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Running MS Office 2003 on Vista Home Premium 64-bit?

Posted on 2009-04-06
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I've been having some luck regenerating programs on my new computer simply by dragging their folders in my old Program Files into the Program Files in my new computer. However when I try to open, say, Excel.exe, I get this alert: "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application."

Since i can't find the installation exe for MS Office 2003, I was hoping I could resurrect it this way. So my question is: How can I get my new OS configured to run the application? Assuming it'll even work anyway ...

Thanks,
John



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Hi John,

Office 2003 works perfectly on Vista 64-bit if you have all the updates installed. Unfortunately, you'll need the installation disc to install Office 2003.

Cheers.
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http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/3/6233A257-16BD-4C8D-BF4C-6FA59AF9213A/OfficeSTD.exe

It Will let you download the trial version. As long as you have the legitimate key it will work.
 Make sure you do updates
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