Windows® 7 compatibility with Microsoft® Office 2003
What are the different issues that might occur while installing Microsoft Office 2003 in Windows 7?
The Microsoft Office 2003 is a productivity suite written and distributed by the Microsoft Corporation for their Windows Operating System. Microsoft Office 2003 was released on November 17, 2003. It was the successor to Microsoft Office XP and the predecessor to Microsoft Office 2007. Core applications included in the Microsoft Office 2003 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access have only minor improvements, while Microsoft Outlook 2003 received a significant facelift and improved functionality in many areas that includes better e-mail and calendar sharing and information display, colored flags, Kerberos authentication, search folders, RPC over HTTP, and Cached Exchange mode. Another key feature of the Microsoft Outlook 2003 is the improved junk e-mail filter. The tablet and pen support was introduced in the productivity applications. Microsoft Word 2003 introduced an advanced reading layout view, better change-tracking and annotation/reviewing, document comparison, a Research Task Pane, voice comments and an XML-based format among other features. Microsoft Excel 2003 introduced list commands, statistical functions and XML data import, and analysis and transformation/document customization features. Microsoft Access 2003 introduced a backup command, the ability to view object dependencies, and error checking in forms and reports among other features. Microsoft Office 2003 is compatible with Windows 7.
The issues that can occur while installing Microsoft Office 2003 in Windows 7 platform, its symptoms and the ways to troubleshoot the issues are:
- Possible issues
You may face installation issues while installing the Microsoft Office 2003 in your computer if your computer was not configured properly or if your antivirus settings were changed. You may face an installation failure in the middle of the process if there were any power failures or automatic system restart issues. You may have issues with activating and registering the product as well.
Your computer will hang abruptly in the middle of the operation if you are having a troubled or a slow installation. If your antivirus settings are changed, your computer won’t allow you to run the installation.
If you face a slow installation, make sure that you carry out the installation process after closing or ending unwanted applications or programs. Make sure that you update your antivirus program and run a deep system scan and fix all the malware threats. If your antivirus program is blocking the installation of your Microsoft Office 2003, you can change the settings and add the Microsoft Office 2003 Setup to your trusted list. Make sure that you provide proper power backup through the installation process. You can enter the original activation key provided in your OEM bundle after the installation.