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With Windows 10 Creators Update, Word 2003/Office 2003 crashes

dworskye asked on

Although Office 2003 Pro was NOT supposed to work with Windows 10, it has been just fine until Windows 10 Creators Update.

Now when I go to save a new document in Word 2003 in a different subdirectory from the default one, the dropdown freezes, and Word crashes with a message "Microsoft Office Word has stopped working". The document is rescued, but still can't be saved elsewhere.

I have tried almost EVERY one of the compatibility modes (win 8, 7, xp, 95, etc.) with essentially the same results.

I also cannot open .docx any more when I could previously in Win10 mode and I think compatibility mode too.

Can't open some spreadsheets in Excel, but using a compatibility mode seems to work. Could open a newer .ppt, but it crashed soon after. Compatibility mode seemed to work at least for that one ppt.

HELP... any ideas?  I don't want to upgrade (I love the old interface), but feel I am going to be forced to get Open Office or similar.

Thanks in advance,


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