"Doesn't the OP Have to reinstall 2003 on his new computer since just
transferrring the program and data files does not get the required registry
Good point by JW. I haven't used the Windows Easy Transfer methods , but I
would not try to transfer the program Office, but would absolutely reinstall
Office. You may be able to use the Transfer wizard to transfer your
documents though or another pc to pc software to do that or you could back
them up of course and then install them onto the Vista box. I know that
when I copied all of my programs from one drive to another, hundreds of them
made the move successfully, but about 15 did not and Office was one of them,
although I used Detect and Repair at the time (it was Office 2003) to fix
it, but it soon did not work well, and I ended up uninstalling and
reinstalling it. So may someone who has used Easy Transfer might want to
BTW you can access info on it by typing Easy Tranfer or even just Transfer
into help and support and you can see the Wizard by typing Transfer into
Vista's search, and there are a variety of ways to use this.
I would definitely install any Office version onto Vista period. I should
have made that clear.
Prep Work--I want you to type Easy Transfer into Vista Help and Support on
your start menu or you can read here--again I find people are not taking
advantage of the great information in Vista Help from the Start menu (it's
also on the web):
This is how to install the ET Wiz on XP as well. You can get this done a
number of ways, and a DVD will probably be more convenient for you than
buying a cable, but take your choice.
Enjoy and make use of Help and Support. It is substantial with
comprehensive help--it is not light weight--it's every bit a Vista
"reference book" of sorts that comes with Vista.
So again, you can use the Easy Transfer Wizard to transfer what is listed in
the references but I would definitely simply install Office unless you
didn't get or lost an Office CD.
"apparently" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thanks Chad! The 60 day trial of office 2007 came with the laptop and I
> on getting the full version. What type of prep work should I do prior to
> moving the files over? From what I've read so far (and quite possibly
> misunderstood), it seems I need to install a file transfer wizard from
> on XP as well as the file converter for the 2003 files I need. Is there
> anything else or a particular order it should be done in? Thanks for being
> "Chad Harris" wrote:
>> IMHO, both work well with Vista. The bottom line is that Vista will
>> or work with Office 2000. I haven't seen reports of Office '97 but I've
>> seen plenty of reports of Office 2000 working on Vista. You will be fine
>> transferring Office 2003 to Vista or installing it on Vista. As far as
>> edition, it makes no difference and Office 2000 on up to 2007 works fine
>> I've personally used Office 2003 and Office 2007 on many builds of Vista.
>> recommend your getting Office 2007 if it's feasible for your budget or
>> business because I do believe that the revamps will alllow you to use
>> features easily and enough new features justify it.
>> If you go to you can see many demos and test drives, or you can
>> download a
>> trial of Office 2007 that last for 60 days. MSFT has many webcasts
>> the features of Office 2007 and its 27 related apps if you go to their
>> webcast sites:
>> "apparently" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> >I have to transfer files from my old laptop (essentially all office 2003
>> > files) and I have a few questions. First, which is better for Vista
>> > Home
>> > premium office 2003 or 2007? Will it be easier if I install office
>> > 2003?
>> > And
>> > what is the best way to go about the transfer? I want to ensure
>> > everything
>> > goes as smoothly as possible
>> > Thanks!