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Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up

[updated 9:50 22nd July to include link to stop install dialog coming up when installing both Office 2003 and 2007 on the same machine]

Having written about application compatibility and repeatedly answered the question as to whether Vista can run Office 2003 (yes it can), I decided to do a set of pictures for every step of the way.  In doing this I got to the bottom of a couple of problems - i.e. how to I get the service packs for Office and how do I stop the EULA from constantly appearing.

Here is my picturesque walk through.

Step 1 - Boot up Vista and insert the Office CD.

Insert the CD with Office on it and it should automatically start with a dialog box askign you if you want to run setup.

Step 2 - Accept the User Access Control (UAC) dialog

If the dialog does not look just like the one in the 2nd screenshot below then this is a worry!  All untampered Office installs should have a "blue bar" at the top of the UAC prompt box

Step 3 - Follow the normal Office install Process

(Note if it is a corporate version some or all of these screens might be missing).  The screen shots below show everything from the setup initialising, entering a product key, entering your personal details, choosing the install type - I personally always do a "complete" install and then the product installing and finishing.

Step 4 - Accept the EULA and activate the products.

Find word on the menu, run it, accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) and finally activate the product if required to do so. For the update process to work you must exit all open Office applications.

Step 5 - Update and patch the product.

Skip straight to 5b for the right process or read 5a for more information.

Step 5a - Note  - this is for information only - this is what happens if you do this (try to use the Office Update in the products or on the web site), however you can go straight to step 5b without any issue. 

Step 5b - update the product using Microsoft Update (eg go to the start menu and type Updates and select Windows Update from the menu). Then below is the process of checking for updates, seeing that there are updates available, looking at the list of updates, hitting the install button, the updates being downloaded and installed and then finally, in this case, the computer requiring a reboot (you might not require a reboot.

Step 5c - go through the update process again.  As frustrating as it sounds, some of the updates have to be layers and have a reboot in between, so check again until there are no more updates to be loaded.

Step 6 - Check the version numbers.

Once the updates are installed we need to check the version numbers to make sure they are higher than those listed on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933305.  To do this click Control Panel on the start menu, or search for control panel in the search box.  Then search for programs in the search box in the top right corner of control panel.  Select the Change or remove Program option.  Then right click on the bar with the words "Name" and "Publisher" on it and select "More..." from the menu.  Scroll down to the bottom of the window and put a tick in the version box.  Finally, press Ok and scroll right in the Control Panel window to see the version number.

Step 7 - Fix the ever repeating EULA when starting an application.

If like me the EULA keeps on appearing then we need to fix this as per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884202.  To do this, we need to find and run regedit.  This will prompt us with a BLUE UAC window (if it is not blue then there is a problem and you should not continue), select continue and then click the triangles next to HKEY_Local_Machine and then also the ones for Software, Microsoft and Office.  Finally you will see one that is 11.0. Right click on this, select permissions and then put a tick in the full control allow box next to your user.  Hit OK and then close regedit.  Now open Word again, accept the EULA and that will finally be the last time.

 

If you install both Office 2003 and 2007 on the same machine then you will also need to go to How to get rid of the installer / configuration dialog when running Office 2007 and Office 2003 on the same system - for Vista and other versions of Windows to stop an annoying dialog box from coming up every time you switch versions of Word.

ttfn

David

 


Posted Mon, Mar 12 2007 1:23 PM by David Overton

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on Mon, Mar 12 2007 1:42 PM

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David Overton's Blog wrote Running Office 2003 on Windows Vista and running other applications that work on Windows XP on Vista
on Mon, Mar 12 2007 1:45 PM

[updated 12th March 13:45] I seem to be being asked this question a lot, so I thought I would blog the

Wayne Disher wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Mar 13 2007 2:35 PM

"There is no knowledge without experience". Albert Einstein.

You are very geneous to lend us your knowledge, I was at my wits inn, until I discover your example. Many Thanks. Wayne

waynedisher@bellsouth.net

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Maybe you could use it to relax.  Again, thanks.

Cliche Police wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Mar 15 2007 2:05 PM

What in the hell is the wits inn? Is it like a motel 6? I can't help it, I lose all  patience when I see someone slaughtering a common phrase or cliche. It's said "I'm at my wits end." It means that you have reached the point where your wits can no longer provide you with reason or logic to solve a problem. You should avoid using cliches unless you know what they mean.

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Mar 16 2007 7:03 AM

Cliche Police,

I seriously considered just deleting you comment, but decided to say that I don't find either comment here (that includes yours) offensive enough to remove and people's view as to what is fine in the language is different everywhere.

You need to relax a bit more :-)

Andrew Bettany wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Mar 18 2007 9:33 AM

Hi David,

Thanks for the fix.  

Please could you advise if you expect this fix to be pushed out via windows update at some point in the future?

regards

Andrew

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Mar 18 2007 10:36 AM

Andrew,

I will ask, but bearing in mind this was also a problem on Windows XP sometimes, I doubt it.  If it was a huge problem I am sure I could give you a group policy fix for this.

thanks

David

David Overton's Blog wrote Running Office 2003 on Windows Vista and running other applications that work on Windows XP on Vista
on Mon, Mar 19 2007 2:46 PM

[updated 19th March 14:45 - added App Compat fixes KB article] I seem to be being asked this question

David Overton's Blog wrote Running Office 2003 on Windows Vista and running other applications that work on Windows XP on Vista
on Mon, Mar 19 2007 2:46 PM

[updated 19th March 14:45 - added App Compat fixes KB article] I seem to be being asked this question

craig corey wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Mar 19 2007 8:58 PM

thanks for the information. it was really irritating to have the EULA popping up. you made it simple.

Sundeep wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Mar 20 2007 3:22 PM

David,

Thanks for the information you provided on EULA. You made it look so simple.

Thanks.

Ryan wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Mar 21 2007 9:11 AM

All i did was go into the office directory , picked winword.exe, and run it as administrator, and accept the EULA - and it did not come up anymore, anyone else tried this? :)

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Mar 21 2007 9:25 AM

Ryan,

While this can solve some problems, when you stop running as a local admin then your ability to save settings and update anything that is stored here will stop.  To avoid this sort of problem, run through this process and further issues should stop.

thanks

David

Dave wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Mar 22 2007 3:52 PM

Thank you!

Charles Snyder wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Mar 27 2007 4:35 AM

Hi David.  I started out with this problem and it moved on to a whole new level for me.  What do I do if I have no office key in regedit?  I had a mishap while trying to fool around with permissions because I was not being allowed to open Office Outlook.  I deleted the key with hopes of uninstalling Office and reinstalling.  Now I can't do that either.  I really messed something up and need some help.

Carolyn wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Mar 27 2007 8:54 PM

I followed all the directions and when I check to see if my version number was higher, it wasn't.  I haven't been having any problems with Office 2003 but my version number is 11.*** and on the ***/kb/933305 website the version number is 12.***.  Will this be a problem?

Simon NZ wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sat, Mar 31 2007 10:09 AM

Big thanks all working well

Peets wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Apr 1 2007 12:51 AM

I'm more having a problem of getting RID of Standard Office 2003.  I did a test install on a system, but it has proved impossible to uninstall Office 2003.  It all appears to work (the uninstaller starts up and appears to go through the motions), but post uninstall Office 2003 remains listed and the software still works.  The software hasn't been activated.

Luke IRL wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Apr 12 2007 3:51 PM

Brilliant Fix David. Never thought of permissions in regedit !!

Syscom DT wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Apr 18 2007 4:37 AM

Thanks for a clear and consise fix David.  Much appreciated!

God Bless!

Mike Williams wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Apr 19 2007 9:01 AM

Hi David,

Thanks for your excellent article.

Would it not have been better to create a Group (say "Office 2003 Users" and assign users to this group, then set the registry permissions to allow acces for the group.

I know this might be overkill for a single user PC, but many of us have setup multiple users for each family member and in this scenario useing a group would be better.

Regards

Mike

Bryon wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Apr 20 2007 5:06 AM

David, I also have Office 2003 and when I try to install it I get the message: "The requested operation needs elevation".  I have downloaded all the most recent Windows updates but it still won't let me install.  Any suggestions?  

Willma Hill wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Apr 29 2007 8:03 PM
I am just a little old lady moving along trying to follow instructions - not very computer savy. I have done pretty well trying to install M. Offic 2003 that my sister sent me to use. Install is perfect. Activation - can't. Says we have installed too many using the product key. How can I go around this? Thanks.
David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Apr 29 2007 10:56 PM

Bryon,

Office 2003 installer should automatically request activation - if it does not then try browsing / exploring the CD, right clicking on the setup program and selecting "run as administrator".

ttfn

David

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Apr 29 2007 11:02 PM

Wilma,

Activation should only fail if someone has used the software before on another machine.  If it has honestly been removed from the other machine (or it is a home/student version then a maximum of 3 machines) then call the activation number and tell them that.  If it has not been removed from the other machine then you will need to purchase a copy.  I would recommend the Home and Student version as it can be installed on up to 3 machines and is the lowest cost version of Office 2007.

thanks

David

Yves wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, May 9 2007 2:36 PM

Run as administrator any office exe (word excel...) by right clicking it.

Accept the EULA

You're done...

Peter S wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, May 16 2007 6:57 PM

I could not get the EULA to go away by editing the registry. However Yves's solution worked pefectly and is much simpler.

Michael T. wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, May 23 2007 3:44 AM

My Office 2003 has worked on three different laptops. Now I have a new laptop, it had Vista...won't work. Anyone know what this error is office2003\FILES\PFILES\MSOFFICE\OFFICE11\ACCESS.PIP

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, May 23 2007 9:21 AM

Peter,

While I am glad that you got the problem sorted I am slightly concerned that your registry will not allow write access.

ttfn

David

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, May 23 2007 9:22 AM

Michael,

Have a look at support.microsoft.com/.../193006 to see if this helps.

thanks

David

RE: How do I prevent the EULA from opening every time I launch word? - Technology Questions: Desktops, Notebooks, Tablet PCs, UMPCs, MID, and Mobile PCs wrote RE: How do I prevent the EULA from opening every time I launch word? - Technology Questions: Desktops, Notebooks, Tablet PCs, UMPCs, MID, and Mobile PCs
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David Overton's Blog wrote Responding to another "I can't load Office 2003 on Vista" e-mail
on Sun, May 27 2007 10:49 PM

[updated to correct a typo - 10:48 27th May 2007] I get lots of mails similar to the one below as a result

Jim Paulsen wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Jun 4 2007 12:21 PM
Thanks for the fix. I can stop pulling out my hair!!! When is SP1 due for Vista? Do you know? Thanks again, your the best.
Jin wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Jun 17 2007 4:19 AM
I installed Microsoft Office 2003 on Vista home premium OS. When I start to use outlook 2003, it shows error message which is "Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. MAPI32.DLL is corrupt or the wrong version. This could have been caused by installing other messaging software. Please reinstall Outlook." Would you let me know how to fix it? Your help would be very appreciated. Regards, Jin
Sandra wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Jun 18 2007 11:30 AM

Thank you.

John wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Jun 18 2007 3:15 PM

On my PC, the location of the folder in the registry was not in the location listed in the help information.  I found the folder in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\11.0  Setting the permissions for this folder worked just like described above.  Thanks.

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Jun 18 2007 3:40 PM

John,

thank-you - you have just posted the 64-bit Windows (x64 only) solution to this problem.

thanks

David

George wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Jul 11 2007 3:52 PM

I have an access 2003 application that was working OK with Officee access 2003. We upgraded to Vista office. Now the access application is not working properly. When we star the app we get main form displayed. Ther are tabs on teh main form which open other forms. These tab forms open intermittently. Sometimes it opens. Can you give some for this malfunction?

Thanks,

George

Ruud wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Jul 18 2007 8:12 AM

Following your instructions for removing the repeating EULA accept window and modifying the registry, I didn't find a key called 11.0. After "click the triangles next to HKEY_Local_Machine and then also the ones for Software, Microsoft and Office", I found the triangle outlook only instead, Secondly I tried to find 11.0 and I found this with "HKEY_CURRENT_USERS". modifying this key, didn't bring the required result.

Roebie wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Jul 19 2007 11:37 PM

I have one admin account and several user account on my Vista pc.

Do I install Office 2003 while logged in as admin.

If so how does each user account get the necessary shortcuts in Quick Launch or Start Menu?

Or do I install Office again and again for each user account?

Thanks

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Ken wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Jul 23 2007 1:33 PM

Hi David,

Thank you for your step x step, it worked perfectly.

Just a note... HP & Microsoft install a trial version of Office Home & Student on HP's Pavillion PC's in the US.  I am sure tekkies know that the trial version must be unnstalled before loading Office 2003.  I didn't uninstall, received a messaage that I had loaded my copy of Office more than 49 times and needed Microsoft support to help straighten out activation.

Regards,

Ken

Jeff wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Jul 25 2007 10:39 AM

"I'm at my wits end" really should have an apostrophe either after wits or between the t and the s to denote the possession of the end of by either your plural wits or singular wit. I can't help it, I lose all  patience when I see someone slaughtering a common phrase or cliche...

Actually, I find the phrase "at my wits inn" gives quite a nice, surreal twist to the cliche.

You can really find yourself At Wit's Inn:

3 Gower St, St Johns

Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1M9

Tel: (877) 739 7420

http://www.atwitsinn.ca/

BTW, on their sign they put the apostrophe between the t and the s.

Oh and I nearly forgot, thanks for your help, I have now managed to install MS Office on Vista.

Hussain wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Jul 27 2007 9:15 AM

Mr. David,

When trying to nstall office 2003, on windows vista, it is rejected.Shows a message " the disk needs elevatio ", what does that mean?

Shane wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Jul 27 2007 8:59 PM

Thank you for your help with the Microsoft EULA problem.

Michelle M wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Aug 6 2007 9:51 PM

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you... I was dumbfounded by this - but then again - hadn't had to install Office 2003 on a Vista machine yet either. I appreciate the time and energy that you put into this blog!

Michelle

Jim wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Aug 10 2007 3:56 AM

Office 2003 just sits at installing, progress bar does not move. Disabled UAC and run as administrator,  any more hints. Enter the product key and just moves to the next screen, custom install, deselect outlook and let the rest of install proceed. Nothing happings.

Thanks

Jim

K wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Aug 14 2007 9:21 AM

Extremely helpful article, thanks for your assistance!

Grant wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Aug 24 2007 6:34 PM

Thankyou This Has Been Very helpfull and informative. Mostly Helpfull That EULA Screen was Giving Me the heebies.

Kathy wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Aug 27 2007 7:57 PM

So... Tell me I misunderstood this from another response to another emailer:

Am I to understand that if I purchased Office Professional 2003 for my Dell E1705 a year ago, that I cannot load it onto a new laptop IN ADDITION TO the one that I am using??  They expect me to purchase a 2nd copy of it - even tho I am the user of both machines????   Now I'm really concerned!!!  

Bob R wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Sep 10 2007 4:12 PM

I can run office 2003 on my vista but my CD Rom will not work.  Once I remove the office program the CD works.  Any ideas?

Thanks

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Sep 10 2007 4:14 PM

Kathy,

yep - 2 machines, unless it is home and student edition - 2 purchases are required.

ttfn

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Sep 10 2007 9:18 PM

Bob,

I hate to say it, but that is not normal behaviour.  It is possible that your Office CD is loading some form of CD emulator, but that not be the case. Office should not stop CD drives working - to do that Office would need to load some drivers and it does not do that.

You could try contacting Microsoft support to see if they can help.

thanks

David

Summer wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Sep 16 2007 8:56 PM

Thank you for the fix regarding the incessant EULA!  It was driving me insane.  :-)  I am very grateful.

Hero wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Sep 20 2007 3:38 PM

this maybe ans by now some where  i have't been looking to hard, well here the thing.

when i install i enter the key and get up to the frist .CAB and it cant find it even thou i can find it select it for it, but it jsut dont want to see it... any idea

(ps: i try CD and copying to my computer) both fail.)

Robert wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sat, Sep 22 2007 5:15 AM

Thanks for the fix!

Little note at Step 7 - after permissions, need to ensure that you highlight the USER that you are currently logged in as, then tick full control, etc

Thanks for taking this annoying problem away

Ahmed wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sat, Sep 29 2007 11:31 PM

I've one prob with office 2007 in vista

I can't save any office documents,

once I save any, it disappers.

any solution???

thanx

Judy Benoit Milner wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Oct 12 2007 1:51 PM

Had it, did the above...... HOORAH!... no more EULA.  This is a very simple and most effective solution.  Thanks

Pearl wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Oct 15 2007 8:36 PM

Thanks a lot David...

This is indeed helpful

Oliver wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Oct 19 2007 12:16 AM

Just  spotted the 64 bit  version  i.e not under -software\mircosoft but  under software\wow6432Node\mircosoft  - many thanks

ps - why do they mess about  surely mircosoft should have made it  \software\mircosoft then 64  or 32 ? vista is enough of a pain without  adding to the mess. - cheers again for the help.

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Oct 19 2007 1:18 AM

Ahmed,

it will be saving somewhere - create a document with my name in it - save it, wait a few minutes and then type my name in the search box on the start menu - it should show you where your documents are.  You can also look in the Options screen at the default save directory.

ttfn

David

Thomas wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sat, Oct 27 2007 8:26 PM

Hi David,

In response to your response to Kathy, I believe the MS EULA allows for a person to install the application on their primary personal PC and their personal laptop on one license.  This is pretty much standard for all MS products (OS, Office etc)

I went around & around on this with the activation team and asked to be escalated to a manager who confirmed that the EULA allows for this installation/ configuration.  Here is the excerpt from my Outlook 2003 EULA:

"1. GRANT OF LICENSE.  Microsoft grants you the following rights provided that you comply with all terms and conditions of this EULA:

1.1 Installation and use.  You may:

(a) install and use a copy of the Software on one personal computer or other device; and

(b) install an additional copy of the Software on a second, portable device for the exclusive use of the primary user of the first copy of the Software."

I hope this helps,

Thomas

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Nov 1 2007 12:09 AM

Thomas,

not everyone's EULA says that and it has been changed for different products too, so everyone would need to check their own EULA to see if the product they bought gives them that right.

thanks

David

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berkshiremaiden wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Nov 12 2007 5:16 PM

I'm stuck, and you come HIGHLY recommended. o here it goes. I have Vista Home Premium and trying to install Office 2003I have removed the trial of Office Home and Student 2007 and Micrsoft Works.   I still cannot install the Office 2003 I get an error message: FILES\SETUP\setuppro.INI, saying it is either invalid or does not exist ( I had this same program installed on myold computer and it worked fine with XP).  I seethat there are 4 more items of Microsoft still listed on add and remove programs they are  Microsoft Visual ++ C redistributable (listed twice) and MSMXL4.0 SP2

(KB936181) and MSMXL 4.0 SP2 (KB8941833).  It was recommended that I install All you need to do are install "Microsoft .NET 2.0 frameware, after that install office 2003, that should work. Here's link www.microsoft.com/.../detai...".  Will this work or do you have another suggestion? Please your help would be most appreciated. Thank's!

berkshiremaiden wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Nov 13 2007 3:15 AM

Update I installed the .Net thingy from Microsoft and I still get the FILES|SETUP|setuppro.INI invalid or does not exist error.  Mr. Overton Please help.

myke wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Dec 25 2007 1:48 AM

I installed office 2003 on Vista and didn't have the EULA problem ... but a different one and can't seem to get help anywhere.  Perhaps you could?  Word, Excel, etc. all work excellently when logged in under my account which is the admin account.  However, got a kid who has a separate user account and I did install Office to allow all users to utilize the programs.  Unfortunately whenever any other user other than the admin (me) tries to open Word, Excel, etc. ... Vista starts the Windows installer and requests the original CD be put in.  I don't understand why but I tried that and it simply then freezes Vista and forces a hard shut down.  I can't understand it.  Office 2003 works perfectly under one user name but not others???

HELP!?   If you have any ideas, please email me at myke115@hotmail.com

Susan wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Jan 7 2008 11:12 PM

Daved: you rock!  I was afraid I'd have to live with the annoying EULA prompt.  Thanks for the quick and easy fix.

Andrew wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Jan 14 2008 8:13 AM

Your a gentlemen. Thank you for providing the answer to my 6 month long itch. You are bookmarked for ever!

tom miller wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Jan 15 2008 1:17 AM

When trying to load office 2003 to a vista system I get a message that states elevation required.  What does that mean?

Apurv wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Jan 15 2008 6:58 AM

HI David,

Thanks for  your valuable information.

David rite now i m thinking to purchase a laptop. I am having Vista as OS. And the config is  2gb ram and 2ghz processor.Davind is that configrutaion sufficient for Vista? Please give ur suggestion.Thanks

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Jan 15 2008 8:10 PM

Apurv,

That h/w should be fine for Vista.  Things to check are the quality of the graphics card (will it do Aero and how well will it do games), size of Hard Disk, screen resolution.  2GB and a 2GHz duo cpu are fine.

How to get rid of the installer / configuration dialog when running Office 2007 and Office 2003 on the same system - for Vista and other versions of Windows - David Overton's Blog wrote How to get rid of the installer / configuration dialog when running Office 2007 and Office 2003 on the same system - for Vista and other versions of Windows - David Overton's Blog
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Bill wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sat, Jan 26 2008 1:45 PM

I couln't apply full controll that version of office. I have uninstalled the 2007 Office trial and it still shows up in the Reg as version 12. Anything else that I can do to get rid of the EULA pop up?

Sara B wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Jan 31 2008 4:44 PM

THANK YOU!! It was driving me mad.

Sara

Rick Kie wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Feb 7 2008 12:49 AM

Thank You!!!!!!!!!! it worked

Nyan Lin wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Feb 7 2008 3:27 AM

Thanks, David. I was annoyed by this EULA keep on popping up. Now its gone. Thanks

Michal wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Feb 15 2008 7:45 AM

Thank you, it really works.

SeekCat.com wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Feb 22 2008 3:52 PM

David,

Thank you very much for your help.   This saved me a great deal of frustration!

SeekCat.com

Lux wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Mar 20 2008 8:56 AM

Thanks David,

Having the EULA repeatedly pop up was quite irritating. With the help of your clear instructions, it seems to be fixed now.

Regards

Lux

Tracey wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Mar 21 2008 6:43 AM

Thanks for posting the solution to the annoying EULA problem.  It worked perfectly!

Kev wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Mar 23 2008 12:10 PM

Fortunately a google search found your blog and Office 2003 EULA registry solutionm - easy to follow steps for a non techy too. Yes, it does work well (11.0 is for Office 2003, 12.0 is for 2007). You're a good man for posting this; thanks.

swee wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Mar 23 2008 2:20 PM

Hello,

I bought hp vista they gave mMS office 2007 rial version.Now that is expired .I have tried to download ms office 2003.I installed but not working ,give the masseage it wont work coz of pre version .

Please help me

Michelle wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Mar 26 2008 2:30 AM

Thanks SO much!  I am the only user on my computer and yet for some reason I didn't have the right-click "run as administrator" option like I do with most other apps - your solution made my day!  I've been accepting that thing repeatedly for months...

Andy P wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Apr 10 2008 1:43 PM

Thank you so much, you're a star, that EULA was driving me nuts!  :-)

Bernadette wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sat, Apr 26 2008 9:11 AM

Hello my name  is Bernadette and just to let you know I am not clued up with computers at all.

So imagine my frustration when I purchased a new computer with Vista on it. Nothing I owned would work on it.

Not my printer and most of all not Office or Outlook.

I searched and searched and read so much info on this that I thought my head would explode.

Well I found you site and followed your instruction step by step ( 3hours) later as I have to keep going back to check things.

In any case you need a medallion as my problems are all solved. Thank you so very much I would have spend money I did not have to purchase Office 2007( but I guess that's why they did this so have to buy another product)

Thanks again......Now one last obstacle in my life.....can you teach me how to use a electric can opener...LOL

Kind Regards

Bernadette

Julie- formerly frustrated Office user wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, May 28 2008 3:58 PM

Thank you........you are a star. Its amazing how such a little thing can get sooooo annoying!!!!

You are now ensconced amongst my favourites, in case I need further guidance. Marvellous!!

Sayed wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, May 28 2008 6:42 PM

Hi David,

Thank you very much for the article. It was extremely useful particularly stept 7 bellow. I was lost with this EULA apearing again and again but following your advise my problem is solved now. Thankd you so much.

Step 7 - Fix the ever repeating EULA when starting an application.

Moxey wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Jul 23 2008 12:23 PM

Brilliant

The IT monkeys in my office were stumped that the EULA kept appearing, it was killing my machine when I open a large Excel file on the Shared Network, I was going mad!

Thanks once again!

Keep up the good work!

Stephanie Kyles wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Jul 24 2008 9:40 PM

Hi there-

I am acutally a small business in the US but hoping maybe you could still help me. I have two machines that currently are running office 2003 and XP. I bought upgrades for both Vista and Office 2007. I have received the Vista CD's in- but not the office 2007 yet. I wanted to go ahead and load the vista on there to boost my confidence of doing both, but I didn't know if office 2003 will continue to work once vista is loaded. Should I just wait until I get 2007 and do it at all times? Should I be scared of upgrading? I am nervous that I am going to mess something up.

Thanks for your time

Steph

Stephanie Kyles wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Jul 24 2008 9:40 PM

Hi there-

I am acutally a small business in the US but hoping maybe you could still help me. I have two machines that currently are running office 2003 and XP. I bought upgrades for both Vista and Office 2007. I have received the Vista CD's in- but not the office 2007 yet. I wanted to go ahead and load the vista on there to boost my confidence of doing both, but I didn't know if office 2003 will continue to work once vista is loaded. Should I just wait until I get 2007 and do it at all times? Should I be scared of upgrading? I am nervous that I am going to mess something up.

Thanks for your time

Steph

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sat, Jul 26 2008 6:50 PM

Steph,

Everything will work fine with Office 2003 and/or 7 and Vista.

Thanks

David

Dave wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Aug 12 2008 10:15 PM

I start office 2003 OK, but after i double click to install, I get an error saying the operation needs to be elevated. Any Comments?

Rich wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sat, Aug 23 2008 8:34 AM

Thanks for the never ending EULA fix!

Your instructions were great.

Mark Li at Hong Kong wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Sep 14 2008 8:04 AM

Very Useful, even for Traditional Chinese Version!

Gilbert Merana - Philippines wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Sep 26 2008 5:35 PM

Thank you for the very useful advice. It resolve my problem

Amanda Neil wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, Oct 27 2008 11:43 PM

ok i have this tiny problem....well not realy...long story try not to get lost lol

i need powerpoint for homework and stuff and i recently bought a new computer(with vista). Since the computer didn't have powerpoint, i decided to take a copy of powerpoint it self, put it on my USB drive and then drag it into the laptop. Once I did that, I double click on the icon and the program wouldn't open and i get the "the operating system is not presently configured to run this application" error message.

I have no clue what else to do and i can't find the original installation disk for the powerpoint.

Can you please give me an answer to this problem in the simplest terms as possible

thank you

John Marechal wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Nov 27 2008 10:27 PM

Thank you David.  Having installed Office 2003 it was irritating to keep on having to click Accept EULA.   I followed your Step 7 and it worked perfectly.   Step 7 was easy to follow, but I did hesitate about BLUE UAC;  there were blue areas but it was not all blue.  Anyhow, I took the plunge, with success.

Ken This wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Dec 9 2008 7:41 PM

Thanks David,

This had been driving me crazy! Good fix and more insight.

Your the man!

Ken

Sam wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Jan 7 2009 9:44 PM

Thank you so much for a very clear and concise explanation of how to do this. Much appreciated - Sam (London)

kullar wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Jan 9 2009 10:47 AM

thank you very much !

Martin wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Thu, Jan 15 2009 11:00 PM

Thank you very much :o)

David Overton's Blog wrote Running Office 2003 on Windows Vista and running other applications that work on Windows XP on Vista
on Fri, Jan 16 2009 9:46 PM

[updated 19th March 14:45 - added App Compat fixes KB article] I seem to be being asked this question

Katharine Rawls wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Feb 18 2009 10:19 PM

Hello Dave,

In Access, I am trying to print some reports that work on non-Vista systems. When I try and print the reports with Vista, I get a 'The OpenReport Action was canceled' pop-up. Is there an available patch I could install? I've already installed the main service pack for Vista.

Thanks so much,

Katharine

Katharine Rawls wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Feb 20 2009 8:26 PM

Sorry I posted on the wrong thread. I found the answer: Vista requires a printer be installed on LPT1 or you get that error message. Thanks!

Fusaro Federico wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Mar 3 2009 12:27 PM

Sei un Fenomeno, ha funzionato. Grazie

You are a phenomenon, it works. Thanks

Sandra wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Mar 4 2009 6:49 PM

This information is very much appreciated

Thank you, worked perfectly.

Laura in Seattle wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Apr 14 2009 8:14 AM

Yay - you rock - it worked :)  Thanks for putting this info online!

Arali wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Apr 15 2009 5:37 AM

You rule!!!  THank you so much!  You fixed my problem.

Doug wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Jun 5 2009 4:30 AM

Wow Dave - awesome.  I just installed MS Office 2003 on my  new Vista Premium system, by Dell, and every time I started Outlook or Word the EULA came up. I accepted it every time.  And it happened over again.  I followed your instructions, and wallah!  It worked.

Thank you.

Linda wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Jun 9 2009 9:53 PM

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to put together such a detailed and helpful set of instructions! Especially liked the bit about checking for updates the second time - i would never have thought of that! Again, many thanks!

Andy wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Fri, Jul 17 2009 3:20 PM

Many thanks for this fix.

Dean wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Sep 27 2009 11:12 PM

Thanks for your great fix for this issue, don't think i have ever found such a helpful fix as this. It was kinda idiot friendly :). Glad to see Microsoft decided not to to fix this issue ever :( how else could you still be helping people 2 years on :)

David wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Sep 30 2009 5:23 AM

David, Your response is brilliant.  It saddens me, however, that someone of your talent is working for a company that has created this mess in the first place.  Reading through the responses, I get a sense of countless hours being spent on this and other such issues. You are very kind and generous to respond to all of these concerns, but in a sense Microsoft's job is being done for it without being paid which I believe is unjust.  Just a thought, David

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Wed, Sep 30 2009 7:27 AM

David - you seem to have the wrong end of the stick completely about Microsoft.  Microsoft is easily the company that looks after it's customers more than any other and that the company is defined by employees like me.  We are  company of people and we are encouraged and sometimes rewarded for sharing information in this way.  I could not share the tips I know without others, including the management teams inside Microsoft sharing and supporting.

Sometimes, I can share a tip for something that is no longer supported and this is why an unsupported statement comes from someone like me.  It also enables me to feed back into Microsoft in a way others can't and Microsoft reacts.  On a forum just yesterday someone was telling me about a file delete problem.  I now have Windows 7 engineers looking as to how to fix the problem.  That is the company I work for - I'm part of the system helping people and filtering the noise that hits the receivers.  I'm also one of thousands doing this as part of doing my "real" job because I'm passionate about technology and users, which is what Microsoft desires for employees.

While you might think it less than ideal to have people like me doing this, bear in mind that Microsoft has a 5yr mainstream support policy and then 5 yr extended (security bug fixes for business software) which is way better than every other major software or service provider on the planet.

I work with other software companies and almost all of them would say "tough" or "buy the latest version" as the only two answers.

So, my talents are doing exactly what my employer wants me to do, which includes spending some time helping others.

I hope that helps share a perspective from this side of the fence.

David

raj wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, Nov 24 2009 9:18 PM

I have been struggling since morning to install Office 2003 on ona new vista home premium machine. It has been giving error -2349. I  did a complete System Restore and now it is  giving error "Install corrupted". I have 2 seprate set of disks with 2 separate set of licenses. I am getting the same error on both the disks.

I have alsor tried copying the CD contents on the Hard disk still the same error.

Anonymous wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Jan 17 2010 1:52 AM

thanks

myles wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sat, May 1 2010 1:28 AM

HI, I have a Visual Studio app that incorporates MODI.  I have two versions, one with the 11 and the other with the 12 libraries.  I attempted an install on a Vista Ultimate machine running 2003 office pro and the app failed because the MODI would not load. Tried to run the Microsoft Office Document Imager on its own but as soon as I clicked file it thru an error.  Went into programs and settings clicked the repair on office and tried agan and got the same message.  Do all of the 2003 office tools work on vista ultimate?

David Overton wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Mon, May 10 2010 1:22 AM

Myles,

there are a few tools that do not load,. but the MODI is not one to my knowledge.  Some tools only work on 32-bit Windows (Vista/XP/Windows 7).

What was the error message you saw?

thanks

David

Cliff Allum from Canada wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Tue, May 25 2010 9:29 PM

Thanks David. It worked. My hat is off to you, Sir.

Jenae wrote re: Loading Office 2003 into Vista and fixing the problem with the EULA always coming up
on Sun, Jun 13 2010 6:03 PM

Awesome Fix. Thanks so much!

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