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Office 2003

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Big Jim, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Big Jim

    Big Jim Flightless Bird

    I purchased Office small business 2003 upgrade to replace the temporary
    trial version when I bought my laptop but I have had to reformat the hard
    drive on that laptop and I don't have the trial version anymore so the
    upgrade is useless to me. Do you have any suggestion on how I could resolve
    this issue. I don't want to buy office all over again

    JIm S
     
  2. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    I don't believe you could have "upgraded" a trial version that wasn't
    licensed. An upgrade version is used to move from an older version to a
    newer version, not from a trial to a licensed version.

    If you have the installation media for an upgrade version, and any prior
    version of Office that qualifies for an Office 2003 upgrade, adn your
    product key, you should be able to install. Microsoft seems to have removed
    the article that lists products that qualify for the Office 2003 upgrade,
    but it would be previous versions, only back so far (Office XP, Office 2000,
    at least).

    If not, perhaps this will help:

    How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs, and
    replace product manuals
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246


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    Susan Ramlet
    **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**


    "Big Jim" <jimnospam@qwest.net> wrote in message
    news:enG6gjNwKHA.4908@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I purchased Office small business 2003 upgrade to replace the temporary
    >trial version when I bought my laptop but I have had to reformat the hard
    >drive on that laptop and I don't have the trial version anymore so the
    >upgrade is useless to me. Do you have any suggestion on how I could
    >resolve this issue. I don't want to buy office all over again
    >
    > JIm S
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    You sure that you didn't have a copy on MS Works as the qualifying
    software? That is the more frequent scenario.

    Big Jim wrote:

    > I purchased Office small business 2003 upgrade to replace the temporary
    > trial version when I bought my laptop but I have had to reformat the
    > hard drive on that laptop and I don't have the trial version anymore so
    > the upgrade is useless to me. Do you have any suggestion on how I could
    > resolve this issue. I don't want to buy office all over again
    >
    > JIm S
     
  4. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    Good point, Bob--Works would have also qualified...

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**


    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:e8e1pzRwKHA.5812@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > You sure that you didn't have a copy on MS Works as the qualifying
    > software? That is the more frequent scenario.
    >
    > Big Jim wrote:
    >
    >> I purchased Office small business 2003 upgrade to replace the temporary
    >> trial version when I bought my laptop but I have had to reformat the hard
    >> drive on that laptop and I don't have the trial version anymore so the
    >> upgrade is useless to me. Do you have any suggestion on how I could
    >> resolve this issue. I don't want to buy office all over again
    >>
    >> JIm S

    >
     

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