Solved Office 2003 not working with Win7 or Win8 Tags: Microsoft Office Windows 7 Last response: April 27, 2013 9:55 AM in Windows 7 Share olpal November 22, 2012 4:42:48 AM Why did Microsoft design Win 7 & Win 8 to not work with Microsoft Office 2003 ? Isn't there a law to protect consumers on this ?? More about : office 2003 working win7 win8 DarkSable a b $ Windows 7 November 22, 2012 4:49:41 AM ...Office 2003 works fine on my copy of win 7 ex_bubblehead a b $ Windows 7 November 22, 2012 4:54:43 AM Office 2003 works just fine as long as you update it to SP3 after installation. Related resources How To: Make Logitech c920 cam work in Win8 CP - Forum Win8 failure or misunderstood? - Forum Any one here like win8 besides me? - Forum Slipstreaming drivers for win8 - Forum New rig, confused about Win8 "upgrade offer" - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer olpal November 22, 2012 5:22:16 AM Guys when i try to install, it gives me a error message & says it can't find Win XP or Vista.. Ironically it installs on wifes computer, because it's been upgraded to Win7 & Office can see the old Win XP We paid like $300 + for this back when it came out & i'd like to use it, 2007 & 2010 had differences & file incompatables... Best solution ex_bubblehead a b $ Windows 7 November 22, 2012 1:35:41 PM Share I assume you've already tried compatibility mode? ss202sl a b $ Windows 7 November 22, 2012 1:51:52 PM Why would there be a law about this? Office 2003 was designed for the current(at time of release) set of OS's, and still works on those os's. Are you trying to keep MS from innovating? olpal November 23, 2012 6:20:13 AM I've never had to use that ex-bubblehead, i'll have to do some research ! Thanks, will let you know if it works.. olpal November 24, 2012 6:29:00 AM Best answer selected by olpal. olpal November 24, 2012 6:31:20 AM Way to go ex-bubblehead, that cured my problem... You saved me some file loses !! Big Pat on the Back to you !! diknight2012 April 27, 2013 9:55:25 AM I just purchased a computer with windows 8 and installed microsoft office 2003 from a cd disk with no problem. it is student and teacher addition 2003. Should work with others also. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Downgrade from Win8 to Win7 Forum How to install Win7 on my Win8 laptop? Forum [FIXED]Cannot boot Win8 , nor win7 install... Forum Dual Boot Issue : Upgraded Cloned Win7 to Win8 Forum Downgrading from Win8 to Win7 Forum Win8 install from Win7 - Clean install or Upgrade? Forum What will happen to my Win7 OEM license when upgrading to Win8 ? Forum Dualboot with Win7 and upgrade version of Win8 ? Forum New build w/ Win8 - BSOD installing Office 2007 Forum Will office 2003 work on windows 7 Forum Frontpage 2003 in Windows 7 with Office 2010 Forum Office 2007 saves 97- 2003 files as .DOC rather than .doc! Forum Proliant Server 2003 as a PC Forum [Solved] Product key for windows 7 professional 32 bit free Forum Acer aspire 3810T hdmi sound not working Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !