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Microsoft Office Word 2003 in Vista Home Premium x64

Q: Microsoft Office Word 2003 in Vista Home Premium x64

Hi all,
I just switched OS from XP Media Center 2005 SP3 to Vista Home Premium SP1 x64. I moved all of my MS Word files over to the new OS. Now I need to know if I can install my copy of 2003 Word on Vista x64 and have it run properly, and open my 2003 Word files. MS Office 2007 Home/Student comes with EXcel and PP which I would never use and would be a waste of money for me.
Any information on this would be most appreciated.

A: Microsoft Office Word 2003 in Vista Home Premium x64

it should work fine. you will have to reinstall any office updates and/or service packs, though.

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Whenever I try to install Office 2003 Professional onto a new Sony Viao laptop model # VGN-FZ340E, running Vista Home Premium I get an error message stating " missing file "
I select the option to browse for the file and point to it and click OK and the error message comes right back. I even copied the cab file to the desktop and pointed to it. Still didn't work.
I have tried an original multi user CD and also a copy which I have used many times before without any problems. I even used it on another Vista computer afterwards and it worked fine.
I have not installed SP1 yet because I am not sure if it will fix things or mess them up like WIndows XP SP2 did.

I googled the error and found a link telling how to use regedit to fix this problem and it didn't help either.;en-us;818242&Product=off2003
Has any one else run into this nagging problem and maybe found a way to fix it?

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So, I'm working on a friend's laptop which has Vista Home Premuim (32-bit, SP1) installed.

There are 4 MS Office 2003 updates pending installation and they all refuse to install. I managed to download one of the updates manually to see if I could get it to install that way and it fails with the error code 1406 and reason:

Setup cannot write the value to the registry key \HWXlnk.E-lnk. Verify that you have sufficient permissions to access the registry or contact your computer manufacturer's product support for assistance.Click to expand...

I ran regedit and did a search on "HWXlnk" and nothing was found.

So, is this some kind of MS Office 2003/Vista issue or is the MS Office installation "tweaked" somehow?

Also, would these four pending MS Office updates prevent SP2 from being installed?



A:Questions about failing MS Office 2003 updates on Vista Home Premium machine

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I am finding it a challenge to scan with the 1100A. How do I do it? I use Vista and have installed the scanner as a Xerox (it does that) but I do not have a manual and cannot seem to get the instructions as to how to do this from HP? Do I need something? When I browse to Office on my computer and go to MODI and try and scan it says no scanner is installed but I don't see where to install one? And hand holding would be helpful, as I don't know where to turn. I don't even know where the scan button is on the printer.


A:Scanning with HP1100A and Microsoft Office 2003 and Vista Home Basic

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i just went from windows 2000 to windows 7 professional and we had to reinstall all programs....
i need to open my company logo which was saved in microsoft office word 97-2003 - my new program is microsoft works word processor - i have tried saving it in different formats on my old computer but nothing seems to be working....
any suggestions?

A:Converting files from Microsoft Office Word 97-2003 to Microsoft Works Word Processor

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I just purchased a new Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. I'm trying to load Office 2003 Pro from a CD. Every time I enter the key I get the message "Microsoft Office Setup cannot continue because the installation source has been corrupted." I searched on-line for solutions with no luck. Some people had this problem with older versions of Windows. Some of their solutions were to copy the disk to the hard drive and run setup from there, install the latest service pack for their Windows, download and run a Windows Installer diagnostic program.

It does copy over to my hard drive but I get the same message. Windows 7 doesn't have a service pack. I downloaded the diagnostic program for the Installer but it didn't show any problems with an incomplete installation of Office 2003 Pro (a common reason for this problem).

I bought the computer at Best Buy and their Geek Squad had tested and set it up. I called them. Their only suggestion was to uninstall the trial version of Office 2007. I had heard that this could be a problem. I uninstalled the trial version and the Activation Assistant that came with it. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable, and Microsoft Works are still on there. Could any of them be causing the problem?

The Geek Squad guy's final suggestion was if nothing else works, to contact Microsoft. I went to their solutions center and I would have to p... Read more

A:Load Office 2003 Pro on Windows 7 Home Premium

is this a genuine cd or a burned copy?

also are you 32 bit or 64 bit Windows

did you try to run the installer in compatible mode for XP

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I'm using MS Office 2003 SP3 with Windows Home Premium 64-bit, and I've noticed that both Excel and Word crash a lot. Certain keystroke combinations result in this more than others - e.g. Ctrl+V or Ctrl+C between cells in Excel.

I think this problem occurs for me on every 2 out of 3 Excel session, so it is very very frequent.

Has anybody else noticed this? I've tried to search online but haven't really found anyone else who's experienced this problem.

Thank you.

A:Office 2003 SP3 crashes repeatedly with Windows 7 Home Premium

I have used Office 2003 Professional (Mainly Word and Outlook 2003) with both Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Professional 64 bit and have not had any problems. I don't use Excel very much, but I do use Publisher occasionally and I use FrontPage 2003 to manage my web sites. I also used Office 2003 with XP and Vista.

What is your PC Hardware? Fill out the "MY System Specs" - it helps us to try and help you.

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I have a new computer.

I have 'Microsoft Office Word 2003' on my old computer and I wanted to place the program on my new computer except that I can't find the cd.

My Question:

Is there a command that I can use, say in the "run" program to transfer all the files of 'Microsoft Office Word 2003' of to a thumb drive and transfer the 'Microsoft Office Word 2003' to my new machine?

Thanks to all.

A:Microsoft Office Word 2003

I believe the answer is no, if you don't have the CD; see this link:

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Every time I get a word file as an attachment and open it up, it defaults to the reading layout, then I have to close that to get it to display as I want. Is there a way to disable that and only put it in that format if I want? Thanks

A:Solved: Microsoft Word in Office 2003

Disable opening file in reading layout in Outlook or Word.

Courtney sends...

PS: I have Office 2007, so I don't remember the exact location, but it is probably in Tools, Options.

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Hello there.

Microsoft office 2003 problem.
When starting microsoft word on vista ulitmate, there seems to be a problem

This will automatically shut down, saying there was a problem and is shutting down...
The other programs seem fine, Excel, powerpoint, etc.

I havent a clue what this could be, has anyone else had this problem.
In the top right corner of microsoft word it will say "Finalizing Installation" and then after you type a couple of sentences it will shut down on its own..

This is for a friend of mine, who had microsoft office put on when she bought the laptop of a friend, though she does not have the disk, so i wondered if this is an installation problem.

Would this be some sort of copy of microsoft office 2003, that was put on for her
She has only found this out now as her son needs to use word for school
( vista ultimate, 64 bit, sp2)

A:Microsoft office 2003/ Problem with Word

I assume that you're opening up Word from the Start menu here...

Open up the Start Menu and go to Word. Right-click on it. Open up its Compatability tab which is the third tab.

2003 is an XP product. Therefore, Word (and Excel and Access if they're 2003 versions) should be run in compatibility mode for "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)."

If this is not so, check the box and select Windows XP from the list to make it so amd OK the box to close it.

See if it runs now.

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For almost a month iam having this problem.Whenever i paste any words in Microsoft Office Word 2003......a Popup comes saying :Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003and then it pastes.It is annoying.Each time when i paste,it comes.msiexec.exe runs in the process.I disabled it in services.Then no problem in pasting.I installed a software later,then it asked for windows installer as it is needed.Then once again i enabled it.How to stop that popup from coming without disabling msiexec.exe ?

A:Microsoft Office Word 2003 problem

I have seen several suggestions for dealing with this problem, some work for some people, others don't and
some of them are potentially destructive, in my opinion, therefore I do not propose to supply any links.

However, I will tell you that I had the same problem recently. I run Office 2003 Professional Edition and
downloaded the Office 2007 trial. It was not for me and I uninstalled it. My problems then started,
with these 'Please wait while Windows configures' messages.

I tried all the usual 'repair' methods, but the only thing which fixed the problem was a complete
uninstall and reinstall of Office 2003. That would be my only suggestion and in addition,
I left the setup files on my hard disk, when asked, because there are some features that are not
immediately installed by the program, even on a full install and it saves digging out the CD/DVD
whenever you come across these features. (Don't remember too clearly which ones, I think it
may have been in connection with Publisher).

I appreciate this may be stating the obvious. If you can find an easier method, which you trust,
good luck.

btw, I am assuming that your computer is virus, adware, malware and spyware free.
You should run something like Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpware if you haven't
checked recently; presumably you have a realtime antivirus scanner.

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For some reason, I cannot even open my Word 2003. I click on the icon and it shows in the bottom toolbar but doesn't open. This happens if I try to open a word file or the program.


A:Microsoft Office Word 2003 problem

Hi Sallysara,

if you go to Add/Remove Programs, (Start, Control Panel or (My Computer Then Control Panel) The Double Click On Add/Remove Programs, Then Go Down To Microsoft Office) Click On Change Then A New Window Will Open And Click On Repair. That Should Work. If Not Put You Windows Disk In And When It Opens Click On Repair.

That Should Sort It. If Not Just Message Here Again


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When I try to open Microsoft Office Word 2003 a window pops up that says window installer then it says installing microsoft office word feature. It stops half way and another window pops up that says Installation error file not found. A required installation file SKU112.CAB could not be found. Original installation source required. If you installed Microsoft Office Standard edition 2003 from cd please insert your cd. If you installed Microsoft office standard edition 2003 over your computer network please browse to the installation source on your computer. Also a window popped up that says Microsoft word has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install application. I don't have the cd its lost. This just started doing this about a month ago. I can't open any files through microsoft office word or power point. I have windows xp. I don't know hardly anything about computers so I don't know what to do. Any help will be appreciated

A:Can't open Microsoft Office Word 2003

duplicated thread - closing this one

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I'm using an Asus Laptop K52F running Window 7 with 4 GB RAM. Suddenly the Microsoft Office 2003 has developed a problem whereas I can not save, and/or open/close various files. When I open Word to a blank page I get the message "Windows cannot open the existing (normal). When I try to close it I get different messages that I don't understand concerning saving to "normal" "yes/no", etc. then finally closes to my desktop. I uninstalled the program and then reinstalled to only get the same thing happening. Is this repairable and are there any options to fix/resolve? Thanks

A:Solved: Microsoft Office Word 2003

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I'm having this problem with Microsoft Word.
I has never happen before and it doesn't happen with other office program like PowerPoint or Excel. Just Microsoft Word.

My Office is: Microsoft Office Word 2003 (11.5604.5606)
Part of Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003

The problem is when I'm using my Khmer Font (Limon) and I type a certain letter (only this one letter) which use Ctrl + Alt + T it change my font to Time New Roman size 10 and the cursor also change appearance.
I'm attaching the pictures of screenshot and logs I scan with MBAM and CCleaner. Although I don't think it's virus problem.
Please help me.


A:Microsoft Office Word 2003 Problem

Sorry on the go

But all it is. Is that you have size 10 and then size 22 after it

I can't explain it clearly it's 10 10 10 10 10 22 22 22
And when you backspace the 22 size it stays 22 until you make it size10 again
As for that little dot, it must be the font at that size, or something

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Hello, I have Windows XP purchased in 2005, and came with Microsoft Office.

I was using Microsoft word early this morning and something happened and now it won't open.

Of all my desktop icons, everything has color except the Microsoft is WHITE, which I suspected right away had been compromised.

I don't have any Microsoft word software, it came with my computer.

Help, can I get it back? I need to write some letters.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Microsoft Office Word 2003 is gone and won't open

This link should prove useful often the installation files are left on the computer under c:\msocache however the above links gives the easy way to repair the installation.

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Just recently something has changed with my Microsoft Office Word 2003 app.

I'm a writer and I have always been able to drag my pages that I have written today to a folder in My Documents and the same file would stay on my desktop for immediate access later. I realize other may not work this way but it is how I prefer to work as it has become my habit

When I try to drag and drop it now, it drops into the My Documents folder but it no longer remains on the desktop.

Now, in conjunction with this problem, I have another new problem, which is that when I write a page of text in Word and save it to a My Documents folder it doesn't go there. Also when I save a picture to My Pictures as I've always done it won't be there when I look for it. Something is preventing me from saving things and I haven't a clue what it is. I have to open the My Documents folder and drag the Word text page into it. It's the only way I can save stuff for some reason.

Can someone please tell me how I can fix this problem?

Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Microsoft Office Word 2003 question

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I'm having a strange problem with Microsoft Word 2003 SP3.

It only happens on new docs. I'm a writer and when I open ongoing projects in Word everything is fine, but when I open a new doc. my Page Setup doesn't work. If I set it to have 1" of space top, bottom and sides, it doesn't work on the top. My first line starts at the very top of the page.

Also, the ruler up the left side should be dark where that top inch of space should be, but it isn't because it's not working. I discovered a temporary fix in Page Setup by setting the top space to be 2" and the sides and bottom to be 1". However, even doing this I don't get the dark inch or so at the top of my left margin ruler.

I did a repair in ADD Remove Programs but it didn't change anything. It might be a corruption in Word because I have the same Office 2003, SP3 on my laptop and I've compared all the settings on both computers and they appear to be identical.

Has anyone here run into this problem, and do you think uninstalling and reinstalling Office might solve the problem?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Microsoft Office 2003 Word problem

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I've run into a bit of a weird issue with my Microsoft Word. Whenever I highlight/select text, and press any button (space, "x", backspace, delete, etc.), instead eliminating all that text and performing the action that I pressed, the text just stays in place as if I never highlighted in and the action is carried out at the beginning of the selection. I've never seen anything like this before, and I'm really not sure how to search in the help function for it, so does anyone have any idea how I might fix this? Let me know if you need more information or anything and I'll be happy to share. It's just a very irritating, very bizarre issue. Thanks!

- Carder

A:Microsoft Office Word 2003... Weird Issue

I don't have Word on this comp to test, but hit the insert button, and then try again, see if that changes anything.

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I have two new computers running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Can they connect to Small Business Server 2003? Or will I have to upgrade them to Vista Business 64-bit?

A:64-bit Vista Home Premium and SBS 2003

Home versions of Windows cannot join a domain. You can't upgrade from Home Premium to Business. You would have to do a clean install. You can upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate which could join the domain.

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I have everything set up at the server end. The problem is I can not set up the computer end to allow entry of the Domain Name. I have set up all of the TCP/IP junk to what is required. I can ping other devices on the network. I can also use the internet through the DSL router. I need to access to network so i can work at home which is why i bought the laptop, Right now I have an $800 paper weight.

BTW I've called Toshiba and I got a guy who I could barely hear, then I got cut off, called back and over half an hour on hold, even though I had my case #

It is a Toshiba A215-S7407 Windows Vista Home Premium. The Server is Windows 2003sbs

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I installed Vista Home premium over the weekend without a sigle problem.

Whuile i was out decided that i would also purchase myself a copy of Office 2007.

Tried to install it and it wont install. Checked it on another machine (XP Pro) and it worked fine so i know that it is not the cd.

Checked the drivers on my computer for the DVD drive and everything comes back ok.

Any avice would be great


A:Office 2007 On Vista Home Premium

What kind of errors did you get? That will help a lot. I had problems installing some software. For some reason Vista wouldn't let some files expand to a folder. I kept thinking it was a permissions issue. The UAC (user account control) was causing me problems and since I'm the only user I turned it off. Haven't had a problem installing anything. MS doesn't recommend turning UAC off but it was just too much hassle for me.


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Okay so each day I've been trying to reinstall my microsoft office 2003 student and home program back onto my computer and for some odd reason it's not uninstalled and when I try to load up word it gives me the same message when I try to uninstall the program. Here is the message it keeps showing me when I try to do those things, some responses would be very helpful because I have no idea what to do. Thank you.

The message that pop's up; 'this patch could not be opened. verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer patch package'

Responses please!

A:Problem with Microsoft Office 2003 student and home

try upgrading it to the latest service pack

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A few months ago I purchased a new computer with Vista installed. I followed that up by installing a copy of Office 2003 that I own. When I perform certain actions like Saving or running macros (especially ones that perform cell formatting operations), excel just seems to hang up for several seconds.

For instance a particular macro I have take several seconds (~20-30) to run on an XP machine, while it takes several minutes (4 or 5) to run on the Vista machine. Note that it is the exact same code running on both machines. I may have similar issues with other office applications, but I primarily use Excel.

Is there an Excel 2003 Vista Patch or something that I may be missing?



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I get this message..cannot start microsoft office outlook. unable to open the outlook window. the set of folders could not be opened. the server is not available. contact your administrator if this condition persists. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

My OS info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3934 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1839 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294823 MB, Free - 161113 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Can't open Outlook 2003 in Vista Home Premium

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Sorry if I repeat what someone else already raised, but did not find something matching my issue.

I recently installed Vista SP1, along with an upgrade of my Norton virus software, and a few issues seem to have reared the heads with it. I managed to work through problem DLLs, EULALauncher issues and Quicktime failures, but my problems with my Microsoft Office Suite remain unresolved.

Basically, I can open Word, Powerpoint or Excel and it seems to be going to work okay, but, within a second or two of opening, I get a ".... stopped working" message and Microsoft is searching for a solution. No solution is reported and the failed package closes.

I have Microsoft Office 2007 Home & Office, but though I installed off the disk I purchased, I only see Microsoft Office Trial in the directory, which I am very nervous to uninstall in case of further repercussions. I did try to reinstall using the aforementioned disk, but when I action the setup utility, it too opens like it is going to work and very soon after closes without doing anything.

Anyone experienced similar issues and if so, any recommendations to get Office back and working please?

A:Vista Home Premium v Office 2007 issue

This leads me to believe that you might have installed the trial version that comes with Vista operating system.
Which is why the best solution is to uninstall this trial version completely from "Uninstall programs" in Control Panel and re-install the version you have on the disk.
I had the same exact problem yesterday as I was installing my 180 day trial version from a disk, and I had installed the 60 day trial version that comes with the operating system before hand. I went ahead and uninstalled the 60 day version, then re-installed the 180 version but when I opened any program it kept saying "Your software and trial have expired".

Hopefully for you, you have the full version that you bought, should definitely work just fine.

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I have Sony VAIO CR120E with Win Vista x32 home premium installed (2G RAM), the problem is when I installed the MS office 2007 , the entire system freeze for minutes once I double click a doc, xls file .... I have installed some kits of compatibility, beside the MS office 2007 SP1 and later SP2 from microsoft .... but worthless !!!

a friend of mine has the same problem on Toshiba satellite pro with the same OS and features ..... !!

I have tried the net and all forums around the world but no one help, so please if someone has encountered this problem or have a solution , plz help !!

Notice: when I tries MS office 2003 .... problem vanished !!

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Good afternoon people,

Firstly, I would like to say hello to everyone who've helped me in the past with my Access help. It's been a long absence with study commitments and such, but as is the purpose of this group, I would like to ask for some tech help:

The situation: Microsoft Word (as part of Office 2003 Professional Edition) frequently closes without user notification on my dad's laptop (Windows Vista Basic). It's recently started, and it interrupts his work. He says that the issue occurs when he minimises documents, but he didn't indicate a frequency of this occurrence. He also told me that once he successfully saves a document and closes Word, he then encounters issues when opening said document; it says that the file has been "corrupted" (I can't remember exactly what the dialog box says), and that the data can be recovered, or to proceed with opening the document. Data recovery doesn't work, and when he proceeds to open the document, Word returns "Program not responding" and "Critical error caused by the program" and other prompts of this nature, which then forces the program to quit.

I am aware that a similar problem is in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for Word 2003, but was last revised in 2004 (so covered only xp and 2000), and am not certain if this issue is the same for Windows Vista. It related to the "Handwriting Recognition" program.

Additionally, as always, there are a multitude of ... Read more

A:Solved: Microsoft Word (Office Professional Edition 2003) frequently closes

Any chance of anyone helping?

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Dear Gurus,

We need help!!
Our Vista Home Premium Machines can't ping to our Windows Server 2003 R2, but Windows Server 2003 R2 can ping the Vista Home Premium Machines. FYI our Vista machines are connected through MPLS connection to our Head Office where Windows Server 2003
R2 machines located.

Both Firewalls are disabled.
Windows Server 2003 R2 in Standard Profile.


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I seem to be having a couple issues regarding Outlook.

First, when I get to the home page to log in I get a message that says "There has been an error removing certificates from this workstation. Error (0X80070005): Access is denied.

Once I've logged in, I try to reply to my email and Explorer shuts down, then restarts.

Any suggestions?

A:Vista Home Premium & Outlook Web Access 2003 Issue

How are you trying to access Outlook from IE?

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I get this error message when running setup script on licensed Office install disk:

F:\HomeStudentr.WW\OSETUP.DLL cannot be loaded. This may indicate that the file is missing or damaged.


A:Problems installing Office 2007 on Vista Home Premium

Originally Posted by melise

I get this error message when running setup script on licensed Office install disk:

F:\HomeStudentr.WW\OSETUP.DLL cannot be loaded. This may indicate that the file is missing or damaged.


Hello Melise, Welcome to the forum.

I have read that quite a few people experience this problem. This answer seems to help

Have a look here to enable the built in Administrator account;
Administrator Account

Use this account to install Office and then I recommend that you follow the tutorial to Disable it again, when you are finished.

I hope this helps


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Hey guys... im slightly new to vista...just got my vista laptop a month ago... see profile for specs... well my office network is kind of old and the file server runs windows nt 4.0... is there any way of connecting to the file server as this would make my job a lot lot easier as currently i need to save my files to my email, find a bloke willing to lend me his pc and then download it to the file server.... or find a usb flashdrive and transfer stuff... my xp home notebook used to let me use the nt server as a network drive.... also, i cant see any computers on my office network except those running on vista (not even xp) and this sucks at home too as my print server runs on windows 98 (old lappy made to serve as a printer server for my canon i200 inkjet printer)... please can someone help me???? pl pl pl pl

A:Connecting Vista Home Premium Laptop to office network

pl help.... anyone????

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Is there some to change the settings in vista microsoft mail to accept attachments if you know they are safe?

A:vista home premium microsoft mail

In mail, go to tools, options, security tab and unselect do not allow attachments...

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Please help....
I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 x86 based computer with processor-AMD (tm) 64 x 2 mobile tech TL-56 running Microsoft Vista 6.0.6002, service pack 2 (32 bit) and I want to upgrade to Microsoft 8.

I compared the Microsoft 8 requirements and I believe my computer meets all the requirements.

I ran the upgrade assistant and the ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Controller is NOT compatible. Since it is not compatible, does that mean I cannot upgrade to Microsoft 8?What options do I have to remedy?Thanks for your help!

A:Need help upgrading from Vista Home Premium to Microsoft 8


Look here for a possible answer(read all of the article):-

Windows 8 not installing on Dell Inspiron 1721 - Windows 8 - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community

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When I got my HP laptop it had a trial Office 2007 which expired yesterday. I want to purchase Office Standard 2007, which would give me Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, but do I also have to upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?


A:Do I have to upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?

compused said:


When I got my HP laptop it had a trial Office 2007 which expired yesterday. I want to purchase Office Standard 2007, which would give me Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, but do I also have to upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?

CompusedClick to expand...

No! Just get the Office 2007 and you'll be set..

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I just purchased a PC running Vista. Can anyone tell me if Vista is compatible with MICROSOFT OFFICE 2003 ?

My machine came pre-loaded with a 60 day trial of MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 but I'd like to use software that I already own rather than spend more $$$ on a different version.

A:Does Microsoft Office 2003 work with Vista

HI! Recca
I have been using Microsoft Office 2003 student edition since Vista Ultimate 32bit Beta. The functions I use work OK.

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Everytime i go to a "New Message" or "Reply" i get the message "The Add in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxset32.dll" could not be loaded or installed.

Detect and repair from the help menu failed. Resinstalling failed. Is there any other way to stop this annoying message?


A:Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 On Vista

Did you install the program in XP SP2 compatibility mode with Run as Administrator also selected? If not, uninstall it, then reinstall it using the compatibility wizard.

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I have a recently purchased laptop running Windows Vista 64-bit. The computer came with a pre-installed, trial version of Microsoft Office Student and Teacher edition 2007. I purchased Microsoft Office Student and Teacher edition 2003 a couple of years ago and wish to install this on the laptop running Windows Vista 64-bit.

Will this work? I should probably go ahead and uninstall Microsoft Office Student and Teacher edition 2007 before installing the 2003 version, right? I've also done some searching on this website and others on how to do this. Some suggest installing Office 2003, then visiting the Windows Update website before opening any Office programs.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks for your time,


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I recently installed Office 2003 SBE onto a Vista system and activated it. Everytime I start up one of the applications (Word, Excel, etc.), I get a licence adherence prompt (ie I got to click that I agree with the terms of the licence agreement). Any one come across this problem? Is there a compatibility issue? (Please do not tell me I have to get Office 2007!) I have checked that the licence is activated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Microsoft Office Prof. 2003 with Vista

Did you install it as Administrator and for all users??

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I have been trying to Sync my Cingular 8525 with Office 2007 on Vista Home Premium and can not get the system to Sync with the PDA or vice versa.

The error that comes up is "Synchronization could not be completed. See" which I've followed to no avail.

For the uninitiates, Active Sync is not recognized on by Vista, hence Sync Center.

The PDA syncs just fine on my other XP Pro/Office Pro 2003/Active Sync sytems. Does anyone have any clues or pointers that I can try in resolving this issue?
Cheers - Fitzy

A:Vista Home Premium, Office 2007, Sync Center and Cingular 8525

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Dear all,

i am newbie to this forum.i came to know about this site from my friend.
i was looking for a solution for my issue for past 3-4 months for the solution of Installation Problem of MS Office 2007 SP1 Update on Windows Vista Home Premium.

please find attached file of windowsupdate.log for the error report.

advance thanks to all.


A:Installation Problem of MS Office 2007 SP1 Update on Windows Vista Home Premium

I would say that the simple solution is probably to do a repair install of Office 2007. There is, however a KB that addresses this problem for Office 2003, which may apply to 2007: How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues

Hopefully that helps.

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Problem: It will not get nor install updates from Microsoft for the OS nor any other program
Steps Taken (so far...)
1) removed various programs and addons using Programs and Features, Add/Remove Program
2) removed old copy of Malware Bytes. Installed and ran new. removed problems found.
3) installed and ran CCleaner and fixed problems found and removed junk files found
4) tried automatic fix from this link: Fails on installing Windows PowerShell. Says to try again later.
5) tried manual reset of windows update from the same link:
    a- appidsvc not found when trying to stop it in step 2
    b- 4 or 5 of the .dlls from step 6 are either missing or have problems when starting
    c- tried step 11 but it fails to load the latest version of the update agent.
I don't know if this is a virus or what.
Thanks for your time.

A:Windows VIsta Home Premium not allowing updates from Microsoft

first check your disk for errors
then run system file checker
then download and run the system update readiness tool
then download and run sfcfix
upload sfcfix.txt and C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log

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Hopefully I ask this so it's understandable... I just bought a laptop ~ Dell Inspiron 1525 it's running Microsoft Vista Home Premium... Now I know desktops with Windows xp really well, where folders and files are taken...But it's a bit more difficult. I was just curious If I don't have things I do on the internet (ie: save chat logs, pictures, websites, etc..) set to save them, is there anywhere hidden in the folders that are going to save them? or is it gone forever once I clear the history on the internet etc...?

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I have heard different things from different people. Once and for all, can you tell me if a new laptop with Vista Home will work with Office 2003? I'm being told yes by Dell but no by another hardware tech support guy. Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks. [email protected]

A:Does Office 2003 work on Vista Home

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Microsoft Office Pro Edition 2003
Error: 1305

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I have a new HP box with vista x64, it came with a trial office 2007. I installed office 2003 with out any errors noted. Outlook and Excel seem to work ok however Word will hangup after two letters are typed, and then gives a NOT RESPONDING message. I uninstalled the office 2007, and using office 2003 uninstalled and reinstalled word 2003. The problem remains ,two letters and it quits. What do you think?

A:Office 2003 Professional w Vista x64 Home Prremium

change the Theme or use anothre screen resolution..u may need updated video drivers

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I have acquired a new laptop and would appreciate some help with the issue - When trying to install Office 2003 the following message appeared -
Error. Office11-Disk 1-Professional\SETUP.EXE.
The requested operation requires elevation.
Many thanks

A:installing Office 2003 in Vista Home Basic

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Hey folks,

I switched from 32-bit XP to 64-bit Vista and my Microsoft Office 2003 isn't working on Vista for some reason. Is this supposed to happen or is there something I can do or something that I can download to make it work with Vista by any chance??? Or is there nothing I can do to make Office 2003 compatible with 64-bit Vista? Do I absolutely *HAVE* to have Office 2007 for 64-bit Vista?

Thanks in advance, folks!!

A:Solved: Microsoft Office 2003 Doesn't Work On 64-Bit Vista?

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I am trying to connect to two computers that are connected to a Linksys Router using Remote Assistance on a Vista Home Premium Machine. I get the error message that the person you are trying to help may have closed remote assistance. I get the same message when trying to connect to either machine. I am guessing the problem is with a setting in the router, but I don't know what setting.

A:Remote Access from Vista Home Premium to Vista Home Premium and XP Home Edition

You should forward the ports on the router to the IP Addresses of the machines, that you want to connect to. On Symantec PC Anywhere, it is ports 5631 and 32, on Windows remote desktop connection it is port 3389 that needs to be forwarded.

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Following is information on my laptop: Intel (R) CPU T225 @ 1.73 GHZ; memory 1015 mb; 3000 N100; System type X86-based PC Version 6.0.6001; Vista; Microsoft Office 2007

Problem: Microsoft word upon closing gives the following message: Word not responding. The program will not close and I have to usee control-alt-delete to get task manager and then end the program that way. This started happening sometime in June, it worked fine prior to that.

Also most recent problem: Just yesterday I had a problem with Internet Explorer not allowing me access to normal websites I go to, including this one. Part of this happened after I ran diagonistics to check for problems. I was told in the results there were fixes for some problems and to continue, which I did, but the website would not open; received a code of 403 (I think that was it) which says, I am not authorized to view results.

Anyway, I am sorry this is so long, but I really need word to work correctly because my online college classes are coming up soon.
Thanks for any help.

A:Microsoft Office -Word 2007 not responding -Vista

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Hi everyone,

I am having issues with a 64 bit Windows Vista Home Premium computer. I am fixing this computer for a friend and have a pretty good idea of what the issue is (bad hard drive) but I'd like to get some other peoples opinions before I go and tell my friend he needs to spend $90 on a new hard drive. The computer turns on and begins to load Vista, however, it remains on the screen that shows the green loading bar and says Microsoft Corporation underneath it. I cleaned out the inside of the computer with an air compressor because there was about 10 pounds of dust in it (dust was poofing out of the side of the case where a fan hole was). I reseated the RAM, disconnected all unnecessary peripherals (CD drive), but nothing. The system will not boot into safe mode - it gets stuck at loading Crcdisk.sys. I booted from my WinPE disk and ran chkdsk on the HD - it came back with no errors. Suspicious, I popped in my Hirens boot disc and used one of the HD testing tools on it. It told me there was two bad sectors (but did not offer to fix them). I've done extensive Googling, and every thread seemed to end with "replace your hard drive", etc.


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This forum helped me a lot in the past and i hope someone can help me this time aswell.
I used to have a problem with blue screens on my toshiba laptop running vista. That problem was solved. However, since then microsoft office word 2007 is not working properly anymore. Whenever i try to save, open or close a file the program stops responding and crashes. I tried uninstalling microsoft office, scaning the computer registry with regsupreme pro and cleaning it and then reinstalling microsoft office but the problem persists.
The problem is only with microsoft word, all other office programs work fine.
My best guess is that something went wrong with some system file.
I have absolutely no idea what to do. If anyone can help me somehow i would appreciate it.
My last resort is formatting the computer which i would like to avoid.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

A:Solved: Microsoft office word 2007 problems on vista

I see that no one has an idea yet on how to help me. Maybe this additional info will help:
1) i started word in safe mode and it works fine only while using safe mode. I started uninstalling programs with word adding with no luck in pinpointing the problem yet. Are there any tools to troubleshoot faulty addins? or anything that would help?
2) here is the last crash report:
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: WINWORD.EXE
Application Version: 12.0.6514.5000
Application Timestamp: 00000000
Hang Signature: 90f3
Hang Type: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1037
Additional Hang Signature 1: a2539c12002def58ea10e8fbf80dbb21
Additional Hang Signature 2: 3a11
Additional Hang Signature 3: 87b75bf14c7714e844bce06b3bb721a8
Additional Hang Signature 4: 90f3
Additional Hang Signature 5: a2539c12002def58ea10e8fbf80dbb21
Additional Hang Signature 6: 3a11
Additional Hang Signature 7: 87b75bf14c7714e844bce06b3bb721a8
Click to expand...

Can anyone help me?

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Please help - I am trying to get a job and emailing resumes. I have office home and student 2007. When I email a resume as an attachment and try to open the attachment on the sent email I get a message (no error number) that says the document does not exist. So I don't know if the prospective employer received my resume. Can someone tell me how to fix this. Please. I really need help.


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I am trying to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 on my new vista x64 laptop but the installer fails at the prerequisites

I have tried with different versions of the media (ALL from our work MSDN subscription DVDs ... not downloaded is what I am highlighting here)

I have unticked the .net 3.0 thing in the windows components.

I have exited the vista sidebar before installing

Interesteingly C# Express goes on just fine which would be enough for me but I really like using Resharper and It doesn't work with express

Here is the installer error log

01/27/09,18:17:48] Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 64bit Prerequisites (x64): [2] g:\setup\..\wcu\64bitprereq\x64\vs_bsln.exe could not be unpackaged because it is not a cabinet. [01/27/09,18:17:49] setup.exe: [2] ISetupComponent::Pre/Post/Install() failed in ISetupManager::InternalInstallManager() with HRESULT -2147467259. [01/27/09,18:17:49] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 64bit Prerequisites (x64) is not installed. [01/27/09,18:17:50] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Document Explorer 2008 was not attempted to be installed. [01/27/09,18:17:50] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component was not attempted to be installed. [01/27/09,18:17:50] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite - ENU was not attempted to be installed. [01/27/09,18:17:50] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET ... Read more

A:Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 doesn't install on clean Vista Home Premium 64bit


Is your windows update on?? If not start it thru services.msc

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I recently had to purchase a new computer because my old one crapped out. I had Window XP on it and had purchased Microsoft Office Standard (xp version) so I could get Word, Excel and Outlook. Later I purchased another Microsoft Office, XP CD so I could install Publisher. My new computer came with Vista Home Premium. Can I download these applications on my new computer with the Vista operating system or do I need to go by new version of these applications that are Vista compatible? Thanks! Rich

A:Solved: Compatibility Question: Vista Operating System & Microsoft Office (Word, Exc

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Windows Vista Home

Installed Microsoft office 2003 Installed custom install of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher. They all work you can type in them and print the page ect. However all of them if you go to save the file such as a word doc to the desktop like always did type whatever and then go to file and save as have the file named etc and with all of them it comes up with an error sayin

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. YOu can save a file from any of them, like I said you can open them and do whatever you want and print them out but cannot save them. Can someone tell me why I am gettting the error and why it wion't save?

A:Solved: Windows Vista-problem with Microsoft word 2003 won't save a file get error me

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Loaded Microsoft Office 2010 Plus on my wife's XP machine with no problems........then attempted to load on my laptop.......all of the Office Suites loaded, XL,Power Point,etc.
When opening Microsoft Word receive “Microsoft Word Has Stopped Working” window that says closing program. I've reloaded a couple of times and used the “Repair” feature also, and attempted to start MS Word in Safe Mode to no avail!
I found online that I could enter “winword.exe /a” in Run box and the Word Program will open and function properly...........this seems to be a “around-the-barn” way of opening the program!!
Has anyone had a similar issue with this?
Any help will be appreciated, Thanks Freenow

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I'm considering upgrading an old 530s from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. Will an OEM version work and where can I get a fair deal on Win 7?

A:Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

You are best to take the unofficial upgrade path to Windows 10 via the expired 10130 Insider Preview:→-windows-10-free-upgrade/

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I can't open Outlook 2003 to get my email and the error message I get says: "errors have been detected in the C:\Users\Sparky\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst." THe error message goes on to say to use the "Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe)
to diagnose and repair errors in the file." 
I cannot find my outlook.pst nor the scanpst.exe files. 
Got online and tried 4 different suggestions and none worked. Would anyone please have suggestions? I want to upgrade my OS & Office, but don't know if my files will be retained or not. Thank you to anyone who can help. 

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well my cousin convinced my mom that she needed microsoft access so he brings over microsoft office 2000 and installs it... including everything im pretty sure, i wasnt here when it happened. but he installed word outlook excel powerpoint and access, but we already have the 2003 version of everything except access. and now the old microsoft outlook (2000) has taken over all email rights, as in the links from start menu and internet explorer. So is there a way to get rid of all of microsoft office 2000 except for access? Because when i tried uninstalling microsoft office 2000 it said are you sure you want to uninstall all components? so i wasnt sure so i clicked cancel, well hopefully that made sense, and please help!

A:microsoft office 2000 + microsoft office 2003 = bad idea

Check the Tips & Trick area for a thread I wrote on removing MS Office completely....
all versions...
Then reinstall.

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I'm using the Windows XP operating system and had Microsoft Office installed on it a while ago. All the applications were working fine when I first got it. Yesterday, when I tried to open Microsoft Excel I get the message that 'the feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available', and it asks me to insert the 'Microsoft Office 2000 Premium' disk and click ok. Unfortunately, I don't have this disk because it was someone else that installed Office on my computer for me. I don't understand why it's not letting me use Microsoft Excel and why I get this message from Windows Installer every time I try to use the application.

It was working fine not long ago and I've used it to make several spreadsheet files, all of a sudden for no apparent reason I'm getting this message every time I try to use it.

Can anyone give me any advice and has anyone had a similiar problem? I would appreciate any help.

A:Microsoft Excel help, keeps asking for 'Microsoft Office 2000 Premium' disk

When it was installed, some aspects will be "installed on first use", and now it wants to install the function, for which you need the CD.

You really cannot use it successfully (not to mention legally) if you do not own and have the disks.

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Greetings Tech Support Guy, The computer I wish to purchase has Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled, with a ticket to purchase an upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium.
As I wish to use Windows 7 immediately (without bothering with Vista Home Premium) can you please advise, in detail, how I can delete Vista completely and install Windows 7 with minimum fuss.
All help greatly appreciated,
With Best Regards

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

When you get the Vista DVD, boot from it and choose Custom "advanced" installation. Then highlight the partition you want to put 7 on (preferably the Vista partition) then click "delete" (be careful which partition you choose) once the old Vista partition is deleted, be sure the new unallocated partition is highlighted and hit next to continue installing 7. Here is a screenshot, your partition structure may be slightly different.

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Hi, I've been having BSOD problems(I don't actually see a BSOD the power just goes off) ever since I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium.

It occasionally happens during start-up or randomly(no specific program or website) at other times. It will also occasionally freeze and then I need to reboot.

I'm new at this and not tech savvy so hopefully I've included all relevant information. If not please be kind.

My System:

32 bit
Original O/S: Vista(came pre-installed)
Windows 7: Upgrade Version
System hardware is about 4 to 5 years old
Age Of Windows 7: I upgraded to 7 about 3 months ago

A:BSOD after upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium

No DMP included...

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.
Please attach the DMP files to your next post not to post one.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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I have the student download of windows 7 home premium and after downloading and starting installation, it isnt compatible to upgrade from vista home premium. So do I have to burn some sort of dvd for installation, or can i just install from the download i was told to save on my desktop and let it do it's thing?

A:student download vista home premium to 7 home premium


Try making a DVD out of it, and doing a clean install.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,

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I have created in Microsoft Word 2003 on an XP OS some lengthy documents. I created them using a view setting of 150%.

I sent them to my employer, who is using Windows 98 and Microsoft Word 97. My boss opened them with his system and they displayed on the screen at a view of 200%. He wants me to send him Word documents that he can open from the CD-R that I send that will automatically display at 100% view on the screen so that he does not have to set the view for each document as it displays.

So what is the answer.

Is there a way that I can save my created documents so that when my boss gets them on a CD-R that they will open on his system at a view setting of 100%.

Is there also a way that his system can be set to default to 100% in reading from the CD-R.

My boss does not want to copy the documents to the system hard disk from my sent CD-R, preferring to read and copy directly from the CD-R that I send, so that the original documents will not accidentally be changed.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Microsoft Word 2003 To Microsoft Word 97 View Setting

Welcome to BCWhat if he were to download Word 2003 Viewer?Mark

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Hi all

I am using Windows XP and office 2003. I am using Microsoft Office Picture Manager to view tif files.


1. I open a tif file.
2. I make an annotation change eg: Use the hightlighting tool to hightlight some text. Fine, no problem!
3. I save the document.
4. I close the document and try reopening it:

I get this error:

"The file selected is not a valid Microsoft Document Imaging file"

I recreated my Windows XP profile and this resolved the problem

That was two weeks the problem is back!

Any ideas?


A:Problems with Microsoft office document imaging in Office 2003

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Hiya Everyone.

Here is the little problem I have encounted.
This evening, I installed in my computer Microsoft Professional Office suite 2003.I installed all the components, ie, Word, Publisher, powerpoint, excel and access.
All the applications worked immediatley and correctly except, Access. This application will neither open or run ? I have uninstalled it, re-installed twice, but that particular component will not run.
Any advise would be appreciated.


A:Microsoft Office Professional Office Suite 2003

Have you tried downloading Office service pack 2? bike, still wish I had my '67Mark

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I was wondering --

I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade when it was 1/2 price in July. I can also purchase Windows 7 Professional through the Ultimate Steal here in Canada.

I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. I really don't want to do a clean install.

After I do an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, can I use the key from Windows 7 Professional to upgrade to that version?

After that, can I then install Windows 7 Home Premium on a friend's computer, using the same key I had originally used on my computer, now that I'm not using Windows 7 Home Premium any more?


A:Upgrade Vista Home Premium --> 7 Home Premium --> 7 Pro

It appears the Upgrade keys are much more flexible than in the past, so it is worth a try at install. The worst is that you would have to use the key that came with the version.

No one I've read knows for sure whether an upgrade deactivates the underlying O.S. key, and MS's own Technet MVP's say it doesn't in case of reinstall need. It violates the EULA, of course, which says the upgraded OS replaces it except for reinstall.

Since upgrade keys are working in clean installs, you might want to try this providing your Vista Premium is retail so that you can migrate it to your friend:

1) Make an image of your Vista Premium install so it can be easily restored.

2) Try a clean formatted install booting from desired Win7 Upgrade version, which should take the key, or require the double "upgrade over upgrade" trick so the key is taken.

3) If this works, you can migrate your retail copy of Vista to your friend's computer, if not just use your backup image to restore it for in place Upgrade.

You will need to make a backup image of the finished job to avoid having to reinstall both OS in the future.

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i want to use spyware terminator and it only supports 32 bit vista as of now and i really want to use it on my new 64 bit HP it is the best and the only really good free spyware remover. i have spybot s&d right now and i dont like it i also have spyware blaster i like it but it isnt a traditional spyware remover so it really cant help me much i have avast antivirus and pc tools antivirus i had a copy of spyware doctor plus keygen but it doesnt support 64 bit either thanks for any help

A:Is It Possible To Emulate 32 Bit Vista Home Premium Under 64 Bit Home Premium

Pirating software is against the rules here - so discussions involving key generators are not appropriate here.
This topic is closed.

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Heres my story:

Yesterday I was messing around on my brand-new laptop, and I was stupid enough to try a keygen to get Ultimate (I had HP). Surprising. It worked but the copy wasn't genuine obviously. So then I rebooted, pressed F8 at boot. An ran Toshibas recovery to try to get the computer to its out of box state. I got stuck at initializomg (either that or I was impaptient) so I turned off the laptop. Then when I truer to boot I got bootmgr is missing. I have an old vista Hp disk so I installed that for the time being. So my question is, how do I get it back to the original state? I do t have any important data or anything. Please note the laptop didn't cone with recovery disks.

A:Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 home premium?

If you no longer have a working recovery partition and no recovery disks, you may be forced to contact Toshiba and see if they will sell you recovery disks.

You could download an ISO of Windows 7 HP and install from that, but that would just give you a clean install, not return you to "original state".

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Hello all. I built this system about 1 month ago:


SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Suppy

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter With Dual-Band WMP600N Network adapter - PCI

The original OS was Windows XP 32bit SP3. I upgraded this system to Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2 with no issues.

I then went to upgrade the system to Windows 7 Premium. I chose the "Upgrade" install and not the "Clean" install. I've checked the updater to confirm that all my system information was adequate. I uninstalled the ATI Catalyst Controller, iTunes, etc. that it wanted me to. Oddly enough, the ATI Catalyst Controller was the most recent driver that supports Windows 7.

I checked online to see if the hardware was all supported by Windows 7. The Sapphire Vapor-X video card was not compatible or compatible... it simply wasn't on the list of either. The X-Fi Extreme Gamer said it was NOT compatible... yet, I had a driver for... Read more

A:Vista Home Premium 32bit to 7 Premium, 62% BSOD

Here's a possible solution:

Upgrade stops responding (hangs) at 62% when you upgrade to Windows 7

I've not had the problem, but I have always done clean installs. (You say that people have seen this with clean install, but most of the problems I've seen have been for people performing an upgrade-in-place.)

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I am about to buy MSOffice XP. I have MSOffice Premium.
My bootleg cd is now "no good" because it got destroyed accidentally stepping on it. Will MSOffice XP un-install the previous version and install the new? I tried to un-install it but it keeps asking me for the CD.

A:Microsoft Office Premium

No do not think so but here is a toll free number you can call and MS will replace the cd for you.


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I recently installed the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta, but this morning its intro screen stays stuck at "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run." Googling it resulted in only two threads, neither of them having the answer.

I'm back to using Office 2007, by simply setting my Word and Excel documents to open by Office 2007 by default, but now my Word and Excel icons have become much less pretty, such as my Word icons becoming a very plain "DOCX" icon instead of the normal "blue W" icon. I checked, and the file types are still regular Word documents. Is there a way to get the pretty icons back?

A:Office 2010 Problems: "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run" & Unattractive DOCX icons for Word documents.

Regarding changing the icon:
Go to either My Computer or Windows Explorer.
Click Tools, Folder Options, File Types tab.
Scroll down to the DOCX file type (file types are in alphabetical order), click on it one time to highlight it.
Click the Advanced button.
The "Edit File Type" screen appears.
There is a Change Icon button in the top right area.
Click the Change Icon button.
You should have other icon choices to pick from.
Side note: If you don't like any of those icons, you can always hit the Browse button,
and browse to where other icons are, (you can assign any icon to any file type that you want, it is a matter of personal preference).
Icons are found in .exe files (executables), some (not all) .dll (dynamic link library) files, and .ico files.

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I have Microsoft Office 2003 installed and also the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007. However, when I receive an e-mail with a Microsoft Word 2007 attachment, the document will not open even with the Compatibility Pack installed. I can not convert .docx to .doc. Any advice please?

A:Microsoft Outlook 2003 - Attachments in Microsoft Word 2007 will not open

Hi again,

Anybody able to help me with this please?

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Microsoft Producer 2003 for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 - Final Release Candidate is the next release of this very popular add-in for PowerPoint 2003 and PowerPoint 2002. Producer 2003 provides users with many powerful new features that make it easier to synchronize audio, video, slides, and images to create engaging and effective rich-media presentations. Producer 2003 gives content and media professionals, as well as everyday PowerPoint users a host of new content authoring features.

Refer to the Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Privacy Statement for important privacy information.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP

This download works with the following Office applications:

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint 2002



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I am running windows xp home and I have microsoft office 2000 premium. I have not had any trouble with it until now. This is my work comp. and I have several documents I have made with Word. Some have our agency letter head on them. The problem is, when I pull up one of these document, all I have is just a blank start up screen from Word, but if I hit the print button, it prints out the document w/ letter head on it. I tried Detect and Repair but I need the installation disk and my old boss took that with him when he left. I don't know of anything different done added or deleted on the system to cause the problem. And it doesn't seem to matter which view I'm in, nothing seems to work. I got my co worker to email the letter head to me again and was going to try and make new files, but that picture will not show up either. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I hate to tell my new boss, but I really need these documents.

A:Microsoft Office 2000 Premium

So the problem is just that the letterhead is not displaying on the screen properly when the document is opened in Word? My word documents with images do that all of the time, and I still have not figured out why. If I click on the area where the image should be, it will sometimes restore it. If not, there should be a toolbar button that can be used to restore it.

The image is there, it is just not being drawn. I ususally just open it in WordPad, and all of the images display just fine. Maybe give that a try and see if it will display your heading like it is supposed to? I would about guess that something just needs to be updated, or that maybe a recent patch might be causing the issue, but I have not worried about it wnough to try and chase it down yet.

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I do not know how this was installed. Word works, but excel does not. Can anyone help?

A:Microsoft Office Premium 2000

If you have the CD, you can run a repair of then installation, by inserting the disk in the drive, it will auto spin up and ask if you want to uninstall or repair the installation, select repair, see if that fixes it
If this fails to resolve the issue put the CD back in and this time select uninstall. When this has completed, try and reinstall the complete package. It is quite simple to do.

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I have MS Office Premium. In Excel, is there is a way to hide tabs in a workbook?

A:Microsoft Office Premium-Excel

If thats office 2000 click on the tab to the worksheet you want to hide, then click the Format menu==>sheet==>hide.

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I understand that Office 2003 does not have the Office shortcut bar. Is it possible to use the bar from Office XP with 2003? If so, how?

A:Microsoft Office shortcut bar in Office 2003

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If I get an Office 365 Home Premium Sub and hand out the 4 extra licences to family they can sign in with their own Microsoft accounts and use their own OneDrive etc.

My question is - do I have to keep signing in to my account to keep their accounts alive?

A:Office 365 Home Premium question

No, but you will need to keep paying for the subscription.

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

except when I boot up my disk, I only get to the 2nd step:

2) Progress Bar:
The next screen is a more graphical progress bar indicating Windows 7 is still working in the background.

it wont go past this screen.

The same thing happens when I boot it up normally(without the disk for windows 7 home premium), only with the disk in it has the windows 7 rather than the vista look.

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

You've got this thread started too

Is that one now solved too? You've marked this one solved, could you explain how you solved it in case others need to solve the same problem sometime in the future?



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Hi all,

Office 2000 installation problem -
I followed the instructions and inserted my Product Key Number and then installed the various components, successfully, I thought.
I checked out each program, Excel, PowerPoint, etc and all were fine until I tried Word.
As soon as I opened Word a box came up requesting my Product Key Number. I entered it and was informed that the number was invalid. So I couldn't use Word.

What's going on? I've already installed Office 2000 Premium on my computer and wasn't asked for the Key number a second time. This time on a new hard disk (the previouse one crashed) with Windows XP I get this problem.
Can anyone help, please?


A:Office 2000 premium installation problem - WORD

ahmeds said:

Hi all,

Office 2000 installation problem -
I followed the instructions and inserted my Product Key Number and then installed the various components, successfully, I thought.
I checked out each program, Excel, PowerPoint, etc and all were fine until I tried Word.
As soon as I opened Word a box came up requesting my Product Key Number. I entered it and was informed that the number was invalid. So I couldn't use Word.

What's going on? I've already installed Office 2000 Premium on my computer and wasn't asked for the Key number a second time. This time on a new hard disk (the previouse one crashed) with Windows XP I get this problem.
Can anyone help, please?

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Hi ahmeds,

I run MS Office 2000 SR-1 Professional on WinXP Pro SP2, and whenever I have run into problems like this, I use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall it, and then reinstall. I may have even downloaded some updates for it at the MS Office 2000 website - you should check it out for just such a problem fix. Goto:

MS Word should have been installed along with Office 2000, so by the indication you are getting it would appear that the MS Word installation did not complete successfully in some manner.

-- Tom

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Hi All,

It seems that my computer has slowed down a great deal. When I access Word it takes a very long time for the screen to fill out.

I know this is a much slower access time than I have had in the past.

I am using Win98, 64k ram, 233mhz chip.

Can you give me any pointers to correct this?

Do I need to change stack number and how to do it?


A:microsoft word 2000 premium

First, Clean up your PC.

Then, Troubleshoot Word. (under Word's heading)

On my web, link below.

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So I've been reading a little bit here and there, and basically discovered that, Windows Vista Home Premium will not allow Domain access essentially, only workgroup. I work at a law firm, and we do use a domain system.

So my question would not be how to get Home to work with a domain (I've been told it's impossible, even with any logon scripts and hacks and what not), but about this anytime upgrade. I'm able to get everyone to run access to the files on our server, and get online, our Lexis Nexis: Practice Advantage works, internet all of that. Just can't get into the domain per say. This Windows anytime upgrade, how does it exactly work? I've read some documentation on it, but it's not too much of a help. We bought 15 new computers all with home premium installed, OEM. No disks, and no anytime upgrade disk (gggrrrr!!). We need to get these computers up to par ASAP, as we have a lot of important work to do. Thank god I set up a lab computer to run all tests and benchmarks.

As I see it I NEED this upgrade disk to essentially do the upgrade, am I correct in that? Has anyone had to order one through Microsoft, if so how long did it take? I found a Business upgrade disk in our Microsoft Subscription Pack, however, it tells me towards the end, that it cannot upgrade us to business, we need to go all the way to Ultimate.... (holy loops batman!). This will run us $159 per box. Is this the ONLY option is to get a hold of this upgrade disk, and up... Read more

A:Home Premium + SBS 2003 = No Domain Access?

It's been a few days. TTT.

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I have a HP running Windows 7 Home Premium

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3686 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465640 MB, Free - 252855 MB; D: Total - 11196 MB, Free - 1375 MB; L: Total - 152580 MB, Free - 112828 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Here is my problem I have a 2003 program (Family Tree Journal from Cherry Tree Software) it was last updated in 2003
it's 323bit
Is there any way I can run it on Windows 7?

A:Can I run a 2003 xp program on Windows 7 home premium

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My computer that had been running the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium since early 2009 had become an appliance:  It worked every time it was turned on and it handled every network transaction that came through my DSL line.  I had set the "Windows
Update" program to check for updates periodically, every month or so, and then to inform me when ever any update was available.  I could tell when the "Windows Update" program had been checking for updates, as the CPU usage went up to 100
percent with the used memory amount "sawtoothed" up and down for about 15 to 20 minutes.   The "Windows Update" then would tell me about the available updates and it would ask whether it should load any of those. 

This  worked until about January 2016.  At that time, the "Windows Update" CPU usage would stay at 100 percent for more than an hour.  After that, it gradually got worse:  Around June 2016, it held the CPU at 100 percent usage
for about 14 hours.  In August 2016, the CPU is held at 100 percent usage by the "Windows Update" for more than 45 hours with no end in sight.  It did find some updates to load, but it would not load them as the CPU had no time to do that. 

"Windows Update" is currently holding the CPU at 100 percent load  this every time the machine is booted up until all of the updates are loaded and it can not do this as the C... Read more

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I have Office 97 and it is not supported by Microsoft anymore. I can't print out any documents. Is Office 03 supported by Microsoft. I interested in buying a copy.

A:Is Microsoft Office 2003 still supported by Microsoft

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Please help me !!

Following a reboot of my PC, things started to go wrong. I have run numerous spyware and adware which has solved a number of issues. However, I am left with one recurring problem.

When I access any MS application it starts installing microsoft office premium 2000 and in the middle of installation it searches for cd or floppy or some external device.

Can anyone help me please?

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I am a 3rd year university student studying Forensic Science and i have to admit im not much of a writer and these long essays absolutly kill me...i spend so much time bringing up the word count window (time i probably should be spending writing). my question there any way of having a word count always on the screen counting as i go?

does anyone know if this can be done...if so how?

please let me know if i need to download something (and where to get it) or what settings i need to change in word if that needs doing.

Many Thanks

A:Microsoft Word 2003 word counter....

View->Toolbars->Word Count

You still have to click the recount button though.

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my friends bought a notebook acer extensa and the OS installed was windows vista home basic.unfortunately he encountered viruses that kills the windows...he reformat he replace the windows vista home premium..since he dont have the windows recovery...the notebook works but he encountered some problems like the desktop display is too dark..well ofcourse from 64 bit turns to 32 bit colors...and the ethernet doesnt work anymore..he did try to download the drivers but when he run the driver its error...he also updated the hard ware but still didnt work...does it need to upgrade also the bios or any suggestion pls...thanks

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Does anyone noe weather vista Microsoft word support the old formated ones? Or is there any plug-in needed to support?

A:Does Vista Microsoft Word Support Old Format Microsoft Word?

I'm assuming you're talking about the new office 2007? meaning word 2007?

If that is the case, then yes it does run older versions of word. In the sense that if you have a word document that was made and saved in Word 2003 it would work in 2007.

Just like when you make something in word 2007 you are able to save it as a Word 03-07 document so it works on both versions of Microsoft Word.

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