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  #1  
Old April 16th 18, 01:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

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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  #2  
Old April 16th 18, 01:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
SC Tom[_3_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?



"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.
--

SC Tom


  #3  
Old April 16th 18, 03:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Java Jive
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Default Install Excl 2003?

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.
  #4  
Old April 16th 18, 04:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
PeterC
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Default Install Excl 2003?

On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:07:38 +0100, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

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 don't know about activation, but somebody gave me an Office Pro 2003 CD
about 14 years ago. When I installed it I put in the number as asked. After
it had finished it didn't mention activation - just asked me if I wanted to
roll it out to other machines on the network. I had one PC only!
At a guess, it could be a pro. Pro - OK for multiple machines.

Although I still have the CD I now prefer LibreOffice.
--
Peter.
The gods will stay away
whilst religions hold sway
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Old April 16th 18, 09:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Good Guy[_2_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

On 16/04/2018 13:07, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

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



The OP is using a pirated version which Microsoft has NOW BLOCKED. He
can't even use a telephone just in case he is caught by authorities
RED-HANDED trying to steal Microsoft software.

Mind you, telephone calls can give away your identity. Internet can be
fooled by using VPN and all that.

/--- This email has been checked for viruses by
Windows Defender software.
//https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/comprehensive-security/



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  #6  
Old April 16th 18, 09:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Good Guy[_2_]
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On 16/04/2018 15:15, Java Jive wrote:
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.


2003 can run in Windows 10 but it crashes most often. I use 2016 but I
have used all version since 2003 and I have legal license to all of them.

What people don't know is that Employees of corporations can buy full
package for 9.95 bucks (can be £9.95 UKP or $9.95 USD). this is how
Microsoft is helping corporations and their employees. There is
absolutely no need to use cracks or some junk free software as suggested
by that Brazillian drug dealer.


/--- This email has been checked for viruses by
Windows Defender software.
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With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

  #7  
Old April 16th 18, 09:35 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default Install Excl 2003?

On 16/04/2018 16:07, PeterC wrote:

I don't know about activation, but somebody gave me an Office Pro 2003 CD
about 14 years ago. When I installed it I put in the number as asked. After
it had finished it didn't mention activation - just asked me if I wanted to
roll it out to other machines on the network. I had one PC only!
At a guess, it could be a pro. Pro - OK for multiple machines.


You had a pirated Volume Licensed Software. These days Microsoft has
tightened its security features and now you need different ways to
activate Volume Licensed software for corporations. Old method allowed
people to pirate the software quite easily but now it has become some
what difficult. However, all technology can be fooled so some people
are still using pirated software. Robert Baer is an example.


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With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

  #8  
Old April 17th 18, 05:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
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?

Had the exact same experience on installs before the M$ drop-dead date.
One of them got clobbered beyond repair, so am starting from scratch;
wipe HD, install XP SP3, install Excel 2003, no complaints.
UNTIL i ran it and then get activation complaint (limited number of
uses until unspecified crashes).
And it did this even tho i dated the system Apr 2010.

  #9  
Old April 17th 18, 05:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

SC Tom wrote:


"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.

Were those installs before the drop-dead date?
Betcha you will see the activation complaint if you install now and
try to run it.

  #10  
Old April 17th 18, 05:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

Good Guy wrote:
On 16/04/2018 15:15, Java Jive wrote:
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.


2003 can run in Windows 10 but it crashes most often. I use 2016 but I
have used all version since 2003 and I have legal license to all of them.

What people don't know is that Employees of corporations can buy full
package for 9.95 bucks (can be £9.95 UKP or $9.95 USD). this is how
Microsoft is helping corporations and their employees. There is
absolutely no need to use cracks or some junk free software as suggested
by that Brazillian drug dealer.

VERY generic and over-symplistik (sexist Miss-spelling on porpoise).
"Full package" of UNSPECIFIED software?
YOU are the ONLY ONE that has alluded to "junk" or "free" software or
"Brazillian" or "drug dealer".



  #11  
Old April 17th 18, 05:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Robert Baer[_2_]
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Posts: 125
Default Install Excl 2003?

Good Guy wrote:
On 16/04/2018 13:07, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

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



The OP is using a pirated version which Microsoft has NOW BLOCKED. He
can't even use a telephone just in case he is caught by authorities
RED-HANDED trying to steal Microsoft software.

Mind you, telephone calls can give away your identity. Internet can be
fooled by using VPN and all that.

YOU are a piece of work.
To be X-rated, that is to say, eXplicit, my CD is "Microsoft Office
Student and Teacher Edition 2003".
Virtually unreadable as holographic blaze obscured: "(C) 2004
Microsoft Corporation"
And below that, even MORE obscured, something like "ALL rights reserved"
NEXT 2 lines impossible to read as-is.


  #12  
Old April 17th 18, 06:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

Robert Baer wrote:
SC Tom wrote:


"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.

Were those installs before the drop-dead date?
Betcha you will see the activation complaint if you install now and
try to run it.


Does any Microsoft software have a drop-dead date, with
respect to activation issues ? Apparently people can re-install
WinXP today, and the activation server is still present and
still works for people.

When they stop doing that (when they actually kill an activation server),
it will be big news... and lawsuit time.

Paul
  #13  
Old April 17th 18, 06:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

Robert Baer wrote:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
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?

Had the exact same experience on installs before the M$ drop-dead date.
One of them got clobbered beyond repair, so am starting from scratch;
wipe HD, install XP SP3, install Excel 2003, no complaints.
UNTIL i ran it and then get activation complaint (limited number of
uses until unspecified crashes).
And it did this even tho i dated the system Apr 2010.


If the Activation server reports "too many re-installs" for
a product with activation, the server will stop activating
the product.

You can phone Microsoft at the toll-free number, and have
them reset that. Explain what you were doing, like that you
were installing over and over again because you thought
there would be a different/better outcome, and they may
help you.

A certain number of software issues with Microsoft, receive
free support. And resolving Activation issues is one of those.

Paul
  #14  
Old April 17th 18, 09:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

In message , Robert Baer
writes:
SC Tom wrote:


"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message
...

[]
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.

Were those installs before the drop-dead date?
Betcha you will see the activation complaint if you install now and
try to run it.

My installation on this machine was in the last month or two. Neither
this installation nor my previous one have ever given any signs of doing
anything online. Is that enough to convince you?
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of
them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for
science intact. - Carl Sagan (interview w. Psychology Today published '96-1-1)
  #15  
Old April 17th 18, 10:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Install Excl 2003?

Robert Baer wrote:
SC Tom wrote:


"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.

Were those installs before the drop-dead date?
Betcha you will see the activation complaint if you install now and
try to run it.


Can you give us an MD5 or SHA1 checksum for the
installer file ? Also, a file size.

That's assuming this is some jumbo EXE you've got, an
MSI or a CAB of some sort.

A program like hashdeep can calculate MD5 or SHA1 for that for you.
The Microsoft fciv is no longer available for download.

Paul
 




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