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use both office 2003 and 2007 on same computer

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by dave, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. dave

    dave Flightless Bird

    can i install office 2007 and keep office 2003 and use both on same computer?
     
  2. macropod

    macropod Flightless Bird

    Hi Dave,

    Yes, provided you install Office 2003 first.

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    Cheers
    macropod
    [Microsoft MVP - Word]


    "dave" <dave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7C60503B-E5C0-49D7-BD15-3F176AE7E12D@microsoft.com...
    > can i install office 2007 and keep office 2003 and use both on same computer?
     
  3. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "dave" <dave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7C60503B-E5C0-49D7-BD15-3F176AE7E12D@microsoft.com...
    > can i install office 2007 and keep office 2003 and use both on same
    > computer?


    Yes and No. Outlook No! Only one version can be installed.

    Rest of the suites yes, one issue with Word which is corrected by using a
    registry key. It is all explained here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928091/en-us

    especially the Word fix which is about half way down. 2003 needs to be
    installed and updated first, with custom install and don't install Outlook
    or uninstall it. Install 2007 using a custom install and tell the install
    not to overwrite the older files. Use Outlook 2007 (if available) as it
    seems like a better program than Outlook 2003.

    When you get ready to do the registry fix for Word configuration delay, do
    the fix for Office 2007 and then do the same thing substituting Office 11
    for Office 12 in the instructions. You need to fix both versions of Word.
    I have this fix on various versions of Word and have not had a problem but
    the KB article states that there may be an issue.
     

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