I run 2003 XP w/MS office 2003,why do I get updates for Office 200

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Kathleen, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Kathleen

    Kathleen Guest

    Hi..new to this, but I keep getting MS Office 2007 compatibility auto updates
    that take a lot of space. I have MS Office 2003 installed. Do I need these?
    Kathleen, Jun 8, 2009
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  2. Depends... Do you have anything "Office 2007" installed?

    The Compatibility Pack so you can read Office 2007 documents in Word, Excel
    and Powerpoint?
    The Word, Powerpoint or Excel 2007 Viewers?
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 8, 2009
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  3. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 8, 2009
  4. Kathleen

    Kathleen Guest

    Hi PA Bear...Thanks so much for your reply, and yes I do sometimes have to
    read documents sent to me by those who have MS Office 2007 installed. I have
    and older Dell with not alot of memory, and at the moment being unemployed
    can not afford to upgrade it or buy another. Thanks for your quick response!
    Kathleen, Jun 8, 2009
  5. Kathleen

    Kathleen Guest

    Hi Sheenan...Thanks for the rsponse. No I have nothing 2007 installed, so I
    guess I have to keep the 128 MB update, as people do send me documents
    created in 2007 MS Office from time to time. When I can I will upgrade, as I
    have limited memory.
    Kathleen, Jun 8, 2009
  6. "Shenan". ;-) One "e".

    If you have to *keep* the 128MB update - then you do have something "2007"
    installed (that I mentioned.)

    Control Panel --> Add or Remove programs - look through the list for this

    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007
    File Formats
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 8, 2009
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 8, 2009
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