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Thread: I did a dumb thing

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    VBAX Master stanl's Avatar
    Jan 2005

    I did a dumb thing

    In my excitement over finally getting my licensed Office 2007 Pro Plus, I clicked Upgrade [and probably should have clicked Customize]. So now 2007 is installed but 2003 is gone...

    What is a proper recommended fix

    1. Re-install 2003, 2007 won't be affected

    2. Uninstall 2007, install 2003, re-install 2007 [and does this affect my 2007 activation???

    3. leave things as they are, you are SOL.


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    VBAX Expert TrippyTom's Avatar
    Jul 2005
    New York, NY (USA)
    Uh oh Stan, that sounds tricky

    I don't know the answer but would be interested in the solution too. Currently at home I'm running 2003 on my laptop and 2007 on my desktop because I was afraid of nasty things happening with 2 versions on the same PC.
    Office 2010, Windows 7
    goal: to learn the most efficient way

  3. #3
    Distinguished Lord of VBAX VBAX Grand Master Bob Phillips's Avatar
    Apr 2005
    I would have thought that you have to uninstall 2007 then install 2003 and then 2007 again, as the 2007 might mal-function if you try and install 2003 over the parts that 2007 is using as the upgrade. Safer at least.

    But why not get hold of Virtual PC and run them in different VMs?
    Nihil simul inventum est et perfectum

    Abusus non tollit usum

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  4. #4
    Article ID:218861
    Last Review:January 24, 2007

    XLD is correct,

    search microsoft article above. sorry cant post links yet.

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    VBAX Master malik641's Avatar
    Jul 2005
    Florida baby!
    There you go jazznaura.

    Don't you only get 2 licenses for each 2007 installation? I would be afraid of uninstalling the program unless it updates MS about you uninstalling it so it can take out the use of your license I would think.

    .....ah! Nevermind:

    Step 2, part d.

    You should be ok. I agree with jazznaura and XLD with the approach. I would definitely be connected to the internet while I do this if I were you...just to be sure.

    Good luck Stan!

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