Re: "This Version of Office Not Compatible With Your System"
Gateway likely modified the installer so it looks for the Gateway M/B's
bios. Not there = no install.
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"gingerwa" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> When I bought my last computer (a Gateway, running Windows XP), I also
> MS Office 2003 Basic Edition at the same time (through Gateway, when I
> purchased the PC)
> Now I have purchased a new computer, an Acer, running Vista. When I try
> install Office 2003 from the original CD I get an error message saying
> Version of Office Not Compatible With Your System". I have tried running
> as an administrator with the same result. Any suggestions? Everything
> I've read has said that 2003 and Vista are perfectly compatible, just with
> few installation hiccups, though I haven't found anyone referencing the
> error I'm getting.