Win 7 Pro EULA problems with MS Office 2003

  old_codger 13:42 08 Jun 2010

I have recently upgraded from Win XP OEM Pro x32 to above. It all installed flawlessly on Gateway DT10G PC and Activated without a problem.

However, a little annoyance I have noticed since I installed MS Office Basic Edition 2003. Each programme Outlook, Word, & Excel all display MS EULA statement on first load every time. Obviously, I activated program at end of initial install (in Outlook 2003). The result displayed displayed OK.

Office 2003 installed and activated OK on previous HDD, running Win XP Pro without same observation. I can still boot this HD

Has anybody else experienced this problem using Office 2003 with Win 7 and managed to fix it?


  bremner 14:42 08 Jun 2010

This problem was reported with Vista and a work around was to turn off UAC. Start Word 2003 accept the EULA. Shutdown Word. Turn UAC back on.

Now you should not get the EULA.

  old_codger 17:40 08 Jun 2010

Hi Bremmer,
Many thanks for your advice, it worked a treat!!

This is my first run-in with UAC since upgrading from Win XP Pro. On Win 7 Pro, you move slider down to bottom to turn UAC off. Presumably same in Vista?

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