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Windows 7 and Office 2003 incompatibility

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I have a new computer running Windows 7. I want to load Microsoft Office 2003 but get the error message "Microsoft Office Setup cannot continue because the installation source has been corrupted." In trying the "troubleshoot incompatibility" feature on Win 7, the computer tells me that it is compatible with Windows XP (Service Pack 2) but that gives the same error message. I've tried the other operating systems listed on the menu, including Vista (my old computer) where I used it before and with the same result. On the Microsoft website it has a fix for this error but it refers to XP and IE6. I have Win 7 and IE8. Does anyone have a fix for this?
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Howdy and welcome to GTG:

If you are getting the same error message on any system you try to install Office on, then I would say your Office 2003 disk has been damaged (scratched) or something to that effect.

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I second Murray S.'s diagnosis. I am running Windows 7 64-bit. I tried installing Office 03 Professional, and got the same error you are receiving. A quick switch of the installation media (new disc) solved the problem. :)

If your license is still good, you can try contacting Microsoft to get a replacement CD and use your old key, rather than forking out money for a new product (and they don't even see '03 anymore- the new version comes out in a month!).
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