Reinstalling microsoft programs after reinstalling vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by seener, May 15, 2007.

  1. seener

    seener Guest

    Hello again,
    I have recently needed to reinstall vista after a power failure. I used my
    computers system recovery disk. After much ado I am running again. Vista
    moved my old windows to an old.windows directory. So, I started reintalling
    all my software. Adobe Creative Suite installed like a charm. my macromedia
    software, no proplems. Then came microsoft. My disk of office 2007 that came
    with the computer crashes about 3/4 into installation. The message that comes
    up is "Office 2007 encountered an error". Then it quits. Any suggestions from
    anyone? Or should I just go buy Wordperfect.
     
    seener, May 15, 2007
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  2. seener

    Saucy Guest

    1. Hmm .. I'd clean install Vista.. i.e. wipe the harddrive (re-format
    etc.).

    2. When going to install a program .. go to the CD/DVD and find the
    'setup.exe' program or equivalent .. right-click on it and select "Run as an
    administrator" if that option appears.

    Saucy
     
    Saucy, May 15, 2007
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  3. seener

    AJR Guest

    Most likely the Office 2007 is a "trail" version - usually active for 90 or
    180 days. If so, consider if it is worth the effort to install.

    What specifically was the error messge?
     
    AJR, May 15, 2007
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  4. seener

    seener Guest

    Hi Saucy,
    Thanks for the reply. I'd rather not wipe everything if possible, although
    that may be what I end up doing. It seems only my microsoft programs are
    giving me a hard time re-installing. Everything else has worked fine. I do
    run as administrator when I go to install, so that hasn't helped any. The
    error message I get is so vaque I bewildered that why they even bothered
    putting one on. It only reads, "Microsoft office encountered an error." Then
    it closes. This is the oem version that came with my recently puchased
    laptop. Even Adobe CS2 installed without a hitch, you would think Office
    would too.
    Seener
     
    seener, May 15, 2007
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  5. seener

    seener Guest

    Hi AJR,
    The error message is very vaque, "Microsoft Office 2007 encountered an
    error" Thats all it says. This is an oem version that came with my computer.
    Since it cost me extra to get it with the computer it should still be active
    to re-install. The computer is only a couple months old. I have re-installed
    most of my other programs. Only the ones from Microsoft have been a problem.
    Seener
     
    seener, May 15, 2007
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  6. seener

    Saucy Guest

    Yes .. you run in an admin account. But even so, when you go to run the
    setup.exe from a CD or what-have-you, right-click and select 'Run as
    administrator' instead of doing it the default way. It's just one of those
    things .. especially with Microsoft stuff as they are playing with
    permissions. You have to do it with Visual Studio now to get things to work
    right and people are reporting that it solves problems some are having
    installing Office.

    If the option for 'Run as administrator' doesn't appear .. run the Command
    Prompt by right-clicking and selecting 'Run as administrator' and then turn
    around and launch the install program from the Command Prompt.

    Saucy
     
    Saucy, May 15, 2007
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