NEW PC Windows 10 - issues installing Office Pro 2003 - help!?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Starchyldd, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Starchyldd

    Starchyldd MDL Novice

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    Hello MDL, I am new here and I hope you can help. I did some searching but couldn't find what I needed..

    I just purchased and received a new DELL 8910, Windows 10, etc.. I have and like Office Pro 2003. I do not have the disk anymore but have found a solid download of it, however when I try to install I am getting the dreadfull "SETUP.INI file is missing". Does anyone here know how to make this work?

    I am currently using sp2 as well, which is what my key is for, thanks.

    Thank you!!
     
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  3. Starchyldd

    Starchyldd MDL Novice

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    I have read that it does in fact work. Here are some links..

    youtube . com/watch?v=5AjQxe5aJFA (a video showing it does work)

    nsrdl . com/apps/en_office_2003_pro.iso (a download for 2003 for windows 10)

    links edited to be able to show them..
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    If that office 2003 iso is not official, linking to it is not allowed.
     
  5. Starchyldd

    Starchyldd MDL Novice

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    Any advice on getting it to work??
     
  6. Starchyldd

    Starchyldd MDL Novice

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    SOLUTION... I contact Microsoft via chat. Told them my issue, and they gave me office 2010 as a resolution. Great job Microsoft for standing behind your motto of you should only ever have to buy a program once. Thank you.
     
  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    hehe good for you :) yay sometimes miracles happen :biggrin:
     
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  9. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    nice work out well for u:D
     
  10. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Never heard that before but I'll keep it in mind.
     
  11. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    Yes it does works. You can manually download Office 2003 SP3 which is the latest one.. However that Windows Updates does not show in Office 2003, It show office 2007 or later will do Updates..
     
  12. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    I have installed Office 2016 and Office 2003 SP3 because I use Office Frontpage (Office 2003 was the last distribution including Frontpage) on my Windows 10 AU. It does work.
     
  13. eXeQiEl

    eXeQiEl MDL Novice

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    well, i wanted to note that i installed and ran office 2003 succesfully on my pc.
    my setup:

    Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (x64) - DVD (Spanish)
    es_windows_10_enterprise_2016_ltsb_x64_dvd_9059485.iso
    B68F1E7B6D05BD9C3C54457951731B2F6DC464F9
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    Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003 (Spanish)
    es_office_2003_pro.iso
    9ca1b4a1767c4e64d19adf5199a3939d9bcfb907
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    Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (x86) - (Spanish)
    es_office_2003_service_pack_3_x86.exe/Office2003SP3-KB923618-FullFile-ESN.exe
    c54d2385c9cc45285c22aeb43b99c3cc53371fff
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    Módulo de compatibilidad de Microsoft Office para formatos de archivos de Word, Excel y PowerPoint v4 [FileFormatConverters]
    de1249534b4cb21da022dc702382f1a964ac38ef

    just installed office (i didn't run it yet), then the service pack 3, then the compatibility module.
    that was all: word, excel, frontpage, powerpoint ran like a charm! (have an ssd)


    greets
     
  14. El_Heffe

    El_Heffe MDL Member

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    I have installed Office 2003 on 2 different computers running Windows 10 and it works just fine.

    Obviously, the copy of Office you downloaded is not so "solid". It is missing a file. You are not having a problem with Windows 10, you have a broken copy of Office.
     
  15. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ming_the_Merciless MDL Member

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    "You should only have to pirate a program once."
     
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