Thank you, Slime58 & Imacri!
I have read through the step by step instructions you linked. Later tonight, I will manually install all those speed up patches from Step 2, as recommended. One quick question, I have MS Office Word Viewer 2003 installed. Is that technically a component of MS Office or the MS Office Compatibility Pack? I think it is, but I'm not certain. If so, I'll take a look at note 6 from your guide as well.
Thanks again for your help.
Edit: After reading about the MS Office patches from Volume Z - I'm still a little unclear about which one I would need. Do I need the two .exe files for the 2003/2007 variety (KB3178677 and KB3178682)? And do those updates work similar to the .msu files? Again, I only have the MS Office Word Viewer 2003 program. Sorry for my novice-level questions. Any help is, of course, much appreciated.
Edited by mae_dita, 20 March 2017 - 11:10 PM.