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    2 Office 2003 installations ? (Office Professional 2003)

    Looking to recover some disk space, I found two apparently identical entries for Microsoft Office Professional 2003 in "add/remove" programs.
    The first is 296Mb and is used frequently
    The second is 127Mb, and hasn't been used since April 2008.
    I'd obviously like to know what the 2nd item is before I think about deleting it.
    Grateful for any ideas !
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    Re: 2 Office 2003 installations ? (Office Professional 2003)

    It's probably an artefact, caused by installing an update (perhaps Office 2003 SP3?). I'd think twice before removing one of the entries.
    You could check whether there are two Office11 folders on your hard disk.

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    Re: 2 Office 2003 installations ? (Office Professional 2003)

    Do not believe the size you see in Add/Remove programs. Those are just estimates by the vendor and can be wildly inaccurate. If you are looking to uninstall a program you are better off find the program folder(s) and looking at their size(s).

    There are other things to check also. What operating system are you running?

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    Re: 2 Office 2003 installations ? (Office Professional 2003)

    Thanks for the replies.

    I have Windows XP SP2 and Office 2003 Professional SP3.

    These are the "Office" folders I have:

    202MB C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11
    32.5MB C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12
    20.3Mb C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE11
    23.1MB C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12
    2.15Mb C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeMEDIAOFFICE11
    15.4Mb Cocuments and SettingsMartin MoyesApplication DataOfficeUpdate12

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    Re: 2 Office 2003 installations ? (Office Professional 2003)

    202MB C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11 - this is your main Office 2003 folder.
    32.5MB C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12 - this is the Office 2007 conversion pack.
    20.3Mb C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE11 - shared utilities for Office 2003
    23.1MB C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE12 - shared utilities for the Office 2007 conversion pack.
    2.15Mb C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeMEDIAOFFICE11 - graphics for Office 2003 such as lines and bullets.
    15.4Mb Cocuments and SettingsMartin MoyesApplication DataOfficeUpdate12 - used for updates to the Office 2007 conversion pack.

    So you have in fact only one instance of Office 2003 installed. The duplicate entries in the Add or Remove Programs list must be an error. You could probably get rid of it by completely uninstalling Office 2003, then reinstalling it. But I'd live with the duplication and let it be. It won't cause any problems in using Microsoft Office.

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    Re: 2 Office 2003 installations ? (Office Professional 2003)

    Thank you !

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