Compatability Pack causes Office 2003 to expire?

I installed the Ofice Compatibility pack two days ago on a legitimate copy of 
Office 2003.  Now I getting notifications that my "trial" version has 
expired.  I'm not sure how a Offfice 2003 Trial can last seven years.  Can 
someone please explain why installing the Compatibility Pack has caused this 
to happen? I can no longer save files in PowerPoint, Word, etc and I really 
don't think it's fair that I have to pay Microsoft again for a product I 
already owned.
11/28/2009 6:21:01 PM
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I would suggest you read the notifications carefully. I doubt they are 
saying that your 2003 version expired. And even if it does, enter your 
product key again.

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"

"Steve L" <Steve> wrote in message
>I installed the Ofice Compatibility pack two days ago on a legitimate copy 
> Office 2003.  Now I getting notifications that my "trial" version has
> expired.  I'm not sure how a Offfice 2003 Trial can last seven years.  Can
> someone please explain why installing the Compatibility Pack has caused 
> this
> to happen? I can no longer save files in PowerPoint, Word, etc and I 
> really
> don't think it's fair that I have to pay Microsoft again for a product I
> already owned. 

11/28/2009 6:39:44 PM

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