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Old 10-30-2015, 09:42 PM
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Office 2003 runs fine with Windows 10. the only issues I saw was with Powerpoint. If you click on shapes they will slightly move. This is especially bad if you hold CTRL and click because then your shapes will duplicate. I am actually running 2003 on a VM because it is a great version for what I use it for. other than that Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and everything else was fine. You can also run applications in compatibility mode if needed but Office 2003 didn't need that.
I believe Microsoft knows a whole lot more about compatibility with Windows 10 than you or I are ever likely to. The mere fact you can get something running doesn't make it compatible. Amongst other things, running incompatible software may compromise system security...
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We replaced my computer in the office with a newer (though used) computer. When my boss's son set it up for me he installed Office 2010 on it. In the process of finishing transferring everything over to the new computer, something went wrong and it wound up with the continual black screen on start-up. I wound up having to start from scratch and reinstall windows 7. When I went to reinstall Office 2010 again, it was then I got the message that the activation code had been used the maximum number of times. I found this forum and called that number. I proceeded to use the "phone call" option for activation and shortly into the automated phone call, it gave me the option of having the link sent to my cell via text to complete the process. I got the text, thus was able to end the phone call and completed the process via the smartphone option, which was simple and straightforward!

I did have to enter the number of times this license had been activated and I honestly didn't know what the answer was since I was not the one who purchased or installed it on anything until this point. I knew that it had at least been activated on this same computer, the first time the guy had set it up for me, so I just entered a "1" for the answer.
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Wow for Macropod being such a strong supporter of Microsoft. And yet the experiences of those who have experienced speak out...
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And yet the experiences of those who have experienced speak out...
Your point being? For example, on what basis would you claim Office 2003 to be compatible with Windows 10 when Microsoft says it isn't?
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Hi Paul was wondering if you had the number for Australia to activate on Office product had a hardware crash and re-installed office 2013 and was told that Telephone activation is no longer available for your product, hope you can help me.
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Reinstalling Office shouldn't require telephone activation unless you had changed some hardware. You should be able to use the original product key and automatic activation regardless of how many times you've activated it on the same platform.

Otherwise, you might try calling Microsoft Store Sales and Customer Support:
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Thanks Paul, yes a new Motherboard change and a hard drive. I will give them a call and see what happens,
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Thanks again Paul looks like the operator can tell from the code you read out to them that it is the same machine, so all is good I am up and running again
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Old 07-02-2017, 02:10 AM
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Default Huge Thank You for Office 2003 Activation technique

Thanks for posting the manual activation technique when automatic activation no longer works. I used the non-smart phone telephone activation. Of Note: Write down all the numbers before you advance to the next step of activation. There's no way to back up to record the numbers after you hit "Next" Then you have all the needed information for reloading if needed. I also found a back door into Microsoft Update to get the latest Service Pack download. After installing the SP, the standard Microsoft Update allowed the 2003 updates to proceed. I was very distraught at first when I though I bought software that couldn't be activated. Thanks again.
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I had to activate a recently discovered MS Office Professional Edition 2003. The internet option was not available and the phone activation, as stated in earlier posts, is no longer supported. However, after calling the UK freephone no; 08000188354, a recorded greeting asked what product I wanted to activate. I was then asked to input my mobile/cell no. and a text with instructions would be sent. I received this within a minute and after adding various codes, the installation was completed.
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The (888) 652-2342 number worked for me to activate FrontPage 2003 in September 2017. However, there is a new wrinkle:

The phone recording offered to send the activation code to a smartphone; all you have to do is punch in your smartphone number. But what you get is not the activation code but a hyperlink. I went to the hyperlink, and it asked me to enter my 9-digit "Installation ID". I examined the activation dialog in FrontPage 2003 closely three times through and found no "Installation ID", nor any 9-digit number. Perhaps it used to be in the place where it now says that phone service is no longer supported. Anyway, the smartphone solution was a dead-end for me there, so I had to go back in and say no to that option. Then it worked fine the old way.
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