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Office 2003 not working with Win7 or Win8

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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 ??

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a b $ Windows 7
November 22, 2012 4:49:41 AM

...Office 2003 works fine on my copy of win 7
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November 22, 2012 4:54:43 AM

Office 2003 works just fine as long as you update it to SP3 after installation.
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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...
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a b $ Windows 7
November 22, 2012 1:35:41 PM

I assume you've already tried compatibility mode?
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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?
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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..
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November 24, 2012 6:29:00 AM

Best answer selected by olpal.
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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 !!
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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.
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