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Microsoft Office (Student & Teacher 2003) & 2007

by tranwell / February 4, 2008 9:14 PM PST

Greetings all.I wonder if perhaps someone could kindly advise on a problem i have at present.I am currently running both on Windows XP.However,the load time for 2007 is distinctly slow,ages in face especially when going to word.To speed the load time,would i be advised to remove 2003,or is there any tips you could recommend ? I would be grateful for any guidance.2007 is just so slow,however in case i make a mess of it,i dont wish to remove 2003 without advice.I do have cd copies of both just in case.Contact is via

Many thanks guys.Patrick

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What are your machine specs?
by Kees Bakker / February 4, 2008 9:19 PM PST

That's CPU and RAM.


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re query
by tranwell / February 4, 2008 9:32 PM PST

Hi there Kees.The details are - Pentium (R) 4/ CPU - 2.40GHz
2.41 GHz/ RAM - 256MB.

Many thanks.Patrick

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Re: specs
by Kees Bakker / February 4, 2008 9:35 PM PST
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256 Mb isn't enough for Office 2007, as you experienced.
Add RAM to at least 512 Mb (or better: 1 Gb) or keep using 2003, I'd say.


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Re 2003 Versus 2007
by tranwell / February 4, 2008 9:43 PM PST
In reply to: Re: specs

Hi there Kees,many many thanks for your advice.Guess i will just have to increase RAM at some stage.Would i not perhaps be better off,unloading 2003.Is there any advantages in perhaps taking this route ?Thank you so much for taking the time with me.



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Unloading 2003 ...
by Kees Bakker / February 4, 2008 9:52 PM PST
In reply to: Re 2003 Versus 2007

won't make any difference at all. It just sits on the disk and doesn't influence 2007 in any way.


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2003 versus 2007
by tranwell / February 4, 2008 10:05 PM PST
In reply to: Unloading 2003 ...

Many many thanks Kees for all your help.........and patience !Very much appreciated your guidance during my query.

Kind regards


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