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MS Office and Wordperfect Office conflict

Question: MS Office and Wordperfect Office conflict

I'm wondering if there are any system conflicts or issues with MS Office and Wordperfect Office being installed on the same machine

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Answer: MS Office and Wordperfect Office conflict

Should not be any.

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Ok, so i want everyones impressions on the various Office Suites.

I personally if i had hte money would go for the Microsoft Office Pro series. I for one, think MS Word is one of the most refined word processing applications avalible. And coming a very close second is Open Office. I find my self having many problems trying to do somthing in Word, or Word crashing, so i switch over to my trusty free Open Office.

As for Corel and WordPerfect, my experiance is that it is way over priced, and is basically on the level of "word pad".

I am attempting to have the company i work for tranition from MS Office to Open Office, but just for a control i thought i might throw in Corel.

So what are your guy's and gal's thoughts on the various office apps?

Answer:MS Office vs. Open Office vs. Corel WordPerfect Office

Openoffice is an extemely close second to MS-office and that is for one thing

Calc's graphing wizzard: It is horrendous. As an engineer I need to admend graphas add new plots... and it is soo hard with openoffice

There is suppose to be a more MS-wizzard with OO-2.1 so until then Openofffice is 2nd
When the new wizzard is shipped it takes first place very quickly and by a signifcant margin

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I have always used Wordperfect, but I have a new computer with Win 7 64bit.  The Wordperfect that I have is too old and will not work on the new OS.  I have MS Works 9 as an OEM on the new computer, but I don't like it.  I am retired and do not want to spend much on new Office software.  Can anyone tell me which of the 2 other software is most like Wordperfect? Thanks, Roneee

Answer:WordPerfect vs Open Office or Softmaker Office

Nothing is like Word Perfect. I stopped using it 10 years ago and still miss it. Try Open Office (a free MS Office replacement):

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Hi Folks,

The title of the thread says it all really.

I have legitimate copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate on my PC. I have just bought a copy of Office 2016 Professional Plus through the HUP.

I haven't installed Office 2016 yet - I use Office 2010 at work and find using Custom Animations in PowerPoint tricky compared to Office 2007.

I'd like to install Office 2016 alongside Office 2007 until I have tried Office 2016 to see if the Custom Animations in PP are easier than the 2010 version before switching completely.

My question is, can I install Office 2016 alongside Office 2007 without conflicts - switching between versions without a problem or will installing Office 2016 screw Office 2007 or worse FUBAR both Office installations or my PC.

Any help gratefully received.



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I have used Open Office for years with no problems. It's easy to save as a Word document. I bought a new new computer wrote several items, saved in OO. This computer doesn't have Word installed so I installed Office Start (not knowing the difference). Now every OO document on my desktop is taken over by Word - literally with a big W. I can't open it unless I agree to a long list of rules, including personalized ads, which I don't want.

I'm not very computer savvy and don't know if I should uninstall Office Starter.

Please advise.

Answer:Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

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


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

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

Sid Dean

Answer:Office 2010 conflict with Office 2007

Hi sidean & welcome,

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

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

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

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


How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center

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Just received a new computer for Christmas HP with Vista. I have my original Wordperfect Office 2002 (wordperfect 10) discs with serial number. Will this program be compatible with Vista. I'm not worried about converting any files as it is just my home computer.

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After installing Wordperfect x8 from the CD, I would like to add two more programs from the same CD. After inserting the CD it does not give me that option anymore. How can I do that?

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I installed WordPerfect Office 12 without apparent problem but it won't run. When I tried to start it, the hourglass came up for a second, went away and nothing else happened. I performed the same install on two other computers as a check and it installed and ran, on both, without incident. I suspended all security during install and was logged in as Administrator.

System is HP Media Center PC, Pentium 4 CPU, 3.2 GHZ, 1 MEG RAM, running Win XP Media Center Edition, Ver: 2000, SP2

Answer:WordPerfect Office 12 won't run

The only thing I can suggest is to get WP out of the registry and try reinstalling.

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Anyone know of any deals for this software? My girlfriend prefers it to MS Word and I'd like to get a legit copy of it. We are both students and I have gotten the deal on Word but can't find anything like it for Wordperfect.

Also, this post is probably more fitting in the deals section, but alas, I don't have a post count high enough to post it there.

Thanks for any help.

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I purchased a refurbished ACER last year and since than I have had the most horrible time with the above mentioned program ''QUARTTO PRO R 11 ''.
To mention that this version is from 2004. I have been getting the error message '' MICROSOFT VISUAL C++
abnormal program termination

Now , the problem is that all of my files in that program are frozen. I can't
get past this message. I am running VISTA HP . I have tried to install the updates for both WORDPERFECT and QUARTTO PRO 11. No good , I am
being told that COREL doesn't support either of the above any more . So I
tried to install the update's manually . YEA ! Right . It seems that I have not had an update for 4 years.

Should I get this program taken off my computer or is there some good advice that may come my way.


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I recently downloaded the Service Pack 1 upgrade for WordPerfect Office 11 (2003)OEM. When I attempted to install the upgrade, I received the following message:

"The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch."

The upgrade patch is for use with Version, which is the version I have. Can you tell me why the upgrade doesn't work?

Answer:WordPerfect Office 11 (2003) OEM

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I need help in using Corel WordPerfect Office X4 Standard OEM. I am writing a book and I cannot edit my book the way I want to using this software such as moving certain lines in a paragraph up or down or re-arranging sentences. I also need to know the correct way of saving a word document to wordperfect format so I can edit the document. Can someone please help me with basic use knowledge. Thanks.

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I have MS Office 2003 on my computer in order to use Outlook, Excel, and also to open Word documents when needed.

In the past, I have installed WordPerfect Office 2002 (was using MS Office 2000 at the time) because I really prefer it for word processing. Every time I did it, there has been a clash because of some file that the two programs share.

Now that I have MS Office 2003 on my computer, would that clash still exist if I buy the latest copy of WordPerfect?


Answer:Will WordPerfect co-exist with MS Office?

I picked up a copy of WP 12 for a project I was working on, and installed with Office 2003. Both applications seem to work just fine. I see that WP is now in the X3 revision, can't comment on that one.

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Friends, I have some very important files which were created using WordPerfect Office 2002 many years ago. WordPerfect Office 2002 had been installed on a Win98 PC and it had been in use to create documents in an office until recently. Now all these very critical WordPerfect files have been migrated onto a WinXP Home PC running MS Word. To enable the WordPerfect files to open, I tried to install the WordPerfect Office 2002 application which had been installed on the Win98 PC on the WinXP Home PC, but it failed/refused to install. What I need to do is find a WordPerfect Office application which is supported by WinXP and is also backward-compatible. Can any one help? If not, does anyone know any application that can covert the WordPerfect files into MS Word 2003/2007 files? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Does Win XP support WordPerfect Office 2002?

Ask on their forum

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I have bits of pieces of stuff from the CD "WordPerfect Office 2000". I have just the basic installation of WordPerfect 9 and Quattro Pro 9. I very rarly use the programs, but have had to reinstall the CD and find that the programs crash almost every time.

The rare time that I use WordPerfect 9 is for personal notes. The Quattro Pro 9, I've used to make a sheet including 2 columns of information, kind of like what you would see in a newspaper, or shopping list.

Is there a free program out there that I can download to replace the aging CD, as I'd hate to purchase a new CD that I wouldn't use, or wouldn't know how to use, I barely know how to use this one! lmao

Thanks for any suggestions!


Answer:Question about WordPerfect Office 2000

>> Is there a free program out there that I can download to replace the aging CD, as I'd hate to purchase a new CD that I wouldn't use, or wouldn't know how to use, I barely know how to use this one! lmao Thanks for any suggestions! <<

You mean is it available somewhere "For Free?"

No, WordPerfect is not available "legally" for FREE; as far as I know, anyway. However you can get the WordPerfect 12 Productivity Pack CD for like $3.95 in this auction on Ebay which includes WordPerfect 12 - The Oxford Pocket English Dictionary - Clipbook and PerfectScript.

The auction supposedly ends on Jul-23-06 17:18:53 PDT however the eBay auctioneer "digipulseinc" has 32 available so you might want to save the "View seller's other items" to your favorites for future reference!

I mean it may not be FREE but you can get WordPerfect 12 there for like the price of two cups of coffee!

Good Luck

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I have Windows XP. I&#8217;ll be doing something on the computer (Doesn&#8217;t matter if I&#8217;m on the internet or not) and I&#8217;ll get this annoying program called WordPerfect Office 12 that keeps trying to install itself. I&#8217;ll click cancel like 20 times and then it comes up with a message (after the 20th time it has tried to install and I keep clicking cancel, and it's one right after another not every few minutes) that says, &#8220;The feature that you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available. Insert the`Word Perfect Office 12` disk and click O.K. to continue (gives you the option to cancel or O.K). Then at the bottom it says Use Source: [WordPerfect Office 12] or it gives you the option to browse.I click cancel and the next window says:"error 1706. No valid source could be found for source WordPerfect Office 12. The windows installer cannot continue. I click O.K and the process starts all over again. I go to the add/remove programs and try to remove it and it says it has to be installed before I can uninstall it yet it shows up in my add/delete programs menu list like it's already there. Any idea on how to get rid of it, is it another virus or spy wear, or is it something I NEED to install (i don't have a wordperfect office 12 disk). I doesn&#8217;t state anywhere that it is an update. Please help, it&#8217;s really annoying and freaking me out (more like Pi**ing me off)... Read more

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Can MS Office read the Corel Wordperfect files? TIA


Answer:Corel Wordperfect --> Microsoft Office

Yep, Word can read and convert most WP files.

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I don't want wordperfect office 2000 loading calendar, presentations and so on at startup. Whatever I try to do to remove, it just re-loads next time.


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Quote: "WordPerfect Office 12 making me very angry!!!
I have Windows XP. Iíll be doing something on the computer (Doesnít matter if Iím on the internet or not) and Iíll get this annoying program called WordPerfect Office 12 that keeps trying to install itself. Iíll click cancel like 20 times and then it comes up with a message (after the 20th time it has tried to install and I keep clicking cancel, and it's one right after another not every few minutes) that says, ďThe feature that you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available. Insert the`Word Perfect Office 12` disk and click O.K. to continue (gives you the option to cancel or O.K). Then at the bottom it says Use Source: [WordPerfect Office 12] or it gives you the option to browse.I click cancel and the next window says:"error 1706. No valid source could be found for source WordPerfect Office 12. The windows installer cannot continue. I click O.K and the process starts all over again. I go to the add/remove programs and try to remove it and it says it has to be installed before I can uninstall it yet it shows up in my add/delete programs menu list like it's already there. Any idea on how to get rid of it, is it another virus or spy wear, or is it something I NEED to install (i don't have a wordperfect office 12 disk). I doesnít state anywhere that it is an update. Please help, itís really annoying and freaking me out (more like Pi**ing me off). Thanks fo... Read more

Answer:**WordPerfect Office 12 install virus?? HELP Please!**

its a corel product try add remove in safe mode.also checkfor a shortcut on the desktop which is most proably the installer.

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I removed Word and tried to reinstall but they want a serial number. I put in the numbers and letters I found on the disc but it said they were invalid and to contact Corel. We bought the Computer about a year ago and I can't find the paperwork that came with it. If I would have known that I would have to put in serial numbers, I probably would have tried to fix the problems as opposed to removing it and trying to reinstalling it. Does anyone know where I can find the serial number? I went to Corel's website and they have an 800 number and I copied it down and I will call tomorrow if no one knows where to find this number that they want. I would appreciate any help.

Thank you,


Answer:Can't Find Serial # When Reinstalling Ms Wordperfect Office 11

I'm more than a little confused, Sherri, and perhaps you may be too. You see, WordPerfect belongs to Corel sure enough, But you also seem to be referring to Microsoft (MS?) Word, which belongs of course to Microsoft.

Corel WordPerfect and Microsoft Word are two different applications. Not surprisingly, the serial number belonging to one will not be valid for the other.

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I've got a Lexmark M410. Recently upgraded computer to Win2000 using disk format and reinstalling everything. Shortly after, but not coincident with, the installation, both word processing programs ceased to print envelopes correctly. Word just doesn't send the comand to the printer and WordPerfect command will pull a sheet of paper from the tray and print the address on that, instead of pulling an envelope from the manual tray as was done before and a few weeks after installing Win2000. The printer diagnostics are fine. I've reviewed the printer settings with Lexmark. They're correct. Yes, I've reinstalled the printer drivers -- several times.

I suspect a missing or damaged file in Windows but I don't know how to find and repair.

All suggestions welcome. Thanks.

Answer:Office 2003 & WordPerfect envelope printing

Sorry, Determined. I've seen so many problems with using Word's envelope tool, I make a workaround. Go to the link and click on Envelope & Label tricks:

Try my envelope template workaround.

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I have installed Microsoft Works 9.

Problem is, I have documents in WordPerfect9 and Quattro Pro9 (from Perfect Office 2000), plus some documents in Open in both word processing and spreadsheet. I believe I may still have some documents in WordPad as well. Yah, I'm a mess, lol.

Is there an easy click of a button, to have all my files from all these different programs, transferred smoothly over into my new Microsoft Works 9 wordprocessing and speadsheet programs?


Answer:WordPerfect Office 2000 ----> Microsoft Works 9

You could change the file associations if your converter is able enough.
I know Works has converters, did you open all the file types in works and see if formatting is retained before you change anything?

ie open a WordPerfect Letter note file extension, open a Works Letter note file extension (sry I don't know the extensions) then locate WP file in explorer and rename the WordPerfect letter "......1."works extension" try to open, see if Works opens and retains formating, repeat with all program/file types.

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I've tried posting this on the WordPerfect forums, but can't get any help.

I'm trying to upgrade an entire office from WordPerfect 9 with Windows XP to WordPerfect X5 or X6 with Windows 7. The problem is none of the recent versions of WordPerfect Office come with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). According to the manuals and help files I've read, you should be able to install VBA separately. Here's an excerpt from the WP-VB manual:If VBA 6.3 is installed on your computer, you can access the VBA Editor from within WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, and Presentations. VBA 6.3 is not included with WordPerfect Office X6. To use VBA macros, you must separately install VBA 6.3.
​VBA 6.3 isn't a standalone application. I have to install another software that bundles it. Okay, MS Office 2003 comes with VBA 6.3. I install it, and test it. The VB editor launches every time from within Excel. Checked the About Box, yep, it's version 6.3.

Back to WordPerfect, the issue persists. It can't use the VB editor. I go to Tools >> Visual Basic and all of the options are grayed out. Other people on the WordPerfect forums (namely WPUniverse and OfficeCommunity) have had similar issues, but it doesn't appear to be a top priority issue as it didn't appear in the forum frequently, and nobody had any real solutions other than to write in another language, like PerfectScript. We are unable to use PerfectScript because it lacks some of the functi... Read more

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Answer:Wordperfect Office Installation Runtime error


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Hi: Please help me with my WordPerfect Office X5. I keep getting the following "Error 38 - Word Perfect Office files have been damaged or modified. Please reinstall from your original source". I have tried this plus removed and reinstalled several times but still get same message. Even managed to find an App. for this I had saved on a Disk. Cannot get a NEW ACTIVE LINK for this download. Corel will not help me just said to download WordPerfect Office X7 and pay $199.99. I HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR WORDPERFECT OFFICE X5!!! Please help me with this!

Answer:Corel WordPerfect Office X5 - Purchased Nov 29-2011

From: ERROR 38 (alleged damaged file) and DOWNLOAD INSURANCE

Maybe it will help? Sounds like copy protection usual.

Error 38 is generated when the Protexis License service is not running. This can sometimes occur after system startup while services are in the process of initializing or if the Protexis service has been stopped. To further trouble shoot this error, follow the steps below:

Enabling Protexis
Click on start and go up to Run. If you are running Windows VISTA? click on Start -> Programs ( or All Progams ) -> Accessories -> Run.
In the 'Open:' box, type in MSCONFIG and click Ok.
Click on the 'Services' tab at the top of screen.
At the bottom of the screen, above 'Ok' & 'Cancel' check the option 'Hide All Microsoft Services'.
Ensure that the item: 'ProtexisLicensing' is enabled.
NOTE: Only one instance of ProtexisLicensing can be enabled. If there are multiple instances of this uncheck the second copy.
Click Ok and select the option to restart the computer.

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Hi, I have 2 versions of Office installed; Office 2003 Home & Student, and Office 2007 Professional. Problem is that when someone on the computer uses One version like 2003, 2003 must install / configure settings before it starts. Then it is ok for firther use, but then next time somebody else wants to use 2007, 2007 wants to configure it settings before it can start which can take a while, but then since that 2003 will want to configure again at next start up and vice versa and it goes around in a circle. So everytime a version of Office configures it self, the opposing version will want to configure it self at next start. Vice Versa in a circle. Its very annoying because it means that we ave to wait to use a version of office just because the someone else has just used the other version.


Uninstall Office 2003.You can still save files as 2003 ones by selecting Save As - 97-2003 document.

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Just replaced my old Win 95 PC with a new P4 Dell running Win XP Home edition. Installed Office 97 and it all seems to work fine except for one strange problem.Access a document through the My Computer file structure, click on it and Word opens up fine. Open Word and access a document via the 'most recently used documents' under the file menu, and it works fine. But, if I open Word and click on the 'open' icon or use 'file/open', the window that pops up is empty below the destination folder. Eg, if the file location is set to \..\..\my documents, nothing is shown as accessible, even though there are documents and sub-folders within My Documents.I also get an error message saying that certain files may not meet the search criteria and are not shown. Word saves documents fine with no problem, but it can't find them again if I use the 'open' icon or 'file/open' to access them.I've re-installed Office 97 with exactly the same problem, and checked the file locations and file types settings. I haven't tried Excel or Powerpoint yet.Any clues?Muffindog

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I am working on a new computer pre-loaded with Win XP and MS Works 8, I have installed Office 97.All appears fine except that I cannot use 'Options' in Excel. When trying to do so I get a message to say something is wrong and Excel closes. 'Options' works fine in Word and PowerPoint.I'm guessing the problem is a conflict between MS Word and Office (or more precisely, Excel).Does anyone have any ideas how I may get around this problem without having to uninstall MS Works.?Thanks in advance, Terry

Answer:Win XP - MS Works 8 - Office 97 - Conflict.?

Office 97 is not fully compatible with XP.There can be macro problems and access has difficulty too.PsiFox

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Hi, i actually think this is a problem with Norton. i have norton 07 and when i run microsoft word it always says that its doing a virus scan in the status bar of office. now i looked into how to fix it and the first step was to open norton. for some reason norton doesnt open. i get an error saying "unable to open this product please restart your computer"

Then i restart my computer and i get the same error. i have also tried to run automatic updates and i get an error that says this "live update couldnt access its settings. the program failed to create either an instance of the live update engine or a live update settings pointer."
I am not sure what to do to fix this problem. anyone have any ideas?


Answer:Norton conflict with office,

I would remove Norton completely using the removal tool on their website, and reinstall it.

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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 have been running Microsoft Picture it 2001 for a long time and over the weekend installed Office 2007. I had previously been using Office 97.

When I tried to use Picture it after installing Office 2007, I got an error saying the GIF grahics filter is missing. I uninstalled and reinstalled Picture it from the disk but get the same error message.
I am guessing Office 2007 has something to do with this problem.
Any advise?


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My wife uses Jaws screen reading software version 6.10 screen reading software with Office 2007 student and home ediition, XP Professional and AVG version 8 security. This has been running fine until this weekend when I had a trojan attack. After lots of support through TSG, the computer seems to be running fine but Jaws and Office will not run together. Jaws will read the desk top and internet etc but no Office docments will open. As soon as I close jaws Office runs perfectly. I installed a trial version of Jaws version 10, but get the same problems. I uninstalled Office and re-installed but get the same problem. Not sure if you need the HJT log, but here it is. Please help as my totally blind wife is stuck now without office.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 07:45:37, on 11/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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I am running vista home and when i got my new laptop there was a trial version of office which has now expired, i have many docs saved in this format. I have today installed home and student 2007 but cannot do very much with any of my current docs - i have had an error message that says there is a conflict

1. Can i save the docs, inlcuidng powerpoint presentations, i have created and use them as previously?
2. How do i resolve this conflict without loosing any of my docs?

many thanks

Answer:Office home and student conflict

You might find this site helpful: - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

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Have built a 'new' computer for daughter and have installed windows XP home (OEM). gave her my old Office 2000 CD (I'm now on Office XP). Tried to install office 2000 but about two thirds of the way through the install, message on screen asking me to install windows XP professional CD! Obviously used the home edition but 'puter refused to budge and cancelled the install! What can I have done wrong please?

Answer:XP Home & Office 2000 Conflict?

Do a full format on your hard disk then reinstall Office 2000 again. XP and Office 2000 should happily co-exist.

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It seems that search feature in Outlook 2013 32 bit ceases after installing Office 2016.
Would appreciate any tip on a possible workaround to this.

-Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Answer:Conflict between Outlook 2013 and Office 2016

The 2 will not co-exist. Why would you have both installed anyway?

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Hey,  I have a brand  new U410 ideapad and have just installed the new 2013 Microsoft Office suite. When i load up Excel, everything works ok for the first minute or two, but then the pointer freezes for a moment and then after that, the trackpad will no longer accept two finger gestures, pinch zoom etc etc.... I am able to touch click and move the cursor around, it's literally just gestures that becomes unresponsive. If i then restart my machine and use it without loading up Excel, all of the gestures work fine. I have upated the drivers as per another post on here.. Anyone got any ideas as it's pretty frustrating! Especially with the new windows 8 menus etc... that really require a touch navigation.. Thanks

Answer:U410 & Office 2013 conflict with trackpad

1.Download the driver from here your current synaptics driver and reboot when it asks you to (your touchpad will still work, just without gestures and it will move slower than before)3.Install the new driver and restart if it asks you to4.Go to the mouse properties and the synaptics tab and adjust the touchpad to your liking(here will be 2 devices listed, clicking the settings of one of them brings up manufacturer information, the other will bring up configuration)5.No more nonworking driver just so you know, resuming from sleep will cause the synaptics driver icon to appear in your taskbar even if you have disabled it from appearing there, but it will go away automaticallyand also, the new 4-finger flick option in the configuration settings will not work, but everything else shouldmessage me if you need assistance

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I recently found I had been using an illegal copy of XP PRO so purchased XP Home. I decided to do a format and clean install.I now find that PhotoDraw no longer opens after the PhotoDraw 'splash screen'.The only thing I did differently, as far as I am aware, was to install PhotoDraw AFTER Office 2000.I uninstalled both both programmes and re-installed PhotoDraw first but still the problem persists.Could anyone point me in the right direction please?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2000 and PhotoDraw Conflict?


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I have just installed office 2007 and for some reason the links to Adobe writer do not come up in any of the applications. Also when I try to create a PDF file from aword document I get a message saying PDF files missing do I want to run rn repair mode. I have done this to no avail.

Adobe can create PDF files from Notepad so I feel it hads to do with 2007 as when I was running 2003 I had no problem. I was using Adobe professional 7. As I needed to create a PDF urgently I downloaded Desk PDF a small free prograamme and it worked perfectly and installed a short cut to the programme in all the office applications.

It is very frustrating not to have the full use of Adobe Writer has anyone come across this problem, any suggestions are most welcome, thanks in anticipation.



Answer:Office 2007 Conflict with Adobe Writer

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I tried to install my Office 2007 on Windows 10. But I get a message saying "Setup has detected an earlier version of Groove on your system ... uninstall your current version of Groove".

Groove is not in the Programs section of Control Panel and a right click on Groove does not have an uninstall option. So I got online and found out how to uninstall Groove at How to Uninstall Windows 10s Built-in Apps (and How to Reinstall Them). I typed the command suggested which is "Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage". That said Groove was removed and now I don't see it in the Start menu anymore. Then I rebooted to be sure. But I still get the error.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Can't install Office 2007 due to conflict with Groove

If it is a Windows component, it should be in the installed updates section. Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features and click View installed Updates on the left. It might be there. Once you find it and uninstall it, restart your computer and now you should be able to install Office 2007. In worst case, you can always select Custom installation and remove the Groove, install all others.

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Several months ago, I installed Norton Anti-Virus 2005. After doing this, everytime I launch MS Word I get a message asking me if I want to install Norton Anti-Virus 2005 several times. I have to click on the cancel button several times before MS Word loads and starts. How can I get rid of the message asking me to install Norton Anti-Virus 2005 without having to re-install MS Office XP and its service packs?

I'm using Windows XP.

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I have 32 bit Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 software installed on a 64 bit Asus running Windows 7. My wife is having conflicts in both Word and Excel. While typing Word will randomly select all text and not let her go any further without doing an undo. She then has to hit save and restart the software. What do I need to do to get this glitch or conflict resolved? Anyone else experience this and know how to fix this? I am sure it is a compatibility issue but not sure what settings to choose and wonder if reinstalling the software might work since updates could be the problem. It worked fine from August until about two months ago. Thanks!

Answer:Office Home and Student 2010 conflict with Windows 7

It is unlikely to be a conflict between Windows 7 and Office 2010 - they are completely compatible.

Do you have a good anti-virus installed, with up to date definitions?

As a belt and braces measure, you could download Malwarebytes (free) and perform a full scan:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads

If all is clear, then you could try a repair on your MS Office:
Office 2010 - Perform Repairs

Please post back with any results.

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We currently use Office 2007 and Office 2010 on our about 20 workstations. I'm looking to move to MS office 365 for hosted exchange. I found out that as of the first of this year, Microsoft no longer support Outlook 2007 or 2010 for hosted exchange. It seems to be working just fine so far at another site I'm involved with. The issue is that if you ever contact support, they will blame the version of Outlook you're on. So, I'm looking at options for upgrading.

Do you guys that are on office 365 for email using the premium version that includes the office subscription or buy Office 2016?

For the most part, we just need outlook, word and excel. We do have 6 people that will need powerpoint also.

Just looking for a recommendation from you guys on what makes the most sense.


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I used to have office 2016 on my pc but at some point I had to do a reset. When I went to install office again, it picked my office 365 license and not the license key I had. I didn't notice this until last week when I started getting notifications that it was expiring.
I tried with tech support to get the original license key installed and not the O365 license but it didn't work.
So does anyone have the proper steps I need to take to install the one time license key?
Thank you

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I understand that if a user installs Open Office on a machine with conventional Office 97-2003 that Open Office will use its own suite of products for each application. (Unless the user ops to use Office to open the applications by unchecking the corresponding application boxes during Open Office's installation.) But if a user chooses Open Office as the default for applications on a system that also has Office 2007 on it, how does Open Office deal with this if the OO applications remain checked as the default?

Does the current version of OO even understand how to DEAL with the new Office 2007? I understand that OO can not read docx documents, which is the default for Word 2007, (although this can be easily changed back to doc.) I found out that Open Office 3.0, scheduled for release this fall, will be able to read docx documents. What's so great about docx docs anyway?

Using my example, assume this situation on a new Windows Vista machine. (fresh installs of each program or Office 2007 OEM (factory installed.) What behavior would be expected here?


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Are there any differences between office 365 home and office 2016 pro when you compared their installations of word, excel, power point and publisher?
For example, is Word from O365 the same as Word in Office 2016? Or does one have more options/features than the other?

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In January 2008 I installed a new hard drive on my computer and uploaded Vista Business, reinstalled Office 2003 Suite. I was told there should be no conflict between the two. The first time I opened Office 2003 Outlook, I noted a problem. Certain incoming e-mails were not rendering properly; they rendered in raw format instead of rendered format.

When I opened the e-mail, the first thing I would see was the expanded header in the body of the e-mail where it should not be; next came the body of the message that I should see if the e-mail rendered properly; next came the html source coding.

These e-mails are a mess. There seems to be a few hints to the problem. First of all, all these incoming e-mails have my e-mail address in the bcc field. Second, the e-mails are in MIME format. Some of the e-mails actually come in with a message below the expanded header that states, "This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible."

I have contacted Microsoft about this problem; they aren't interested. I've tried talking to their tech support people in India about this problem but they do not have sufficient command of the English Language to be able to discuss it intelligently. Judging from the Microsoft User Forum, this problem is more wide-spread than Microsoft would like to acknowledge.

I've done everything I can think of to resolve this issue. Nothing seems to work. I ... Read more

Answer:Email Rendering Conflict Vista and Office 2003 Outlook

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I have a new Lenovo x201t, which is great but having problem with connecting to docking stations at home and office.  Office has dual screens (2 x VGA) set up with one screen using Displaylink video adapter to extend video.   This works fine.  I get home and have one screen attached to that docking station (24" DVI) and using Lenovo Port Replicator (45K1610) and that one did work fine (I set it up first) but now that I have the Displaylink working at the office, the home one does not work. On startup at home, the lenovo tells me that the Port Replicator is not compatible with the Displaylink adapter software installed.Any ideas on how to get around this one? 

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I have had a driver conflict between Wordperfect 7 and pagis, the scanner software. When I configure my computer to run the scanner driver WP& simply locks up and does not work. I then have to uninstall the scanner driver and WP7 works ok but then I dont have a scanner.

Can anybody help??????

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I have a client who installed Norton Antivirus Corporote Edition on a small 5 computer domain based network. After installation on the server and client systems, one of the clients was unable to print documents via DOS Wordperfect. They would get some sort of illegal function error, and Wordperfect would automatically shut down. I un-installed the NAV from the client system, and they were able to print with no problems. Any ideas as to how to resolve this? This one has me stumped!

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I was successful in installing Office 2003, activating it, and updating in Windows 7, but every time I open any one of the Office apps I have to click accept on the EULA box.† Is there any workaround to make the box go away permanently?

Answer:Office 2003 installs but EULA box appears every time I open an Office application

right-click on a shortcut to one of the apps, and select "Run as Administrator".After you do this once, you won't have to do it again.

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Free Office 2007 To Office 2010 Upgrade Period Starts Today

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

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Minor incremental update, no details released as of yet.

Answer:Office 2016 and Office 365 Current Channel ver. 1612 build 7668.2074

Crap....I'm still on 1611 (7571.2109).....updating now.

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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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I ran a scan with Clamwin yesterday on my Clevo d480w and it found the threat mentionned aboved. I searched it and deleted it.

Any comment on this particular virus or on the process to identify then to get rid of it welcome.


Answer:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MAKECERT.EXE: Trojan.Menti-213 FOUND

Wrong forum mate -- queries about, and help with, malware should be posted here:

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

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

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

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



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

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

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

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Hi all. I hope i'm on a correct thread as this is for IdeaPad S serier netbook. Currently on Windows 7 Starter (netbook) that comes preloaded with MS Office Starter 2010. I do have a genuine MS Office 2003 which previous comes with my PC i bought many years ago. I'm wondering can i install it on top of the current MS Office Starter 2010 OR do i need to uninstall the preloaded MS Office Starter 2010 first? What if i would need the MS Office Starter 2010 again next time? I dare not to do it because i worry i will crash all the MS Office apps... Any idea? Thank you... 

Answer:Can install lower version of MS Office ontop of the preloaded MS Office Starter 2010?

Relating to the old version.  Do you have an Office cd or is it a part of a restore cd?  If the former you might be in luck, if the latter, probably not. Secondly, you may or may not be able to do what you want.  I would uninstall the starter first then install the older.  Even this you may be in for a problem.  I did a beta of 2010, then installed an older version and it took MS two days over the phone to get things straightened out and they did that by having me restore windows and that only worked for a few months.  in the process of this mess I found dozens of forums filled with people with the same problem I was having. For some reason the first newer install leaves something in the registry that - even though the older one installs right - makes the system think it needs to reinstall one of them and it will go through a long process of configuring etc. As to whether you can reinstall the 2010, again you would have to have a separate cd to do so unless you wanted to restore your entire drive and lose all yoiur stuff plus the older office. Others, my wife included on her computer, have had no problem going from one version to the other. One other fact.  If youi have an older version and install a 2010 version they can install as separate installs and work together or on ours it gave us the option of uninstalling the older portions of office that came on the new office.  (Wife had office pro older version, in... Read more

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My MS Office files have generic icons, and when I open them, Windows asks me which program to use. Office 2010 isn't even on the list. A trial version of Office 2007 came with my laptop. I downloaded the Office 2010 beta, then uninstalled 2007. Since I uninstalled the old Office, all my Office files are no longer associated with Office, and there seems to be no way to remarry them. Office 2010 (beta) doesn't appear in the default programs control panel. The only way I can open those files is to open Word/Excel/etc, and File>Open. I feel like this should be simple. Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Cannot associate Office 2010 (beta) with Office file types

Did you uninstall 2007 after you installed 2010?
If so you messed things up and you need to do a repair. Open Word, then the Office button, and then Word Options.
There on the Resources area, run diagnostics and do a repair.

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A charity is considering upgrading its workstations to Office 2013 from Office 2007.
They have lots of files in the .docx, .xlsx, .xlsm, and .xltm formats that they would need to access on a daily basis.

- Would the upgrade cause compatability problems with working with files created under these above formats?

Answer:Considering upgrade to Office 2013 - potential problems with Office 2007 files?

To my knowledge, they should not have any issues.

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We have an upgrade on our computer units here in the company, my problem is when users save their 2007 excel files an error pops up, Errors were detected while saving "File Name". Microsoft maybe able to save the file by removing or repairing some features. To make the repairs in new file, click Continue. To cancel saving the file, click Cancel.

By the way, the files were save on the file server and users access them through single roaming profile that we created with full access on their folders.
i am hoping i could find an answer.

thank you

Answer:Error on saving MS Office Excel 2007 files to MS Office 2013

i have many views, but no reply... i am starting to think this forum is not helping me !...

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Does anyone know if there is a way to find and install the DIW?

I found it to be a very usefull tool for things like passwords and product keys etc.


Answer:Office 2010 is great BUT it's missing MS Office Document Image Writer

It is not missing. It is just that there is nothing out there that uses the newest version. Go under Control Panel>Devices and Printers. You will see the Microsoft XPS Document Writer. That is the same thing.

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After much messing around I have discovered that if you use Windows 7 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program' to set default programs for file types, it breaks the File Types selection within a given program (in my case Microsoft Office Picture Manager) and you are no longer able to use the program itself to set file types only the Windows 7 function. You can tick/untick file associations all day long within Microsoft Office Picture Manager and nothing gets associated/unassociated. The File Types option is basically broken. I have also noticed this occur with 7-zip which actually causes a more serious issue. By default .zip is not listed in the Windows 7 list of 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program' window but is listed if you associate .zip with 7-zip's own file association option. BUT if you then subsequently use windows 7 to re-associate .zip with Windows Explorer, the .zip vanishes (because by default is is not listed), breaks 7-zips file association options and you can no longer associate .zip files with 7-zip, EVER. Basically I am curious as to why Windows 7 own file association options would break software's own internal file association options so badly to the point they are essentially useless and if there is a fix. I even tried completely reinstalling Microsoft Office and removing all references of it within the registry, no luck. Its not a big deal but I just found it odd that a fundamental piece of Windows 7 would harm the integrit... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Office Picture Manager - Office 07 - Broken File Types

I don't believe it has anything to do with Office 2007/ Picture manager I use it myself,
I do not use 7-Zip but that seems the likely bug,
Windows handles Zip folders just like any other folder so 7-Zip is something I don't understand why people need or want it but I don't need any or need to make any Zip folders either
If your still having file association issues use this,

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I am getting the following error when I try to reinstall a custom setup office XP install on a windows 2000 machine.

"OFFXP: Setup Detects Office XP Running When You Attempt to Install Office XP"

I had the uninstall the office xp on this machine through add/remove programs because it was crashing alot. The custom install works fine on all other windows 2000 and xp machines.

I found the following error in MS knowledgebase
article 292497 (I can't post the link because I'm a new member)

It says to to hit ignore. If I hit ignore it does install but it doesn't install with the correct options for the custom install. (I have it set to not install outlook and it installs outlook, etc.) Obviously its not following the custom install.

Any ideas? I believe something is left on the pc from office when it was installed. I even ran the Removal Wizard on the Office XP Resource kit. It is supposed to remove everything left from previous versions. However, it must be missing something because I am still getting that error when I try to reinstall Office XP that is described above.


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Good Evening Everyone,

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

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

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

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

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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 have recently had to re-install Microsoft Office 2000 and it has installed the default Office Assistant the paperclip and I miss the cat called Links.

It says it is available from the Office Assistant options but a message says there is not enough memory.

It is on the first CD of the software but I cannot see how to download it.

Can anyone help please?


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SoftMaker Office is a complete and limited - featured office suite that comes with a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a presentation-graphics program. Compatible with many Microsoft Word and Excel formats. (pre Office 2010), more like office 2003.

Note:Requires registration using Your name, Country & E Mail address used for activation and to obtain serial key by E Mail.

Free SoftMaker Office 2008

Formats the Word Processor (TextMaker) can open.

Formats the Spread Sheet (PlanMaker) can open.

Formats the Power point like application (Presentations) can open.

Note: Compatible with XP, Vista & Windows 7 and currently using in Windows 8 CP (Compatibility mode)

Answer:Free full featured office suite - SoftMaker Office 2008

Sounds good, but since I already have MS Office 2007, I guess I don't need it. Will it do something that mine won't?

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i remember with windows xp and office, you could go to a different part of the microsoft windows update website in Internet Explorer, and it would prompt you with ActiveX to allow updates for Office, and after you did that then when you went to the normal windows (xp) update site there would be a whole other section of updates for microsoft office available. That was with office 2007 anyway.

i use a dell restore cd for windows 7 professional, on a dell pc obviously, to install win7 from scratch.
I can do windows updates no problem.
I have microsoft office 2010 professional plus with a valid license key, these are provided by my IT dept.
Office installs fine, during the install i can go through the options and install excel, powerpoint, all shared tools, and so on. Once installed, it works fine. There is no service pack installed at this point.

From here if I go windows update, I never see anything for office.
From within office, Microsoft Word file menu help for example, it shows office is activated and if i click on check for updates there it then opens an IE window which says updates can be done from start menu - programs - windows update. If i do that, it's a normal windows operating system update and I get nothing for office.

I have manually downloaded from microsoft, Office 2010 SP1 and SP2, and have installed either one.
When i go to the help menu it then shows office 2010 SP # so the service pack seems to have installed no problem. But I still never see any upd... Read more

Answer:not showing office updates thru windows update for office 2010 win7

You mean what's called Microsoft Update. If you go in to the settings in Windows Update, do you have this checked:

I have Office 2013 Pro Plus, but the click-to-run version which updates itself and is not part of Windows Update. But I don't think there's a click-to-run version for 2010 Pro Plus so that is probably not the issue here.

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I have a 2003 SBS machine and have various clients connected through exchange to get mail. Users typically leave outlook running the whole day while they work on programs such as access/excel.

I have noticed that on some machines excel and word docs open very quickly over the network until outlook is left open and connected to exchanged. we are opening the files on a variety of win 2003 servers, however when they have their outlook exchange account connected I have seen the docs take anywhere from 3-5x the normal amount of time to open.

I have also noticed that opening email attachments such as xls and doc are also very slow while connected to exchange, but it seems to vary from file to file, some seem better than others.

does the connection to exchange complicate the process of opening docs on remote machines or does it sound like I have a misconfiguration somewhere? I would like to get the performance of opening a file (say a xls) on a network share to be the same as it is when outlook is not connected to exchange.

I do not have these PCs running in offline or cached mode as we have a shared calendar that does not display correctly when I enabled these features. Clients are running office 2003,2007,2010. Turning on cached mode does not seem to make much if any of a difference btw.

Thanks for any insight you may have

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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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MS Office 2007 - Microsoft Office Document Scanning is not able to recognize the scanner.
Every time when given scan its giving error message "Scanner not responding".
But scanner working fine when using MS Office 2003 - Microsoft Office Document Scanning. Also it works with software called Desktop Bind V2.

OS: Windows XP 32-bit
Scanner: RICOH IS200e Network Scanner.

Answer:Scanner not detected by MS Office 2007 - Microsoft Office Document Scanning

check if you have installed all the office updates.
check if there are any latest scanner drivers, update the drivers for your scanner.
run office diagnostic and check if there are any errors

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Reinstalled all Sony Pre-Loaded software,
which did NOT include any Prior version of MS Office. (Other than a Trial
Version of Office 2003 which I never used or installed. It's still in my
computer) Have no idea what version it is. Simply doesn't say because it's never been installed. It's sitting in the same start menu as all of the other MS Office 2007 Programs.
In another message forum I was told to delete it. However, Office 2007 Pro worked fine for 2 days with the Trial program still sitting in the Start folder.

I managed to install MS Office Professional 2007 and it's worked
for 2 days without a hitch. Today, I get the error message when I try to use
Outlook "Cannot start MS Office Outlook. Cannot initialize MS Office Shared
Utilities. Restart your computer Or reinstall MS Office Outlook." No Luck!!
Also, when I try to start up MS Word, the message says "Not enought memory
to load Word." (I have 2 Gig of Ram and a 320 Gig hard Drive???)

When I insert the Office Pro 2007 disk to Reinstall, the message is: "The
path you have chosen does not point at a qualifying upgradable product.
Click Try again or Cancel to quit setup."

I also don't have ANY previous versions of any Office Suite program to use.
I had Office 2003 Pro installed but that was deleted when I purchased Office 2007 Pro. I do have the disks for Office
2007 Pro.

For the record, I am an American living in Cali, Columbia. It... Read more

Answer:Reformatted My Hard Drive And Cannot Reinstall MS Office Pro 2007 in Office Setup

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Okay, I've never posted on anything like this before so bear with me please. I've got an issue and it's driving me nuts because I can't resolve it. I'll try and give a description of what I did. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I purchased a new Dell computer (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) that came with a trial version of Office 2010. I had previously purchased an Office 2010 Pro so I wanted to install the full version on my computer. When I did, I had both versions installed, so I uninstalled the trial version. That's when I think my problem arose, but I can't say for sure that it didn't exist before that because I hadn't even looked.

Here's the problem:
When I'm in Windows Explorer looking at my files, my Excel and Word files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx) show up with an improper file type description. Instead of saying "Microsoft Word Document" or "Microsoft Excel 1997-2003 Worksheet" (or whatever they're supposed to say) the simply say "DOCX File" or "XLS File". Not only that, but the icons don't look right either. They sort of look right, but they're smaller and sort of greyed out (Except the .docx icon is just a white page with lines object).

The strange thing is, is that ALL my other Office files show up with correct descriptions and icons etc. (.ppt, .pptx, .csv....etc - ALL of them!)

What I've tried to fix it:
I uninstalled all Office Products and then reinstalled Office 2010.

I tried MS's little bug finder pr... Read more

Answer:Office 2010 Office File Type Descriptions & Icons Incorrect


Welcome to SevenForums.

If you right-click on one of your Word documents and choose properties, does the icon look correct in that panel? Like this:


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I recently purchased a HP 530 laptop for our soccer club that came pre installed with Vista. During use of outlook, Excel etc it came up with a message asking for activation key & that we had 20 uses left to enter it (I presumed this was a trial version & activation code to be purchased). After 5-10 uses I decided to install Office 97 which I still had lying around from an old PC. This installed OK but the message was still appearing.

I then uninstalled Office 97 via add/remove programs & then did likewise for anything that mentioned office 2007 (I didn't do the actual uninstalling but am advised there were 4-6 office 2007 variants uninstalled). I then went to load office 97 back in but no go. It goes through the usual install process, enter key, select location to load (prog files/microsoft office) & then select type of install required (typical) & then the features (have selected all & just the basic office install).

Then it goes to the actual install process but just sits there with the bluey/green coloured screen with Microsoft Office 97 written at the top but goes no further.

I have checked add remove programs again & no mentions of office are listed.

I have followed the following fix I was advised about -

By default, Office is installed to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office. Using My Computer or Windows Explorer, go to that folder. Delete the E... Read more

Answer:Hp Laptop, Vista, Unable To Load Office 97 After Removing Office 2007 Trial Version.

Microsoft doesn't certify Office 97 to work with Vista: being said, lot's of people on the web have gotten it to work with varying degrees of success.Ensure that you install the application in compatibility mode - both as "Run as Windows 98" and "Run as Administrator"Don't install Service Pack 2 - it has problems. But, from what I've read, it'll let you gracefully exit the SP2 setup if you started it.

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Hi all
can you tell me if it is possible or not to use Office web App server 2013 alone without going through SharePoint, Lync, or exchange 2013?
Let me explain:
in a society where there is an infrastructure SharePoint, Lync and exchange 2013 with office web app server 2013, is a user that does not have office on his Computer, can open office (word excel..) document, bypassing SharePoint, Lync and exchange?
If it is possible thanks to guide me on how I can find nothing on the net...

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I have a client that has Office 365. They have two people with this issue. It's not really a huge problem but more as an annoyance. Whenever they go to open a document through an Office product (Word/Excel: File>Open>Computer>Browse) the documents appear but they're missing the icons next to their name. There's barely any information on it when Googling this and they all seem to lead to dead ends for us. The two I have found are and neither have resolved our issue. I have ran a repair on Office, re-installed office, recreated Windows icons, and opened the programs in Safe Mode to no avail. No Add-Ins are causing the issue. You can see the icons to the left of the files in Internet Explorer when going to Documents. Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you.

Answer:Office 365 Icons not being displayed when in office program>open>browse

I am just throwing out an idea and it probably will not work but what happens when you change to Large Icon view? Do you see the icons?

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

I'm at a loss at this point.


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

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

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How dose impress work compared to power point I have about 5 or more people who need power-point for their kids home work assignments , but money is tight so I would like to go with the shareware if it will work for them.

Answer:open office vs Microsoft office for power point apps

I've used both Open Office and Office 2k3, For PP
I would go with Microsoft Office, More options, easier to use, and everyone knows it

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

Answer:Importing template files from Office 2003 to Office 2010

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

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

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


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Google recently released Cloud Connect for Office.
Office Product manager and guest blogger Jennifer Kensok takes a look at the differences between Office Web Apps and Google's new offering, Cloud Connect.

We want to give our Office Web Apps + SkyDrive customers a look at using Cloud Connect to get anywhere access to their documents. We've noticed a few important differences between the Microsoft approach and the Google approach. (Can you guess which one we think is better?)
Here's a quick comparison, showing an Excel file with a few basic features like a bar chart and Sparklines.

Read more: The Microsoft Office Blog - Office Web Apps: Why they're the clearer connection

Answer:Differences between Office Web Apps and Google's Cloud Connect for Office

Office web apps is clear shot winner...
indeed Google docs is not prepared to show graphs and charts in excel documents.

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OS: Windows 8.1
Office Version: Professional Plus 2013

Every office application I open seems to have a classic unthemed title bar and not maximise correctly. When opening an office application a number of things happen:
The application opens behind any open windows
The application when maximised appears to be open full screen with in an invisible frame
Drop down lists within the application instantly close when clicked on

Here are few images showing what I mean:

Steps taken to try to rectify the problem:Reinstalled Office after having used Revo Uninstaller to remove any left over traces
Rolled back to a time I don't believe the problem existed, thought this may have existed from the start but never realised due to lack of use
Reinstalled Graphics Card drivers
Turned off any OS resizing options
Tried changing the OS theme back to default
Tried changing the screen resolution

I should also mention that this only affects office applications and no other applications seem to have any issues like this.

I know I can get around the issue of it being maximised, as can be seen from the screenshot. The issues with dropdown boxes etc is a pain, any help you guys can give would be appreciated

Answer:Office 2013 - All office applications have sizing and title bar issues

Have you tried an Office repair. This is how to do it with Windows 7, Open Control Panel, select Programs & Features, scroll down to Microsoft Office 2013 & Right Click on it & select Change & this will show a couple of Repair options to try. Windows 8 might be different as I haven't tried it.

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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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Hello,  I recently "Upgraded" my Office 2000 to Office 2003 and now my prior documents will not print?  Searching/asking for assistance on how to rectify!!

Answer:Printing problem after upgrading Office 2000 to Office 2003

I'd start by updating the printer driver, or reinstalling for printer.Dave

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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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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Office 2016 Installation Routine Deleting Older Stand-alone Apps

I can't say I wasn't warned. I was part way through installing Microsoft Office 2016 on my primary workstation when I got a message that said, "Stop, you should wait to install Office 2016." The error message went on to say that if I decided to continue anyway, my copy of Microsoft Visio Standard 2013 would be removed. Since I had the original disk from when I purchased the software, I went ahead. Bad move. It turns out that when Microsoft says that Visio 2013 won't work with Office 2016, it means it won't even have the chance to work. Any attempt to reinstall the software will be thwarted. The fact that you paid for the software is beside the point. You're basically out of luck. When I went to the Microsoft community forums, which is where Microsoft handles much of its tech support, I discovered that I wasn't alone. Apparently hundreds of people who'd purchased stand-alone Microsoft Office products were affected, and they weren't happy about it.

Furthermore, the problem extended far beyond Visio. Users with Microsoft Project, Publisher, Access, InfoPath and SharePoint Designer were also affected. Likewise, Microsoft customers who purchased Office Apps that are normally part of Office suites but may have been purchased separately, such as Outlook 2013, were also affected.

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