Running Word 2003 and Office 2010 on the same PC

  bon bon 15:10 04 Feb 2011

I’ve had the 2010 version of Microsoft Office loaded on my PC for some time but haven’t really found the ‘ribbon’ feature particularly user friendly, especially for Word. Consequently I also loaded my old version of Word 2003 from Office 2003 onto the machine only to find that after using Word 2003 and going back to Word 2010 (which seems to be selected as the default) I get a screen saying-

Configuration Process
Configuring Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010.

This message remain on the screen for approx. 1½ minutes. Is there any way of-
• Stopping this screen appearing
• Making the 2003 version of Word the default?

  mgmcc 15:18 04 Feb 2011

Microsoft's recommendation is that you don't install different versions of Office in the same PC.

Do you have the original installation disk for Office 2010 from which you might be able to run a repair installation and remove Word 2010?

  bon bon 17:22 04 Feb 2011

Thanks mgmcc, that's sorted the problem.

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