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Windows 7: Using Office 2003, do I need 2007 updates?

06 Apr 2017   #1
rosawoodsii

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit
 
 
Using Office 2003, do I need 2007 updates?

I'm running Office 2003 (thanks GEWB) and keep getting notifications for Office 2007 updates. I'll have to use a compatibility pack for newer programs, but do I really need all the updates?


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07 Apr 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

When MS release a new product like they did with Office 2007, they incorporate a lot of the previous version's engine, but in the course of doing this they find that some of the new improvements are compatible with the previous version, so they provide those for the earlier versions updates.

Generally I would advise you to install them, as they sometimes contain fixes for the older version, but it is up to you.
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07 Apr 2017   #3
rosawoodsii

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Ah! I wasn't aware of that. Thank you. That puts a whole other light on it. I never could figure out why they kept telling me about updates for a product I don't have.
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07 Apr 2017   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You are welcome, hopefully everything is working well now.
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10 Apr 2017   #5
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

I use Office 2003 and I've always installed the Windows updates for Office 2007 even though it 2003.

I've recently had a problem so I've uninstalled the last ones.

Can't open file because its already running 2003 Access
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