Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member Tony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Waitakere City
    Posts
    3,685

    Default Office 2000 & Office 2003 on same PC?

    Has anyone actually seen these two co-existing peacefully?

    Obviously they have to be in different directories, and I have heard that Outlook throws a wobbly, but otherwise I am told it works - but it would be nice to get some real-world confirmation.

    TIA.

  2. #2
    Moderator Jen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    8,179

    Default Re: Office 2000 & Office 2003 on same PC?


  3. #3
    Senior Member Tony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Waitakere City
    Posts
    3,685

    Default Re: Office 2000 & Office 2003 on same PC?

    Thanks Jen.

    Forgive my cynicism, but have actually seen this - or are you just relying on the information in the articles?

  4. #4
    Moderator Jen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    8,179

    Default Re: Office 2000 & Office 2003 on same PC?

    My work PC runs Access 97 and Access 2000 on the same PC. Apart from that I haven't seen this personally. I would like to think that Microsoft wouldn't have a how-to if it doesn't actually work.

    Maybe someone else will come along with personal experience of Office 2000 & 2003 running on the same machine.

  5. #5
    Senior Member godfather's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Central New Munster
    Posts
    3,053

    Default Re: Office 2000 & Office 2003 on same PC?

    I have Office 2002 and 2003 installed on one PC, just don't ever try to have 2 versions of Outlook installed.

    Also I have some Office elements of 97 and 2000 installed on another.

    I share Jens confidence that MS would be highly unlikely to suggest how to do it if it did not work, and I would take the MS recommendation over a user's experience any day.

    MS did write the programs after all and understand the source code and any limitations, any user cannot be expected to have that level of knowledge.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Tony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Waitakere City
    Posts
    3,685

    Default Re: Office 2000 & Office 2003 on same PC?

    As I said, I'm probably just being cynical, Although MS do say they don't recommend it.

    Seriously though, I always expected it would be OK - especially after reading the KB articles, but there may have been hidden gotchas.

    Thanks for the input - as always, when Press F1 manages to avoid descending into mindless mud-slinging it is a hugely useful fund of knowledge and advice.

Similar Threads

  1. Office 2003 & Office 2007
    By nofam in forum PressF1
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-04-2008, 06:49 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-10-2004, 08:18 AM
  3. Ms Office 2000 vs Ms Office XP
    By garyasta in forum PressF1
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-04-2004, 07:41 PM
  4. Office 2000 vs Office XP
    By garyasta in forum PressF1
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 25-03-2004, 01:11 AM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-08-2003, 11:55 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •