Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Updating Office (office 2000)

    I currently have Office 2000 Professional installed (no service packs). I am planning on upgrading to Office standard for teachers and students 2003. From what I have been reading the install program will allow me to uninstall the older word, excel, powerpoint and outlook programs and replace them with the new versions. Will I be able to leave access 2000 on my computer? Will it be compatible with the new 2003 programs? Should I just avoid any potential problems and pay more to get the 2003 Professional version? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Los Angeles Area, California, USA
    Posts
    7,453
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    I don't know much about Office 2003, but I should point out that having Office 2000 Pro entitles you to an upgrade price. I believe the teachers & student versions don't, so you may not be saving in the long run.

    By the way, although you didn't ask, both SR-1a & SR-3 for Office 2000 are worthwhile to install. Generally speaking, it's a good idea to install the service packs, which correct a number of bugs. I always wait a few weeks to read about problems in WOW (Woody's Office Watch) & then install them when Woody gives the go ahead. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

  3. #3
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    The recommended practice with making earlier versions coexist was:

    (1) Always install the older version first (you're okay here);
    (2) Try to install the new version onto a different partition (different hard drive) if possible; otherwise, install into a different folder.

    I haven't done this myself, but if you were to scroll through a few months of this board, you'd see lots of suggestions like this for 97+2000, 2000+XP, and 97+XP.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    S, did you go to a launch event and get a free copy? I thought originally MS was offering only an evaluation kit, but the lastest inducement is:<blockquote><hr>Get ready

  5. #5
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wardrobe Malfunction Junction, Derry
    Posts
    2,953
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    One of the pluses was that there was enough time in the breakouts for the presenter to allow people to toss out tips at will with PP, One Note, Outlook and there were a lot of great users in the audience so some very creative workarounds were offered up.

    SMBP

  6. #6
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wardrobe Malfunction Junction, Derry
    Posts
    2,953
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    As to installing MSO 2003 and previous editions of Office, I put a number of questions on the Lounge to the MSO 2003 team at the launch today and relevant links and comments are below:

    Office 2003 Editions Frequently Asked Questions Published: October 20, 2003:

    Installation and Compatibility MOS Requires Win XP or W2KSP3

    On which versions of Windows can I install Office 2003 Editions? Office 2003 Editions require Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3). Using these operating systems can enhance security and reliability, and many businesses already have them.

    At the launch, today, the Office team told me this:

    1) The MOS installer has been improved over other versions significantly to eliminate glitches and to make install as seamless as possible.

    2) The default install of MSOffice 2003 is going to clean and clean thorougly all previous editions or components of Office, previous set up files, and any registry entries that had to do with the previous Office install, all previous menu shortcuts.

    3) They reiterated Woody's description and advice on any previous Beta installation material. It's going to be cleaned off, and exactly for the reasons Woody explained in WOW 2003 6 October-Vol. 1 No. 8.

    The MSO 2003 Resource Kit's Custom Installation Wizard

    4) Questions are springing up on the Lounge and NG's that say this: I have X Previous Office and it has --say Access. If I install Y Edition of MSO 2003 how do I keep Access and avoid conflicts. Microsoft Office Teams answer to this today was:

    Go to the MS0 2003 Resource Kit Site and Use the Custom Installation Wizard. When the Customization Wizard runs, there will be a simple list of all the previous components. If you want to save Access from the previous edition, you simply check it and it will be saved.

    The Office team emphatically said that it is not necessary with the MS0 2003 configuration to deploy a separate folder. But I consider it valuable advice I could get from people who have installed many past Office editions and one more way to get it done.

    I looked for a screenshot or the slides to show this Wizard's list but could not find any up on the web yet. It is not shown on the PP's from MS on Office 2003 yet. When and if it is, I will ss it.

    Custom Installation can be carried to considerable extreme whether via GPO and Active Directory in an enterprise or on your destkop/notebook/laptop/tablet: See;

    Methods of Customizing Office

    SMBP

    Ed. SMBP: I meant to include the link for the Custom Installation Wizard which is within the toolkit in the:

    Office Resource Kit Toolset

    Customizing Office 2003

    Office 2003 Resource Kit Toolbox

  7. #7
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Renton, Washington, USA
    Posts
    12,560
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    The wife and I both spent the day at the Seattle Launch. It was worth the time, in exchange we both ordered our copies of the software. Will be shipped some time in November,

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

  8. #8
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wardrobe Malfunction Junction, Derry
    Posts
    2,953
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    I went to the launch event and it turned out really well Jefferson. Several of the email reminders said if you went you would get the 120 day trial. That always happens so then the last one said don't miss this because you'll get Office 2003 free--and I just thought it was a typo and tossed it off. I said no way they would do that--and that's what a lot of us thought. I went to the Office XP launch and Windows XP launch and they didn't.

    They gave Office 2003 Pro and One Note--which is stand-alone $100 rebate $50 student. They gave a $700 value to what must have been 1500 people or so. Fed us very well--I always like it when Bill is buying my roast beef and turkey sandwhiches and all the fruit and Starbucks I can consume available all day.

    The breakouts were excellent--very interactive and informal and answered a lot of questions and a lot of tricks because I expected the standard PP and it was much better--I learned some nice tricks with Outlook, One Note, and a very good minitutorial on Publisher which I've never used. I went to Tech Net and Small Business and since they were right next door I was able to watch them both. I missed the xml and the .net--I had to go where I could get the most for me. If anyone's schedule will let them, I'd recommend going to this one.

    Launch Powerpoints

    SMBP

  9. #9
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Garland, Texas, USA
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    I have not been able to get in a session in North Texas. The list is full.......do you know of any other options to gain an invitation?

  10. #10
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wardrobe Malfunction Junction, Derry
    Posts
    2,953
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    Kathy--

    You're in. Here's what you do. Show up. While I can't speak for the large Redmond company, we had walk-ins for just that reason, and they welcomed them. They didn't throw them out. They even had forms there for them to walk-in, they expect it and handle it well. The difference between walk-ins and people who saw they were full on the registration site is that they actually go there thinking they won't be tossed out and they're right.

    But they have to say that on their site because the rooms only hold so many people and they were are pretty full at any Office launch. If it's not too far a trip geographically in North Texas, then by all means go. You'll get in.

    Another option is that you could contact someone at the MS Office or campus close to you from the Office or Business Solutions team or whatever they call it there and tell them you really want to go and I feel they'll help you.

    SMBP

  11. #11
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wardrobe Malfunction Junction, Derry
    Posts
    2,953
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    I'd call here because the launch isn't until Wednesday--gives you a couple days or just go. You'll be fine.

    Microsoft SouthCentral Offices: Dallas (Las Colinas) , TX

    Address: 7000 SR-161(George Bush Turnpike), Irving, TX 75039
    Phone Number: (469) 775-0000
    Fax Number: (972) 233-7280

    October 29, 2003 (Wednesday) Austin-MS Office 2003 Launch. Location: Austin Hyatt Regency
    208 Barton Springs, Texas Ballroom 1-3 9:00AM -5:00PM.
    Recommend Audience: IT Professionals and all PC Users.

    This would be a more satisfactory out of the box (no pun was intended) solution to whether to get Student and Teachers because you'd end up with MOS 2003 Pro and Infopath.

    Good luck,

    SMBP

  12. #12
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Garland, Texas, USA
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    Can't go to the one in Austin........I was thinking Dallas on the 4th or FTWorth on the 18th..........should I call the main office first, or just show up.........it would be great if they were having one in Irving! That would be closer.

  13. #13
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wardrobe Malfunction Junction, Derry
    Posts
    2,953
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    Dallas or Ft. Worth is your best bet. There isn't one in Irving. I have my Texas bearings--the Cowboys play in Irving, but they weren't there today--they were playing trampoline for Warren Sapps at Raymond James in Tampa. Just kidding!

    Show up a little early--people who were too late to register on line knew they wouldn't turn them away--besides some people register and don't show. They have forms for walk-ins. They feel that if you want to come, and you show up, they don't want to make you mad. They want to make you a customer for life. I wouldn't even bother calling.

    SMBP

  14. #14
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wardrobe Malfunction Junction, Derry
    Posts
    2,953
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    SAN2003--

    Someone tested this situation for me, and you won't need to download the Resource Kit to leave Access from your previous version on the PC. You will get the option to custom install and this will bring up the screen with the following choices:

    Remove all previous versions
    Keep all previous versions
    Remove only the following apps (lists found/installed previous versions)
    Also, there is a summary/review screen before any changes are made.

    SMBP

  15. #15
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Updating Office (office 2000)

    SMBP
    sounds too easy, will be purchasing teacher and student edition soon, i'll post results
    thank you all

    SAN2003

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •