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Microsoft Office 2003 and 2013 question

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#1 fred93


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 07:28 PM

Some time ago I was using Office 2003 and I read or was told that it would not or was not being supported any more. So I bought Office 2013. However, for whatever reason (I don't remember) I left Office 2003 on my pc and installed Office 2013. (Maybe I was afraid of losing my documents or whatever so I left 2003 on the pc)
I found that with both Office 2003 and Office 2013 every time I would open a Word file it was opened in 2003 ( I would need to use the "Open With" option to get my docs to open in Word 2013. Since I have now gotten used to working with Word 2013 I figured that it is time to make Office 2003 go bye bye!
I have been using Outlook 2013 even though Outlook 2003 is still installed on my pc. I don't seem to have any problems with Outlook 2013 but I would like to uninstall Outlook 2003 as well (I assume that when I uninstall Office 2003 then Outlook 2003 will be gone as well)
So I  want to uninstall Office 2003 and leave 2013 on my pc.
Are there any problems with doing this?  Will all of my files be saved? Or do I need to back up any files?
If someone can guide me through this I would really appreciate it.

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 OldPhil



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

I did almost the same thing, I took the files in the 2003 folder put them on a USB stick deleted 2003 then put the files in the remaining document folder.

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