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    Dual Installation (2003-2007)

    I am currently running Office 2003 on an XP system. I am interested in becoming familiar with Office 2007, but don't want to give up 2003 just yet.
    1. <LI>Is it possible to load the two suites on one OS?
      <LI>Are there particular pitfalls one should be aware of?
      <LI>Would it be preferable to do this with a dual boot system? If so what is the recommended OS for Office 2007?
    Many thanks in advance.
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    Re: Dual Installation (2003-2007)

    1.) Yes, you can have both installed. You may need to do a custom install to allow this. NOTE: Only one version of Outlook can be installed.
    2.) On XP you need Windows Search version 3.01 for Outlook 2007 instant search to work. If you think there's a chance you'll go back to Office2003 only, you may want to change the default for each Office 2007 application to save in the 2003 format if you'll need to access files created by Office 2007 in Office 2003. I'd install the Office compatibility pack for Office2003 also - that will allow Office 2007 XML files to be opened by your Office 2003 applications.
    3.) Not necessarily. Either XP or Vista.

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    Re: Dual Installation (2003-2007)

    See Information about using 2007 Office suites and programs on a computer that is running another version of Office for some additional information. Take note of the sections 'Windows Installer messages in Word' and 'Windows Installer messages in Access'.

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    Re: Dual Installation (2003-2007)

    Thank you Hans
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