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How to install MS Office 2003 CD in Ultrabook

by mikeworld2 / January 3, 2013 12:27 PM PST

I've old MS-Office 2003 Student Edition CD. I like to install this in Lenovo Twist Ultrabook (which doesn't have CD/DVD drive). How can I do that?

I have product key for the MS-Office, but don't have another computer where I can copy the files from CD to USB.

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The best thing might be to bite the bullet and get an
by VAPCMD / January 3, 2013 12:35 PM PST

external CD-DVD burner. Using it now can load Office and later you could use it for creating backups


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Re: CD
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 3, 2013 5:18 PM PST

If none of your friends of family members has a PC you can use to copy the files from CD to USB, and there's no public library or such to use a PC where you live, then you'll have to buy some hardware yourself. Could be an external drive or a complete PC. Your choice.


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Office 2003 installation: Error message
by mikeworld2 / January 6, 2013 11:11 AM PST
In reply to: Re: CD

Could burn the CD but now facing this issue:

Trying to install MS-Office Professional with Windows 8 professional.

Getting the error message after entering the product key.

"Microsoft office setup cannot continue because the installation source has been corrupted"

The product key is correct. Tried researching and saw this link:

(however the reference files have been changed)

Could someone help!

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You can buy external DVD/CD drives for $30
by wpgwpg / January 6, 2013 11:44 AM PST

External DVD/CD drives are available in most stores that sell computers for around $30, so spend the $30 and your problem's solved.

Good luck.

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Student Edition
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2013 12:15 PM PST

Ouch. That version was a bit odd. Did you at least try it from a USB DVDRW drive?

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Office 2003 installation: Error message
by mikeworld2 / January 6, 2013 1:06 PM PST
In reply to: Student Edition

Yes, tried it from USB too. Still the same error.

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Re: corrupt file
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 6, 2013 6:19 PM PST

If the file on the original CD is corrupt, there's not much hope.
LibreOffice is a free download and for most of us an acceptable replacement for Office 2003.


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So the install fails?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2013 12:45 PM PST

Try the old duplicate the CD trick.

Also, it won't run properly until you install Office 2003 SP3. Some folk think it failed to install because of that error when they run it.

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