Last updated 2014-10-28

Support for Office 2003 has ended.    All of your Office 2003 apps will continue to function. However, you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks. Upgrade to a newer version of Office so you can stay up to date with all the latest features, patches, and security updates.

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Support and updates for Office 2003 is no longer available. Office 2003 products no longer receive the following:

  • Assisted support

  • Online content updates

  • Software updates from Microsoft Update

  • Security updates to help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information.

Although you will still be able to start and run Office 2003, you may want to upgrade to a newer version of Office to get continuing support and updates.

Note: If your organization uses Office 2003, go to the end of support page for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 for more information.

How do I check my version of Office?

To determine which version of Office you’re using, follow the steps in this article: “What version of Office am I using?

More support lifecycle information

For more information about the Support Lifecycle for these Office versions, visit the Microsoft Support lifecycle web page.

To learn more about the support policy, read the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ.

Note: Support also ends for Windows XP SP3 on April 8, 2014. For more information, go to support is ending for some versions of Windows page.

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