Office 2003 Trial setup and uninstall information

Applies to
Microsoft Office Professional 2003 Trial

The Microsoft Office System is the evolution of Office from a suite of easy-to-use productivity programs to a more comprehensive and integrated system of programs, servers, services, and solutions.

Before you install your trial version, please read the following helpful tips for setting up and uninstalling your trial software.

Before you start

For the best performance, the default selection during Setup is to uninstall previous versions of Office. There is also an option not to remove previous versions of Office. With all trial software, Microsoft recommends that you have your original CDs available to reinstall if necessary. If you want to return to your previous version of Office, you need to uninstall the trial software. This should be done through the Add or Remove Programs icon in Microsoft Windows® Control Panel.

Installation of Office Professional 2003 Trial software will remove your existing version of Microsoft Outlook®. However, your contacts, calendar, and other personal information will not be deleted. At the end of the trial, if you choose to upgrade or to reinstall your previous version of Outlook, your personal settings and information will be retained.

Who should follow these instructions?

These tips are helpful for people who want to install the following trial software:

  • Microsoft Office Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003

 Note   Office Professional Edition 2003 is included in both Microsoft Office System Evaluation Kits: the Microsoft Office System Enterprise Edition 2003 and the Microsoft Office System Small Business Edition 2003.

Setup instructions

  1. Insert the trial software CD into the CD drive on your computer. The CD will be detected, and the Setup.exe file should automatically begin to run on your computer.
  2. When prompted for the Office Product Key, enter the Product Key provided with the software, and then click Next.
  3. Enter your name and organization user name, and then click Next.
  4. Read the End-User License Agreement, select the I accept the terms in the License Agreement check box, and then click Next.

 Note   Copies of the product License Agreements are also available for review at http://www.microsoft.com/office/eula.

  1. Select the install option, verify the installation location or click Browse to change the installation location, and then click Next.

The default setting is Upgrade. You will have the opportunity to specify not to remove previous versions of Office from your computer later in the installation wizard.

  1. Verify the program installation preferences, and then click Next.

For best performance, the default selection during Setup is to uninstall (remove) previous versions of Office. There is also the option not to remove previous versions of Office. With all trial software, Microsoft recommends that you have your original software CDs available to reinstall if necessary.

 Note   Installation of Office Professional 2003 Trial software will remove your existing version of Outlook. However, your contacts, calendar, and other personal information will not be deleted. At the end of the trial, if you choose to upgrade or choose to reinstall your previous version of Outlook, your personal settings and information will be retained.

  1. To finish Setup, select the check boxes you want so that you can receive the online updates and downloads or to delete the installation files, and then click Finish.

Upgrading Office 2003 Trial software to the full product

Software trials that can be converted to the full product will provide you a conversion option at the completion of the trial period.

ShowHow?

  • If you are evaluating one of the following:
    • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
    • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003

You can convert the software into full use without removing or reinstalling software on your computer. When you complete your trial, you can purchase a product license from any Microsoft reseller and enter a valid Product Key when prompted during Setup.

  • If you are evaluating Microsoft Office System Enterprise Edition 2003 Evaluation (120-day trial) or Microsoft Office System Small Business Edition 2003 Evaluation (60-day trial), you need to uninstall the trial and install the actual full version software. You will not be prompted with a dialog box containing the option to convert.

Uninstalling this trial software and returning to your previous Office version

If you want to return to your previous version of Office, you need to uninstall the trial software. This should be done through the Add or Remove Programs icon in Control Panel.

ShowHow?

  1. Quit any programs that are running, such as Microsoft Word or Outlook.
  2. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, and then click Remove.

 Note   If you selected the option to remove a previous version of Office during installation of the trial software, you need to reinstall your previous version of Office. If you did not remove your previous version of Office, you can start each of your Office programs either through the Start menu or by opening files for each program, such as Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint® files. In some cases, you may have to recreate some of your shortcuts and default settings.