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Office 2003 with Win 8?

  1. #11


    Hi all

    My experience is that you cannot install office 2003 on Windows 8.0, but you can on Windows 8.1

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by FlemmingK View Post
    Hi all

    My experience is that you cannot install office 2003 on Windows 8.0, but you can on Windows 8.1
    Why would you even try? It reached end-of-life ergo support on 8 April, 2014 at the same time as XP !!

    It's inherently dangerous to run an unpatched product - which it will be officially on 8 May
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FlemmingK View Post
    Hi all

    My experience is that you cannot install office 2003 on Windows 8.0, but you can on Windows 8.1
    Why would you even try? It reached end-of-life ergo support on 8 April, 2014 at the same time as XP !!

    It's inherently dangerous to run an unpatched product - which it will be officially on 8 May
    I found that even Office 2000 will install on 8.1 - needs must since that is the only Office I have available to me. How do I open old files, um, without forking out the readies?

    Access, Excel and Word files (all that I require) seem to open and work OK but I haven't delved beyond this.
    Last edited by off piste; 17 Apr 2014 at 07:49. Reason: additional
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    Well in my experience I've managed to install just about anything designed for XP or earlier on 8.1 and to a lesser extent on 8, but that doesn't mean it's a wise move. I would settle for OpenOffice in this instance or something similar and free, if paying for MS Office isn't an option, and let's not forget there are always the Word, Excel and Powerpoint viewers, which are free, for those who simply need to be able look at Office documents.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Well in my experience I've managed to install just about anything designed for XP or earlier on 8.1 and to a lesser extent on 8, but that doesn't mean it's a wise move. I would settle for OpenOffice in this instance or something similar and free, if paying for MS Office isn't an option, and let's not forget there are always the Word, Excel and Powerpoint viewers, which are free, for those who simply need to be able look at Office documents.
    I am sure you are right. I have installed Kingsoft as a modern version but I required Access and few free software have this.
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    Of course, if MS hadn't made Office such an expensive proposition to start with........ I fully understand anyone's angst on this subject.
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  7. #17


    Some state Office subscription is a good value. The trouble with full editions is that one needs to upgrade every 4 or 5 years.

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    It's all a personal choice really.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Some state Office subscription is a good value. The trouble with full editions is that one needs to upgrade every 4 or 5 years.

    Compare Microsoft Office products
    Hi HipsieGypsie
    We have got quite a debate going here.
    BTW what do you mean with state Office subscription?

    Yours
    FlemmingK
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  10. #20


    If you need access, office 365 is a great way to go. If you need more than 1 install, office 365 is a no brainer. If you have anyone you can share your subscription with, even better. Get 5 people in on it, then it's only $20 a year.
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