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Office 2007 Trial

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Chris SDB, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Chris SDB

    Chris SDB Flightless Bird

    If I decide after trying out Office 2007 that is isn't for me, can I simply
    and safely return to using my existing Office 2003? The Trial procedure says
    that "reduced funtionality" occurs when the trial period runs out. What does
    that mean in terms of going back to what I have now?
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    It means after the trial has expired you cannot create / edit with the Trial

    If you saved any new docs in the new format, as apposed to old format, when
    you uninstall the trial and reinstall 2003 you would need to install the
    2007 compatibility pack to read docs created in the new 2007 format

    "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:69337DEA-7ABD-46E3-AA9E-7C74091C31D1@microsoft.com...
    > If I decide after trying out Office 2007 that is isn't for me, can I
    > simply
    > and safely return to using my existing Office 2003? The Trial procedure
    > says
    > that "reduced funtionality" occurs when the trial period runs out. What
    > does
    > that mean in terms of going back to what I have now?
     
  3. Chris SDB

    Chris SDB Flightless Bird

    (i) So to return to 2003, I would need to uninstall 2007 and reinstall 2003?
    (ii) And I could read docs with the 2007 compatibility pack but would this
    apply to Excel and Outlook?

    "DL" wrote:

    > It means after the trial has expired you cannot create / edit with the Trial
    >
    > If you saved any new docs in the new format, as apposed to old format, when
    > you uninstall the trial and reinstall 2003 you would need to install the
    > 2007 compatibility pack to read docs created in the new 2007 format
    >
    > "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:69337DEA-7ABD-46E3-AA9E-7C74091C31D1@microsoft.com...
    > > If I decide after trying out Office 2007 that is isn't for me, can I
    > > simply
    > > and safely return to using my existing Office 2003? The Trial procedure
    > > says
    > > that "reduced funtionality" occurs when the trial period runs out. What
    > > does
    > > that mean in terms of going back to what I have now?

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    Outlook data file is no different in the two versions
    Excel / Word files created / saved in 2007 default format would require the
    compatibility pack in 2003 to view them
    (You can open any files (Word / Excel) currently created by 2007, then save
    in old format)
    If you origonally upgraded when you installed the trial you would need to
    reinstall 2003

    "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:743C19F2-BCE2-4A3F-A754-EDBFCEBB56C6@microsoft.com...
    > (i) So to return to 2003, I would need to uninstall 2007 and reinstall
    > 2003?
    > (ii) And I could read docs with the 2007 compatibility pack but would this
    > apply to Excel and Outlook?
    >
    > "DL" wrote:
    >
    >> It means after the trial has expired you cannot create / edit with the
    >> Trial
    >>
    >> If you saved any new docs in the new format, as apposed to old format,
    >> when
    >> you uninstall the trial and reinstall 2003 you would need to install the
    >> 2007 compatibility pack to read docs created in the new 2007 format
    >>
    >> "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:69337DEA-7ABD-46E3-AA9E-7C74091C31D1@microsoft.com...
    >> > If I decide after trying out Office 2007 that is isn't for me, can I
    >> > simply
    >> > and safely return to using my existing Office 2003? The Trial procedure
    >> > says
    >> > that "reduced funtionality" occurs when the trial period runs out.
    >> > What
    >> > does
    >> > that mean in terms of going back to what I have now?

    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  5. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:#fwDIbopKHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Outlook data file is no different in the two versions
    > Excel / Word files created / saved in 2007 default format would require
    > the compatibility pack in 2003 to view them
    > (You can open any files (Word / Excel) currently created by 2007, then
    > save in old format)
    > If you origonally upgraded when you installed the trial you would need to
    > reinstall 2003
    >
    > "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:743C19F2-BCE2-4A3F-A754-EDBFCEBB56C6@microsoft.com...
    >> (i) So to return to 2003, I would need to uninstall 2007 and reinstall
    >> 2003?
    >> (ii) And I could read docs with the 2007 compatibility pack but would
    >> this
    >> apply to Excel and Outlook?
    >>
    >> "DL" wrote:
    >>
    >>> It means after the trial has expired you cannot create / edit with the
    >>> Trial
    >>>
    >>> If you saved any new docs in the new format, as apposed to old format,
    >>> when
    >>> you uninstall the trial and reinstall 2003 you would need to install the
    >>> 2007 compatibility pack to read docs created in the new 2007 format
    >>>
    >>> "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:69337DEA-7ABD-46E3-AA9E-7C74091C31D1@microsoft.com...
    >>> > If I decide after trying out Office 2007 that is isn't for me, can I
    >>> > simply
    >>> > and safely return to using my existing Office 2003? The Trial
    >>> > procedure
    >>> > says
    >>> > that "reduced funtionality" occurs when the trial period runs out.
    >>> > What
    >>> > does
    >>> > that mean in terms of going back to what I have now?
    >>>
    >>>


    To clarify DL's response about "if you upgraded," when you installed the
    trial you were given two methods of installation. One was to overwrite the
    previous version's program files (and this is the default) or do a custom,
    side-by-side, installation where the original programs are not overwritten.
    Depending on the way you installed the trial you may or may not have to
    reinstall Office 2003 and we can't tell you which you may have to do. If
    you attempt to run a Word 2003 version after the uninstall then the Office
    2003 suite will have to be reinstalled completely from the original media.
     
  6. Chris SDB

    Chris SDB Flightless Bird

    When I try to instal Office 2007 it says I must remove Outlook 2003 before I
    can install Outlook 2007 to do this. How do I remove Outlook 2003 without
    removing the whole of Office 203?

    "LVTravel" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:#fwDIbopKHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > > Outlook data file is no different in the two versions
    > > Excel / Word files created / saved in 2007 default format would require
    > > the compatibility pack in 2003 to view them
    > > (You can open any files (Word / Excel) currently created by 2007, then
    > > save in old format)
    > > If you origonally upgraded when you installed the trial you would need to
    > > reinstall 2003
    > >
    > > "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:743C19F2-BCE2-4A3F-A754-EDBFCEBB56C6@microsoft.com...
    > >> (i) So to return to 2003, I would need to uninstall 2007 and reinstall
    > >> 2003?
    > >> (ii) And I could read docs with the 2007 compatibility pack but would
    > >> this
    > >> apply to Excel and Outlook?
    > >>
    > >> "DL" wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> It means after the trial has expired you cannot create / edit with the
    > >>> Trial
    > >>>
    > >>> If you saved any new docs in the new format, as apposed to old format,
    > >>> when
    > >>> you uninstall the trial and reinstall 2003 you would need to install the
    > >>> 2007 compatibility pack to read docs created in the new 2007 format
    > >>>
    > >>> "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >>> news:69337DEA-7ABD-46E3-AA9E-7C74091C31D1@microsoft.com...
    > >>> > If I decide after trying out Office 2007 that is isn't for me, can I
    > >>> > simply
    > >>> > and safely return to using my existing Office 2003? The Trial
    > >>> > procedure
    > >>> > says
    > >>> > that "reduced funtionality" occurs when the trial period runs out.
    > >>> > What
    > >>> > does
    > >>> > that mean in terms of going back to what I have now?
    > >>>
    > >>>

    >
    > To clarify DL's response about "if you upgraded," when you installed the
    > trial you were given two methods of installation. One was to overwrite the
    > previous version's program files (and this is the default) or do a custom,
    > side-by-side, installation where the original programs are not overwritten.
    > Depending on the way you installed the trial you may or may not have to
    > reinstall Office 2003 and we can't tell you which you may have to do. If
    > you attempt to run a Word 2003 version after the uninstall then the Office
    > 2003 suite will have to be reinstalled completely from the original media.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Control Panel, Add/Remove , Microsoft Office, Change

    Chris SDB wrote:
    > When I try to instal Office 2007 it says I must remove Outlook 2003 before I
    > can install Outlook 2007 to do this. How do I remove Outlook 2003 without
    > removing the whole of Office 203?
    >
    > "LVTravel" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>
    >>"DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>news:#fwDIbopKHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>Outlook data file is no different in the two versions
    >>>Excel / Word files created / saved in 2007 default format would require
    >>>the compatibility pack in 2003 to view them
    >>>(You can open any files (Word / Excel) currently created by 2007, then
    >>>save in old format)
    >>>If you origonally upgraded when you installed the trial you would need to
    >>>reinstall 2003
    >>>
    >>>"Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>news:743C19F2-BCE2-4A3F-A754-EDBFCEBB56C6@microsoft.com...
    >>>
    >>>>(i) So to return to 2003, I would need to uninstall 2007 and reinstall
    >>>>2003?
    >>>>(ii) And I could read docs with the 2007 compatibility pack but would
    >>>>this
    >>>>apply to Excel and Outlook?
    >>>>
    >>>>"DL" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>It means after the trial has expired you cannot create / edit with the
    >>>>>Trial
    >>>>>
    >>>>>If you saved any new docs in the new format, as apposed to old format,
    >>>>>when
    >>>>>you uninstall the trial and reinstall 2003 you would need to install the
    >>>>>2007 compatibility pack to read docs created in the new 2007 format
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>news:69337DEA-7ABD-46E3-AA9E-7C74091C31D1@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>If I decide after trying out Office 2007 that is isn't for me, can I
    >>>>>>simply
    >>>>>>and safely return to using my existing Office 2003? The Trial
    >>>>>>procedure
    >>>>>>says
    >>>>>>that "reduced funtionality" occurs when the trial period runs out.
    >>>>>>What
    >>>>>>does
    >>>>>>that mean in terms of going back to what I have now?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>

    >>To clarify DL's response about "if you upgraded," when you installed the
    >>trial you were given two methods of installation. One was to overwrite the
    >>previous version's program files (and this is the default) or do a custom,
    >>side-by-side, installation where the original programs are not overwritten.
    >>Depending on the way you installed the trial you may or may not have to
    >>reinstall Office 2003 and we can't tell you which you may have to do. If
    >>you attempt to run a Word 2003 version after the uninstall then the Office
    >>2003 suite will have to be reinstalled completely from the original media.
    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  8. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5F3ED584-87B2-4BFC-B4FF-34C5FAE7B7A0@microsoft.com...
    > When I try to instal Office 2007 it says I must remove Outlook 2003 before
    > I
    > can install Outlook 2007 to do this. How do I remove Outlook 2003 without
    > removing the whole of Office 203?
    >
    > "LVTravel" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:#fwDIbopKHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> > Outlook data file is no different in the two versions
    >> > Excel / Word files created / saved in 2007 default format would require
    >> > the compatibility pack in 2003 to view them
    >> > (You can open any files (Word / Excel) currently created by 2007, then
    >> > save in old format)
    >> > If you origonally upgraded when you installed the trial you would need
    >> > to
    >> > reinstall 2003
    >> >
    >> > "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:743C19F2-BCE2-4A3F-A754-EDBFCEBB56C6@microsoft.com...
    >> >> (i) So to return to 2003, I would need to uninstall 2007 and reinstall
    >> >> 2003?
    >> >> (ii) And I could read docs with the 2007 compatibility pack but would
    >> >> this
    >> >> apply to Excel and Outlook?
    >> >>
    >> >> "DL" wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >>> It means after the trial has expired you cannot create / edit with
    >> >>> the
    >> >>> Trial
    >> >>>
    >> >>> If you saved any new docs in the new format, as apposed to old
    >> >>> format,
    >> >>> when
    >> >>> you uninstall the trial and reinstall 2003 you would need to install
    >> >>> the
    >> >>> 2007 compatibility pack to read docs created in the new 2007 format
    >> >>>
    >> >>> "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >>> news:69337DEA-7ABD-46E3-AA9E-7C74091C31D1@microsoft.com...
    >> >>> > If I decide after trying out Office 2007 that is isn't for me, can
    >> >>> > I
    >> >>> > simply
    >> >>> > and safely return to using my existing Office 2003? The Trial
    >> >>> > procedure
    >> >>> > says
    >> >>> > that "reduced funtionality" occurs when the trial period runs out.
    >> >>> > What
    >> >>> > does
    >> >>> > that mean in terms of going back to what I have now?
    >> >>>
    >> >>>

    >>
    >> To clarify DL's response about "if you upgraded," when you installed the
    >> trial you were given two methods of installation. One was to overwrite
    >> the
    >> previous version's program files (and this is the default) or do a
    >> custom,
    >> side-by-side, installation where the original programs are not
    >> overwritten.
    >> Depending on the way you installed the trial you may or may not have to
    >> reinstall Office 2003 and we can't tell you which you may have to do. If
    >> you attempt to run a Word 2003 version after the uninstall then the
    >> Office
    >> 2003 suite will have to be reinstalled completely from the original
    >> media.
    >>
    >> .
    >>


    Bob I is correct about the procedure to uninstall Outlook 2003. If you do
    uninstall Outlook 2003 and install Outlook 2007 then don't like it you
    should be able to uninstall 2007 and reinstall Office 2003's Outlook without
    any problems. Outlook '03 & '07 use the same type of PST file to hold it's
    data and should be interchangeable as this KB article explains:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830336. When you look at this it is a
    little confusing. They are saying '07 & '03 are the same but are larger
    than '02 and earlier. There may be an issue however for the actual emails
    depending on their source (IMAP or HTTP accounts) between '07 & '03.
     
  9. Chris SDB

    Chris SDB Flightless Bird

    "LVTravel" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:5F3ED584-87B2-4BFC-B4FF-34C5FAE7B7A0@microsoft.com...
    > > When I try to instal Office 2007 it says I must remove Outlook 2003 before
    > > I
    > > can install Outlook 2007 to do this. How do I remove Outlook 2003 without
    > > removing the whole of Office 203?
    > >
    > > "LVTravel" wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message
    > >> news:#fwDIbopKHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > >> > Outlook data file is no different in the two versions
    > >> > Excel / Word files created / saved in 2007 default format would require
    > >> > the compatibility pack in 2003 to view them
    > >> > (You can open any files (Word / Excel) currently created by 2007, then
    > >> > save in old format)
    > >> > If you origonally upgraded when you installed the trial you would need
    > >> > to
    > >> > reinstall 2003
    > >> >
    > >> > "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:743C19F2-BCE2-4A3F-A754-EDBFCEBB56C6@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> (i) So to return to 2003, I would need to uninstall 2007 and reinstall
    > >> >> 2003?
    > >> >> (ii) And I could read docs with the 2007 compatibility pack but would
    > >> >> this
    > >> >> apply to Excel and Outlook?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "DL" wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >>> It means after the trial has expired you cannot create / edit with
    > >> >>> the
    > >> >>> Trial
    > >> >>>
    > >> >>> If you saved any new docs in the new format, as apposed to old
    > >> >>> format,
    > >> >>> when
    > >> >>> you uninstall the trial and reinstall 2003 you would need to install
    > >> >>> the
    > >> >>> 2007 compatibility pack to read docs created in the new 2007 format
    > >> >>>
    > >> >>> "Chris SDB" <ChrisSDB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >>> news:69337DEA-7ABD-46E3-AA9E-7C74091C31D1@microsoft.com...
    > >> >>> > If I decide after trying out Office 2007 that is isn't for me, can
    > >> >>> > I
    > >> >>> > simply
    > >> >>> > and safely return to using my existing Office 2003? The Trial
    > >> >>> > procedure
    > >> >>> > says
    > >> >>> > that "reduced funtionality" occurs when the trial period runs out.
    > >> >>> > What
    > >> >>> > does
    > >> >>> > that mean in terms of going back to what I have now?
    > >> >>>
    > >> >>>
    > >>
    > >> To clarify DL's response about "if you upgraded," when you installed the
    > >> trial you were given two methods of installation. One was to overwrite
    > >> the
    > >> previous version's program files (and this is the default) or do a
    > >> custom,
    > >> side-by-side, installation where the original programs are not
    > >> overwritten.
    > >> Depending on the way you installed the trial you may or may not have to
    > >> reinstall Office 2003 and we can't tell you which you may have to do. If
    > >> you attempt to run a Word 2003 version after the uninstall then the
    > >> Office
    > >> 2003 suite will have to be reinstalled completely from the original
    > >> media.
    > >>
    > >> .
    > >>

    >
    > Bob I is correct about the procedure to uninstall Outlook 2003. If you do
    > uninstall Outlook 2003 and install Outlook 2007 then don't like it you
    > should be able to uninstall 2007 and reinstall Office 2003's Outlook without
    > any problems. Outlook '03 & '07 use the same type of PST file to hold it's
    > data and should be interchangeable as this KB article explains:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830336. When you look at this it is a
    > little confusing. They are saying '07 & '03 are the same but are larger
    > than '02 and earlier. There may be an issue however for the actual emails
    > depending on their source (IMAP or HTTP accounts) between '07 & '03.
    >
    >Thanks. My big worry is that I uninstall 2007 and reinstall 2003 and can't find my emails. You say "you should be able to uninstall etc. without any problems". Does Outlook 2003 automatically know where to find my emails, and indeed vice versa when I uninstall 2003 and install 2007?
    >
     

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