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Question: Microsoft Office Professional Office Suite 2003

Hiya Everyone.

Here is the little problem I have encounted.
This evening, I installed in my computer Microsoft Professional Office suite 2003.I installed all the components, ie, Word, Publisher, powerpoint, excel and access.
All the applications worked immediatley and correctly except, Access. This application will neither open or run ? I have uninstalled it, re-installed twice, but that particular component will not run.
Any advise would be appreciated.


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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Office Professional Office Suite 2003

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Answer: Microsoft Office Professional Office Suite 2003

Have you tried downloading Office service pack 2? bike, still wish I had my '67Mark

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Can anyone please tell me where I can download
Microsoft Office Professional 2003 Trial?
A friend has asked me?
I cannot find it anywhere?

Answer:Microsoft Office Professional 2003

Hi riptorn,

Why 2003? 2007 offers A LOT more and also allows people to open the new "x" documents from office which are common these days. He can download the 2007 version from Microsoft Product Information Center - Trial Software. It also allows you to save your files in old office extensions in case he needs to.

P.S. Been to Malaysia a couple of times... LOVE KL (not so much Terenganu or west Malaysia). Petronas Towers ROCK (had meetings in middle floors).


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A note of caution (if you haven't already been affected) Microsoft has recently (in my case yesterday) included in it's updates a security download for the above software. The end result of downloading this file is that you may well lose access to using Excel (and maybe more for all i know). Solutions are available on the internet however it will require a modification to your computer registry (in case that makes you uncomfortable). This "cure" may be worse than the disease.truenorth

Answer:Microsoft Office Professional 2003

Thanks for the alert.  Can you post the code numbers of the Microsoft updates? 

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I have office 2003 pro, but only installed, Word 2003, Excel 2003, Outlook 2003 and Publisher 2003 as they are only what i use. My problem is outlook 2003, when i open to do a message i get this message "Microsoft Word is set to be your email editor. However, Word is unavailable, not installed, or is not the same version as Outlook. The Outlook email editor will be used instead. An OLE registration error occurred. The program is not correctly installed" i don't know what is wrong but Word is installed and is working fine just that Outlook is having problems with it. Since i had un-installed office and re-installed it didn't resolve this problem how can i set OUtlook's email editor instead of Word to avoid this annoying message?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 Professional

Strange to have problems after installation. In case you haven't done it:
Run Outlook.
Tools > Options > Mail format.
Check the format dropdown for whatever you want, I suspect plain text.
Next two checkboxes which refer to two possible Word2003 formats should be unchecked.

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Can anyone tell me where I can get an easy to understand tutorial for the above - online and free (if one exists please) thanks

Answer:microsoft office professional 2003

I wouldn't worry too much about the tutorials being for 2003. Most tutorials cover the simple things, which haven't changed since the beginning of software. I've been able to find lots of tutorials by doing a Google search. It's just a matter of how you type your search criteria. Try this, and USE THE QUOTES how I show them:

"free tutorial" Microsoft Word

Then, change Word to Excel, then change Excel to PowerPoint, and so on...

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OK on ebay I am buying Microsoft office 2003 professional the guy said he had one copy on his system but uninstalled it so my main question is how many pc's can I install it on since he uninstalled it or did that version count how many systems you can install it on thanks

Answer:Microsoft office 2003 professional

I would NOT be buying a USED copy of any software.

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since doing a system recovery on my laptop,(Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005) (Advent 7109) Microsoft Office 2003 programs will not open, they install perfectly, when you attemp to run a program like word, excel, powerpoin etc. it says "Microsoft Office Word has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application". it then closes when you press ok. i have unistalled and reinstalled but that has not fixed the problem. i created a new account like a temp account, and office works perfectly on there, but when i try on my actual account office will not work. i have also tried copying the registry file from the other account like others have suggested, it hasn't worked. and my account is the administrator so i have permissions to everything. any ideas???? thanks

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 Professional

If all else fails, try this:
Log on to the computer by using an Administrator user account.
Start Microsoft Windows Explorer.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
Click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.
Open the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data\
Right-click Opa11.dat, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab.
Click Advanced.
Click the Permissions tab.
Click to select Everyone in the Permission entries list, and then click Edit.
Click to select the Full Control check box.
Click OK three times.

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Office Source Engine was deleted. I need to reinstall office 2003 professional and I get an ose.exe error. How can I get OSE back in my management console?

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I am having difficulty with the above software which I installed today. I used to have word 97. If I now remove the above programme will I still have my old word 97 etc or will that be overwritten?
I want to erase all of the new software and then try to reload it.
I am hoping that this is a shortcut to solving my problems

Answer:microsoft office professional 2003 - removal

That depends on the options you made when you installed Office 2003. If you allowed it to upgrade Word 97, it will be gone most likely.

If you told it to leave Word 97 alone, it will still be there right now, and you should be able to access it.

What difficulties are you having?

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The disk was purchased over the internet. It came in the appropriate sleeve and was celephane sealed. It has the appropriate Microsoft seals and Product Key.

I attempted to download it. I got a Norton AntiVirus warning, which I overrode.

During the download, I got the following error:

Windows Script Host
Script: D:\autorun.vbs
Line: 12
Char: 1
Error: Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory request
was completed.
Code: 8007012B
Source: WshShell.Exe

How do I correct for this error?

Answer:Downloading Microsoft Office 2003 Professional

Welcome to TSF!

There shouldn't be an autorun.vbs file on the disk as far as I know. Autorun.inf yes, but not a vbs file.
The ISO image I downloaded from MSDN doesn't have one. You may have a counterfeit disk.
Can you post the contents of that file? Go to D:\, find the file, right click it and click Edit. It should open in Notepad.

It may be a hidden file, so make sure your system is set to show both hidden and system files:

To change View Settings to show hidden/system files:
In Windows Explorer, click on Tools | Folder Options -> View tab
Check the following: Display the contents of system folders (not present in Win2K/Vista)
Show hidden files and folders
Uncheck the following: Hide extensions for known file types (WinXP/Vista)
Hide file extensions for known file types (Win2K)
Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

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A friend has given me a licence for the above but I can't find a setup for it.

Does anyone know where I can get it

If so please quote the web address, email, etc

Answer:Microsoft Windows Office 2003 Professional

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user.Since your friend gave you the license, your friend can give you the software application with it. The license is only good for one copy. If the license has been used already it is not valid for another copy. With this being said, your request as it is worded is an attempt to circumvent security and copyright measures, which are a violation of Bleeping Computers rules which I have quoted. The entire list of forum rules can be found here.I will close this topicAnimal, Forum Moderator

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I have WIndows XP Home with Microsoft Office Professional 2003 and am having a problem with Outlook. I loaded two Phone Tools software programs and have since uninstalled them. Now when I start Outlook I receive two messages. The first is found in a box labeled "WMS ST Notif Window 00000ADO 00000FBO: Outlook.exe unable to locate component". The message reads, "This application failed to start because PbkUser.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem". <OK>
The second error message I receive is in the "Micorsoft Office Outlook" dialog box. The message is, "The add-in 'C:\ProgramFiles\mobilePhoneTools\Outl97.dll" could not be installed or loaded. This problem may be resolved by using Detectand Repair on the help menu". Are there any suggestions what I amy be able to do in order to eliminate these messages? Thanks.

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We have it on 2 of the 3 computers we have and it doesn't seem to be compatible with Word as it is said to be. When my daughter attaches her assignments to her professor it doesn't work.

It is on a refurbished Dell ( XP PRO Interl® Celeron® CPU: 2.40 GHZ, 2.39Ghz, RAM: 504 MB).

What might I try to get these programs to sync?

Thanks so much!

Answer:compatibility of "open office" suite and Microsoft Office Suite?

Hello alpad,

When she saves the document to send to the professor, which format is she saving it in? If she saves it as the default .odt, Word won't be able to open it. In the small window by "Save as Type" she needs to click the arrow to cause the drop down menu to come up, then select the proper Word version to save it as. My version of Open Office has the following MS Word options:

MS Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)
MS Word 95 (.doc)
MS Word 6.0 (.doc)

There is also an XML version. The latest version of Open Office, version 3, is also compatible with MS Word 2007; however, I don't know how that appears in the drop down menu as I don't yet have that version of Open Office.

Once she has chosen the proper Word format, then she needs to save the document. This is the version she should submit to the professor.

Orange Blossom

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I am wondering if this would be a good buy ($99):

How many installs can you get with Office 2003 Pro and if you install it but reformat can you install it again?


Answer:Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 Questions

ACA: It looks fine to me. My only concern is his feedback isn't fantastic. You should have no problem reactivating again and again, as long as you're not ridiculous about it. Also, if it's not registered, you should definitely register it in your name.

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I try to install office 2003.  However, I got this error message "1919".  What should I do.



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Have Intel Pent 4 2.8ghz.Currently loaded with Microsoft Office Word 2003 Professional software-want to update with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007.Question is should my original software be deleted prior to installing 2007 ore can I load the new software and then remove 2003.Have numerouse folders in "My Documents" originating from 2003 - will they still be OK when upgrading to 2007??? Please  reply/notify me at [email protected]ThanksBill[email protected]

Answer:Programme change from MicrosoftOffice 2003 Professional to Microsoft Office Hom

dont worry just install the new version of MS office 2007 and it changes the system files and it will replace the MS office 2003 and u need not worry bout the files everything will be there.

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For many days i had this problem.Whenever i paste any words in Microsoft Office Word 2003......a Popup comes saying :Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003and then it pastes.It is annoying.Each time when i paste,it comes. msiexec.exe runs in the process.I disabled it in services.Then no problem in pasting.I installed a software later,then it asked for windows installer as it is needed.Then once again i enabled it.So i wanted to stop that popup from coming without disabling msiexec.exe. But that is not possible.Also in control panel, The options - change or remove is not there for Microsoft Office Word 2003. It is like that for many days.I dont know how they disappeared.I dont know what problem it is.In Microsoft Office Word 2003 under Help option, when i click Detect and Repair....It says Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 setup failedToday i uninstalled Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 and reinstalled. Now the problem is too worse.Now whenever i open Microsoft Office Word 2003 or Yahoo messenger or MSN messenger, that same old popup comes :Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003Eventhough i cancel that popup, OSE.exe and msiexec.exe runs in the process. So each time i have to end the process OSE.exe and msiexec.exe when i use Microsoft Office Word 2003 or Yahoo messenger or MSN messenger.Its very annoying. Can anyone help ?

Answer:Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 worst problem

This assumes that your system is not infected.Caution is advised - at your own risk.As it involves a registry edit, backup up your registry first with a program such as ERUNT: you may also want to create a system restore point.See this link:Some applications in Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove buttons: two mentioned items, NoRemove and NoModify, have to be set to 0, not 1.This should fix the Change and Remove buttons in Add /Remove.I have only ever fixed the "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003"message, by uninstalling and reinstalling the whole package from a genuine Office disk.pro11.msi [Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003] is the .msi installer file required.I also ensured that I went to Windows Update afterwards and got them all.Defrag your disk before reinstalling.Use the latest version of the Windows Installer:;displaylang=enWindows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is worth getting, if not already installed.NOTE:OSE.exe is a process belonging to the Microsoft Office Suite which adds additional installation support during CD install and web updates. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.MSIEXEC.exe belongs to the Windows Installer Component and is used to install new programs that use W... Read more

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Hello all, the entire Office 2003 suite one day looks old like 2000 or Windows 2000 icons in general.

Does anyone know why this happened and how it could be fixed?


Answer:Entire Office 2003 suite looks like Office 2000

This had happened to me once but in office 2007. It happened when I tried to open an older file type so It went into compatibility mode, which also changes the layout.

Not sure if its the same thing with office 2003 but go into options, advanced, and see if you can find something like compatibility options or layout.

Anyway if its not their your looking for some kind of option like that so snoop around all the options, views, and windows menus.

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This isn't an upgrade. I bought the full version Office Professional 2003 and would like to install it over what I have now. I had Office 97 and an upgrade CD to Office 2000. Will I lose anything to install Office 2003 over Office 2000? I have WinXP home if that makes a difference.

Answer:Can you install Office 2003 Professional over Office 2000

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Good afternoon people,

Firstly, I would like to say hello to everyone who've helped me in the past with my Access help. It's been a long absence with study commitments and such, but as is the purpose of this group, I would like to ask for some tech help:

The situation: Microsoft Word (as part of Office 2003 Professional Edition) frequently closes without user notification on my dad's laptop (Windows Vista Basic). It's recently started, and it interrupts his work. He says that the issue occurs when he minimises documents, but he didn't indicate a frequency of this occurrence. He also told me that once he successfully saves a document and closes Word, he then encounters issues when opening said document; it says that the file has been "corrupted" (I can't remember exactly what the dialog box says), and that the data can be recovered, or to proceed with opening the document. Data recovery doesn't work, and when he proceeds to open the document, Word returns "Program not responding" and "Critical error caused by the program" and other prompts of this nature, which then forces the program to quit.

I am aware that a similar problem is in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for Word 2003, but was last revised in 2004 (so covered only xp and 2000), and am not certain if this issue is the same for Windows Vista. It related to the "Handwriting Recognition" program.

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Answer:Solved: Microsoft Word (Office Professional Edition 2003) frequently closes

Any chance of anyone helping?

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I am having issues with installing Office 2003 Professional on my HP Pavilion Elite - Windows 7 64-bit machine which I just purchased. I understand that there has been some issues with the compatitablity from the 32-bit to the 64-bit verison but I have found sites that states Office 2003 is compatitable with Windows 7 and some people have had success installing it on their own 64bit machines. I have two other PCs (Gateway desktop and HP Laptop) which are running the XP 32bit operating system with this Gateway Distribution CD (bought it with my Gateway machine years ago) - Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Software. I was able to succesfully install Office on my HP laptop even when its a Gateway Distribution CD so I know that is not the issue.

The issue I have ran into is when I install it by by-assing the front-end installation process (opened the Office setup.exe file on the CD drive or even copied it to my HD) the Installshield program comes up and it starts the installation process. However, when it is performing the requested services an error pops-up stating the following "This verison of Office is not compatitable with your system" then closes out. Now, I have tried to run the setup program under Windows XP (Service pack 2 and 3) and neither works.

In addition, I have uninstalled the office 2007 trial software and any other Office viewer programs from my machine. However, I still have Microsoft Works 9.0 still installed because I wouldnt think it wou... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 Professional wont install on Windows 7 64bit edition

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Saw this on ebay. Claims that 'Sun Office Suite Professional is a Microsoft Office compatibleoffice suite software package for Windows thatincludes word, excel, powerpoint, and frontpage compatible programs that open, edit, and saveMicrosoft Office and HTML documents'. All for £7.95?? Anyone tried this? (No Im not a seller, just interested in the excel and powerpoint)

Answer:Sun Office Suite Professional

It is pretty close to MSO; PCA did an evaluation of it using members of this forum and people had mixed reactions to it. Personally I found it good, but I don't go in for much of the advanced features. It will depend on the version though; version 6 is good, version 5.2 less so.

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Hi all

I am using Windows XP and office 2003. I am using Microsoft Office Picture Manager to view tif files.


1. I open a tif file.
2. I make an annotation change eg: Use the hightlighting tool to hightlight some text. Fine, no problem!
3. I save the document.
4. I close the document and try reopening it:

I get this error:

"The file selected is not a valid Microsoft Document Imaging file"

I recreated my Windows XP profile and this resolved the problem

That was two weeks the problem is back!

Any ideas?


Answer:Problems with Microsoft office document imaging in Office 2003

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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 have a problem installing MS Office Professional 2007.

Here are the details:
1. HP dv4-4141us laptop computer
2. Running Windows 7
3. I bought and downloaded Microsoft Office Professional 2007. Includes Access, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word --- all 2007 versions
4. The software downloaded alright.
5. When I then clicked on MS Office Excel 2007 in "All Programs", it started configuring it.
6. After configuration was done, Setup window popped up, "In order to complete setup, a system reboot is necessary. Would you like to reboot now?"
7. I clicked on Yes, and a window opened up saying: "1 program still needs to close: Waiting for Microsoft Office Professional 2007. This program is preventing Windows from restarting." The options were "Force Restart" or "Cancel".
8. I then clicked on "Cancel" and the following error message popped up:
"Error 1719: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."
9. I then clicked on "OK" and got another message:
"MS Office Excel 2007 has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application."
10. I then clicked on "OK" and the message went away.
11. When I then clicked on "MS Office Excel 2007" in 'All Programs', it started to configure the software again a... Read more

Answer:Problem installing downloaded MS Office Professional 2007ce couldn't be accessed while configuring MS Office Professional 2007

Installation of MS Office 2007 or MS Office 2010 does not require a system reboot. Where did you "download" this from?

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I understand that Office 2003 does not have the Office shortcut bar. Is it possible to use the bar from Office XP with 2003? If so, how?

Answer:Microsoft Office shortcut bar in Office 2003

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The computer almost freezes and TaskManager if I can get it up shows each Office app starts up - lots of CPU then shuts down and the next app starts up.
Usually in the follwoing order:

Don't have anyting in Startup than scanner, webshots, and AVG?

I've unistalled Office 203 and computer boots up fine?
Is Office doing some sort of lookup for updates for each app? how do I turn off, rather do when if I need to?

Any advice greatly appreciated

Answer:XP Professional (Office 2003 Professional ) boots up slow

MS Office...installs a load upon any operating system.First of all, Outlook will hijack your email function.Then, there are update mechanisms.Finally, there are multiple programs requiring heavy resources when they are running.I don't know where you are getting your startup item data...but I suggest that you download/install Autoruns and take a look at the Logon tab only fi you want to see what's running at boot that you should be concerned about.AutoRuns for Windows - Louis

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Using Outlook 2003, Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003, which has the capability of having multiple, separate & complete email addresses, each functioning in their own profile.

E.g. I open Outlook and it gives me a drop-down box to choose which email I want to go to, say email1 or email2.

Email1 has 2 "Contacts" areas defined.
1st problem is how to combine and synch these two. I don't want two.

Email2 as 1 "Contacts" area.
2nd problem is to combine the contacts from Email1 with Email2.

I thought these were *.pab files, but a search for *.pab comes up empty.
I do find multiple *.pst files

Any suggestions?


Answer:Help with Contacts Merge in Outlook 2003,Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003

Oh, and I need tips on how to make SURE I've got the existing stuff backed up before I mess with anything. This isn't my computer I'm working on, and there are 4000 contacts involved.

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I'm having trouble with my office assistant. I have an Office Suite 2003 product on my new Vista Home Premium OS PC. Anytime I try to fix my office assistant by using the gallery it gives me an error message that says there isn't enough memory to complete the operation. I'm only using about 22 GB out of a total 227 GB available, so I don't really believe that. Help! Also, there are times when I'm using an application and it tries to automatically update my Word 2003 to 2007 - and ends up getting stuck. I close out of it, but what's going on?

Answer:Office Suite 2003, Vista OS

Did you computer come with a Office 2007 trial pre-installed as well?

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I don't think I am breaching any Forum Rules with this, no doubt someone will soon tell me if i am!
I am looking to buy the above software. I have located a company here:
About Us
I am only interested in buying legal software so ask has anyone dealt with this company and are they OK?

Answer:MS Office 2003 Professional

The domain has only been registered since May and there is no sign of the business when you streetview the postcode.

I wouldn't trust it.

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Spring $328 or so for the upgrade from Office 2000 Professional? No complaints, I'm mainly a Word, Excel, Powerpoint user, and I bought Visio 2003 on my own already.

Is Office 2003 Professional worth it as an upgrade? In a few sentences or less!

Answer:Office 2003 Professional...

How about a few letters or less?


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I'm having trouble with office pro 2003. When I try and go to My Network Places, office pro starts to install- and it's already installed. I am also unable to uninstall office.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Office Professional 2003

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I purchased and installed Office Professional 2003, the upgrade package to "Works". Sometimes it looks for a package called "MediaContent" which is supposedly a seperate cd. The MSN website seems to say that it come with the "Standard" edition of office so I would think it would come with the professional version also. Seems like they charge you for just asking a question on their site. Anyone have any knowledge of these products??


Answer:Office Professional 2003;en-us;307842&sd=tech

"The Microsoft Office XP Media Content CD-ROM includes the Microsoft Clip Organizer and a library of clip art and other media files that users can insert into Office documents. "

Appears to be part of MS-publisher software set

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is there a way to un-install and re-install office 2003 pro without having to spend time re-downloading those large updates?


Answer:Office 2003 Professional

Izzy, since you didn't get an answer from the experts, perhaps you can check if these are big (do you use dialup?). I just looked in Add/Remove programs, and for Office 2003 professional which I got in 2004, I have these:
KB907417, KB892843, ServicePack2, KB911961. I think they were cumulative, not sure. I do not recall them being particularily big or slow to download or install. Perhaps you can check the sizes. It might be funny if it took you longer to check that than actually do the upgrades. I don't know if there's a way for me to find out the sizes on my computer, because then I'd tell ya. Let's hope someone will pitch in.

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I was hoping someone could help me with a problem, a little while ago I asked from Microsoft a 30 day trial of Office 2003 Professional and want to get it converted to the full product, I ended up buying a copy of Office 2003 Profesional and when I go and enter the Product Key I get a message telling me it's not a valid key, now I have two main worries.

1 - Is this because the trial version of Office Pro was beta and therefore not upgradable.

2 - Is the 'new' copy of Office Pro I brought I legit copy, and if it isnt how would I go about finding out if it is a valid disk.

also I have tried several times to install Offoce Pro from the 'new' copy I have but it seems to crash on the setup screen everytime.

Please could someone help me.


Answer:MS Office 2003 Professional

Have you uninstalled the 30 day trial? If you haven't, then you need to do this first.

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I think I already know the answer to this but I will ask to be sure. I just obtained Office 2003 directly from Microsoft through their Partnership Program. I installed it on one of my test machines at home. I totally forgot about it needing to be activated. The main question is this. If I activate it on that machine...I will not be able to put it on my main computer right?? Basically I have heard that when you activate it, thats it, you can not put it on any other machine.

Thank for your time,


Answer:Office 2003 Professional

Basically correct.

Most "full versions" allow activation on the one PC, and will usually allow a second activation on another PC on the basis that you can have it on a portable (laptop) as well, on the understanding that they are not used at the same time. Read the EULA for your version.

There is no checking that the second activation is actually on a laptop and not a desktop though. So basically a full version should allow 2 activations.

There is a suggestion that the MS activation database is reset after about 4 months and a further activation could be made but that is not documented or proven.

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I bought my first pc about 5 months ago with office 2003 already on it.But ive just tried to validate it with microsoft and they said its an illegal copy.Is there anything i can do,or do i just uninstall it?The person i bought it of has since moved to london,so i cant ask him about it.

Answer:Office 2003 professional!

Was this a casual purchase, i.e. from an individual rather than a company. If you don`t have a company invoice with Office 2003 specifically listed on it there`s little you can do. It could well be a "cracked copy" and therefore illegal. I would have thought you should have been given the original installation disks or the Certificate of Authenticity when you bought the computer if it were genuine.If you want to make it legitimate contact Microsoft and ask them what to do. They will offer to send you a full CD and registration key but remember that "IF" you are a student or teacher there is a version of Office 2003 that costs no more than £120.Another alternative is to uninstall Office and use the free open source OpenOffice click here although it doesn`t have the equivalent of Outlook it does have compatible programs for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access - the latter not available in the Office Student & Teacher edition. OpenOffice will open and save files in Officeformats such as .doc & .xls

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Hi I have just purchased office 2003 and before I activate it I want to know
can I also put the same software on my laptop as well as my pc

Answer:office 2003 professional

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I am running Windows Professional and Office Pro 2003. When I try to get Office updates I receive the following message: "Office update is unavailable to check for updates." Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Office Professional 2003

cougarone said:

I am running Windows Professional and Office Pro 2003. When I try to get Office updates I receive the following message: "Office update is unavailable to check for updates." Any help will be appreciated.Click to expand...

Can you double check that message?
Are you sure it does not actually say "Office update is unable to check for updates" ?
There is a big difference between the two.

On the chance that you have mis-read the message, check the link below

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Since I switched over to my Vista Home Premium system (new PC included) my Office extras have been glitching something fierce. A prime example, one that annoys me to no end, is that my office assistant won't change - it keeps trying to tell me there isn't enough memory! I know that is false considering my PC has at least 432GB free memory and runs at 3Gh, but I don't know what to do to fix it. Help!

Answer:Vista + Office Suite 2003 issue

Take a look at this and the what others are downloading section on this page, see if you think any of those would be the ones that would help. Download details: Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

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I have been looking for the cheapest price for the above and have found a web site that offers Microsoft Office suite for only approx £41, this seems so cheap -would it be genuine?

Answer:microsoft office suite(s)

If it looks too good to be true then it probably is. Personally I wouldn't touch it.

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I thrown out my old window 98 computer it had too much errors and bought a new PC computer with xp on it and I can't afford the full new mirosoft Office at the moment and I was wondering if Microsoft office 2000 would work on XP and I am no at college to get it cheaperAnyone tryed it let me know please

Answer:Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Office 2000 works perfectly on XP

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Hiya All,

I have had microsoft office professional for a while and everything seemed to be working fine until recently.

Everytime i open word it seems to take about 2 minutes to open when it does i can work perfectly fine in it, but when i close the software it again takes a very long time saves my work but crashes. When it finally closes it sends an error report with no resolution the error report is also not specific but pages and pages of data where i cannot search specifics on the web to resolve this.

The same is happenning to my outlook 2003 when ever i open a message it takes forever especially a draft message and again whenever i close outlook i again get send an error message.

i have unistalled the software and reinstalled it, i have also done a repair but the problem persists, any help will be highly appreciated.

Answer:Office professional 2003 - word

Hi Manna,
Have you installed any recent updates or added any new software.
Have you installed all the Office 2003 updates
What operating system are you using
If you are using XP have you installed sp3

I know it's a bunch of questions and no answers but more information is needed so the right solution can be researched.

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How can i find out if the restoration disc (3 discs) have the office 2003 pro on it if something happenes to my laptop that i purchased from a relation who got the laptop new with it already on there. Could i optain the office 2003 pro cd from somewhere? It is an Acer Aspire 3000 Widescreen Sempron processor CD burner and DVD player.

Answer:Office 2003 Professional Edition

How can i find out if the restoration disc (3 discs) have the office 2003 pro on it if something happenes to my laptopScan the disks for an "Office 11" folder , that's Office 2003. If you locate it, check the folders properties. Full reinstall version will be about 400mb worth.It's not likely, though not impossible, that Office is on your OEM installation disks. Get a drive backup plan in place before the inevitable happens.

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I purchased the Upgrade to Office Pro. 2003 today. I've already had Windows XP Home with the Office version for students and teachers, but bought this because I wanted to add Access 2003 and Business Conatact Manager.
When I pop in the disk, it stops where it tries to locate my current version of Office. I select the C: drice, and it says it cannot find it. What am I doing wrong?


Answer:Trying to load Office Professional 2003

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I have a problem with the office 2003 edition when i use word or outlook to type something on the font size it is 12 but when i start to type it changes to 6 but the font stills says 12 and also the font color is defaultly black right but when i type it changes to blue and it shows black on the letter. and i have already went to add and remove programs and tried it that way but it did not work and i have tried putting cd in without deleting and seeing if it puts missing files automatically and that did not work.
I was wondering has anybody ever seen this and if they did can u tell me what to do?

Answer:Office 2003 professional edition

There is a high probability it results from a corrupted "" file, which will not be replaced or repaired by reinstalling.

Go here:

Try step 3 of "Troubleshooting Word", you need to scroll down to get to it.

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I'm now running Office Ultimate 2007 but still have Office Professional 2003 showing in the Add/Remove programs utility (no sign of it in 'Programe Files'). When I try to remove it I am asked to provide a location of 'MAINSP2ff.MSP'. I have no idea what this is or where it is but am unable to proceed with the uninstall. This may be the cause of a further problem in Word 2007 (a UK English edition) where the spell check utility will not work. Again when I try to run it I an asked for the location of the same file 'MAINSP2ff.MSP

Any ideas greatly apreciated!

Rgds, Paul

Answer:Can't Uninstall Office Professional 2003

So, did you try a 'search' for 'MAINSP2ff.MSP?

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I'm looking to move Microsoft Office 2003 from a Dell Optiplex GX280 running Windows XP Pro to my laptop which is running Windows 7 x64 Pro. I do not have access to a transfer cable, nor do I have access to the disk it was originally installed from as I got this PC off eBay for $70. A very good buy, I put $150 into it worth of upgrades and its running Left 4 Dead 2 with no problems. Anyway, I want to move the Office installation onto my laptop over my network. Is this possible? I use my laptop for more serious stuff than I use the Optiplex for.

Answer:Office 2003 Professional move to new PC

Not without the install media, it isn't possible. However, you could use something like MagicJellyBean to recover the license key and then borrow an Office 2003 disc from a friend, and reinstall, using your key. Keep in mind, this technically isn't legal, as the person who sold you the computer should have included the COA with it, and you should have asked for it as well.

If that doesn't work, or isn't an option, don't both with an installed version of Office, and just use Office Live.

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Good evening,Is anyone able to offer any tips/advice with regard to my query?A colleague at work is concerned at the amount of paper used to print out emails etc (Lawyers Office).His main concern is that when someone wishes to print out a reply or an update to an email, it prints the original email, plus all the recent one received. This is then added to the file and is repetition aswell as unnecessary use of paper. I appreciate that the text can be highlighted and then 'print selection' can be selected to only print the updates/reply etc. However, this has to be a concious decision.Is there any tip/tweak that can be applied that will only print the most recent email?Any views would be appreciated.Thanks Angry ;)

Answer:Office professional 2003 - Outlook

Tools > Options > E-mail Options > Change 'include original message text' and make a lot of parrots happy.

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I am trying to install Office 2003 Professional onto my computer as I have done multiple times in the past with this same disk. Well, everytime I try to install it I get a different error message saying that (Installation Error: File not found. A required installation file xxxxxxxx.CAB could not be found). The wierd thing is that it is a different .CAB file that it says is missing each time I try to reinstall it. Its the same error messege but with a different file name. Like I said, I have used this same disk other times as well. Also, I have an additional copy of the disk and it does the same thing. It seems like something on the computer may be doing it as well. I attached a screen shot of the error. Any ideas?


Answer:Office Professional 2003 install help

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.

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I just got a brand new laptop. It's a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4021. It's running Windows XP Professional with service pack 2 and all of the Windows updates. It has a 1.66 GHz Intel Centrino processor and 512MB of RAM. I installed Office 2003 Professional on it, then it went downhill. It is taking between 2 and 3 minutes to boot up, and the hard drive is lagging. If I play an MP3 then open a browser window (or any other program for that matter), the MP3 skips and sputters along. It takes longer than it should for a new laptop to run an application. Can anyone give me some clue as to how I can fix this problem? If you need any more info, let me know. Thank you.

Answer:Office 2003 Professional Problem

Well, it almost sounds to me like the Hard Drive, so I would recommend starting with a scandisk and a defrag. A link telling you how to run these can be found here:

Also, it might be worth checking for spyware or junk, I would try the main Majorgeeks Malware removal thread and see if anything comes up:

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I have a fully licenced copy of Office installed on my Desktop and Laptop which is legal according to the terms of the licence agreement. However, I was burgled last week and the laptop stolen. I will be replacing my laptop with a new one this week, but need to reinstall Office. Can anyone advise where I stand legally on this issue as when I activate, I guess I will be asked to contact Microsoft.

Answer:Reinstallation of Office Professional 2003

Claim on your insurance for a new copy of the software.

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Hello, all:

I'm back with yet another basic question that I think I should know the answer to but don't.

I had a hard crash / non-boot situation with my PC (XP Pro SP3), but I recovered from it with all data "intact".

However, many of the programs are not linked (or something).

For example (and the subject of this question in particular):

I have MS Office Pro Edition 2003 in the PC, and have the key, but it won't start up (Word in particular).

How do I activate what I have, or where can I download a new installation (and use my key)?

Thank you.

Answer:MS Office Professional Edition 2003

I wonder if downloading sp3 for office 2003 might just solve your problem
Obviously there are other places to download the original, but just googling will find you those , you know Microsoft don't take kindly to unofficial downloads, and there is always the chance of virus.....

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Hi all,I was hoping someone could help me with these questions:1)  Currently I have Office Suite 2002 Profesional version.  I'm thinking of replacing it with the 2003 version.  Do I need to do anything special to save all my existing emails and files in Word and Excel, along with the format I've set up for my mail in Outlook and in my Word and Excel files, when I install the 2003 version?  Are there any extra steps I have to go through or will all my existing mail, files, and format be automatically transferred after the installation?2) From the little research I've done, Office Suite 2007 is not worth the trouble, as the improvements are not especially noticeable and ther new interfaces are quite different from the previous versions and will take time to get used to.  Is this true?  I'm relatively happy with the 2002 version and just want to have the additional  features available in the 2003 version without having to start all over again.Thanks for your help!

Answer:Replacing Office Suite 2002 with 2003 Version

Are you talking about Microsoft Office?Installing a new version of office usually just upgrades any old versions you have installed already.  Most files and settings are left intact.

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I installed Microsoft Office Suite on computer with Window Vista, went through all the setup process including activating the Suite on the Internet which was successful. When I opened Microsoft Word the End User License Agreement window appeared with the statement that if I did not accept the terms of the agreement, the program would not be functional. I clicked the button for "Accept" and the window disappeared however, when I re-opened Word (or Excel) the agreement popped up again. I again clicked "Accept" and the same thing occurred. Is this just a faulty install or am I missing something obvious?

Answer:Can't get rid of EULA in Microsoft Office Suite

Hi sistafatti

Does your Windows User account have Administrative rights?

See if the the steps in this article help:
Let us know if that works for you or not.

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Have a new computer running WIN-7. Loaded my Office 95-97 Office Suite. The programs run; Word, Excel.... But geta error message, " Cannot open file... File format ". I have loaded a Excel Viewer program, but can only open the file as a read only. Is there a way to fix the error of file format so I can work with these files. The files were created on my older computer running XP... of which at the office I still run XP. I would need to "edit" a given file ( work with ) on both systems as the XP will not be upgraded in the near future.George

Answer:Microsoft Office 95/97 Suite on Windows 7

To learn more about Office 97 compatibility with Windows 7 click --> here <-- then...1 - Hover over Business & Home Office of choose Office Suites.2 - Then in the left hand column choose your version of Windows 7 (32 or 64), then choose Not compatiblePosting Tip: Before posting Data or VBA Code, read this How-To.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2140 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228136 MB, Free - 157393 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6041 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY007
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
I have tried numerous times to run update Microsoft Office 2007 Suite, but it always comes back with an error message KB2596787. How do I fix this? I've tried everything.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007 suite

You appear to have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop, and it appears to be infested with malware, spyware, etc..

Please do the following in it.


Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Bleeping Computer" button to download and save AdwCleaner.exe to your desktop.

Close all open windows first, then double-click AdwCleaner.exe to load its main window.

Click the "Scan" button, then allow the scanning process to finish.

Click the "Logfile" button.

When the log appears, save it.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log here.

When you close AdwCleaner, ignore the warning that appears, then click "Yes".


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Hi,  I upgraded to Win 10 and after running perfectly for several months it started to have problems.  I did a reset only to find I lost my Microsoft Office 7 professional.  It was loaded when I bought the laptop years ago and I don't have
a disc.  Any suggestion how I can get it back?  I know this is probably impossible but all suggestions will be welcome.  


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Do I have to install a qualifying MS Office product, say, MS Word 2002 onto a PC to ?qualify? it to install an Upgrade Version of MS Office 2003 Professional? I have the Product Key for the Word 2002 program but I?ve mislaid the Word 2002 disk itself.
Any advice appreciated. Cheers.

Answer:MS Office 2003 Professional (Upgrade Version)

Sadly I think that you will need a disk to put into the drive when prompted to do so when starting the installation of the Upgrade version of 2003. I think that pretty much any version of Office would do, even Office 97 if you have a copy of that.

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Would anybody please be able to let me know if there are any trusted downloads of Office Professional 2003 that I can use with my original product key.

I have looked on the microsoft site but it seems to be no longer available for download and I am a bit wobbly about getting a download from some of the file hosting sites in case of "hidden" malware etc.

Auld Bint

Answer:Trusted Download Of Office Professional 2003 ?

Have you tried contacting Microsoft? they will sometimes have a replacement media option for a nominal shipping charge.

Other than this it may be a case of Technet - if you know anyone that has a Technet subscription and the software is still listed.

Another way of course is to use a copy install media if you can find someone you can borrow it from.

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I've got a very annoying and frustrating problem.

Every time I switch on my PC, the "Updates are Ready for Your Computer" icon appears in my system tray. When I click to install the updates, the installation starts. The problem is, during the installation of the first update, a message appears, saying:

"Microsoft Office Professional 2003
The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'PRO11.MSI' in the box below."

If I click "OK", a shorter message appears, telling me to find PRO11.MSI again.

If I click "Cancel", the update fails.

The same thing then happens with the next update, and then the next update, etc., until I go through all of the updates.

Here are the updates that keep failing:

Update for Outlook 2003 (KB943649)
Security Update for Access Snapshot Viewer 2003 (KB955439)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB921598)
Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (KB948988)
Security Update for Office 2003 (KB945185)
Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB978551)
Security Update for Microsoft Works Suite 2005 (KB943973)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB945432)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB953404)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 (KB950213)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2... Read more

Answer:Office Professional 2003 Updates Keep Failing

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I have windows XP professional with service pack 2 on my computer. I'm using Office professional Edition 2003 (Academic Edition) on my computer as well. I just want to reinstall Outlook 2003. When I load the disc to reinstall I get a message from "Windows Installer" That says, "THE INSTALLATION SOURCE FOR THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE. VERIFY THAT THE SOURCE EXISTS AND THAT YOU CAN ACCESS IT". Can anyone tell me what this means, and maybe how to fix it so I can reinstall Outlook??

Answer:Re-installing Office 2003 Professional Edition

Leave the CD out of the drive, you may or may not need it on hand however.Click START->Control PanelDouble click add/remove programsFind Microsoft Office 2003 and click "CHANGE" not delete.Choose "add or remove features" and follow the wizard to add Outlook to your installed office programs.

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As you can tell from the thread title, I'm having trouble with getting Office updated. It will download, but when tries to install, gets stuck. I think the exact update itself is Office Service Pack 2. Any help?

Answer:Office 2003 Professional Update problems

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Before I sent my PC to have it "cleaned up" I could access my ACCESS data base. When I got it back I got a message which says "Need" Insert CD and reload the program." I did locate (finally) the Professional Office 2003 CD. Loaded it. Got the same message. The new CD has a file, but not the one requested. I am stumped about what to do. I was told to make a copy of the data base file and loaded it onto a computer that has Access. Seems to me, however, that if I have a good CD, that the problem might lie in the data

Answer:Solved: Uploading Professional Office 2003

I couldn't find the "Mark Solved" button. I solved the problem. I noticed that I had different copies of Professional Office 2003 on my computer. I removed all of them and reinstalled the current version. Opened my Access database, and there it was.

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I am "fixing" a friends pc. I ran the malware removal and I am now having Windows Installer trying to install the already installed 2003 office professional every time I restart the computer. I get error if I let it run completely.

I am at a lost except to uninstall and reinstall but I don't think that's an option I believe it's a legal school copy but the install cds are not available.

When I go to add/remove programs there are two Office uninstall options. One for standard with no program size and one for professional with a program size.

What do I do?

Answer:Windows Installer for Office 2003 Professional

I'm moving this to the Software Forum since Windows Installer issues is more a topic for the Software Forum. You never attach any logs to your previous thread ( ) so we have no idea what you have done or what problems may have existed.

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HelloI wonder if anyone knows who is eligible for Academic License? I am a university lecturer. Thinking about having my own copy of the software to use at home, am I eligible for the Academic License? Any thoughts?Thank you very much.Thanaset

Answer:MS Office 2003 Professional Academic License

this what you want ? click hereclick here

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I can't access any Microsoft Office files; (Word / Excel).
A box appears and says; Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Professional.
Then it says; This feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. (Fatal error during installation)
A box appears and says it's installing
Microsoft Office XP Professional. Then it gives me a error message: "Error 1706" Setup cannot find the required files. Check your connection to the network, or CD-Rom drive.
For other potential solutions to this problem, see D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 10\1033\SETUP.HLP.

Also, it gives me this message; The file is not a valid installation package for the product Microsoft Office XP Professional. Try to find the installation package "PRO.MSI" in a folder from which you can install Microsoft Office XP Professional.

It just stared doing this today. Each time I try to access any of my files in " Word, Excel or PowerPoint ".

Answer:Microsoft Office XP Professional

Has your Computer downloaded a Microsoft "Update"?
Have you tried "rolling back" your computer to a previous "Restore" point to see if that fixes the problem?
Have you tried "Repairing" or Reinstalling Office?

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I have just bought a new computer, it is using 8.1 and is 64-bit. intel(r) core(tm) 4460 [email protected] 8gb ram. I have office professional plus 2007 which is ok for my needs will it fully install  and run on my systemsyndrome

Answer:Re: Microsoft office professional

I am sure it will. the following versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 (and on Windows Server 2012, too):   Office 2013    Office 2010    Office 2007. Your PC spec is plenty for an office app.

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Will I be able to install and run Microsoft Office Professional 97 on a new computer which runs with Vista?

Answer:Microsoft Office Professional 97

Should point out that this is not an OEM version. But a retail with COA. Absolute pucker. Only been installed on one computer which used to run 98SE. That computer died a while ago, but I still have the original disc for Microsoft Office Professional 97.

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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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I unistalled Microsoft Office some time ago, but Windows 7 keeps trying to install updates for it. This is slowing shutdown and reboot considerably. How can I stop Windows from updating software which is no longer on the system?

Answer:Problems uninstalling Microsoft Office suite

Hi jcarr, which version of Microsoft Office did you remove? 2007 or 2010?

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I used the trial for Office Standard for the last three months, and now have to convert. If I just "convert" thru MS, does it automatically save my settings? what if I buy it - i.e. if I have found a place with much better prices, and I get the discs from them - do I just enter the product key, and will it save/use my settings, like for outlook? I must have outlook, so the student version is not an option. Lastly, can I trust a place that does have such cheap prices - it says academic pricing, but I'm not one.

Any help fast is appreciated, as I can't use my programs!!

Answer:Solved: Buying Microsoft Office Suite

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Good morning all, I'm in need of documentation on "Microsoft office suite collaboration in Sharepoint". 

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Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013

Download Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 - Technical Details -

I like this one a bit better than OpenOffice because it can read all versions of Microsoft Word Documents (ie, *.doc, *.docx) perfectly without the need for the latest Microsoft Word Viewer. I also like the interface:

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Answer:Microsoft Office Suite - Another Free Alternative

Good UI, but too much quirks.

First: It's only available in English and Chinese, and changes regional settings while launching (that creates problems for other apps).

Compatibility with Microsoft Office is better than that of LibreOffice / OpenOffice, but still far away from being considered good: I couldn't open several docx files, had problems opening password-protected, or larger documents, many that could be opened had screwed up formatting.

As Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), and PowerPoint (ppt, pptx) represent the global standard office formats, a good alternative should be able to interoperate properly. Kingsoft isn't, LibreOffice is even less, OpenOffice isn't at all.

I see only one alternative office suite which is seamlessly compatible, and that's SoftMaker Office by German developer SoftMaker. This has fantastic import and export filters compared to all others, is very feature-packed, and makes Microsoft Office dispensable. They also offer a lite version of a full-fledged office suite for free, try it out:

It has the same brilliant import and export filters like SoftMaker Office; in contrast to Kingsoft Office, you can change UI language, and can download dictionaries in nearly all languages of this planet, it doesn't change regional settings when launching, it's usable portably from flash drive. Try it out.

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This came already preloaded on my Netbook; it's actually Microsoft Office "STARTER" 2010 (and I don't need more for this Netbook), but I need a product key, which I have to buy. I didn't know this and was going to install my current, 3pc limit Microsoft Office 2007 on the Netbook. I don't want to install this in my netbook as that would be two programs, right? And to just make things easier, would it be best to just buy a product key for 2010 for my Netbook?

I'm not sure what "starter" is, although if I click on Purchase it takes me to a one-user Home and Student 2010 edition.

My current desktop computer has Microsoft Office 2007 home and Student edition. Can this be upgraded by the same product key code if I were to buy the whole product (with disc) for it's key code for my Netbook? I know if I just buy the product key code it's only good for one computer and it seems like that would be a waste of money. It's $109!

So can I or should I upgrade my desktop computer to match the Netbook's version of Microsoft Office and use the same key code for both? I'm not sure that can be done. Or perhaps I should leave well enough alone and simply buy the product key code for my Netbook which is preloaded with Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Suite.

Any advice? I don't need "issues".

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 suite....and Netbook

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i recently received a free copy of office 2003 professional since i work for a member for the preferred isv program.

i first installed it from the cd with no problem, using the included CD key. here at the house, i have a dedicated file server that has the install programs for all of my and my wife's apps that way we have them in case a computer requires a re-install. i've installed/re-installed office 2003 many times this way.

so, i created appropriate directories on the server and then copied the office 2003 cds to the server. however, when i attempt to install it to a different computer in the house over the network, it complains that the CD key is invalid even thouh it is the exact same CD key that i used to install it from CD.

to test, i attempted to install from CD on the wife's computer with the CD key it just bitched about and it worked just fine. does office 2003 have some kind of CD copy protection like games do?

if so, is there a workaround for it so that it can be network installable?


Answer:weird office 2003 professional install problem

Guide on how to create an administrative install point and slipstream updates.

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Whenver I attempt to do a Detect and Repair in Outlook 2003 or any of my software associated with Office Proffesional 2003, I receive the following error message:

Error 1919 configuring ODBC data source:
MS Access Database, ODBC error 6: Component not found in the registry. Verify that the file MSAccess Database exists and that you can access it.

I can and do use MSAccess software. I am not quite certain how to verify that the file MSAccess Datasbase exists.

Other than that, are there any fixes for this error?

Answer:Error 1919 using Office Professional Edition 2003

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When uninstall Office 2003 Professional Edition, message 'fatal error' and just stop.

I don't have the original install disk any more.

Also, why at startup Auto update try to install this Office 2003 even I set Auto update to download but not install ?

Any Ideal how to fix this.



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I am reloading microsoft office and it is installed but when I go to click on one of the items eg. word , it ask for the product key which I type in exactly on cover but it still tells me that this is not my product key. I am wondering when I installed it if I incorrectly put the wrong number. Will it have accepted the incorrect number when initially installed> Please help

Answer:not recognizing the product key for office professional edition 2003

First thing I would try is to uninstall/reinstall it, if that fails, phone M$ - they should be able to fix you up

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I have a new HP box with vista x64, it came with a trial office 2007. I installed office 2003 with out any errors noted. Outlook and Excel seem to work ok however Word will hangup after two letters are typed, and then gives a NOT RESPONDING message. I uninstalled the office 2007, and using office 2003 uninstalled and reinstalled word 2003. The problem remains ,two letters and it quits. What do you think?

Answer:Office 2003 Professional w Vista x64 Home Prremium

change the Theme or use anothre screen resolution..u may need updated video drivers

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Some help please! I have an original Microsoft Office 4.3 Professional CD.The software was bought from Microsoft as an upgrade from 'Works'.However, when I try to re-install the software, it searches my hard-drive as an upgrade check.As the computer is new, there is no record of having 'Works' on my system and I no longer have the original CD. The software therefore refuses to load, even though I am the registered owner. Any help and advice would be much appreciated.Thanks.

Answer:Microsoft Office 4.3 Professional Upgrade?

I have an original Microsoft Office 4.3 Professional CDYou could try calling MS, explain what happened and see if they will replace it, but support for this product ended in 2000.Here are a couple of links that might help:

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Does this program (some programs have that) have the function, which alerts you if you do a mistake and where you did it? Thank you

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Hello, everyone! I purchased Microsoft Office Professional 2007 in December 2007 to put on my husband's computer. I believe it said that the program could be put on up to 4 computers in the same home. I have the saved email sent by Microsoft to confirm the purchase. There was no CD was done by download onto his computer. Now I want to put it on my computer, but need help to know how to do this. The product key was included in the email confirmation, but I don't know how to download the program onto my computer. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:Using key for Microsoft Office Professional 2007

why dont u contact microsoft customer support. they might send u another copy

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Call me a sceptic but the full issue of the above product slightly worries me. In other words is it the full copy or just snap shorts of what we can look forward to? Further what happens in February 2007? One finale point will this programme happily sit side by side with my current 2003 Works/Office on my Pc.I would appreciate it if some one could please reassure me on this above Thank you

Answer:Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007

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I put MOP 2010 on my machine. Installation went well. Went to use it and am getting the following messages:

Microsoft Excel---Not enough system resources to display completely

Microsoft Word-- This document could not be registered. It will not be possible to create links from other documents to this document. There is insufficient memory or disk space. Word cannot display the requested font.

My hard drive is 250 and I have 4gb memory

Any suggestions before I remove and give up? Thanks Dorothy

Answer:Microsoft Office Professional 2010

Quote: Originally Posted by dotbowels

I put MOP 2010 on my machine. Installation went well. Went to use it and am getting the following messages:

Microsoft Excel---Not enough system resources to display completely

Microsoft Word-- This document could not be registered. It will not be possible to create links from other documents to this document. There is insufficient memory or disk space. Word cannot display the requested font.

My hard drive is 250 and I have 4gb memory

Any suggestions before I remove and give up? Thanks Dorothy

In search type memory and then take the memory diagnostic test.
Type event viewer in search and look for errors.
Go to the microsoft site and use the compatiblity center, make sure that your edition of the programs is comptatilbe with Win 7

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When I try to open any Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage document the installation starts up and asks me to open PRO PLUS Installation Package, this software was on the computer when I brought it so I don't have the CD. It was working fine 2 days ago, what's going on?

Answer:Microsoft Office XP Professional not working

You might try searching the registry for the install location for that software. If you don't have the CD, you should have gotten it from whoever sold it to you. There are many reasons why you should have the CD's for the OS as well as all applications.

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Why can I no longer use Microsoft Office 2000 Professional on Windows 10 when I was already using for a year? Then all of a sudden I was unable to do so. I want to continue using Office 2000.

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I've put this under general as I have installed it on XP and Windows 7
I have just installed MS Office Pro 2010 on my XP laptop and my Windows 7 Asus machine. I'm lucky enough that work pays for the software.
Up until now I have used Ms Office 2003.
Holy smoke, what a difference. Erm its back to school for me to find my way around MS 2010.
Loving it so far thugh. Although by the end of the night I will probably be miffed off


Answer:MICROSOFT Office Professional 2010

I use MS Office 2000 at home, but the 2007 version at work.
A bit of difference but the basics are still the same, just!
Got a 180day demo version of Office 2010 so may have a play over the Christmas break.

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i have just got a 2nd pc and i deleted all the microsoft files as a thought i did not need them as i never use them ,i went to download winrar and got this

i do not have any discs as everything was pre loaded ,can anybody help please

Answer:Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage


You could try this Windows Installer Cleanup util and look for the Office XP installer name and remove it, but do double check what you are removing if you have multiple Office versions

Also run CCleaner and its cleaner options as it cleans up the temp folders which can hold old installer files.

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I presently have this installed but am upgrading to 2007. Do I need to uninstall 2002 first or will the installation of 2007 just override 2002?

In particular, I want to keep all the info I have stored in Outlook. I'm happy enough with 2002 but I keep getting Window Installer pop ups each time I open Outlook asking me to install the disc. I have no idea where it is. I assume it's lost!

BTW, if anyone knows how I can stop that annoying pop up then I am happy to keep 2002.

Answer:Microsoft Office XP Professional 2002

When you go to install Office 2007 it will ask if you want to overwrite the versions installed or if you want to install it side by side.

Outlook is the one exception program. It will want to overwrite the program.

Upgrading from an earlier version of Outlook
You can install Office Outlook 2007 over any previous installation of Outlook. As in other 2007 Office system applications, user settings stored in the registry are migrated. If a MAPI profile already exists on a user's computer, you typically can configure your deployment to continue to use the profile. However, if you are upgrading from an Internet Mail Only (IMO) installation of Outlook 2000 or earlier, you might need to re-create user profiles.

Office Outlook 2007 cannot coexist with previous versions of Outlook on the same computer. If you determine that users need a previous version, do not install Office Outlook 2007.
When you upgrade users from an earlier version of Outlook, you must make choices about configuring user profiles, consider Cached Exchange Mode issues, and be aware of fax and forms changes.Click to expand...
As you can see it does mention it tries and hold on to all the information. I would back it all up just in case....

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