Office 2003 upgrade to Microsoft 365

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BobArch2
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Office 2003 upgrade to Microsoft 365

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My wife's Dell (circa 2010) has finally caused too many issues and a new Dell has been ordered. When she got the original Dell back in 2010 it came with a trial version of Office 2010 but she is adverse to change and wanted to stay with Office 2003. Office 2003 is still working but I have convinced her to have one of my Microsoft 365 subscription licenses. (Wheee)

Research seems to indicate that I should be able to use the 2003 Outlook.PST file when installing Microsoft 365. Since I have a week before the new hardware arrives I thought it best to prepare myself for any pitfalls. (Remember I said that she who rules the roost is adverse to change :hairout: )

The new system, like the old, will be used for emailing and a few other apps. I am concerned about maintaining sanity with emailing.

Any comments or issues about starting with the Outlook 2003 pst file?
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Bob

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Re: Office 2003 upgrade to Microsoft 365

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Outlook in Microsoft 365 should be able to open the old .pst file without problems.

I would let Outlook create a new .pst file though: the current version has larger capacity and automatic compression. You can then import messages, contacts etc. from the old .pst file into the new one.
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Re: Office 2003 upgrade to Microsoft 365

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HansV wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 14:17
Outlook in Microsoft 365 should be able to open the old .pst file without problems.....
Thanks Hans, I appreciate your suggestion about importing the old pst file after the new one has been established. :thankyou:
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Bob