Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Office 2003 won't update on clean Win 7 install

07 Nov 2009   #1
braincramp

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Office 2003 won't update on clean Win 7 install

Hi - I was able to install Office 2003 Small Business Edition (upgrade version) without any apparent problems on a machine that had a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit (from Win XP).

I expected it to trigger Windows update to download various updates and service packs but it didn't. I went to Windows Update and had it check for updates and it didn't find any.

I tried the check for updates link from the Microsoft Office webpage but that just pointed me back to the Windows Update program.

I tried the change, then repair options from the Program Uninstall or Change Window. It worked without error but still no updates.

How do I get Windows 7 to recognize that Office needs to be updated?

Any help would be most appreciated -

Dave


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Nov 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Were you able to register Office?

Does Windows update work in regards to 'service packs'?

See this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2009   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by braincramp View Post
Hi - I was able to install Office 2003 Small Business Edition (upgrade version) without any apparent problems on a machine that had a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit (from Win XP).

I expected it to trigger Windows update to download various updates and service packs but it didn't. I went to Windows Update and had it check for updates and it didn't find any.

I tried the check for updates link from the Microsoft Office webpage but that just pointed me back to the Windows Update program.

I tried the change, then repair options from the Program Uninstall or Change Window. It worked without error but still no updates.

How do I get Windows 7 to recognize that Office needs to be updated?

Any help would be most appreciated -

Dave
In my Windows Update settings, I have the Recommended Updates and Microsoft Update boxes checked. Do you?

(I've received updates for Office 2003, including SP3.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Nov 2009   #4
braincramp

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Fixed by installing Silverlight!

Hi - thanks for the two replies.

I was looking to see if I had Microsoft Update checked but I didn't have that option even showing. Another search found a post that mentioned the problem went awy after installing Silverlight. So I did and at the end of the installation you get to check an option for enabling Microsoft update.

I did and it works - just in the process of downloading 18 updates!

Thanks agian -

Dave
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Office 2003 won't update on clean Win 7 install




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
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.
Microsoft Office
install excell 2003 alongside office 2010
hi i have installed office 2010 and in excel i need to save files in wk4 file formate .. and excel 2010 is lacking this feature. whereas excell 2003 has this feature. can i install excell 2003 alongside office 2010 ? i need word/outlook/access/onenote/ in 2010 format . whereas excel in 2003....
Microsoft Office
Office 2003 Causing Windows Update Error
Ladies and gents, I have encountered an extraordinarily odd problem on freshly reformatted Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit machine. I reinstalled Windows, all the updates, then tried to install Office 2003. When returning to Windows Update I got a 8024402F error. I used System Restore to take me...
Windows Updates & Activation
Install office 2003 & 2007 on the same machine
dear all: i would like to ask if there is any possibility to control which office application to be the default one to open word and other documents if there are office 2003 & 2007 installed on the same machine since i tried to let office 2003 to be the default one to open all office documents...
Microsoft Office
is it possible to install both office 2003 n 2007
on the same computer, as i am still unfamiliar with office 2007
Microsoft Office
Office 2003 Language Selection For Install
Hi, Would anyone know if there is a language selection available during the installation of Office 2003 Pro? For example, if I used a French CD would I be able to select English as the installation language? Thx Auld Bint
Microsoft Office


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App