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    Mixing Versions (2000/2003)

    I have a user with Office 2003 Basic who now needs Powerpoint. I still have licenses for Office 2000 Standard which included Powerpoint. Can I install Powerpoint 2000 from that version on the computer with Office 2003 Basic? Will I run into trouble? Would it be a mistake?
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    Re: Mixing Versions (2000/2003)

    The general advice is that if you mix Office versions, you should install them in oldest to newest order. If you install an Office 2000 program after Office 2003, you'll probably whack some files that Office 2003 needs.
    So you should
    - Uninstall Office 2003 Basic
    - Install PowerPoint 2000
    - Reinstall Office 2003 Basic
    Ppt 2000 and Office 2003 should be in different folders; this will automatically be done if you accept the default installation paths.

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    Re: Mixing Versions (2000/2003)

    I know I probably shouldn't try to cut corners, but the weekend is pressing down on me and I'm itching to get out of here. Would it work if I didn't uninstall Office 2003 first, installed Powerpoint 2000, and then did either a detect & repair to Office 2003 or ran a reinstall of Office 2003?
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    Re: Mixing Versions (2000/2003)

    Frankly, I don't know - I've never tried it. You could try it if you want to live dangerously... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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