Solved

Installing Office 2013 with existing 2007

Posted on 2013-11-26
3
1,175 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
Hi

I am about to install Office 2013. I have Office 2007 on my machine.
Is it advisable to keep my previous version, installing them side by side,
or is it better to choose the Upgrade option?
0
Comment
Question by:murbro
3 Comments
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:aadih
aadih earned 250 total points
ID: 39677951
You could have both office versions installed, but only one outlook version. So uninstall outlook 2007. And install office 2013.

But best to remove (unistall) office 2007 using Microsoft FixIt (save your pst files first):

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218 >

Then: Restart, and install office 2013.
0
 
LVL 81

Accepted Solution

by:
byundt earned 250 total points
ID: 39679604
When I installed Office 2013 alongside my copies of Office 2003, 2007 and 2010, it inherited my preferred settings for all the Office apps. If you aren't having problems with Office 2007, I suggest either an upgrade or parallel installation in order to gain those benefits.

Once you start using Office 2013, I doubt you'll want to go back to Office 2007. Outlook is much more stable, for example. And the macro recorder produces code when you are manipulating Excel charts.

I never cottoned to Office 2007, and use it only to respond to questions in Experts Exchange. The implementation of the ribbon in Office 2010 seemed much nicer, so I started using it in place of Office 2003 the first week it was released. Office 2013 has a much "whiter" appearance that some find objectionable, but I still find it preferable to Office 2007.

If you are a developer, you'll want to keep both Office 2007 and 2013 installed on your computer so you can test your code in either version.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:murbro
ID: 39679982
Thanks very much for the help
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  In this blog, we will discuss how you can benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product and try to shed some light on the needs and …
Cloud-based technologies and services will continue to grow in popularity in 2017 thanks to the simple, scalable and cost-effective solutions they deliver. Here are three areas where cloud adoption is poised to really take off.
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now