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Old 03-23-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You are using an upgrade version, right?

Uninstall 2003
Reboot
Install 2003
Reboot
Install 2007

If this does not work it could mean the version you bought will not update the version you have.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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I definitely can't help you, then. Anybody who paid money for Office 2007 got suckered. Horrible stuff!
What a helpful and insightful post. You are truly a gentleman of the highest order. Now go to mom's basement and play you're game.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Computer Crashed (I have a Dell Inspiron 2650 with Win XP Home)
and I wanted to finish installing my copy (I have an actual CD with Code)
and it wouldn't let me.
I have no previous version or trial etc on my PC. Just reinstalled my XP. Had some Disk Errors which I fixed with CHK DSK. After computer was fixed, I went to load the Microsoft Office... and program started to run as if it was going to install and then i got this message "Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 encountered an error during setup"

How can I get this to install??? I need for school..

BTW..I already tried with no luck
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.2.Type cd "%allusersprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft Help", and then press ENTER.3.Type attrib -h rgstrtn.lck, and then press ENTER.4.Type del rgstrtn.lck, and then press ENTER.5.Type exit, and then press ENTER.
OK, I do not know what the last bit was for but I am sure it was something suggested on a site that came up after you did some Googling.

Here is my $.02's worth:
- Make sure to get rid of any previous versions and/or installations if they are listed in Add-Remove Programs list.
- As suggested, use CCleaner to clean up temporary system and application files, then re-run installation.
- If above fails, try copying all the files on the media to a new folder on the desktop (create a new folder, named whatever, on your desktop first). Then re-run the installation from there.
- If you get any errors during the copying, chances are your media (CD/DVD) is bad. Use a completely different CD to make sure the drive is not faulty. If drive is OK, again as suggested, create another copy using a software CD/DVD burning application (if you need one, you can use free ImgBurn). Red laser (used when reading a media) is a lot less forgiving than the laser used during extraction and the blue-ish laser used during burning (writing).
- If the above still fails or even before trying the above steps, look in the Event Viewer: START > RUN > eventvwr.msc > OK (under System and Application sections) to see if any errors were reported and then let us know.

Worst case scenario: User an alternate (free) Office Suite like Libre Office or OpenOffice (disc.) to take care of your projects till you get this issue sorted out.

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While trying to install MS office 2007 [enterprise/home and student], the process halts midway asking me to suggest a path for a .cap file. When I do so, the installer backs up a bit and then the same msg appears? Whats going wrong and how do I fix it?
You really should start a separate thread for your issue instead of piggybacking on an existing one. That way your issue will get the proper attention and minimize the confusion for everyone.

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What a helpful and insightful post. You are truly a gentleman of the highest order. Now go to mom's basement and play you're game.
No kidding. They let anyone in on C-D these days.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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Just reinstalled my XP. Had some Disk Errors which I fixed with CHK DSK

Setup should have taken care of any disk errors before installing the program. Did you do a full reinstall or did you run the Repair utility?
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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I take it that none of you that posted today noticed your replying to 3 and a half year old thread that was broght back by a newb that hijacked it for a different question?
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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Oh crap!!! Damn newbies.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Oh crap!!! Damn newbies.
x2

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I take it that none of you that posted today noticed your replying to 3 and a half year old thread that was broght back by a newb that hijacked it for a different question?
Where the hell were you when I was posting?

I didn't notice Sam summoned an old thread but I realized he was jacking the thread so I told him to start his own thread, does that count?
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:29 AM
 
Location: helena
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Well I have gone through similar problems earlier.
So I would suggest you to either install a fresh and recent windows service pack 3 operating system.
OR you can install updates from microsoft online automatic updates.
Also Fix some installer updates.
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