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windows xp microsoft office 2002 and microsoft office 2003

by luckylady_63 / November 3, 2004 5:35 AM PST

what is the difference between these two programs? Should I update to 2003?

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Re: windows xp microsoft office 2002 and microsoft office 20
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 3, 2004 6:52 AM PST

Hi luckylady,

I think only you can decide whether to upgrade or not, but here's a Microsoft web page that compares Office 2003 with Office 97, Office 2002, and Office XP.

I use Office 2002 and whilst it keeps doing what I want it to, I don't think I will upgrade. I expect that I will have to at some time though, especially when Microsoft's new Operating System Longhorn is finished, but that looks like a year or two yet.


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Re: Oops, sorry
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 3, 2004 9:52 AM PST
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To Markflax
by luckylady_63 / November 4, 2004 1:17 AM PST

Mark I said that I have Office 2002, but it is Windows XP office that I have. According to Dave I need not update to 2003. I went to the site you suggested and I don't think for a home user that I need all the extras that Office 2003 offers. It's just me on this computer. Thanks so much for your input, I really appreciate it.

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microsoft office XP standard 20002
by broadwpt / February 18, 2007 12:21 PM PST

I have the disk. But had to put the computer to the origenal settings
so lost the office XP now when I try to put the disk back in to get office Xp back it ask for a product code no. I missplaced the number that is 25 nos. long.
So now I cannot install the disk, Is there a way to go around the product no. Please reply, sure would like to get it back.I have windows 98, 56k compaq cumputer. Thank you.

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Re: windows xp microsoft office 2002 and microsoft office 20
by David Chan / November 3, 2004 9:27 AM PST

If you do not have either one then Office 2003 will be a better choice.

If you already have Office 2002 then there in no need to update to Office 2003 since the difference is not significant enough.

If you don't have either and want to try a free Office suite you can download OpenOffice from this link:

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To David Chan
by luckylady_63 / November 4, 2004 1:14 AM PST

Thank you very much David. I have Windows XP installed and that version of Office, so I guess I will just keep it. As you say, there is not much difference, so I will stick with what I have. Thanks again

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Re: Glad we could help
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 4, 2004 6:29 AM PST
In reply to: To David Chan

Good luck with your choice.


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