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

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

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?

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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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I have activated Office and I still receive the EULA 'EVERYTIME' I start the programs...Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. I have just upgraded to 64 bit Windows 7...clean install. Any ideas how I can stop the agreement from popping up?

Answer:EULA prompt each time office 2003 starts

I forgot to is a "Fully legal" version....registered to me. I don't know why every office application has this EULA pop up. PLEASE HELP!!!!

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First of all let me congratulate and thank you for your excellent service to the computer buffs!!

My old desktop with Windows XP and Office 2003 Pro was perfectly fine for over 5 to 6 years. Since the hard drive failed, I purchased a new HP Pavilion Elite M9641ME desktop on 21/06/2009 preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium, 64 bit OS. I installed Office 2003 Pro and no mistakes or errors including updates. But whenever the office programs opened, the EULA keeps popping up and every time I have to hit "Accept".

To resolve the issue I attempted the tips suggested by pioneers like you and Microsoft. Basically, attempted the suggestions in Microsoft's KBID 8842002 under "Resolution". I could not see "Run as Administrator"

Secondly attempted the "Work Around" - but could find only "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\OFFICE and NOT 11.0 0r any numerical.

I uninstalled and reinstalled the Office with no success. May I request your guidance to resolve the annoying issue?
Thanks & regards.

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Hi all,

There are 5 accounts on my machine running win xp pro : 1 admin and 4 limited. I fully installed MS Office 2003 and updated it. When launching a MS Office application while being admin no problemo but when i use 1 of the 4 limited accounts a MSI window appears, configure MS Office without any error message. This MSI window appears then several times and finally i can use the MS Office application. This problem occurs each time i launch a MS Office application under a limited account ...

Any ideas ...

Answer:!!! MS Office 2003 Pro installs itself each time it's launched !!!

heres an article that might help

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Norton error message appears after openeing a Microsoft Office 2003 app. and it goes away with 3 clicks of the rat. It says “Norton Antivirus 2005 does not support the Repair feature, please uninstall and reinstall”.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the application and I still receive the same message. Any ideas?

Answer:Norton error message appears after openeing a Microsoft Office 2003 application

Just a wild guess, but do you have NAV set to check your Office files? You should turn off that option -- not needed and it does slow things down and occasionally interfere.

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I just had a major fight with some hidden adware. I couldn't find where they had hidden the file that reinstalled the thing after I deleted it so I wiped the hard drive and started fresh. I reinstalled everything and it seems to be working except now every time I open one of the office 2003 programs it requires me to accept the EULA again. Not a major problem but an aggravation, anyone know how to stop this. My OS is Vista Home Premium and the office software is legal microsoft I had this problem once before but it's been so long that I don't remember how it was fixed.


Answer:Office 2003 EULA Won't Go Away

The run as administrator option isn't available. There is only one account on this machine which is the administrator account. Thanks Anyway Corporal Geek

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Hi,I have recently upgraded from Win XP OEM Pro x32 to above. It all installed flawlessly on Gateway DT10G PC and Activated without a problem.However, a little annoyance I have noticed since I installed MS Office Basic Edition 2003. Each programme Outlook, Word, & Excel all display MS EULA statement on first load every time. Obviously, I activated program at end of initial install (in Outlook 2003). The result displayed displayed OK.Office 2003 installed and activated OK on previous HDD, running Win XP Pro without same observation. I can still boot this HDHas anybody else experienced this problem using Office 2003 with Win 7 and managed to fix it?Thanks,

Answer:Win 7 Pro EULA problems with MS Office 2003

This problem was reported with Vista and a work around was to turn off UAC. Start Word 2003 accept the EULA. Shutdown Word. Turn UAC back on.Now you should not get the EULA.

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A prior thread ask this question apparently without any answer. I have a Windows 7 Home Premium running MS Office 2003 but get the eula every time I open one of the applications. How do I fix this?

Answer:Solved: Window 7 office 2003 eula

Try this ... (From a Google search)
right-click on a shortcut to one of the apps, and select "Run as Administrator".
After you do this once, you shouldn't have to do it again.

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There is a computer on my network that is having a unique problem that I've never run into.

Every office product that this user trys to load it ALWAYS displays the product EULA that you have to accpet every time a office component is loaded. You have have Outlook up and load up word and it still apears.

What I am asking is if there is a way to patch this problem instead of re-installing office (which is the last resort if possible.) If anyone knows anything please let me know


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Contacted Microsoft today and they had never seen this before and told me to buy a new copy of office!!! I had XP home with an original OEM version of Office 2003. I have upgraded to Vista ultimate (X64). Office installs fine and opens, it asks me to accept the EULA and then activates and tells me it was successfull. However ever time I now open any office application I have to keep accepting the EULA but it keeps working fine - anyone any ideas??ThanksStu

Answer:Office 2003 EULA on Vista Ultimate

You've upgraded the old PC that you had Office 2003 on to Vista? Then you shouldn't have to buy a new copy, it's still on the PC it was sold for. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office?

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My computer is running Windows 7 Home Premium. Installation of Office 2003 Basic went smoothly. However, each time I open one of the office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) I am prompted to accept the End-User License Agreement. On my computers running XP, I accepted the EULA the first time I opened each application and never saw the prompts again. Does anyone have a solution for this issue?

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I have a Dell GX110 computer with WinXP. I installed Office 2000 Small Business. It works fine as administrator, but when I login as the user it asks for the Office disk every time I open Excel, Word, etc. I made the user a local admin to see if that would help, but no such luck. I can click cancel and the app will open and run fine, but that's an annoying extra step to have to take and I'm sure the user will complain. Anybody ever encountered this problem before? One other thing; I am also running Acess 2002 on this machine and the same thing happens with it.

Answer:Office prompts for install disk every time I open an application

I was having a similar problem every time I tried to start Access 2003. Cancel wouldn't work and none of the install disks worked. I found this solution, it might be worth a try:

Regedit (start menu, run, type regedit)

Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Office -> 11.0 -> Delivery

There should be only 1 directory under Delivery, which is your DownloadCode.
Select that directory.
On the right side of the screen, right-click on CDCache.
Change the value to 0.

Good luck,

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Hello. My trial versions of office 2003 expired. I installed and it has more than enough functionality. I relaced Outlook with Mozilla Thunderbird. The only functionality I need is a calendar. Does anyone know of a good calendar application? Anything that integrates with Thunderbird? Many thanks!

Answer:MS Office replaced with Open Office & Mozilla. What application for a calendar?

You can try the Mozilla Calendar plugin although I still find it a little buggy. Using another plugin, you can have a button on the Thunderbird toolbar to bring up the calendar program. It does it's purpose decently though, but I had a difficult time with importing data from Outlook 2003.


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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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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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I am running Office 2003 on Windows 7. My PC is only 6 months old and everything has been running like butter. All of a sudden Office files open slowly when double-clicked from their respective locations (they would normally blink up). If I open Word or Excel and then open the files from there, they open quick. Outlook on the other hand, is just slow to load up...which it wasn't before.

I did a ton of research online and couldn't get a clear fix. My thoughts are:
Anti Virus? (I'm using AVG Free)
Ad-Aware Free? (Ad-Watch live is on...however it was on before)
Windows update or office update?

But obviously I'm here to get your thoughts. It's a pain in the ass when I bought a new PC so it could perform quick, and now spreadsheets and email take 20 seconds or more to open.


Answer:Office files open slowly (Office 2003 / Windows 7)

I just wanted to add that when I disconnect the PC from the internet, the problem seems to go away?

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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 have had to re-install my Office 2003 which is no longer supported for XP, and it says I'm out of installs. Of course, phone and online support no longer works. What can be done to keep it working?

Answer:MS Office 2003 out of installs

See this thread at the Microsoft Forum. Use the following telephone numbers and do not respond to the prompts until you get a live person.

US only;
Office  (888) 652-2342
Win (888) 571-2048

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Just about to install office 2003, but want to check if it is possible to open Office 2003 files with Office 2000 with minimum loss.Any experience?

Answer:open office 2003 files with Office 2000?

you should have no problems as i run office 2003 and my co-workers run office 2000 and they can open fine.I think it is only if you start encryting them that causes a few problems

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I installed office 2007 (full install after uninstall of office 2003) on vista yesterday and every time I open an office product, it gives me a message ?please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office professional 2007?. Then it pops a window with a status bar for ?Configuration Progress?.

I looked this up online and it said that this was caused by installing as a user, not an administrator. So I uninstalled office entirely, booted, and reinstalled as administrator.

Still doing the same thing. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:office 2007 configuring every time I open an office app on vista

that behaviour it's from all office versions till now, i didn't see that in 2007, create a new user and see if it does the same, generally office firt starts do that to configure the profile, if it works just backup our profile and make a new one for you


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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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Hi, Can anyone help solve this problem with my Office program. I am running MS XP Pro and have two user settings. In the full administrative user profile I can go into any MS program without any problems, but when I try to access an MS program in another profile that has limited admin rights, it seems to want to install and then configure itself before opening up the software. All of the SP packs are installed and everything is fully updated. Is this a natural progress in Office, or is there a setting that can turn this off? Any help is appreciated!

Answer:MS Office 2003 Pro installs itself when activated!

That's normal and should only happen once on first opening

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We are using Office 2000 pro on Windows 2000 Pro PC's. We install Office as a local admin. Everthing installs and works fine. After the install a non-local admin logs into office and attempts to open Word. The installer for Office opens. It will only complete if the user has local admin privalages, if not it does not complete properly and each time the user logs in the installer kicks in. Is there a way around this (so once we install Office it will open up for all users, or do all my users have to have local admin privalages for the initial openning of office. After the installer completes, I can remove the the user out of the local admin group and everything works fine. If there is a way around this that would be great. we use roaming profiles and we have several multiuser PC' and the current issue is a real headache

Thank you

Answer:Users are getting prompted for office CD first time they open office

Ok, try this, since you are doing a manual install on each system . . .

After install, open each program once.

OFF2000: Installer Starts and Prompts You for Office Source When You Start Office Program for First Time

Which installation option are you using?? Are you running all from Computer??

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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 a Windows XP Professional with service pack 3 machine on my network that has been acting sluggish for several days. I was just informed today about the issue. When trying to access Microsoft Office 2003, AutoCAD and other items including Firefox etc. I either receive the message "Application not found" or I need to choose a program to use.

Here is what I have done so far:

Ran Malwarebytes in standard and safe mode, removed TrojanProxy.Agent (delete on reboot). I did not remove PUP.perfectoptimizer since I am not sure what it is.
I ran a defrag
I deleted the files in prefetch (per Geeks To Go Forums)
I have looked around the registry for the files associated with the above mentioned trojan and do not find any.

I found some information about Window's File Association Fix and fixing the EXE Association but being a lay person not very comfortable doing that because the instructions are vague.

I have Vipre as my AntiVirus software, there is a scan done everyday at lunch. I have not run a scan on the machine since I started working with the issue to see if it picks up anything.

If someone would give me some assistance I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:"application not found" - Office 2003

I suggest you post in the Am I Infected forum

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Every time I open a Microsost Office 2003 Application such as Word, Excel
and Powerponit a certain Installation file or updates are missing. The specified path is in C:\Program Files\OfficeUpdate11\Cabs\512263\. Initially as a countermeasure I repair the installation of the said Application and also I update the software in microsoft update. The update is successfull. then I restart my PC so that the updates will take effect but unfortunately same error occured. Kindly give me the appropriate countermeasure to the said problem. Awaiting for your response.

Thank you very much.

Answer:MS Office 2003 Application Problem

i had the same problem and i had to put the Office CD in my cdrom almost everytime i used office. if this is one issue, what i did back then was, i copied the MS Office 2003 installation folder from the CD to my PC harddrive and ran the installation from there. This way everytime it needed extra files, it would automatically install them from my harddrive installation folder. anyways...

what u need to do i guess is, Rerun the installation (from CD or harddrive), when it asks u to choose the installation method, Compact, Express, Custom, (i don't remember the options). Anyways, choose CUSTOM. then it will show u the list of all the applications being installed. left click or right click on (for example) MS WORDS and click "Run all from my computer" from the drop down list. Do the same for all the applications u use frequently (excel, powerpoint, etc). this should fix the problem and stop doing all those updates everytime u run ms office.

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I have a Windows XP Professional with service pack 3 machine on my network that has been acting sluggish for several days. I was just informed today about the issue. When trying to access Microsoft Office 2003, AutoCAD and other items including Firefox etc. I either receive the message "Application not found" or I need to choose a program to use.

Here is what I have done so far:

Ran Malwarebytes in standard and safe mode, removed TrojanProxy.Agent (delete on reboot). I did not remove PUP.perfectoptimizer since I am not sure what it is.
I ran a defrag
I deleted the files in prefetch (per Geeks To Go Forums)
I have looked around the registry for the files associated with the above mentioned trojan and do not find any.

I found some information about Window's File Association Fix and fixing the EXE Association but being a lay person not very comfortable doing that because the instructions are vague.

I have Vipre as my AntiVirus software, there is a scan done everyday at lunch. I have not run a scan on the machine since I started working with the issue to see if it picks up anything.

If someone would give me some assistance I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:"application not found" - Office 2003

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt==========================================================================Please download Rootkit Unhooker from one of the following links ... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I've been using all Office 2010 features (Word, Excel etc.) absolutely fine for years on my computer that runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, but suddenly from yesterday I've been unable to open anything - not any document saved on my desktop or through any shortcuts or folders. I haven't installed any recent programs or made any changes to my computer (that I know of).

When I try to open something in Office 2010 a Windows Installer box appears saying 'preparing to install' and then 'configuring Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010.' An error box then appears saying 'Fatal error during installation' and that's it.

I've checked my programs and I've got Office 2010 and Office Professional Plus 2010, but there's only the option to Change the Professional Plus version in the Uninstall or Change Program panel. However when I click Change on the Professional Plus version there's no option to repair it.

Should I try and uninstall Office 2010 and then reinstall it?

I'm sorry if this is a dumb question and if it's been answered elsewhere - I'm just worried that I won't ever be able to open my Word documents again!

Thank you very much for any help you can give me!

Answer:'Fatal Error During Installation' appears when I try to open Office 20

Hi Fishsticks13, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Do you have both Office 2010 & Office 2010 Pro Plus installed. If that is so why do you need 2 versions of Office.

Have a look at this website for a possible fix. It does recommend uninstalling & reinstalling Office.

Office Programs won't reload, "Fatal error during - Microsoft Community

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can anyone help with this one
everytime i try to load any application in office 2003 it fails to load due to

i have been into hkey local machine/software/microsoft/office/11.0/delivery/
(download code) and i have changed the CDcache from 2 to 0 as some people have recommended and this does not work for me just causes more problems.

i do not have the office disk as it was pre installed on the computer. my vista was originally bought in spainish and i have since had the os changed into english
can anyone help please

Answer:Office 2003 In Vista Will Not Load Any Application

fixed my problem

had to go back into regedit hkey local machine/software/microsoft/office/11.0/delivery/
(download code) and i have changed the CDcache from 2 to 0

if you get another error message after this then this worked for me
google esnips YT561401.CAB download file
google esnips ZS561401.CAB download file

then loacte your MSOCache file and under 90000409-xxxx-xxxx-xxx (or whatever this long number happens to be) and add both your files that you have downloaded into here
and it should now work a treat

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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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Need help..I recently reinstalled my Office 2007. Since then, office doesn't automatically becomes the default program for my previously saved Office files.The icon also is different. I'm using Windows 7And most troubling at all is when i try to open any file (word, excel, ppt, etc) the configuration progress or setup appears...CAn anyone help me to solve this? 10qI've attached the screenshotEdit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Okay, I admit I am not program savy. However, I am honestly trying and keep hitting a brick wall. I have entered text/data into cells and have done some basic formatting of these cells. I now want to go to row#23-28 and merge all rows and columns a-d in order to allow me to input data in a free flow without any lines/border between them or any preset text wrapping that may hide info. In other words pretend I have just inserted a text box that allows me to place text without the defaulted or preformatted settings of tabs, indents, etc....While I am asking, any knowledge on how to turn off/deselect permanently (or at least for the entire document I am currently working on) hyperlink so that I can type in a website without it turning blue and trying to take me to the internet within the cells all the time. This is driving me crazy!Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

Answer:Need help with using Open Office 3 'spreadsheet application'

Try this out....

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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 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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I have Microsoft Works docs saved on my new PC (copied from old PC via flash drive). My new PC (OS Windows 7) does not have MS Works so I downloaded Open Office to use as my word processor. My question-how can I transfer the MS Works docs from their location on my PC into the Open Office software.

Any input appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Open Office software-how do I transfer MS works docs into Open Office applica

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Question: Office XP EULA?

i got this when i opened windows microsoft word
the End User License agreement
should i just click accept?

Answer:Office XP EULA?

It comes packaged with most software these days and you should read it before you answer it to understand the legality of it yes..

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Hi there. Is there any way possible to speed up microsoft office 2003 load time? If there is please say! thanx for any help in advance!

Answer:Speed up office 2003 load time?

Try this?

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Currently I m using the trial version of MS Office 2007 on my new computer. I would like to use the free Open Office as default. How can I configure this on my computer.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Solved: Open Office is the default application

You can re-assign documents to a different program using two methods:

1. Control Panel, Default Programs, Set Associations. Select the file extension from the list e.g. .doc and select 'Change Program' and change it to Open Office.

2. Open Explorer, go to your Documents folder, right click a document file and select 'Open With' and then select 'Choose default program' and select the program you wish to open it with and tick the box 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'.

You need to repeat the above steps for other file type such as .xls, .ppt, .mdb and so on.

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Hi Guys
Hope you are all well,
First i must say that i down loaded this office 2003 a few mths ago from suprenova i think which took some time but i got it five discs worth, i then had to download DAEMON thing to make a generic drive is it? and office was working fine. My friend back in england done all the work and setting up for me via the V2 remote assitance thing.
My HD died last week and i had to buy a new one and i have loaded most of the progames and lost a lot as well.

yhe thing is i cant get the office to run or load it in the generic drive, so i downloaded this ISO Buster which i thought would help and it changed four of the discs to ISO and left one as rar (which is somthing i should download again)

So anyone got any ideas for me please
windows xp home

Answer:help to open office 2003

Yes Download and Use if you do not want to pay for MS Office.

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I had created a spreadsheet file in MS-Office 2007 with extensio (xls).After few day i formatted my computer and installed xp and then opend the same file using OpenOffice.I saved the changes but forgot to change the extension to xls.So after when i tried to open the file from MS-Office 2007,it tell
"The file you are trying to open is in different form than specified by the file extension.Verify thtat the file is not corrupted and is from trusted source before opening the file.Do you wnat to open the file now?"
And when i click ok...the spread sheet is blank..
then i tried opening with OpenOffice but asks for text imports...but again the spreadsheet is blank...
the size of the file is as before....
Is there any solution..or it need a professionls to get the thing done.
the file is very important for pleas help me get the file...
i will be glad to get the solution...

Answer:cannot open excle file created from MS-Office 2007 but later saved in Open Office

Unless it contained sensitive data, could you post the Calc file here so that we can take a look.

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Can someone clarify what the position is with this and installing on a desktop/laptop?Does one licence of Office XP allow you to install it on your Desktop PC as well as a Laptop you also use?I'm sure I've seen something (most likely on this site!) that says you can but just need to clarify the situation.Thanks.PS Anyone find a better price for Office XP Standard Upgrade than Amazons £163?

Answer:Office XP (Standard) EULA

I belive the answer to this is NO you need a mutil user licence as i belive the code is taken from different hardware codes so meaning if you try and install on say your laptop it won't let you the only way round this is to wait say 6 months then do it if anyone else knows any different would help

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I bought vista and office 2007 for my latest comp. It looks like I'm going to be buying a copy of XP to setup a dual boot. My question is can I install MS office 2007 on the XP boot legally if it is also installed on the Vista boot. Obviously I think I should be able to, hell if my OEM liscence is tied to my motherboard.... In any case, I'm just curious if anyone is familiar with the EULA and knows if this is legal. I don't care to hear "I feel it should be" or what not, because this isn't about your feelings.

Answer:MS office 2007 EULA

I think so, for example office 2007 pro allows 2 machines desktop and laptop and home and student allows 3 machines. I would think that since its on the same machine it wouldn't, shouldn't be an issue.

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Just wondering if there is a path to the EULA that is currently installed on my computer, that I can read from the installation and not from various sites on the internet. Its Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013, sourced thru HUP. Specifically, wanting to know how many copies can I install on my desktop and or laptop. Read conflicting answers, such as only 1 Period! others up to 3 etc. Currently installed on my win 8.1 machine, and would like to replace a 2010 version on my Win 7 machine.

Answer:My Office 2013's EULA

Select the File tab on any of the programs, Excel for example.

Then select Account

Then go to the Blue question mark - About Excel

Under the product ID select View the Microsoft Software License Terms

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I recently got a new laptop with Vista (not what I wanted). I have loaded all my software on it including MS Office 2003. Now, every time I open any of the MS Office software (i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word), the End-User Licensing Agreement comes up and I have to agree to it again.

It's not a big deal, but I'm tired of looking at it all the time.

Any suggestions?


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I am using Microsoft office 2007 and i am using Quick heal Anti-virus, After opening any Word file, Excel Document or any .CSV file it is giving me warning message " The file can not be opened becaused your antivirus scanner has detected a problem with the file."

After reinstalling MS office still i am facing this problem.

Please help me.........


Answer:Unable to open any Microsoft office application due to virus.

Hi and Welcome,
What was it that led you to installing Quick Heal? Have you tried uninstalling that to see if that solves the problem?
If not,I suggest you post a HijackThis log in the malware/hjt forum here at TSG.
You'll have to be patient and wait for an expert to advise you. Not that many experts to go around the numbers of help requests.
Guide to procedure:

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Suddenly I am unable, when in Word or Excel (components of Office 2003 SBE) to navigate to any documents unless they are in the main My Documents folder, ie if they are in a sub-folder within My Documents I cannot get at them. When I try, Word (or Excel) goes into Not Responding mode.However I can get at them by navigating around My Documents using Windowa Explorer, and then open them by double-clicking. I can then edit and save an edited version (though if I try Save As I get the Not Reponding problem again.I have tried removing (via Add/Remove Programs) and reinstalling Office 2003. I have also used System Restore to go back to a time I didn't have this problem. Neither of these helped. Detect an dRepair from within Word didn't help either.Any ideas?

Answer:Office 2003 SBE won't open documents

I am having the exact same problem and it started on April 14th. I even tried the service pack 3 download from Microsoft, reloading MS Office, everything and the problem persists. I am calling Microsoft on Monday, this is very odd.John

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Windows XP home edition sp3. My system freezes with Excel & Word on open. Have sp3 loaded for office also. System goes to 100% cpu. Tried uninstall several times & does not help. Also tried repair several times.

Answer:ms 2003 office freezes on open

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I recently had a virus infect my computer. It took several attempts to finally remove it. Now I cannot open any of my MS Office 2003 programs. When I try to launch any of the programs, I get the following application error message:

The Instruction at "0x7c801efd" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "written".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on Cancel to debug the program

When I click on cancel, the error window just shuts, nothing happens. The same when I click on ok.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled MS Office 2003 to no avail.

Please help!

Answer:Can't open any MS Office 2003 programs


Is it just Office or is it other applications too?

What you could first do is to run CCleaner and clean up the temps and junk on your PC, then run Windows Installer Cleanup and delete any mention of Office 2003 applications from its list, then try reinstalling Office again.

If the above doesnt work as as that error code doesnt link to any error codes at Microsoft for Office or any product, so I would be guessing you may still have malware on your PC, so to that end I would do the below and then post a new thread in our Malware forum and give a brief explaination of whats going on and attach all the logs from the guide.

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.

Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.

If you run into problems trying to run theREAD & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can running steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools on another PC and burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet... Read more

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Does anyone know a quick way to open Open Office files in Word 2003?It is very tedious to open in Open Office & Save As - I have lots of documents created in Open Office 1.0

Answer:Open Office to Word 2003

I am not sure but would expect them to open automatically if you have "All files types x.x" selected in Word 2003 open window.

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I am having dealings with the Independent Case examiner and have arranged that all documents are emailed to me. For some reason I cannot download,open,save or save as this attachment. I think it has something to do with the ridiculously long file name.(see screen-shot below). I have recently done a complete reinstall of Windows 7 and Office 2007 in stead of 2010. This is not the first document I have received from I.C.E, first since re-installation, but perhaps I did something before which escapes me now.

Answer:Download/open Office 97-2003 doc

Perhaps they haven't sent it right. Ask them to re-send in proper .doc format
Is your screenshot of the attachement .doc title? it looks strange and with no .doc at the end, where did you get that info from?
Which email client on your pc are you using to collect email?

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Greetings, Am new to this and appreciate any assistance offered.

I installed SP3 several weeks ago on this laptop (had not used it for over 1 year) when I open messages and there are embedded links when I select them program gives error message; settings do not allow this action, see system administrator.

I have another computer that I normally use with XP and Office 2000 and do not have this problem. Only info I have read says that I have to "fix" the registry. Me entering that realm without specific instructions would only guarantee 2 broken machines instead of just one.

Any help will be very much welcomed!



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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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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 Windows 7 RC installed on a desktop system. I have Office 2007 installed on a laptop. Per the software license agreement for Office 2007, I can also install Office on one desktop system.

I presume I would need to go through the Office 2007 registration procedure again if install it on a desktop system. If I install Office 2007 on the Windows 7 RC computer, I'm wondering what will happen regarding registration of Office when Windows 7 RC expires and I either buy Windows 7 and then again install Office 2007, or install Office 2007 on my Win XP desktop.

Answer:MS Office EULA question, related to Win 7 RC

I'm wondering that too, and so far have not installed Office 2007 on the RC, as my gut feeling is 'it counts'.

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Searched for awhile but I got mostly dual-boot guides. I have a retail copy of Office XP that I've been using with XP Pro for the last few years. For my new AM2 build, I'm dual-booting between XP Pro and Vista Business, both 32-bit.

Can I install Office XP under both operating systems? I'm not sure if the EULA is machine-based or OS-based. I mean, it's essentially two computers in one I suppose. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be legal, but I'd like some confirmation.

Answer:Office XP EULA regarding dual-boot?

I can't give you a definite answer, but I would personally not worry about it. It's on the same system and can only be accessed by one operating system and user at a time.

Another way you might be able to get around it is by installing it to the same partition and directory under both OSes. While it's technically installed on two different operating systems on the same computer, there is still only one copy installed to the hard drive.

It has been a long time since I've done something like this so I'm not sure how well it will work. I know for software which worked fine on both Win98 and Win2k when I dual booted them, I followed this procedure and never had a problem.

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

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

Hi sistafatti

Does your Windows User account have Administrative rights?

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

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Reader Jean has a problem: she installed Office 2003 on her brand new Windows 7 system, and every single time she runs it, a pop-up forces her to accept Microsoft's End User License Agreement (EULA).

Dang it, Microsoft, she accepts already! She accepts!

Let's not focus on why this is happening. It's a Microsoft product, 'nuff said. Instead, let's fix it. Here's how:

1. Run Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder containing the Office executables (i.e. the actual programs, not their shortcuts). On my system that's C:, Program Files (x86), Microsoft Office, Office12. (Note: I use Office 2007. Your folder might be called Office11.)

2. Find the executable for any program that's exhibiting this problem. For this example, we'll use Outlook.

3. Right-click the Outlook icon and choose Run as administrator. The program will load, and the EULA will pop up as usual. Accept it--for what should be the last time.

4. Now close the program, wait a moment, and then run it again like you normally do (using the shortcut). Presto! No more EULA!

5. Repeat the process for any other offending Office programs.

Source -
Stop MS Office From Always Asking You to Accept EULA - Computerworld

Answer:Stop MS Office From Always Asking You to Accept EULA

That is an interesting and easy fix.

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

Answer:Customize your classic Office 2003 menu on Office 2007

Interesting and useful for MS Office users
Thank you

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I 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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I had to restore a PC running XP Pro SP2 from the recovery partition. Having done so I had to re-register the Office suite installed on it (Office 2003 Basic Edition).
I had to register the software via the telephone as I do not have the original Cds.
This went fine.

Problem is, every time I open any office app I get a dialog box saying I must accept the licence agreement - If I decline the app will quit. I have accepted in every app and rebooted the PC. But still it appears

Any clues anyone?

Answer:Office 2003 askes for licence acceptance everytime an office app is used

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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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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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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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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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I am new to the site so please forgive any posts I put in the wrong place until I get used to things.

I have just purchased my first laptop and have loaded Microsoft Office 2003 onto it. it is the L300 series.
My problem is that , although I have only loaded Word and Powerpoint sections of the Word suite, it looks like I am out of memory to install the various office assisstants in Word.

When I try to install any other assistants rather than the paper clip, I get a little box that says' you do not have enough memory to install any other assistants'

The laptop details are
Intel celeron t1600
3gb Ram
160GB hard Drive
Wndows Vista Home Premium

Any ideas greatfully received as I am a bit confused as to why I cannot install the other assistants.
I have very little on the laptop at present.

Answer:Satellite L300 - Can't install various office assistans for Office 2003

I googled and found this solution;

1 ) Download the MSAgent technology

2)Download the MSAgent2.exe file from
Run the download, accepting the UAC prompt (the security prompt) and select the option "This program installed correctly"

3) Start the console (command prompt) (type in RUN cmd)

4) type the following commands into the prompt
+copy c:\windows\msagent\agentdpv.dll c:\windows\system32+
+regsvr32 c:\windows\msagent\agentdpv.dll+

I found this advice here:

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

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

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

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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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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 plan to update Office Pro 2003 to Office 2013 with Outlook. I need some Advice on how to move all of my Outlook info in 2003 to Outlook 2013.
Thank you, Richard

Answer:Update from Office 2003 to Office 2013 saving Outlook

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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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One person (#1) in our office was away for a few days and put on his Office Assistant to let people know he was away. When he returned, he turned it off. Another person (#2) in our office still keeps getting a return email from #1 with the message that he is out of the office, per the Office Assistant from #1. When #1 tries to open the Office Assistant, he is not able to do that. It appears that the Office Assistant is not there, and we cannot locate it. I checked the HELP in Outlook, and it doesn't seem to even think that that could ever happen. Can anyone HERE help and get the Office Assistant back?

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My Office package will not open any of my documents when I click them. It opens the required program, but has no document in it, but if I then double click the document again (while the program is open) it opens fine.

I can open and save document from within the programs, its just the actual documents will not open. When I boot into diagnostic mode they work fine, when I boot inot safe mode they work fine.

I do not have any antivirus software running. I am on Windows XP service pack 2 and also my Office software is up-to-date. Any help please as I'm getting frustrated!

I have read and tried the resolutions on


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My company recently installed Windows 7 and Office 2010. Every time I try to open a excel file, via a link on our Intranet it asks for credentials.

I ruled out IE, firewall, and the document. I narrowed it down to something in Excel except i can't find it. Its like a security setting.

I was able to open the file when I had Office XP installed but as soon as i installed Office 2010 it won't work.

I've gone into the Trust Center and change settings but nothing seems to help. A pervious answer was given ( but it didn't work.

Any Ideas

Answer:Can't open 97-2003 Office docs in 2010

Does this happen with just one specific Workbook?

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PC with VIsta Premium

Answer:how can I open space drive 3 with Office 2003

Read this: will help you post questions that get better answers.

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I installed the Office 2010 software on my windows 7 64-bit laptop however now it doesn't open any of my Office files that are from 97-2003? It opens 2007, but nothing before do you know why? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't open 97-2003 Office docs in 2010

Try this: Overview - Batch DOC and DOCX Converter - Doc to Docx and Docx to Doc Batch Converter. - Batchwork? Software

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For some reason, I can no longer open Word, Excel, or any MS Office programs or files. This is for MS Office 2003 on a Vista 64 bit system. However, when I started in Safe Mode, I can open them. Obviously, I need it to work in regular mode. I was infected with a malware or rootkit or something not too long ago, but I thought I had accessed these programs and files after I had that cleaned up. New scans with Avast, Malware Bytes, Panda, and Hitman Pro, reveal no infection.

Please advise....


Answer:Can only open MS Office 2003 in Safe Mode

You can try to repair MS Office 2003 files.

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After join domain, I cannot open all the Microsoft Office files. Its in aready status to view but I can see blank page only.=======Please refrain from posting in All Caps. All Caps is considered the internet equivalent of shouting and appears impolite.Thanks!DerbyDad03Office Forum ModeratorAFTER JOIN DOMAIN, I CANNOT OPEN ALL THE MICROSOFT OFFICE FILES.ITS IN AREADY STATUS TO VIEW BUT I CAN SEE BLANK PAGE ONLY.

Answer:Can Not Open Microsoft office 2003 Files

MS Office must be installed on the PC you are trying to open Office files on.

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trying to fix a pc with windows xp home.
The problem is that when ever, say, Word is run, it will try and open all word files on the machine or when excell is opened it will open all excell files. it will even open system files sometime as well.

Ive tryed uninstallinga nd re-installing, that doesnt work, ive tryed to remove all assosiated office files but some i dont have persmission to remove :(
Ive even tried installing 2007beta but it still does it.

any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I can't open older (i. e. last week) files created in Micrsoft Office Excel 2003.
When I click on the file in my doc. or recent file while in Excel an error alert pops up stating " .xls' could not be found."

Answer:Can't Open MS Office Excel 2003 files

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Every time I try to open any of my Word or Excel files, my coomputer tries to install MS Office 2003 & it asks me for the product Key Number. I don't have MS Office 2003 & so I don't have a key number. I have MS Office 2000. So I can't open any of my documents.. This has been happening ever since I downloaded MS's Windows Desktop Search. So I guess the problem is connected to that. How do I get my computer to simply use the software that I have, MS Office 2000, instead of trying to install something new that I don't have? I'm using Windows XP Home. Thanks.

Answer:Can't Open Documents. Keeps Trying to Install Office 2003

Did you try uninstalling the Desktop search and see if it still does it.

Not sure if it is a Windows Installer problem or not. You may need to run the Windows Installer Cleanup utility.;en-us;290301

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When I try to open Microsoft Office Word 2003 a window pops up that says window installer then it says installing microsoft office word feature. It stops half way and another window pops up that says Installation error file not found. A required installation file SKU112.CAB could not be found. Original installation source required. If you installed Microsoft Office Standard edition 2003 from cd please insert your cd. If you installed Microsoft office standard edition 2003 over your computer network please browse to the installation source on your computer. Also a window popped up that says Microsoft word has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install application. I don't have the cd its lost. This just started doing this about a month ago. I can't open any files through microsoft office word or power point. I have windows xp. I don't know hardly anything about computers so I don't know what to do. Any help will be appreciated

Answer:Can't open Microsoft Office Word 2003

duplicated thread - closing this one

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i have installed office 2007 and removed 2003, now word, power point files work, but still excel files have no icon and when i click on open with, excel is not in the list when i browse there i have to go to c:/program files(86)/Microsoft / office 12/ excel.exe, when i click it does not work.i can open these files when i open excel and go to open file or drag excel file to it.but the problem is that office files have no icon and excel is not and cannot associated with them as default program.what is the resolutionAbdul Naseer AnsariAfghanistan

Answer:office 2003 files not open 0ffice 07

Put the Office 2007 cd back in and do a 'repair' to add the missing components that you want."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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For some reason, I can no longer open Word, Excel, or any MS Office programs or files. This is for MS Office 2003 on a Vista 64 bit system. However, when I started in Safe Mode, I can open them. Obviously, I need it to work in regular mode. I was infected with a malware or rootkit or something not too long ago, but I thought I had accessed these programs and files after I had that cleaned up. New scans with Avast, Malware Bytes, Panda, and Hitman Pro, reveal no infection.

Please advise....


Answer:Can only open MS Office 2003 in Safe Mode

You can try to repair MS Office 2003 files.

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Hi all,

Just recently a problem has come up with my Outlook 2003 SP3. My problem is, whenever I try to open any links in emails, I get an error message "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." I have no restriction set, and I've tried the "Detect and Repair" option in the Help menu with no luck. This is a really annoying problem for me and I was wondering if any of you could help.



Answer:Office Outlook 2003 cannot open links

This is not an Outlook error. The most common cause is a corrupt registry key in Internet Explorer. The registry key found at
is either damaged or corrupt.
To fix it, try resetting Web settings in Internet Explorer. If this does not resolve the issue, set IE as the default browser following the steps in Set Program Access in Control Panel. If you use a different browser as your default, you need to set IE as the default until you verify the links work in Outlook.
If you uninstalled Chrome (or Firefox) and then received the error, see Edit Registry, Part 2
In addition to Chrome and Firefox, other HTML rendering and editing programs may take the HTML open command and cause this error. Greg reports UltraEdit is one such program. See Edit Registry, Part 2 for the fix.

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