Is it possible to have two versions of excel on the same computer?

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  1. mitty2005

    mitty2005 MDL Novice

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    Good evening guys and gals...
    I am in need on excel 2007 on my computer, however I already have an office 2013 installed.
    Is there any ways to have both, 2007 and 2013 excel on my computer?
    My current 2013 is activated with microsoft toolkit.

    Thank you
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Have you tried to install it?

    The larger issues are with 2010,13, and 16. 2007 single app shouldn't be an issue afaik.
     
  3. Techiekid

    Techiekid MDL Member

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    You might have to install the older one first before the newer one. At least that was what MS support told me when I was installing office suite for work. You can't have office retail with office volume, or Click to run version with volume version together. The most troublesome is office 2016, doesn't like sharing space much, likes to be the Boss.

    Give it a try. Agree with EfA11, 2007 does play nice with others.
     
  4. ciwa

    ciwa MDL Novice

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    Hello,
    Why do not use portable version of 1 version an install the other version?
     
  5. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Having been in a similar position as you, I took the VM route. I'm using Office 2016, but various family members are using Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. So, I created four VMs using VirtualBox (Windows 7 + Daz loader) and installed a version of each in a separate machine. Maybe not exactly what you're wanting to know, but it does avoid conflicts and now I've been able to answer the questions relatives had (and continue to have) about their particular version of office.

    I recall from years ago, I did install 2003 and 2007 on the same physical hard drive; the earlier version had to be installed first. But for various reasons, I never liked the outcome and switched to virtual machines, first Microsoft VM and now VirtualBox.
     
  6. mitty2005

    mitty2005 MDL Novice

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    Thank you guys for suggestion. I ended up going the VM route.