Here is an article published by Microsoft................
Microsoft Office 2003 suites and applications are not compatible with Windows 8.
Microsoft will end support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change will affect your software updates and security options. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2777626
As far as we know, MS Office 2003 and Win 7 are compatible.
Microsoft will end support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014.
That means by April 8th, 2014.....
1. Any unreported and newly discovered security issues with any Office 2003 application will NOT be patched.
2. Any new updates of Win 8.1 will not be tested to ensure that they will be compatible with Office 2003.
It's time to either upgrade MS Office or find alternatives such as LibreOffice.
If it stops working I'll switch to Open Office.
That's what I installed on my wifes computer since it wouldn't let me use Office on it.
It seems to work fine and I don't have a lot of use for anything but the writing application anyway.
I used to do a lot of Powerpoint presentations but If I do something like that now I do it as a video.
Mike, Pleased to say that I have now installed Windows 7 and Office 2003. All OK except for one thing, I can't load .xlsx files. The screen says the software (Excel 2003) doesn't recognise the file format. I could certainly load .xlsx files under XP. Am I missing a utility, and if so, is it possible to get it still? Thanks in advance. A-H