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Windows Vista and Office Pro 2003

I have bought a new laptop containing Windows Vista. Office Pro 2007 was already installed. I have an officially licensed version of Office Pro 2003 which I would like to use on this laptop. Can I install it with Office Pro 2007 already installed?? If Office 2003 does not work with Windows Vista, would I not be entitled for an Office Pro 2007 upgrade rather? Thank H

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Hi, yes you can install office 2003 while you already have office 2007. you just need to change the installation directory when you launch the setup for office 2003. change it into something apart from what office 2007 already is installed in. so what you're trying to say is that you should be entitled to an upgrade to office 2007 if office 2003 doesn't work? i would maybe think so... but no solid answer for that one.

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