Office 12 Beta Apps won't start on Vista RC1 Build 5600

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Markie Mark, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Markie Mark

    Markie Mark Guest


    Installed Office 12 Beta on a fresh installation of Vista (x86) RC1 Build
    Installation suceeds but when I try to start any of the office apps I get

    "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will notify
    you if a solution is available." Only option is a "Close program" button.

    I've even tried starting them in XP Compatability mode but get the same

    Office 2003 wors fine though
    Markie Mark, Sep 11, 2006
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    DJ TECH Guest


    2007 Office System Beta 2 compatibility
    If you are using 2007 Office system Beta 2 be sure to download the 2007
    Microsoft Office system Beta 2 Technical Refresh, the most recent update.
    (The Technical Refresh is required to use Office Beta 2 with Windows Vista

    Here is the link for Office Refresh, however, it is currently not available.
    I am thinking that when they release Vista RC1 to the public, they will also
    release the Office update.
    DJ TECH, Sep 11, 2006
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Yeah ain't that sompin. I have a book called "How would you Move Mount
    Fuji" on anecdotes inside MSFT aka how neurotic can a company get?

    They talk about interviews where the interviewer would just walk out after
    shaking hands never to be seen again.

    Here's the deal:

    MSFT has a post fot he refresh that goes no where on of course the Vista
    site because Vista Schmista Office Schmoffice-- I mean they're all software
    right. How much nuance and detail do ya need from the busy sophisticates

    But the bottom line is that the crap they posted that you need the Tech
    Refresh Beta 2 to work on RC1 is pure lies.

    I know hundreds of people using Office 2007 Beta 2 on every build of Vista
    through RC1and get used to it RC1 is gong to be RTM and they both are the
    new Beta 1.

    Whoever posted that didn't know what they were doing. And of course they
    work at MSFT.

    Chad Harris, Sep 11, 2006
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Chad Harris, Sep 11, 2006
  5. Markie Mark

    Chad Harris Guest

    Markie that notice on the Vista site about needing to is happy horsecrap
    from the horsecrap company of the century MSFT.

    However, since you have a problem with ole Office 07, you have the option to
    fix it with Repair:

    Users can either run Repair through the Control Panel, use Add/Remove
    Programs for Office products, or run Customer Watson Setup Diagnostics.

    Or you may have to install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility--here:
    (Best Practices for Uninstalling Office and used by the Office setup teams
    on their newsgroups when there are problems).;en-us;290301&Product=offxp

    Highlight all Office related entries on it and click OK--it removes corrupt
    install, uninstall files and reg strings then uninstall and reinstall Office

    Chad Harris, Sep 11, 2006
  6. Odd, the copy I got with the Office 2007 Beta program works beautifully on
    my machine. Are you sure your Office 2007 installation file isn't corrupt?

    Microsof Windows Vista Ultimate v6.0.5600-16384
    Microsoft Office v12.0.4017.1003

    My Office 12 Beta installation file information is here:
    05/28/2006 11:58 AM 461,881,224 OPPLUS-EN.EXE
    MD5: 7FC65A38B6BD9DCE0563AFEA2C5B9A93

    I too installed this on a freshly installed copy of Windows Vista as well.
    Hope you solve your trouble soon!

    Steven Blodgett, Sep 11, 2006
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    Neal Guest

    I was able to get mine working fine. Just wondering are you running Vista
    32 or 64? I have it running on 64.
    Neal, Sep 12, 2006
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    William Guest

    I run Office 2007 Beta 2 on 32 bit RC-1 just fine.

    I was able to get mine working fine. Just wondering are you running Vista
    32 or 64? I have it running on 64.
    William, Sep 12, 2006
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    SaNdMaN Guest

    The TR1 download won't do any good if you can't get Office 2007 beta 2 to
    install. I loaded Vista pre RC1 and cannot get any of the 2007 Office betas
    to install. What I found interesting, Office 2003 won't install either. I
    had to go back to Office XP.
    SaNdMaN, Sep 18, 2006
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    - Bobb - Guest

    I just went to the Office 2007 download area, logged in etc and saw:
    " Select each product you wish to download for a download service fee of
    $1.50 each " and expires in Feb 2007
    - Bobb -, Oct 13, 2006
  11. The fee is mainly there to help offset the use of bandwidth.

    RR Johnson Jr, Oct 13, 2006
  12. Patrick Schmid [MVP], Oct 13, 2006
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    BobB Guest

    Is there a date for the release of final Office 2007 ?


    BobB, Oct 14, 2006
  14. "Late 2006" for volume license customers. "Early 2007" for retail and OEM.

    Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
    Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
    Administrators, Power Users, and Developers

    Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook], Oct 14, 2006
  15. Official announcement is still that volume license customers will get it
    this year and OEM/retail customers early next year. A leaked MS
    announcement showed that the beta will end at the end of this month. So
    you can expect RTM some time after that, but when it will be exactly
    released is up to anyone's guess.

    Patrick Schmid [OneNote MVP]
    Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR):
    Customize Office 2007:
    OneNote 2007:
    Subscribe to my Office 2007 blog:

    Patrick Schmid [MVP], Oct 14, 2006
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