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Windows 7: Newbie - Can I install Office 2003 Directly on win 7 pro?


26 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Newbie - Can I install Office 2003 Directly on win 7 pro?

Thought I would have to set up a virtual machine, and XP mode, but I get the impression that I might be able to install my Office 2003 directly on Windows 7 Pro. Is this correct? Any problems I'm going to run into? ( Will read all 2003 threads in the interim ) Thanks for any input.


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26 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

office 2003 will run on Windows 7 Pro with no problem but did you know that office 2003 will be unsupported by Microsoft starting April 14, 2014? Which means that you will no longer be able to get security updates for the program and will leave it insecure.
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26 Dec 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Justin.

I have even installed Office XP Pro on a Windows 7 machine.
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30 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

not a good idea to install it, you should spend money and update to Office 2013 it is worth the money
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30 Dec 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Doesn't Office 2013 run from "the cloud" instead of being installed to a local machine? OP may not have money to upgrade.
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30 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

yes it runs from the cloud, you can either purchase a product key from a store and then come home and install it online or you can buy a product key and download it at the same time, I prefer to buy my product key from a store because I have a privacy concern giving my credit card information over the internet
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30 Dec 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

you still have to purchase office no matter which way you go but you can use an alternative suite called Libre office 4
LibreOffice Productivity Suite Download LibreOffice which is totally free and it will open all office files. the only thing you need to remember is when saving a file you need to save it in a doc or docx format or no one else will be able to open it.
I use it and I have it on clients computers who cannot afford to purchase a full suite
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30 Dec 2013   #8

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Office 2013 does not run from the cloud. Office 365 does but not Office 2013.
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30 Dec 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Office 2013 does not run from the cloud. Office 365 does but not Office 2013.
you are exactly correct!
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30 Dec 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Office 2013 does not run from the cloud. Office 365 does but not Office 2013.
Thanks for clarifying that Bruce.
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