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Old April 13th 18, 03:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.
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Old April 13th 18, 03:38 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On 13/04/2018 03:30, Robert Baer wrote:
Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.


Why not use a free online Excel? You only need Microsoft Account that
is also free (hotmail, outlook or MSN). The file you create can be
saved on your hard disk so don't be fooled by people telling you that it
is in the cloud because it is not. It is yours on your HD. The App is
in the cloud but who cares as long as you have internet when you want it.

https://products.office.com/en-gb/office-online/documents-spreadsheets-presentations-office-online

Office 2003 cannot be activated as the servers has been closed down by
Microsoft. You need to use Telephone method to activate it in the same
way as Windows XP.

Good luck.


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Old April 13th 18, 05:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Robert Baer wrote:
Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.


This is what passes for help.

https://web.archive.org/web/20070203....com/kb/821593

It's a lot more complicated than that, if you've been mixing
trial versions and paid versions, and expecting everything
to go well.

The message there, is this:

1) Go to Add/Remove programs.
2) Notice that in addition to Remove, the Office item has a Repair option.
3) Try the Repair option.

Note that Office in the past, was sensitive to the drive letter of the
inserted CD with the software on it. If you were installing Office
from E:\ , it's in your best interest during the repair, to have
that same optical drive still being at E:\. Some other software
isn't quite that sensitive to how it was installed. There are a
few little details like that for Office, but I was only looking
over someones shoulder when this was discussed.

While some softwares rely on "cached" copies of a .msi already
on the C: drive to implement a Repair run, I don't know if Office
works that way. The insistence on using the CD, comes from an era
where physical media was used as a "proof of purchase" (i.e. they
made products with multiple-CD sets, just to complicate life
for the pirates of the time who were running dialup modems).
Which seems like a silly idea today.

Paul
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Old April 13th 18, 06:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Install Excl 2003?

On 13/04/2018 03:30, Robert Baer wrote:
Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.

Office 2003 predates online activation.
You need the original installation software (CDROM or ISO) and the multi
digit key code which came with it. When you start the installation it
will ask you to enter the code - doesn't even need an Internet connection.

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Old April 14th 18, 04:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default Install Excl 2003?

I'm glad I kept all my installation CD's from the
Dell 8200 as I've used them to put Word and Excel
on the Dell 8500.


Robert
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Old April 14th 18, 06:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Shadow
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Default Install Excl 2003?

On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:30:18 -0700, Robert Baer
wrote:

Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.


LibreOffice Portable will handle most of that old Excel stuff.
And you can just delete the folder after you're done.

Last one to work with XP:

https://www.libreoffice.org/download/portable-versions/

LibreOfficePortablePrevious_5.4.5_MultilingualStan dard.paf.exe

120MB download, 400MB installed. Don't forget to "delete extra
languages" on install, unless you need them.

You will probably need to update M$ runtimes. Google whatever
it says is missing (can't remember offhand, but for me it was just one
file).
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Old April 16th 18, 06:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

Good Guy wrote:
On 13/04/2018 03:30, Robert Baer wrote:
Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.


Why not use a free online Excel? You only need Microsoft Account that
is also free (hotmail, outlook or MSN). The file you create can be
saved on your hard disk so don't be fooled by people telling you that it
is in the cloud because it is not. It is yours on your HD. The App is
in the cloud but who cares as long as you have internet when you want it.

https://products.office.com/en-gb/office-online/documents-spreadsheets-presentations-office-online

Office 2003 cannot be activated as the servers has been closed down by
Microsoft. You need to use Telephone method to activate it in the same
way as Windows XP.

Good luck.

1. Every version of Excel is different, and Excel 2003 has some useful and
needed methods, not available elsewhere.

2., Online? Where i have ZERO control, ZERO portability, and ZERO security?
Clouds tend to rain...and blow away.

3 The so-called "Telephone method" cannot work as the phone number was
disconnected a few years ago.



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Old April 16th 18, 07:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

Paul wrote:
Robert Baer wrote:
Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.


This is what passes for help.

https://web.archive.org/web/20070203....com/kb/821593


It's a lot more complicated than that, if you've been mixing
trial versions and paid versions, and expecting everything
to go well.

The message there, is this:

1) Go to Add/Remove programs.
2) Notice that in addition to Remove, the Office item has a Repair option.
3) Try the Repair option.

Note that Office in the past, was sensitive to the drive letter of the
inserted CD with the software on it. If you were installing Office
from E:\ , it's in your best interest during the repair, to have
that same optical drive still being at E:\. Some other software
isn't quite that sensitive to how it was installed. There are a
few little details like that for Office, but I was only looking
over someones shoulder when this was discussed.

While some softwares rely on "cached" copies of a .msi already
on the C: drive to implement a Repair run, I don't know if Office
works that way. The insistence on using the CD, comes from an era
where physical media was used as a "proof of purchase" (i.e. they
made products with multiple-CD sets, just to complicate life
for the pirates of the time who were running dialup modems).
Which seems like a silly idea today.

Paul

Paid version, one CD.
On different HD; thanks for the drive letter info.
Would use of SUBST be of use?

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Old April 16th 18, 07:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

MikeS wrote:
On 13/04/2018 03:30, Robert Baer wrote:
Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.

Office 2003 predates online activation.

* NOT TRUE; see below.

You need the original installation software (CDROM or ISO) and the multi
digit key code which came with it. When you start the installation it
will ask you to enter the code - doesn't even need an Internet connection.

* Yes; BUT...it bitches and eXplicitly gives X number of uses if you do
not activate it.

  #10  
Old April 16th 18, 07:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

Mark Twain wrote:
I'm glad I kept all my installation CD's from the
Dell 8200 as I've used them to put Word and Excel
on the Dell 8500.


Robert

So...does that mean the Dell CDs do not bitch about activation?

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Old April 16th 18, 07:11 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

Shadow wrote:
On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:30:18 -0700, Robert Baer
wrote:

Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.


LibreOffice Portable will handle most of that old Excel stuff.
And you can just delete the folder after you're done.

Last one to work with XP:

https://www.libreoffice.org/download/portable-versions/

LibreOfficePortablePrevious_5.4.5_MultilingualStan dard.paf.exe

120MB download, 400MB installed. Don't forget to "delete extra
languages" on install, unless you need them.

You will probably need to update M$ runtimes. Google whatever
it says is missing (can't remember offhand, but for me it was just one
file).
[]'s

Libre Office flavor/version of Excel does not do half of what Excel
2003 does.
And that is when ignoring the macro "facility".


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Old April 16th 18, 07:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

Robert Baer wrote:
Paul wrote:
Robert Baer wrote:
Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.


This is what passes for help.

https://web.archive.org/web/20070203....com/kb/821593



It's a lot more complicated than that, if you've been mixing
trial versions and paid versions, and expecting everything
to go well.

The message there, is this:

1) Go to Add/Remove programs.
2) Notice that in addition to Remove, the Office item has a Repair
option.
3) Try the Repair option.

Note that Office in the past, was sensitive to the drive letter of the
inserted CD with the software on it. If you were installing Office
from E:\ , it's in your best interest during the repair, to have
that same optical drive still being at E:\. Some other software
isn't quite that sensitive to how it was installed. There are a
few little details like that for Office, but I was only looking
over someones shoulder when this was discussed.

While some softwares rely on "cached" copies of a .msi already
on the C: drive to implement a Repair run, I don't know if Office
works that way. The insistence on using the CD, comes from an era
where physical media was used as a "proof of purchase" (i.e. they
made products with multiple-CD sets, just to complicate life
for the pirates of the time who were running dialup modems).
Which seems like a silly idea today.

Paul

Paid version, one CD.
On different HD; thanks for the drive letter info.
Would use of SUBST be of use?


I've just heard of the "quirk".

There were probably more weird issues with copies
of Office at work, than anything at home here.

I don't know if SUBST is enough or not. You'd think it
would suffice, because the issues are absolute paths
stored somewhere (maybe in the registry?).

Paul
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Old April 16th 18, 01:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
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In message , Robert Baer
writes:
MikeS wrote:
On 13/04/2018 03:30, Robert Baer wrote:
Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.

Office 2003 predates online activation.

* NOT TRUE; see below.

You need the original installation software (CDROM or ISO) and the multi
digit key code which came with it. When you start the installation it
will ask you to enter the code - doesn't even need an Internet connection.

* Yes; BUT...it bitches and eXplicitly gives X number of uses if you do
not activate it.

I never activated my Office 2003 (installed from CD), and was never
prompted to do so - over some years of use. [XP machine.] I _was_
prompted for the key during installation, which I entered. I recently
installed 2003 on this [7-32] machine (using a different key: I have
two), and again was prompted for the key during installation, but saw
(and have seen) no mention of activation, or a limited number of uses.

Maybe there are different versions of Office 2003, some of which _do_
require activation?
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Old April 16th 18, 01:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
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"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message
...
In message , Robert Baer
writes:
MikeS wrote:
On 13/04/2018 03:30, Robert Baer wrote:
Please let me know how in the heck to install Excel 2003, as all M$
programs go thru the "activation" junk, and i need to re-install my
Excel 2003 and (somehow) "activate" it
Any suggestions extremely welcome.
Thanks.
Office 2003 predates online activation.

* NOT TRUE; see below.

You need the original installation software (CDROM or ISO) and the multi
digit key code which came with it. When you start the installation it
will ask you to enter the code - doesn't even need an Internet
connection.

* Yes; BUT...it bitches and eXplicitly gives X number of uses if you do
not activate it.

I never activated my Office 2003 (installed from CD), and was never
prompted to do so - over some years of use. [XP machine.] I _was_ prompted
for the key during installation, which I entered. I recently installed
2003 on this [7-32] machine (using a different key: I have two), and again
was prompted for the key during installation, but saw (and have seen) no
mention of activation, or a limited number of uses.

Maybe there are different versions of Office 2003, some of which _do_
require activation?


I agree with J.P. I use Word, Excel, and Outlook 2003, installed from the
Office Pro disc I bought way back when. I've had to re-install it over the
years/OS's without any activation requests, or any other problem (as long as
I enter the number correctly, LOL!). Even works fine on my Win10 machines.
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Old April 16th 18, 03:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
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On 16/04/2018 13:21, SC Tom wrote:

I agree with J.P. I use Word, Excel, and Outlook 2003, installed from
the Office Pro disc I bought way back when. I've had to re-install it
over the years/OS's without any activation requests, or any other
problem (as long as I enter the number correctly, LOL!). Even works fine
on my Win10 machines.


I'm quite surprised to hear this, because recently, as a hopeful
experiment, I tried installing Office 2000 on W7, and it wouldn't run.
I'm having to use Office 2010 instead, although for most things I'm
actually using LibreOffice.
 




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