I had to reinstall Vista and all of my programs and I want to know how to copy my normal.dot that I have saved on a flash drive into the word 2003 program.
The file is located at Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates where Username is the account name you used to log in.
According to this Microsoft article the template is created the first time you run Word. So there won't be a file in this location until you run Word once.
I use Windows XP, so the following instructions might be off by a bit, but I think they will work.