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    Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    Help. I have Office 2003 installed but I tried to install Microsoft Photo Editor from Office 2000. The selective installation of only that office tool has really messed up my computer. I tried to run a Restore and it said it could not be done. I then reinstalled Office 2003. I then did a repair and reinstall of Office 2003. However, I still cannot get the computer to stop trying to do an Office 2000 installation and asking for and the Office 2000 CD. How can I stop Outlook from trying to install Office 2000
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    Not sure I still need help. I think I fixed it but only time will tell.
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    Care to tell others how you fixed it? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    Sure, I was going to do that if everything was OK tomorrow when I returned to that machine.

    I figured I had nothing to lose so I put the Office 2000 CD back in and did a "Remove Office." Than I did another reinstall of Office 2003. I still would like to know why System Restore would not work. I even created a restore point before I did the Office 2000 stunt. It wouldn't work and neither would the Restore point that XP created on its own when I booted up this morning.
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    From the Help and Support Center

    System Restore overviewSystem Restore is a component of Windows XP Home Edition that you can use to restore your computer to a previous state, if a problem occurs, without losing your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e-mail). System Restore monitors changes to the system and <big> <big>some application files</big> </big>, and it automatically creates easily identified restore points. These restore points allow you to revert the system to a previous time. They are created daily and at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed). You can also create and name your own restore points at any time.

    System Restore <big> <big>does not replace </big> </big>the process of uninstalling a program. To completely remove the files installed by a program, you must remove the program using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel or the program's own uninstall program. To open Add or Remove Programs, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    If you want (and if you want to do another uninstall and reinstall of O2003), you can have Photo Editor 2000 and Office 2003 co-exist on the same computer if you follow Microsoft's advice. Although multiple versions of Office on the same machine is not recommended, it can be done if the older versions are installed FIRST. I currently have Office 97, 2000 & XP installed on one of my computers but 97 was installed first, 2000 next and XP last. All must be installed using a Custom install, and all of them must be installed to different directories (i.e. not the default directory). Some maintain that earlier versions can be installed after later versions, but I have had nothing but grief trying this. Following the recommended procedure has produced no problems.
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    Dave,

    Thanks and I can agree about it not uninstalling a program, even though I hadn't known that and thought otherwise. I have even successfully used it at least twice to remove an application that didn't perform the way I expected. As I did today, I created a Restore Point before doing the installation and then Restored the machine to the point it was before I installed whatever the application was at the time. However back to today's problem. Shouldn't System Restore have been successful if only to the point of not being able to uninstall the latest program? It just gave the message that Restore was unsuccessful.
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    John,

    Thanks but I don't think I'll do that. However, it brings up something I am curious about. If I did uninstall Office 2003, reinstall Office 2000, and then reinstall Office 2003, would it have to be activated again? If so, how would I get Microsoft to allow that to happen?
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    I think Office is one of those programs that the restore will NOT watch. As stated above, restore will watch some programs NOT ALL.

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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    No, in all probability it would not have to be activated again. The installation would connect to MS again (as it does at various times during the period when Office is installed on your machine), but the hash that was sent to MS when you originally activated would be identical to that which the fresh install would send. Activation would recognize that and would not ask you to activate again.
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    Don't assume that Microsoft will automatically validate your reinstall and NOT count that towards your allowable limit.

    Back up files named opa11.dat and OPA11.bak that are in your Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftOfficeData file before you reinstall. Substitute the backed up files as necessary (for any generated by the reinstall in that same location) - should 2003 ask you to reregister. (A file that has passed through a validated install will be bigger than its equivalent pre the validation.)

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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    Dave,

    Thanks.
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    John,

    Thanks for the info but I think I will pass on the whole process for now.
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    Unkamunka,

    Thanks.

    Don't assume that Microsoft will automatically validate your reinstall and NOT count that towards your allowable limit. What is the allowable limit? I never heard of it.

    Back up files named opa11.dat and OPA11.bak & (A file that has passed through a validated install will be bigger than its equivalent pre the validation.) Are you saying these files would keep Office 2003 from asking to be reactivated?
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    Re: Office 2003 & 2000 (2003)

    Reinstalling on (exactly) the same machine more than 10 times can mean that you have to reactivate with Microsoft over the phone.

    The files I mention should keep Office 2003 from asking to be reactivated. (It works for me.)
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