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Windows 7: MS Office 2003 Pro and Windows 7 Pro

21 Jun 2015   #1

windows 7 Home Premium
MS Office 2003 Pro and Windows 7 Pro

I have tried every which way to make MS Office 2003 Pro fully compatible with my new Win 7 Pro but there is always something that is not fully compat. I know Office 2003 is no longer supported but that is not in any way part of my question. My question is:

Has anyone seen any document anywhere explaining why Office 2003 is not fully compat with Win 7 Pro?
For example:
1. Windows wants to configure this, that and the other every time I start any component of Office 2003.
2. When opening a file, the selected file's title does not appear in the selected-file-box in the bottom;
3. Office 2003 is the only program that will not recognize a wheel-click as a double-click; all my other programs, without exception, do.
4. And such like annoyances.

I am using OpenOffice and am quite ready to buy MS 2013 or 365, so this question is only to satisfy my curiosity.

I thank in advance one and all for all info, opinions, gossip, guesses, advice, etc.

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21 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

From what I have been able to read up on Office 2003 it is fully compatible with Windows 7. Do you have any other version of Office installed?.
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21 Jun 2015   #3

windows 7 Home Premium

Thank you Ranger4. No, I have no other version of 2003 Pro installed on my machine. Incidentally, I tried installing it on my wife's Windows 7 Home Premium and it behaves exactly as it does on my 7 Pro.
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27 Jun 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM

I use Win7 Ult x 64 with Office 2003 sp1.
There are many updates and compatibility downloads available on MS site.
The end result is that it all works as required.
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