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Is Microsoft Word 2003 legally downloadable?

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As of 2015, Microsoft Word 2003 and other Microsoft Office applications from the same year are no longer available to purchase or download legally from Microsoft or elsewhere. In addition, Microsoft no longer offers updates or support to many older programs, including Word 2003.

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Word 2003 is advertised on some third-party download sites like one through CNET.com, but potential buyers of the program are redirected to Microsoft's product page and encouraged to purchase the newest versions of Word or the latest Microsoft Office pack.

Some other software download sites also advertise the availability of Word 2003 for download, but these sites are not associated with or endorsed by Microsoft, and any of Microsoft programs downloaded from these locations are obtained illegally.

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