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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Does registries from win7, works fine on win8? - Forum Changed from Win8 to Win7 and some drivers won't work - Forum Does registries from win7, works fine on win8? - Forum I have Office 2003 achieved work emails - Forum Dual OS, WIn-8 and Win-7 on 2 ssd drives possible? - 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... m 0 l Best solution ex_bubblehead a b $ Windows 7 November 22, 2012 1:35:41 PM I assume you've already tried compatibility mode? Share 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? m 0 l 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.. m 0 l olpal November 24, 2012 6:29:00 AM Best answer selected by olpal. m 0 l 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 !! m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDual Boot Win7 and Win8 Forum SolvedProblem connecting Win7 Desktop to Win8 Laptop Forum SolvedQuestion About Upgrading From Win7 to Win8 Forum Solvedwhy i can't see the drive in which i have installed win8 from win7 Forum 2 microsoft office 2003-2007 work without configuration Forum SolvedWin8 to Win7? Forum SolvedUpgrading question from Win7 to Win8. Forum SolvedWin8 'restored' to Win7 via CD boot, now won't boot from HD. BIOS tweak needed Forum Office 2003 professional, does it work with windows7 64bit Forum Will office 2003 work on windows 7 Forum SolvedHow to install win7 on new ssd onto a computer that has win8 already installed on hdd? Forum SolvedNeed to downloand Office 7 to Win8 Forum Solved4GB RAM,but 932 MB is available by using both win8 and win7 Forum SolvedWin7 stuff on Win8 comp/AppData not hidden Forum SolvedInstalled Win7 on a win8 laptop, now has no device drivers Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !