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Will office 2003 work on Win 7 ?

I know its "not supported" but will it work?
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JAN PAKULAICT Infranstructure ManagerCommented:
You should have no problem whatsoever installing Office 2003 in Windows 7, once you have uninstalled all other versions of Office and then restarted the computer

officially it is not supported by Microsoft
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
It's fine on Windows 7.  Other than the fact it's not supported.
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DrTribosCommented:
Yes it will.  Also make sure you get all the updates. Also, as it is not supported you may want to lock it down a bit. Make sure you uncheck trust access to the vba object model in trust center settings :-)
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DrTribosCommented:
Also.... you can still run it side by side: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928091
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feck1Author Commented:
Only one problem and Ive seen this before with office 2003 is that it asks you to agree to licence every time you open word or excel.  Click ok. goes to word or excel no prob.  But its every time ..... yawn

It has been activated successfully
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DrTribosCommented:
Legit copy?
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feck1Author Commented:
Legit - Yes definitely. It's activated as well.

Seen this before with 2003 and win 7

Fresh win 7 op sys as well
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DrTribosCommented:
Gah! Is it a side by side install?
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feck1Author Commented:
Side by side?

Did you mean did in forget to uninstall the win 2010 offering that was preinstalled when i reinstalled the op sys from the recovery partition? Yes I forgot ....

Perhaps that's what causes this ....
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DrTribosCommented:
Yup! I think so. That is more or less what I meant :-)
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Make sure you start office as an administrator.  It might want to run some registry updates and not be able to unless you run as administrator at least once.  Remember, Office 2003 was released BEFORE the push for security and UAC came into being.
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DrTribosCommented:
Ahhh that's a good idea :-D
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feck1Author Commented:
I am the admin, can right click and run as admin and see
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DrTribosCommented:
As far as I know you have to find the winword.exe file and do it from there.
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feck1Author Commented:
It can be done via the shortcut .... But dropping the UAC warning, is this a good idea? It affects other program's? Leaves the machine vulnerable?
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DrTribosCommented:
i think you do it just long enough to register... then run as normal?
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