Alternately Dave Peterson has four macros involved in adding another entry to the file menu to bring up the old menu (misc, 2004-07-14) Changes to later windows systems, and later Excel versions is invariably going to have much higher memory requirements, from others sounds like you should have 512MB RAM and turn off features.
There are two things that would be really annoying HELP file does not have index, doesn't work well for offline use.
Unspecific version problems with standard macros, with Event macros.
Unwanted Task Pane comes up on right side when trying create a new file (#taskpane) There is a Registry change that did not work for me (Ron de Bruin, misc, 2003-06-17).
Some specific tweaks for Excel 2003 (spinner 2005-04-08), appear to be the speech recognition above, no improvement in zooming graphics and fonts (keep zoom at 100%).
Afterwards I went to Favorites, then organize, and used the Arrow DN key to check each exposed folder and single files.
Too much work to go into each folder, but I did find a lot more than I thought I had.
The general recommendation in the Excel groups (and MS KB Q167081) is to turn journaling off.
In Outlook 97: Tools / Options / Journal / uncheck Microsoft Excel and all other MS Office Products (Select all, delete) In Outlook 98: Tools/Options/Preferences/Journal Options If you try to check Outlook options, you may then start the Outlook installation process, so check your system first with search to see if you have on your system, if you do then check for journalling turned on.