003 prior to installing 2007 or will installation of version 2007 automatically uninstall version 2003. Does all the information in my .pst file convert as necessary for use in Outlook 2007. There are two discs, one called "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007" and the other one called "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 (Microsoft Office Communicator 2007". I'm guessing that the disk with the shorter title "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007" would be the correct one to install. What is the second disk with Communicator? My system is Windows XP SP2, AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor, 3800+ 1.99 Ghz 2GB Ram.
Steve Rehmann

Answer:Solved: Installing Office 2007 over Office 2003??

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I have installed Office 2007 on a new machine but need to change from Outlook data from Office 2003; that will include email, calendar and contacts.How best to do this? Simply copy the PST file? Any pointers gratefully accepted.Cheers, Dio

Answer:Move from Office 2003 to Office 2007 (Outlook)

Well, I just copied the 2003 PST file and pasted it into the Outlook 2007 folder to replace the one that was there and everything seems fine.Thanks to all who looked.Cheers, Dio

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I have 2 different Windows 7 systems that have this problem. When I install Office 2007 using the "Upgrade" option it does not remove Office 2003 and leaves the system in a confused state, especially in regards to Outlook. When I initially start Outlook it will say it is configuring Outlook 2007, but subsequent screens indicate an Outlook 2003 utility is being used.

With great pain I can manually set the default email client and do other pieces of the configuration and get Outlook 2007 running, but as soon as I reboot the system, it reverts to a confused state. I have tried all four methods Microsoft prescribes in KB2639197 to remove Office 2003. I have also used 3rd party uninstallers?specifically Revo and CCleaner. It still comes back after a reboot. I have removed BOTH Office 2007 and Office 2003 and I can reboot any number of times and it stays uninstalled, but as soon as I insert the Office 2007 install disc it ONLY gives me the upgrade option and returns to this state where both 2003 and 2007 products appear installed in a confused state.

Answer:Office 2007 Upgrade - Office 2003 Remains and won't go away

You could do a System Restore, if the restore point is there from when Office 2k3 was installed. You can also try Microsoft's Fix It tool at but you need the original install disc and the key for Office 2003. Or the Office Removal Wizard

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On my laptop I was running MS Office 2003 Professional. I decided to upgrade to MS Office 2007 Professional. I thought my CD and key were legitimate. After installing, I found I couldn't activate the software. The new installation apparently wiped out the MS Office 2003.

Is there anyway for me to return to my MS Office 2003? I'm using a Dell and tried to return to a previous setpoint, but that didn't work, something about a patch missing.

Any ideas?

Answer:Installation of MS Office 2007 Wiped Out MS Office 2003

joanstev said:

On my laptop I was running MS Office 2003 Professional. I decided to upgrade to MS Office 2007 Professional. I thought my CD and key were legitimate. After installing, I found I couldn't activate the software. The new installation apparently wiped out the MS Office 2003.

Is there anyway for me to return to my MS Office 2003? I'm using a Dell and tried to return to a previous setpoint, but that didn't work, something about a patch missing.

Any ideas?Click to expand...

Where did you get the 2007 Office from?

Do you not have the 2003 Office CD to reinstall it?

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I'm on Windows XP w/SP2. It had Office 2003. I've had my computer since 2004.
Before I installed Office 2007, Office '03 worked fine. Then I needed '07 for a college class and installed a trial. Office '07 worked fine, but the MS Word shortcut in my quicklaunch bar pointed to Word '03 still. Whenever I'd hit it by accident, it would try to install Office '03("Please wait while Windows Configures Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003). I canceled it on the second screen and it worked anyway.

The second screen had this:
Installation Error: File not Found

A required installation file SKU1E3.CAB could not be found.

Before, I'd hit cancel and MS Word '03 would get to working anyway. Then I'd close it and go into Word 07. I think there was some error message, but I don't remember it. Now, I just uninstalled an Office '07 trial. The same thing is happening again, but now when I hit cancel, it says "fatal error during installation." It's a different error message from the one I got last time.

I really need help here. I've got homework due tomorrow for some online classes, and need Word to do it.

I tried going into control panel > Add/Remove Programs > Office '03 and clicking change to do the repair thing, but it led to the same problem.

Thanks in advance. If you need any more information to help, please let me know. I can't open any Office items. This Windows Installe... Read more

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My boss wants me to install Office 2003 standard edition on a client's pc that has Office 2007 standard edition already installed on it. I don't know, why but this is what he wants. Are there going to be major issues with installing and using an older version of Office on the same system as Office 2007?

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It is possible to open a Word 2003/Excel 2003 document in Word 2007/Excel 2007. But some time we have to work with Word 2007/Excel 2007 files at a PC where Office 2003 is installed. Can it be possible?

Answer:Office 2007 files opening in Office 2003.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

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