Supported configurations for Microsoft Office 2003

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This article describes the supported and the unsupported configurations of Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Windows.
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Supported configurations

For more information on versions of Windows on which Office 2003 is supported, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822129 List of system requirements for Microsoft Office 2003
The following are supported configurations of Office 2003 and Windows:
  • English (U.S.) version of Office 2003 that is installed on any language version of Windows.
  • Non-English (U.S.) version of Office 2003 that is installed on the same non-English (U.S.) version of Windows.
  • English version of Microsoft Office 2003 plus an Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) that is installed on either the English version of Microsoft Windows with the same Windows MUI language, or on the English version of Microsoft Windows with language support enabled that matches the language of the Office 2003 MUI.
  • English version of Office 2003 that contains an additional Office 2003 Multi-lingual User Interface Pack (MUI) that is installed on a version of Windows that matches the language of the Office 2003 MUI.
  • Non-English version of Microsoft Office 2003 that is installed on the English version of Microsoft Windows either with the same Windows MUI language as the Office 2003 MUI, or on the English version of Microsoft Windows with language support enabled that matches the localized Office 2003 version.
For more information about support for international versions of Office 2003, view the Wwsuppt.xls workbook that is referenced in the "International Information" section of the following Microsoft Office Resource Kit Web site:

Unsupported configurations

The following configuration is not a supported configuration of Office 2003 and Microsoft Windows:
  • Non-English (U.S.) version of Office 2003 that is installed on any other non-matching language version of Windows other than English.

United States and Canada Support

For more information about Microsoft Product Support Services offerings, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS

Or, you can telephone Microsoft Support Sales at (800) 936-3500.

International Support

If you are outside the United States or Canada and you have a question about a Microsoft product, do the following:
  1. See the information in your Microsoft program's Online Help. To do this, click Microsoft Product Name Help on the Help menu in any Microsoft product.
  2. See the Readme files on your product CD-ROMs. The Readme files include general information that became available shortly before the product was released.
  3. Locate Support Online from Microsoft Product Support Services at the following Microsoft Web site:

    http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

    If there is no Microsoft subsidiary office in your country, contact the vendor where you obtained your Microsoft product.

United States and Canada Support

For more information about Microsoft Product Support Services offerings, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Or, you can telephone Microsoft Support Sales at (800) 936-3500.

International Support

If you are outside the United States or Canada and you have a question about a Microsoft product, do the following:
  1. See the information in your Microsoft program's Online Help. To do this, click Microsoft Product Name Help on the Help menu.
  2. See the Readme files on your product CD-ROMs. The Readme files include general information that became available shortly before the product was released.
  3. Locate Support Online from Microsoft Product Support Services at the following Microsoft Web site:
If there is no Microsoft subsidiary office in your country, contact the vendor where you obtained your Microsoft product.
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Article ID: 870922 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 18:29:00 - Revision: 4.0

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