Can Word 2003 be Installed over Word 2002

  OldRed 03:59 12 Feb 2006

Can anyone advise.

I have installed Microsoft Worksuite 2005 which includes Word 2002.

I have just purchased a copy of Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 which includes Word 2003.

Do I need to uninstall the copy of Word 2002 from M/S Worksuite 2005 or can I just go ahead and install Office with Word 2003.

If I do will both copies of Word be installed or will the later copy (2003) upgrade the older copy (2002).

Does anyone know of a Microsoft Link that covers this issue if so I would be grateful.


  AndySD 05:36 12 Feb 2006

As far as I can remember at this time of the morning it will just overwrite/update 2002.

  surfsteruk 08:21 12 Feb 2006

if not, you can always use unistall to remove the one you dont want. But its more likely that the 2003 will automatically remove 2002 for you.

  rmcqua 08:25 12 Feb 2006

Yes, you can do it - I did it on a friend's machine recently. You don't need to uninstall Word 2002 first - it will do that as part of the installation process. You will be levt with Word 2003 only. You will need your new serial/key during the installation process.

  OldRed 00:35 13 Feb 2006

Thanks AndySD, surfsteruk & rmcqua for your replies and the good advice given, cheers

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