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Can't install Microsoft office small bus. ed. 2003 on new computer

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Sue, May 13, 2010.

  1. Sue

    Sue Flightless Bird

    My computer quit last week, so bought a new one. My old computer had Windows
    XP and my new one has Windows 7. My old computer had Works 8 on it and then
    the Office Small Business Edition 2003 upgrade. Tried to install these two on
    my new computer, Works installed ok but have had trouble with the Office. I
    first thought it had to do with it being Windows 7, but from what I've read
    that shouldn't be a problem. There was also a trial version of office 2007 on
    my new computer and I thought that maybe was a problem. I had trouble
    uninstalling that, but finally got it done. Now my Office still does not
    work. I install it and click on it and get this message: Please wait while
    Windows configures Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003. It keeps
    doing this and does not open. It also does not ask for product key, so now
    I'm wondering if it has something to do with activation?
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    When you uninstall the Office trial you also need to uninstall the
    "Activation Assistant". On the other hand if you have not put anything
    to speak of on the PC, you could restore to factory fresh and then
    uninstall Office and the Activation Assistant and then start your Office
    install.

    Sue wrote:
    > My computer quit last week, so bought a new one. My old computer had Windows
    > XP and my new one has Windows 7. My old computer had Works 8 on it and then
    > the Office Small Business Edition 2003 upgrade. Tried to install these two on
    > my new computer, Works installed ok but have had trouble with the Office. I
    > first thought it had to do with it being Windows 7, but from what I've read
    > that shouldn't be a problem. There was also a trial version of office 2007 on
    > my new computer and I thought that maybe was a problem. I had trouble
    > uninstalling that, but finally got it done. Now my Office still does not
    > work. I install it and click on it and get this message: Please wait while
    > Windows configures Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003. It keeps
    > doing this and does not open. It also does not ask for product key, so now
    > I'm wondering if it has something to do with activation?
     
  3. Sue

    Sue Flightless Bird

    Re: Can't install Microsoft office small bus. ed. 2003 on new comp

    Thanks for responding, but I cannot find Activation Assistant anywhere.
    Can you tell me where to find it?
    Thanks!

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > When you uninstall the Office trial you also need to uninstall the
    > "Activation Assistant". On the other hand if you have not put anything
    > to speak of on the PC, you could restore to factory fresh and then
    > uninstall Office and the Activation Assistant and then start your Office
    > install.
    >
    > Sue wrote:
    > > My computer quit last week, so bought a new one. My old computer had Windows
    > > XP and my new one has Windows 7. My old computer had Works 8 on it and then
    > > the Office Small Business Edition 2003 upgrade. Tried to install these two on
    > > my new computer, Works installed ok but have had trouble with the Office. I
    > > first thought it had to do with it being Windows 7, but from what I've read
    > > that shouldn't be a problem. There was also a trial version of office 2007 on
    > > my new computer and I thought that maybe was a problem. I had trouble
    > > uninstalling that, but finally got it done. Now my Office still does not
    > > work. I install it and click on it and get this message: Please wait while
    > > Windows configures Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003. It keeps
    > > doing this and does not open. It also does not ask for product key, so now
    > > I'm wondering if it has something to do with activation?

    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Re: Can't install Microsoft office small bus. ed. 2003 on new comp

    In Add/Remove programs.

    Sue wrote:
    > Thanks for responding, but I cannot find Activation Assistant anywhere.
    > Can you tell me where to find it?
    > Thanks!
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>When you uninstall the Office trial you also need to uninstall the
    >>"Activation Assistant". On the other hand if you have not put anything
    >>to speak of on the PC, you could restore to factory fresh and then
    >>uninstall Office and the Activation Assistant and then start your Office
    >>install.
    >>
    >>Sue wrote:
    >>
    >>>My computer quit last week, so bought a new one. My old computer had Windows
    >>>XP and my new one has Windows 7. My old computer had Works 8 on it and then
    >>>the Office Small Business Edition 2003 upgrade. Tried to install these two on
    >>>my new computer, Works installed ok but have had trouble with the Office. I
    >>>first thought it had to do with it being Windows 7, but from what I've read
    >>>that shouldn't be a problem. There was also a trial version of office 2007 on
    >>>my new computer and I thought that maybe was a problem. I had trouble
    >>>uninstalling that, but finally got it done. Now my Office still does not
    >>>work. I install it and click on it and get this message: Please wait while
    >>>Windows configures Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003. It keeps
    >>>doing this and does not open. It also does not ask for product key, so now
    >>>I'm wondering if it has something to do with activation?

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  5. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    Re: Can't install Microsoft office small bus. ed. 2003 on new comp

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eqc3Xi48KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > In Add/Remove programs.
    >
    > Sue wrote:
    >> Thanks for responding, but I cannot find Activation Assistant anywhere.
    >> Can you tell me where to find it?
    >> Thanks!
    >>
    >> "Bob I" wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>When you uninstall the Office trial you also need to uninstall the
    >>>"Activation Assistant". On the other hand if you have not put anything to
    >>>speak of on the PC, you could restore to factory fresh and then uninstall
    >>>Office and the Activation Assistant and then start your Office install.
    >>>
    >>>Sue wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>My computer quit last week, so bought a new one. My old computer had
    >>>>Windows XP and my new one has Windows 7. My old computer had Works 8 on
    >>>>it and then the Office Small Business Edition 2003 upgrade. Tried to
    >>>>install these two on my new computer, Works installed ok but have had
    >>>>trouble with the Office. I first thought it had to do with it being
    >>>>Windows 7, but from what I've read that shouldn't be a problem. There
    >>>>was also a trial version of office 2007 on my new computer and I
    >>>>thought that maybe was a problem. I had trouble uninstalling that, but
    >>>>finally got it done. Now my Office still does not work. I install it and
    >>>>click on it and get this message: Please wait while Windows configures
    >>>>Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003. It keeps doing this and
    >>>>does not open. It also does not ask for product key, so now I'm
    >>>>wondering if it has something to do with activation?
    >>>
    >>>.
    >>>

    >


    Actually with Win 7 it should be Programs and Features in Control Panel.
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Re: Can't install Microsoft office small bus. ed. 2003 on new comp

    LVTravel wrote:

    >
    > "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:eqc3Xi48KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >> In Add/Remove programs.
    >>
    >> Sue wrote:
    >>
    >>> Thanks for responding, but I cannot find Activation Assistant anywhere.
    >>> Can you tell me where to find it?
    >>> Thanks!
    >>>
    >>> "Bob I" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> When you uninstall the Office trial you also need to uninstall the
    >>>> "Activation Assistant". On the other hand if you have not put
    >>>> anything to speak of on the PC, you could restore to factory fresh
    >>>> and then uninstall Office and the Activation Assistant and then
    >>>> start your Office install.
    >>>>
    >>>> Sue wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> My computer quit last week, so bought a new one. My old computer
    >>>>> had Windows XP and my new one has Windows 7. My old computer had
    >>>>> Works 8 on it and then the Office Small Business Edition 2003
    >>>>> upgrade. Tried to install these two on my new computer, Works
    >>>>> installed ok but have had trouble with the Office. I first thought
    >>>>> it had to do with it being Windows 7, but from what I've read that
    >>>>> shouldn't be a problem. There was also a trial version of office
    >>>>> 2007 on my new computer and I thought that maybe was a problem. I
    >>>>> had trouble uninstalling that, but finally got it done. Now my
    >>>>> Office still does not work. I install it and click on it and get
    >>>>> this message: Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office
    >>>>> Small Business Edition 2003. It keeps doing this and does not open.
    >>>>> It also does not ask for product key, so now I'm wondering if it
    >>>>> has something to do with activation?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> .
    >>>>

    >>

    >
    > Actually with Win 7 it should be Programs and Features in Control Panel.


    Thanks for the reminder!
     
  7. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    Re: Can't install Microsoft office small bus. ed. 2003 on new comp

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:-OtpI8qb9KHA.5848@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > LVTravel wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eqc3Xi48KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>> In Add/Remove programs.
    >>>
    >>> Sue wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Thanks for responding, but I cannot find Activation Assistant anywhere.
    >>>> Can you tell me where to find it?
    >>>> Thanks!
    >>>>
    >>>> "Bob I" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> When you uninstall the Office trial you also need to uninstall the
    >>>>> "Activation Assistant". On the other hand if you have not put anything
    >>>>> to speak of on the PC, you could restore to factory fresh and then
    >>>>> uninstall Office and the Activation Assistant and then start your
    >>>>> Office install.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Sue wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> My computer quit last week, so bought a new one. My old computer had
    >>>>>> Windows XP and my new one has Windows 7. My old computer had Works 8
    >>>>>> on it and then the Office Small Business Edition 2003 upgrade. Tried
    >>>>>> to install these two on my new computer, Works installed ok but have
    >>>>>> had trouble with the Office. I first thought it had to do with it
    >>>>>> being Windows 7, but from what I've read that shouldn't be a problem.
    >>>>>> There was also a trial version of office 2007 on my new computer
    >>>>>> and I thought that maybe was a problem. I had trouble uninstalling
    >>>>>> that, but finally got it done. Now my Office still does not work. I
    >>>>>> install it and click on it and get this message: Please wait while
    >>>>>> Windows configures Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003. It
    >>>>>> keeps doing this and does not open. It also does not ask for product
    >>>>>> key, so now I'm wondering if it has something to do with activation?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> .
    >>>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Actually with Win 7 it should be Programs and Features in Control Panel.

    >
    > Thanks for the reminder!
    >


    No problem, that's what we are all here for.
     

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