I installed office 2003 on a win8 laptop for a friend and it works fine as does the converter pack to be able to read the new style files.
When we bought the laptop the helpful man in PC world was trying to sell us a newer version of office and said that it would not work. As the only reasonable version in the store was I think the student version, did not include access and was still a little expensive (he is from Yorkshire) we thought we would give it a try. I know he uses Word and Excel quite extensively.
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