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    Upgrade Installation (Office 2003-2002-2000-97)

    For a long time now, each of my Office versions has been an upgrade of the last. I just bought a new computer because my last one was stolen. I think I have all my disks back to Office 97, maybe even further. Short of starting with Office 95 or 97 and doing all the upgrades, is there any good way to install Office 2003 using the upgrade version of the Office 2003 software, which is the only one I have?

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    Re: Upgrade Installation (Office 2003-2002-2000-97)

    While installing 2003, the install will ask for location of the earlier version. Place the XP CD in drive and then select that drive letter, and the install should find it. You will then need to replace the XP CD with the 2003 CD, if you have only on player.

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    Re: Upgrade Installation (Office 2003-2002-2000-97)

    Just insert the 2003 upgrade CD and start the installation. It will complain that it can't find a previous version. At that point, remove the 2003 CD, pop in a previous version (Office 97 through Office XP), and point the installation to the location of your previous version (your CD drive). Once the installation has verified that you do indeed own a previous version, you will be prompted to re-insert the 2003 disk and away you go.

    Edited - Woops - I see that Dave has already answered. We must have been posting at almost the same time.
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    Re: Upgrade Installation (Office 2003-2002-2000-97)

    What a relief! I'd envisioned staying up all night installing. Thanks to both of you.

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