Is Office 2003 running on Windows 7?

You have to work with Office 2003 and Windows 7 yet? Does the ever or is transitioning to recommend to another office suite or on Windows 8? Here you will find the answer!

Short and sweet: Yes, Office 2003 running on Windows 7

Office 2003 and Windows 7: Fix Problems

If nevertheless, unexpected problems occur when using Office 2003 and Windows 7 helps one. Start Office in the "XP compatibility mode". In this way, the program is simulated as a Windows XP operating system. Thereby often problems are solved. And so you can start, for example, Microsoft Word 2003 compatibility mode (using the example of Word 2007, Word 2003, but at the same):

  • Click the right mouse button on the little icon of Word 2003 and go to "Properties."
  • In the new window go to the tab "Compatibility" and select in "compatibility mode" and select the checkbox in the below menu "Windows XP." With OK and restart Word 2003 as usual by double.

To run Office 2003 requires the following minimum system requirements:


Office 2003 requires a Pentium processor with a clock speed of 233 megahertz (MHz). Microsoft recommends a computer with a Pentium III processor (or faster).

Operating system

Office 2003, you can run the following operating systems:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (or later)

Microsoft Windows XP (or higher)

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) (or higher)


Microsoft recommends a computer with at least 128 MB of RAM. An additional 8 MB of RAM for each concurrent Office 2003 program are required.

Free hard disk space

Office 2003 requires 400 MB of free hard disk space. How much space is required on the hard disk, depending on the configuration. Depending, for which installation options you choose, the amount of disk storage can also be higher or lower.


For the installation of Office 2003 is a CD-ROM drive (or compatible DVD-ROM drive required).


Super VGA monitor with a resolution of 800 x 600 and 256 colors

Pointing Device

Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device is required.

Other Requirements

For some Office 2003 features have additional requirements. These requirements include the following:


For sound and other multimedia effects, a multimedia computer is required. A graphics card with hardware acceleration or MMX processor improves the graphics.

Speech recognition

For speech recognition requires the following:

A computer with a Pentium II 400 MHz or higher

A noise-canceling microphone

An audio output device

E-mail and Internet

Microsoft Exchange Server, Internet Simple Mail Transfer Protocol / Post Office Protocol (SMTP/POP3), Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP4), or MAPI-compliant software is required for the e-mail application. For certain advanced functionality in Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Exchange Server is required. Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband connection to the Internet and pay a separate fee to an Internet service provider. It may apply additional charges for local or long-distance. For remote procedure call (RPC) over HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) has Outlook 2003 on Windows XP Service Pack 1 with the article 331320 installed the Microsoft Knowledge Base described update? To use RPC over HTTP, it is also necessary that Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 on Windows Server 2003.

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