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Solved: Installing Office 2007 over Office 2003??

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

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

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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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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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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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Originally, I had Office 2003 installed in my computer, & a trial version of 2007 that had already expired.
Today I installed a full version of Microsoft Office 2007, without removing any of the other two versions from my computer. I realized that it seemed to automatically remove the older version. I`m not bother about it not being there, as I got the new version, but I wonder if this is an automatic uninstalling that Office does, or if the version is still there but I can`t see it, as I would like to remove it properly if it`s still somewhere in my computer.
I checked in Control Panel & the only thing I can see is "Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007", the full version I just installed, & everything that come with it. No 2003 anywhere.
Does this mean 2003 is fully uninstalled?
Thanks a lot!!

Answer:My office 2003 disappeared after installing office 2007

You can check to see if it is fully uninstalled (I am sure that it is) by going to search and typing the name there. If it is still present, the program will appear.

Worst case scenario, just remanants will remain. Download and use ccleaner. If you run this software, you can be certain that 2003 has gone to software heaven.

If given the option not to use the reg cleaner inculuded in ccleaner take it. I and many others at the forum feel that reg cleaners do more harm than good.

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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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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.

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Error 1304 cannot copy file FM20PTG.DLL certify that you have access to the file. I get this message every time I try to install MSOffice 2003 or 2007. Im doing the downloading thru a virtual DVD (Daemon), and I also tried by copying the files into the HD, but still have the same error message. My system is Windows XP SP3 2002

Answer:Error 1304 when installing Office 2003 or 2007

Did you look here:

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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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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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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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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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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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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. I’ve reinstalled office on computer A (the one with office 2003) but this didn’t remedy the situation. Any ideas?

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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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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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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'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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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 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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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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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've tried the 2007 beta and whilst I think its pretty good I cannot justify buying it when it's released. So I plan to go back to Office 2003.I've mostly saved any documents/spreadsheets in 2003 format but where I've forgotton do i just download a viewer from Microsoft (but I seem to recall there is some download that allows for reverting back?)?The bit i'm concerened about is my Outlook pst files, will outlook 2003 be able to read the pst files created by outlook 2007?Thanks

Answer:Reverting from Office 2007 beta to office 2003

Compatibility Pack click here

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Recently I got a new laptop with Vista and Office 2007 pre-installed. Since I am new to Office 2007, I would like to install Office 2003 without disturbing Office 2007. Is it possible to do so?



Answer:Office 2007 And Office 2003 With Vista

Sure is! Just uninstall whatever of Office 2007 is on there from START ORB > CONTROL PANEL > PROGRAMS > UNINSTALL A PROGRAM (organized view, not classic)

Choose Office 2007 (might say Trial, or Student and Teacher, etc etc etc)

When that's done, pop in your 2003 disc and go. You shouldn't have any problems with office 2003 running on vista.

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I've been thinking about upgrading and have a few questions about doing so.1. Will office 2007 install over 2003?2. If not and I have to un-install 2003, do I have to backup all my contacts and email?3. I have noticed that 2007 has an instant search facility, do I really need that in a home environment?4. This might sound like a repeat,but, if 2007 installs over 2003 will the new program keep all my contacts and email?Thats all I can think of for the present, but if anyone who answers this epistle could tell me how they are getting along with 2007 and what are the pitfalls if any to the program itself. Thanks for listening. J.B.

Answer:Upgrade Office 2003 to Office 2007

What edition of Office 2007 are you looking at buying and more importantly WHAT do you expect out of your Office 2007 experience. Yes the interface is different, there are new file formats and wizards - but if you are happy with Office 2003 then you may not find 2007 much different.That said - I used both and I prefer 2007. As a student, the obvious choice for me was Home & Student 2007 - I only upgraded to make use of the new reviewing tools in Word, such as the tri-pane review feature - which has greatly helped in writing my thesis. That said, the Home version can be installed on 3 PC's, but doesn't include Outlook - so your contact an e-mail question is moot if you want this version. (You get a useless copy of Onenote instead, why not Access?!) So you will need Office Standard and up for Outlook...If you purchase a non-upgrade edition then you can install Office 2007 alongside 2003 - the only problem here is that Outlook must either be 2003 OR 2007, can't be both. I found that my installation of Office was installed in the same place as my previous Office XP installation and the programmes were removed automatically (except for the ones that aren't included in my 2007 version.)Can't comment specifically with Outlook as I have a uni account with e-mail facilities so I don't use the software...You ask about pitfalls - well be aware that Office 2007 saves all files in a new XML format, whilst you can read older formats from previous versions, the older versions CANNOT by defa... Read more

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I want to install Office 2007 on a machine that currently has Office 2003 installed.

I would like to have both versions installed concurrently on the same machine so that I can access either version independently.

Q1. Have any of the Forum members successfully had both versions installed concurrently on the same machine?

Q2. If "yes" to Q1, what precautions need to be followed at the time of installation?


Answer:Office 2007 concurrent with Office 2003

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I have a new thinkpad laptop that came installed with Office Professional 2007 trial. I have an existing license for Office 2003 Small Business which I was running on my prior laptop.

While I like the enhancements made to 2007 (vs 2003), I definitely don't need all the modules that come with Professional (publisher, business contact manager). From what I've read, if I don't convert the trial to the same version, I will have to uninstall and re-install the version that I choose.

So, it seems that I have the following options:

1) Upgrade my existing 2003 license to 2007 Small Business (I'm not sure whether or not I will need to install 2003 before I install 2007 for the "upgrade" licensing to work)

2) Install 2003 Small Business and wait until Office 2010 comes out and upgrade at that point.

3) Buy Office Home and Student 2007 and Outlook 2007 as separate modules and install (from what I can tell this is is about $60 less than the Small Business upgrade and has the modules that I use regularly).

I would love to hear input/comments/suggestions on what my best course of action is. I don't want to be penny-wise and pound foolish and I want to keep my new laptop efficient and running smoothly.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Office 2007 vs Office 2003 for new Win 7 64-bit laptop

I would wait until Office 2010 comes out because it will have added features and most likely will work better than 2007. You don't want to buy 2007 now and then want to buy 2010 later.

That's just what I would do personally, but do whatever you feel is best for you.

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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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Can you have both MS Office 2003 and 2007 on the same computer without any issues??

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2007 on same system?

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To replace Office 2003 with Office 2007. Do I just put the office 2007 disc in and click install, and will it automatically import outlook emails and email accounts and contacts etc ? I have the 2007 full version (not an upgrade version)

Answer:Replace Office 2003 with Office 2007

If you do not uninstall 2003 it will upgrade it depending on which version of 2007 you have.

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Sorry if this has been previously mentioned, but I am wondering. After you have installed the 2007 BETA, what happens to the 2003 version? When the BETA expires, can you re-install the 03 version? Sorry if this has been said before, but a search turned nothing up.Thanks, benny456

Answer:MS office 2007 BETA and Office 2003?

Someone asked that only a few days ago.I can't remember what the answer was though....

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I have both Office 2003 and Office 2007 installed. I can use either or with no problems. But if I click on a file it will always open it with Office 2003. I have Office 2007 setup to run in Compatability Mode and always save the files in the .xls format. The only way I can open a file in Office 2007 is to go through the program and not just by double clicking the file. I have tried to change the Open With in the properties of the files but it changes back to Office 2003 after I set it to Office 2007. Any Ideas on how to make it always use Office 2007 as my default.

Answer:Running Both Office 2003 and Office 2007 help

Right click on the .xls file you want, and choose Open With. Select Excel 2007; then below the box with all the available programs, there should be a check box that says something like "Always use the selected program to open this type of file." Check that box, and it should always open w/Excel 2007.

hope it helps


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Dear tech Support Team,

i use ms outlook to get my emails, by default when i make a new email i just type first letter from any email address the remain appears alone.

now, i want to move my emails and contacts to another PC, i did it, but a problem appears with contacts, i can see all contacts list in my contacts folder but when i made a new email and typing the first letter the remain address doesn't appear, why???

best regards
moussa bahsoun,

Answer:MS OUTLOOK, for Office 2003 & Office 2007

You need to copy the Nickname cache, the .Nk2 files from your old computer to your new one. Here is a tutorial. Copy the AutoComplete list to another computer - Outlook

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Has anyone installed both Office 2003 and Office 2007 on the same PC? If so, did you have any issues? I have Office 2003 installed, and I changed the install path from Microsoft Office to Microsoft Office 2003, thinking I could do the same for Office 2007.

Answer:Office 2003 & Office 2007 at the same time?

I've done this, partially, installing Access 2003 alongside Office 2007 (including Access). I did what you did - used separate installation paths for each of the versions so that there hopefully wouldn't be any conflict with shared files/features. So far, it's worked fine...

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When I try to open a 2007 Word or Excel document I recieve as an attachment in Outlook 2003, I get the following message:
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". Office 2007 compatibility pack was installed and it still did not work.

I then uninstalled Office 2003, uninstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack and then I ran CCleaner to clean up the registry. I updated my OS (currently has Windows XP SP3) with all updates, reinstalled Office 2003, installed Office 2003 SP 3 and then reinstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack.

I still get the same message when I try to open an Office 2007 attachment in Outlook 2003.

OS is Windows XP SP3 fully updated
Office 2003 SP 3 fully updated

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any hel on this issue.

Feral Geek

Answer:Solved: Cannot open Office 2007 documents even with Office 2007 compatibility pack in

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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.
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My Sony Vaio came pre-loaded with a 60 day free trial of Office 2007. As I preferred to use the cheaper Office Home & Student I uninstalled Office 2007 and tried to load Home & Student. All appeared OK except for some error messages which kept popping up about wrong versions(?) I have now uninstalled Home and Office and restored the laptop to where it was AFTER unistalling Office 2007, so I now have no office on there. Before I attempt to re-install Home & Student, I wondered if I should delete the other two Office programs listed in the "add & remove programs" list in Control Panel. They are Office 2007 Primary Interop Assemblies and Small Business Connectivity Components. I am in limbo at the moment so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. ps: I created a Restore Point before all this fiddling around. If I reset the pc to that restore point, would the uninstalled Office re-appear?

Answer:Installing Office Home & Student over Office 2007

1) I don't have experience installing and uninstalling Office 20072) it is normal good practice to eliminate as many traces of an uninstalled programme as possible, so I would go ahead and uninstall the components you suggested3) then try Home and Student4) restore points are there to keep the operating system in good order; if you unistall thrid party programmes (and Office is one of these) or you delete a data file, these are not brought back by a system restore.

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I need an advice. I currently have Office xp 2002 with frontpage installed and got Office 2003.
DoI need to uninstall my Office xp before installing Office 2003? if so how do I save data from my Outlook 2002 and transfer it to Outlook 2003?

Or do I just install it? I'm a newbie on this, good advice is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Installing Office 2003 over Office xp/2002 with frontpage

Im no expert but when I put 2003 after office XP it brought all my addresses with it, but dont delete 2002, thats when I had problems but that might just be me.

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I'm currently using Office/Outlook 2007 and because it sucks, would like to install Office 2003. Problem is, what can I do to keep all my Outlook settings without having to go in and re-input everything manually?
All my contacts, contact folders, etc.

Answer:Solved: Downgrading from Office 2007 to 2003

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I've just bought a Toshiba A135-S4527 with Vista installed. Originally I took off the Office 2007 trial(beta)ware. Installed my Office 2003 and every time I opened (or launched an app) I got a "windows is installing config..." You know the story. I found no fix so I figured I could use that copy (2003) on an XP machine for my son. Got a brand new copy of Office Pro 2007, etc, installed it AND I have same d-mn problem to a T.

Additionally when opening Excel I get an alert box with "stdole32.tlb" and thats all it says. This alert only occurs with Excel. When I dismiss the box (alert window) then it starts running a "Process Configuring..." event, as does Winword, Powerpoint, Publisher, etc. I have checked the register IAW MS KB and the factor is in the registry with a valid path.

Outlook is not an issue as I prefer not to use it.

Anyone know how to fix this, I would be VERY grateful. I might even donate my first born son or something.

CPU Intel T2080 @ 1.73Ghz
RAM 2038 Mb
32 Bit OS (Vista)

Answer:Solved: Vista with Office 2003/2007

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I had installed Office 2007 at work and found everything to be far to slow to make any of the new bells and whistles worth-while.

So I uninstalled 2007 and installed 2003 today and I've had a number of problems most of which were solved by just going to the microsoft update site and installing 2003 service packs.

My (hopefully) last issue is with email. Outlook is working fine, but if I like on a "mailto:" link either on the web or in an email, I get the following error:

Windows Internet Explorer could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not proberly installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Issues with Downgrading to Office 2003 from 2007

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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 have Office 2007 installed on my PC and will be installing Office 365. Would it be best to uninstall the previous version before installing Office 365? What will happen to all of my Word and Excel Files? I will back up the important files to a thumb drive but how will the files integrate into the newer version of Office? I am running Windows 10 and have no problems at all with the system.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated...Thank you in advance. Cheers and beers

Answer:Should i uninstall Office 2007 before installing Office 365

Yes I would uninstall 2007. What will happen to your files, nothing. Different office versions will fight over file associations thats about it

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I have Office 2007 installed on my PC and will be installing Office 365. Would it be best to uninstall the previous version before installing Office 365? What will happen to all of my Word and Excel Files? I will back up the important files to a thumb drive but how will the files integrate into the newer version of Office? I am running Windows 10 and have no problems at all with the system.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated...Thank you in advance. Cheers and beers

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Hi Tech Guys,

I currently use Office XP (2002) and need to install Office 2003 to use emails I was using on another machine.

I deleted Office XP using Control Panel add and Remove Programs, backed up my Outlook .pst file, changed the name of my .pst file from Outlook to Outlook2 for extra security, and ran the disk to install Office 2003 (this disk has been used before and should work).

The Office 2003 disk would not complete as it does not find some .cab files. When I check the disk these .cab files are there so I don't understand.

My machine is a little old but works well, Toshiba Portege 4010 P3 933MHz, 750MB RAM, Windows XP Pro SP3. I have AVG and Malawarebytes installed. 28 GB HD Capacity with 7.26 GB free.

Cookiegal has been helping me with some ther quetions and has seen scan logs etc to know it is pretty clean of malware and other junk.

Is there a solution to this? I have some important stuff I need to access from emails done in Office 2003. Can I open these somehow in Office 2002 Outlook?

All good ideas welcomed.


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I am now getting an "install" request for my office 2003 teacher/student edition after uninstalling the trial 2007 that came with my new VISTA laptop. I saw a previous post that indicated it could be a virus (asking for sku111 file). I tried to access the Panda and Trendmicro free scans , but they seem to be as unhappy with VISTA as I. Thank you in advance for the help. Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:12:02 PM, on 8/15/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\itunes7.1\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgwb.dat

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
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Answer:Solved: uninstalled office 2007 trial and now have 2003 issues

While I cannot guarantee that there isn't malware listed above, the problem of Office installation requests is due to the uninstall process for Office 2007. From personal experience I can tell you that the uninstallation of programs (quite frequently when manufactured by MS) causes a number of problems for prior versions. For me, the resolution was to uninstall all Office products and reinstall Office 2003.

The annoying install requests can be cancelled and the application of choice will continue opening until you uninstall and reinstall. You shouldnt lose anything since the office installations don't really affect "My Documents" or other data folders.

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hi guys,So heres my problem - I have office 2003 proffessional and office 2007 proffesional running on my machine at the moment. I have had no problems with either of them and can easily switch between one and the other however i recently bought office 2003 practice exam software and installed it on my machine but whenever i try to use any of the practice exams it keeps opening up with 2007 and I can't seem to find a way of running the software so that it opens with 2003 which i need at the moment.Any help would be appreciatedthanks

Answer:office 2003 / office 2007

Start Office 2003, go File>Open, and open what you want.

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I have a friend asking me if it's worth it to buy Office 2007 or should she buy Office 2003? (I think she has the option of either right now through her school (although that might be bad info and they might only sell her 2003 right now if she tried to buy it).

Anyone know of any compelling reason to go with one over the other?

Thanks in advance for any input you can give,


Answer:Buy Office 2007? or buy Office 2003?

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I have a PC running Vista Home Premium (beautifully!) and also have Office Pro 2003 installed.I am getting Office 2007 (Full version) shortly and have read on other posts that you can use it to upgrade an existing installation of 2003.My query is can I install 2007 without it upgrading or removing 2003 and run them side by side for a while?

Answer:Office 2003 to Office 2007

Not sure about upgrade, but there are problems with 2003 reading 2007 word exel etc. you may have to download a patch from microsoft

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I am considering upgrading from 2003 to 2007 I was wondering whether all my email address contacts and my pop3 smtp settings will automatically migrate to 2007or do I have to import all details etc, any comments would be appreciated many thanks

Answer:office 2003 pro to office 2007 pro

They migrate automatically - at least, mine did.

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System details:
Operating system: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Processor: 2.67 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
Main Circuit Board : Intel Corporation D101GGC AAD35788-305; Serial Number: BTGC6090302D
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
Memory Modules: 1984 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Drives: 856.31 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity; 218.88 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Anti virus:
COMODO Antivirus Version 3.9 Virus Definitions Version Up To Date
Avira Desktop Version Virus Definitions Version Up To Date
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series [Display adapter]
DELL S1909W [Monitor] (18.5"vis, s/n XX-0N421G-XXXXX-91A-CHVL, January 2009)
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I have MS office 2003 installed in my desktop with windows xp. Most of the documents which I receive of late is in 'docx' format of 2007. I installed the file format converter to read word 2007 documents in my word 2003. After a couple of months, this develops errors and I am not able to read 2007 documents. Sometimes even after reinstalling the whole 2003, followed by format converter to read 2007 documents, it develops errors.

Can I install MS office 2007 in another location keeping MS office 2003 in its present location?
Can both of them co exist? or would 2007 remove 2003 and upgrade to 2007.

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Answer:MS office 2007 and MS office 2003

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I have Office 2007 Basic and Office 2003 Basic. I was just wondering, what is the difference between the two versions?

-- Jesse

Answer:Office 2007 Vs Office 2003

In MS Office 2007, Microsoft introduced the new Ribbon system which can get confusing, but is a real help at times. There are many cool features on Office 2007 that are nice, but not necessarily needed. Office 2007 saves its files in a different format (.docx), but still supports the standard .doc format. All in all I find MS Office 2007 very useful and more powerful than Office 2003, but 2003 is excellent, and gets the job done nicely. Most changes are GUI based in Office 2007.


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Just been given full Office 2007 by Microsoft (Yes, Big Bill does occasionally give away things to paying customers that don't live in the "Dark Continent"!!!)and can't make my mind up whether to upgrade from Office 2003. Suggestions/problems would be helpful.

Answer:Office 2007 or Office 2003

gofor 2007 big improvement i think,

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I have the Office 2003 CD with Key ect. installed works;-)

My question can I download the Office 2007, install it over the 2003.
use the key for 2003 on the 2007, or must I buy a new key...

Answer:Office 2003 to Office 2007

Originally Posted by storsett

I have the Office 2003 CD with Key ect. installed works;-)

My question can I download the Office 2007, install it over the 2003.
use the key for 2003 on the 2007, or must I buy a new key...

New Office = New Key

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I have MS office 2003 installed in my desktop with windows xp. Most of the documents which I receive of late is in 'docx' format of 2007. I installed the file format converter to read word 2007 documents in my word 2003. After a couple of months, this develops errors and I am not able to read 2007 documents. Sometimes even after reinstalling the whole 2003, followed by format converter to read 2007 documents, it develops errors.

Can I install MS office 2007 in another location keeping MS office 2003 in its present location?
Can both of them co exist? or would 2007 remove 2003 and upgrade to 2007.

Kindly advise. Thank you.


Answer:MS office 2007 and MS office 2003

If you install Office 2007, 10 or 13 it will upgrade Office 2003. They cannot coexist. All old .doc documents can be read and saved as a .doc or saved as .docX
Save a Word 2007 document in .doc format - Word -

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i have a computer with office 2003 installed on it, and recently i installed office 2007 on it. however, everytime i open access 2003 the "preparing to install" wizard opens, and has to configure office 2003. same happens when i open access 2007, the "preparing to install" wizard opens and then it has to configure office 2007. i recently had this experience with word, and managed to fix that, but i don't know how to fix this problem with access. thanks for your help.

Answer:office 2003 and office 2007

See here:,76886.0.html

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Will Office 2003 run on a new installation of Windows ME or does ME need some type of service packs or updates first?

Somebody at work is trying to resurrect an old computer at home and asked me for help. They said it came with Windows ME and at least MS-Word installed when they bought it. They also said they later installed a full retail version of an Office 2003 package with no problems. They stopped using the computer a year or so later because of possible viruses and/or corrupt systems files and it was easier to just buy a new computer.

They said they still had the original set-up discs that came with the PC and still had the Office 2003 package. I suggested the best thing might be to wipe the hard drive with DBAN and start over. They wiped the HD and re-installed Win ME with no problems.

The Office 2003 installer seemed to go through most of the default installation OK but at the very end it reported that Office 2003 was not compatible with the current version of Windows. No Office programs appear in the start menu.

If Office 2003 is supposed to be able to run on Windows ME, what are they doing wrong?

Answer:Solved: Installing Office 2003 on Windows ME?

It was the first Google hit.

No, it's not compatible with Windows ME which would explain why a message stating such is displaying.

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I wanted to install outlook (office) 2003 to solve this. I removed office
XP with Control Panel and ran a good disc to install office 2003. The
installation stopped several times when the wizard could not find certain
.cab files, but when I checked the disc the files were on the disc.... ? I
tried this several times with the same result.....

I have an older laptop Toshiba Portege 4010 933MHz, 750 MB RAM, 20 GB HD
capacity with 7.25 GB free, running XP Pro SP3, AVG and Malwarebytes...

Tips? Ideas? Solutions?

Answer:Solved: Problem installing Office 2003

Try to copy the disc on your hard drive. If there is read-error present on the disc, you will not be able to copy all files. If not, try to install it from hard drive itself.

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Hey everybody i have a full version disk of microsoft office 2007 home and student edition and i have been getting an error half way through intallation. The error is:
Error 1311. Source file not found: E:\SKU112.CAB. Verify that the file exists and that you can accesss it.
No, i checked the file is not there, but i used the disk a week before on the sam pc and it worked just fine. The reason, if you are wondering why i am using it on the same pc, is that i uninstalled it and several other programs.

Answer:Solved: Error Installing Microsoft Office 2007

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Hello - I own multi-user version of Microsoft Office 2007 Pro and in May 2012 purchased a new ASUS A54C-TS91 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and Office 2010 Starter Edition. I need Powerpoint and Outlook in addition to Excel and WORD. I tried to install the entire app. assuming certain "limited" components of 2010 would be overwritten with the "better"/more robust 2007 - however, while it appears Office 2007 Pro loaded properly and is shown in Control Panel with proper date as installed, there is no file size listed...... I have read several similar posts but wanted to provide specific details for my situation. Anyone have a similar issue - what is best solution? (i am a newbie to the group, so hope I didn't make a faux pas in relating my story). Any guidance is welcomed and appreciated. Minky

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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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Hi there, I am a newbie with a problem installing MS Office Proff 2007 and I wondered if anyone could help me in this regard.

I have just replaced my old (out of service) laptop with a new Dell laptop and have been trying to install Office Proff from my 2007 upgrade disk.

I run through the installation fine until it asks me to insert my prev installation disc - now that is also an upgrade disc (Off Proff 2003) and when I insert this it also asks me to provide my previous installation disk, unfortunately the original installation disk that I used when starting off using Off Proff (Office Proff 2000) is cracked badly and will not read!

The Dell came with Office works and I have tried to use that but the 2007 installation will not accept that as an appropriate programme to upgrade!

I am at a loss now other than to buy another MS product that I can upgrade from unless anyone has any viable alternatives. I would stress that all the above programmes are legitimate and have only ever been used on my own laptop and transferred to a new machine as it is replaced. Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: problem installing MS Office Proff 2007 upgrade

Just in case anyone has a similar problem I have resolved the issue by the following:

The installed MS Works package that wasn't recognised by the 2007 upgrade disk was subject to the following:

Error message when you try to upgrade Works 9 or Works SE 9 to an upgrade version of a 2007 Office suite

View products that this article applies to.
Article ID:943290Last Review:November 2, 2007Revision:2.0

When you try to upgrade Microsoft Works 9 or Microsoft Works SE 9 to an upgrade version of a 2007 Microsoft Office suite, you may receive the following error message: Locate your earlier version of Microsoft Office.

Setup can’t find a version of Microsoft Office on your computer.
This problem occurs when you try to install one of the following 2007 Office suites: •Microsoft Office Professional 2007 upgrade version •Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 upgrade version •Microsoft Office Standard 2007 upgrade version Back to the top


This problem occurs because of an error in Works 9 and in Works SE 9. During the upgrade process, Works does not provide the necessary information to the 2007 Office Setup program. Back to the top


To resolve this problem, download the "Update for Microsoft Works 9 and Works SE 9," and then install the Office 2007 upgrade.

To obtain the update, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (http... Read more

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When I try and install Office Home and Student 2007 I get an error box

Setup did not complete successfully. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

An error occured during the installation and setup was unable to complete

A log file is generated which the last part shows:-
Error: CoCreateInstance failed HResult: 0x80040154.
Catalyst execution finished: 08/12/2008 22:51:16. Return code: 30023.
Exception caught: HResultOnly.
PERF: TickCount=4400390 Name=RunSetup Description=End function

I am running MS XP SP2 on a AMD 64x2

Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:Solved: Problem installing Office Home and Student 2007

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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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For those still using Legacy Office (97-2003) on Windows 7, any time you try to activate the animated Office Assistant, you receive a message that "The Office Assistant Requires Microsoft Agent 2.0 or better. The product is available in the Office System Pack." Read the following before installing:

1.) MS removed the MS Agent, which controls the Office Assistant on Windows 7 and above. The Hot Fix below, is contained in a zip file which restores the Office Assistant functionality to legacy Office users on Windows 7. The following link below will show you how to download the instructions to get the Hot Fix back. Note, if you are running Windows XP or below, you already have this installed and need not run it. See the separate Help documentation in MS Office, if your Office Assistant fails to appear in Windows XP or below.

2.) Furthermore, this fix is for Windows 7 only! Not Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or the Windows 10 Preview. You also will need to make sure you know the correct version of Windows 7 on your computer For example 32 or 64 bit. MS should sense the version of Windows 7 you are running, when they email you the instructions for downloading the Hotfix.

3.) The instructions say that this Fix only restores Merlin the Wizard, but it gave me "Clippy" which is the default Office 97-2003 animation.

4.) I was not able to get the Zip file to extract in the C directory or able to find the default file location the first time. But by clicking "Browse&... Read more

Answer:Solved: Solution for Loss of MS Office Assistant in Windows 7 (MS Office 97-2003)

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I am wondering how to install Office 2007 over Office XP.
Do I just install Office 2007? Should I uninstall Office XP first? after?
Will there be an impact on Outlook?
Running XP on a Toshiba Portege 4010 laptop

Just trying to avoid problems before I cause them.
Thank you.

Answer:Installing Office 2007 over Office XP

When you install Office 2007, it will find Office XP and ask if you want to replace it. If you say "no," it will install 2007 in a different directory, keeping both versions of Office with one exception. You cannot have more than one version of Outlook, so regardless of what you choose, Outlook will be replaced.


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I do not like the Microsoft Office 2007 and want to go back to my old Office and Outlook Express (don't like the new Outlook mail program either). Can I do this?

Answer:Solved: Office 2007 back to Office 2004

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After installing and updating Office 2007 application for Vista 32 bit, upon opening Outlook, I continue to get an error message about repairing the pst.exe file. I know how to do the repair, however, I cannot locate the .pst file as Outlook will not open. A simple search does not locate the file, and the file is not residing where is should reside.



Answer:Solved: Office 2007 Office .pst file issue!

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I have Excel 2000 installed, but need to install Excel 2007 also. Is it possible for me to have both of them installed, but keep 2000 as my default?

Answer:Solved: Install Office 2007 with Office 2000

I followed the instructions here and it workred:

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A few days ago, I purchased a new Toshiba Satellite laptop with 4 gig of memory and a 500 gig HDD and running Windows 7 and Office 2007 Enterprise. I am a consulting contractor working on a project for a company that has Windows XP and Office XP on all their machines. I have to be able to work in the XP environment to accomplish my tasks. Can Office XP be put on my laptop along with Office 2007? And if so, what steps do I have to take to do that?

Answer:Solved: Can Office 2007 and Office xp be put on the same computer?

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Does anyone know if I can upgrade MS Office XP to 2003? If I can I just buy the MS Office 2003 Upgrade software or do I have to buy something else? I currently have Windows XP as my operating system if that helps!

Answer:Solved: MS Office XP upgrade to MS Office 2003

You should be able to purchase an upgrade to Office 2003, as long as you have a qualifying program in your computer. Once you have upgraded, don't get rid of the older program! You'll never be able to do an uninstall/reinstall without the qualifying program (which I found out to my disgust and chagrin).

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I just purchased a Win 8 laptop (HP Pavilion Notebook PC) for $400, after returning a Surface Pro 2 (total cost $1500 +).
The Surface Pro 2 with touch screen was a nightmare to use.
The HP has a no-touch screen and I like that.

I want to keep up with the technology so that is the reason for the new HP unit.
I have Office 2003 on the XP and I am aware that it most likely will not perform on the Win 8 device.
So, do I buy Office 2010 and will it work the same way, allowing me to store all my emails on the hard drive?
Or, does the new Office 2010 or 2013 store that info on a remote server (cloud)?

Additionally, is there a way to emulate Windows Xp on the
new computer, not that it’s a major requirement, just curious?

Answer:Solved: Will OFFICE on WIN 8.1 work like Office 2003?

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I plan on buying Office 10 in a few weeks (from my college's store, since I get a nifty discount), however my Toshiba laptop has a pre-loaded trial version of Office 07. I have not put in the trial product key yet, so I haven't activated the trial yet (but I have used Word 07 a couple times, but cancelling out of the product key screen).

What would I do to install Office 10? Do I remove Office 07? Would, after installing Office 10, i'd still get the Office 07 nag inside of Office 10? What do I do?

If I decide to install instead, do I then uninstall Office 07? Would my .doc files (from another computer and never opened with Office 07) still look for Office or would they open immediately in Same question if I install Office 10?

How would one go about removing this un-activated trial version of Office 07?

PS: If my college's store has Office 07 instead and since I never activated the trial, how would I go about installing that?

Answer:Solved: Installing Office 10 with an Office 07 Trial Installed

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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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hi all i have a genuine 07 office pro that i am trying to install, i have previously tried a beta version and have also had office pro 2003 version on my laptop

when i start the cd it starts to initialize then says office 07 cannot install as previous version of 07 have been found uninstall before continuing

i have gotten rid of all traces that i can find through the registry in safe mode with uninstaller pro but i still get the same error

i am running media center with an upgrade to vista premium

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I have been using Office 2003 with the serial number from the group licence purchased by my company.

Outlook and Word now tell me every day (!) that my copy is illegal. I have obtained an original CD from my company with it's own serial number.

I would like to install it 'on top of ' the installed version to legalise it. I have backed up the .pst & relevant files on another hard disk.

Can I simply install on top without losing data in my current installation, or do I have to uninstall & reinstall?

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Installing Office 2003 'on top of' Office 2003

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guys, i have office 2007 and 2003... and i want to run both MS Office. The reason was this... I am the only here in my home that knows about the new features of 2007 and they only familiar with 2003 so that i installed both offices in my computer. but, there was a problem. everytime we will use 2007 then later we weill 2003 it needs to re-install before we can use it. is there a any i can do to use a default office to prevent reinstalling? for example, i will make the 2003 as default then in later i can use 2007 without reinstalling it.

Answer:MS office 2007 and 2003

We need more information

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Was talking to a guy today at and he confuses me... maybe someone here can help me understand what he meant.

He tells me that Office 2007 licenses are out now, but the media is not available for another month.

Sooooo he tells me he will send me the 2003 media kit, and when the 2007 version becomes available I will be able to update to 2007 automatically via an update tool(Windows update??).... he seemed VERY unsure of himself, and wanted to verify is this is correct or not. OR will I have to purchase ANOTHER media kit in another month, when the 2007 becomes available?? He says no, just upgrade it online.

Thanks a ton for your guys help.

Answer:Office 2003 to 2007

Office 2007 is out for businesses with volume license agreements, MSDN, and TechNet subscribers. Plus you can probably pick up free copies at various launch events around the country if you're an MS partner.

I haven't heard a single thing about updating Office 2003 to 2007 online, so i'm gonna guess that's a load of crap.

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Hello friends, my WinXP Home pc has Office 2003, not 2007. I need to have 2007 to be able to open 2007 documents. Is there an upgrade path from Office 2003 to 2007, or I will need to get 2007, uninstall 2003 and do a complete install of 2007? Please advise. Thanks.

Answer:OFFICE 2003 TO 2007

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maybe someone knows about this stuff. My employers would like to see a comparison between Office 2003 and office 2007 (beyond office 2007 is shinier)... does anyone know of any website which does a side-by-side comparison of the two, features, enchancements, whatnot? I don't want the official MS one, as it's all MS hype

Answer:Office 2003 vs 2007

Office 2007 is Beta and unfinished so any comparison is worthless at present, if their are any reviews on the two side-by-side.

some reviews

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I need to install Microsoft Professional on my daughter's laptop (Windows Vista) for her to use for community college classes, I am not sure which version the college has, 2003 or 2007.

My questions:
1. Which is better, 2003 or 2007? ( I can save about $100.00 buying 2003)

2. If she saves something from Office 2007 (word, excel, or any program) on a jump drive, and tries to open it with the Office 2003 on the college computers, will it work? (note: she is a high school dual enrollment student, and the prof. is not allowing them to bring personal laptop to class because last year some students played games instead of doing classwork on their laptops, the classroom has college owned computers in it)

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Answer:Office 2003 vs. 2007

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