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Problems installing Office 2003 on Windows 7 64 Bit Computer

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  • After reading several posts and searching software compatability, I felt assured the Office 2003 would work with the new Windows 7 64 bit program.  Although it seemed to load just fine I've encountered two issues.  First, everytime I open it on my profile, I have to check that I accept the license agreement.  Second, it will not load on my husband's profile. It starts to load and then I get an error message.  I've gone to the Microsoft website and tried to download all updates, and the 13 updates that won't load on this new computer are all updates to Office 2003.  So what am I doing wrong or what can I do to get this issue resolved?

    Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:48 PM

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  • When you installed Office 2003 how up-to-date was it? I'm asking because service pack 3 is the latest for Office 2003 - were you able to install it and later hotfixes/patches/etc?

    If you're familier with slipstreaming and/or integrating there is an Office Integrator (see http://siginetsoftware.com/forum/ ) that can be used to update the original Office 2003 CD by slipstreaming/integrating the service packs and hotfixes and then you create an .ISO file which is then used to burn a 'new' Office 2003 CD that has SP3 and hotfixes slipstreamed and integrated.

    I don't really know if this will solve your problem(s) but I don't think it will make things worse but if it works you'll have successfully installed Office 2003 and it should be all up-to-date.

    Sunday, November 15, 2009 4:55 AM
  • Hello SA Rose

    Thanks for the post.

    MS Office 2003 is compatible with Windows 7, you can check here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?type=Software&s=MS%20Office%202003. For MS Office 2003 to work properly, upgrade it with Service Pack 3, available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E25B7049-3E13-433B-B9D2-5E3C1132F206&displaylang=en.

    If still you find any issue, check if you have administrator privileges or not, if not then get it and uninstall and install Office 2007 under admin privileges and upgrade it to sp3.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards
    Anuj

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 6:23 AM
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  • I'm having the same problem as SA Rose.  I have to accept the end-use license agreement every time I open Excel, Word, or Outlook.  I downloaded MS Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and get a message that it has "already been downloaded or included in a previous download".  If Office 2003 is indeed compatible with Windows7, how do I get rid of this annoying interruption, or will I be forced to upgrade to Office 2007???
    Thursday, February 04, 2010 6:26 PM
  • I'm having the same problem as SA Rose.  I have to accept the end-use license agreement every time I open Excel, Word, or Outlook.  I downloaded MS Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and get a message that it has "already been downloaded or included in a previous download".  If Office 2003 is indeed compatible with Windows7, how do I get rid of this annoying interruption, or will I be forced to upgrade to Office 2007???

    Run Word as Administrator and accept the license once. It won't show up again.

    Easiest way I've found is to run an Administrator Command Prompt (right click the Command Prompt shortcut and "Run as Administrator") and then change to the Word 2003 directory (c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office11) and then type "winword". Accept the license agreement, close word and the Command prompt, and you're good to go.

    Friday, April 02, 2010 2:20 AM
  • Can you give more details explanation for the following instructions:  "Easiest way I've found is to run an Administrator Command Prompt (right click the Command Prompt shortcut and "Run as Administrator") and then change to the Word 2003 directory (c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office11) and then type "winword". Accept the license agreement, close word and the Command prompt, and you're good to go"
    Friday, April 23, 2010 1:48 AM
  • I have the same problems and I can use excel.  The problem is I have to open excel, then click on my existing document to get it to work.  I also get the " do you want microsoft program etc" then it will work.

    I deleted the software and reloaded it and I have downloaded pack 3

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:45 PM
  • Hej squeamish Ossifrage,

    Forced investment in a new computer with win 7, 64bit, caused this problem for me when installing MS office 2003. your sollution works just fine.

    Thank you

    John


    Johnsjö
    Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:42 PM
  • Hi,

     

    How did you manage to install Office 2003 on windows 7?

    I tried the Run as administrator option and didn't work.

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Luis G


    LuisE
    Monday, February 06, 2012 8:20 PM
  • For me, installing office 2003 was easy. all i did was insert my cd, enter product key and it intalled. i got no problems and errors whatsoever and plus, i didnt even run as admin. I am running windows 7 ultimate x64 on an acer laptop from september 2011 :)
    Sunday, March 11, 2012 3:24 PM
  •  Hi I am having the same issues as most of the people here and  I want to try the command prompt but I can't get it to work....

    Do I type in the c:\program files....... command straight after the C:\windows\system 32 that the prompt starts up with?

    If so all i get is C:\program is not recognised as an internal, external command operable program or batch file?

    What am I doing wrong???

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:34 PM