Office 2010 and Office 2003 co-exist
Posted on 2011-09-12
We have upgraded from Office 2003 to Office 2010 over the summer, however for me (in IT Support) there are a few issues yet to be resolved with 2003 versions of specific files funtioning well in Office 2010. So having initially removed Office 2003 and installed Office 2010, I have re-installed Word 2003, Excel 2003 and Access 2003 (the components I need).
Now however, if I run (for example) Word 2003 after having run Word 2010 I get the 'Please wait configuring Microsoft Office 2003 ....' message. Sometimes (especially with the Access programs) this can also be accompanied by a system restart requirement. this also happens the other way round.
My question - how to run these versions side-by-side without the 'configuring ... step' each time I go from one to the other?