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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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Re: Windows Vista and Office Pro 2003

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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I bought a new computer with windows vista. i have the product key code from my old computer's office 2003 and want to install that on the new computer. how do i do this?

Usually with the new computer, its common that you get a MS Office 2007 TRIAL version. However, that can't be made a full version unless we buy it.. So, friend i kindly suggest you to go for a new copy or you can install the 2003 version that you already have.
There is an old saying that says : "Old is Gold"
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I bought a laptop with microsoft office 2007 already installed but the product key thats on the sticker does not work can u help please

That product key is actually for your Windows operating system.

The Microsoft Office Pro that you have there is a trial version. Usually 30-60 days trial period. You have to buy the product with a valid product key separately.

Hope this helps!

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My microsoft office 2007 suddenly crashed. then after i restarted my laptop, whenever i open a microsoft office file, it would say that the OS (windows vista ultimate) is not designed to run on Windows or...

you should completely un install the office suite before installing it again. If you can, I would greatly suggest, using the last good restore point before the main crash, this will put the registry back to original too.

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Need a prod key for home and student 2007

Every new laptop comes with MS office 2007(pre installed) and valid only for 1 month. If you still need the MS office, then you have to buy a license from Microsoft. Otherwise uninstall the MSoffice in Add or Remove programs.

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Cannot load valid copy of Office 2003, Adobe 7.0 pro, quickbooks

If it is a "new" computer, and Office 2003 and Adobe 7.0 Professional came "pre-installed" on your computer, then take everything back to where you bought the computer, and get them to assist you. If they are at all a "responsible" retailer, they will support the products that they have sold to you.

If you have your own copy of Office 2003, and you are trying to install it, then start Vista's "Program Compatibility Wizard", and select that you want to install an "XP" program, and select the CD-ROM as the "source" for the software that you want to install.

Vista will wrap an "envelope" around Office 2003, to emulate a Windows XP environment.

Same for Quickbooks and for Adobe software.

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Product key for ms office home vista edition

in new laptops loaded with vista, only Vista is legitimate but Office 2007 is a 90-day trial software. you need to purchase the key code from microsoft. but if piracy is not an issue to you, visit the piratebay dot org

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I have word2000 and i want to open a word 2oo7 document how can i

Download this tools for Microsoft:

Please note that:

Overview Users of the Microsoft Office XP and 2003 programs Word, Excel, or PowerPoint—please install all High-Priority updates from Microsoft Update before downloading the Compatibility Pack.

By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able to open, edit, andsave files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007.The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with theMicrosoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPointViewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats. For moreinformation about the Compatibility Pack, see Knowledge Base article 924074.

Note: If you use Microsoft Word 2000 or Microsoft Word 2002 to read or write documents containing complex scripts, please see for information to enable Word 2007 documents to be displayed correctly in your version of Word.

Administrators: The administrative template for the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint converters contained within the Compatibility Pack is available for download.

Update: The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available here.
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System Requirements
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Recommended Microsoft Office programs:
    • Microsoft Word 2000 with Service Pack 3, Microsoft Excel 2000with Service Pack 3, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 with Service Pack 3

    • Microsoft Word 2002 with Service Pack 3, Microsoft Excel 2002 withService Pack 3, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 with Service Pack 3

    • Microsoft Office Word 2003 with at least Service Pack 1, MicrosoftOffice Excel 2003 with at least Service Pack 1, and Microsoft OfficePowerPoint 2003 with at least Service Pack 1

    • Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003

    • Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003

    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003

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InstructionsTo install this download:
  1. Ensure your system is up to date by installing all High-Priority/Required updates on Microsoft Update (required for Microsoft Office XP and 2003 users).

  2. After installing all High-Priority/Required updates with Microsoft Update, download the Compatibility Pack by clicking the Download button above and saving the file to your hard disk.

  3. Double-click the FileFormatConverters.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

To remove this download:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.

  2. Select Add/Remove Programs.

  3. In the list of currently installed programs, select Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system and then click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.

  4. Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.

P.S.: If this information was helpful, please rate this solution.

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