Windows & Office Installer Keeps Popping Up

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by SteBrogde, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. SteBrogde

    SteBrogde Guest

    Each time i start any program after installing Vista Beta 2 i get the Windows
    Installer and then the Office Installer popups popping up... anybody else had
    this problem?
    SteBrogde, Jun 22, 2006
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    Josh Guest

    No, But you should try a repair on Office. I assume you did an upgrage and
    this office 2003?
    Josh, Jun 23, 2006
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  3. That sounds like something that happens on XP that requires a Windows
    Installer Clean Up tool (or something similarly named). But try Josh's
    suggestion first.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 23, 2006
  4. SteBrogde

    Chad Harris Guest

    This kind of thing is not uncommon and its other variant is one Office
    program will invoke the installer for another, of the installer for Omni
    Page Pro if you've ever had that on the box.

    I think you're best bet is to definitely use the WICU Colin invoked, which
    is a little cleanup utility that is very helpful in any large MSFT program
    uninstall and subsequent install--it does no app uninstalling but it will
    get corrupt files, .dlls, reg strings out of the way of the MSI the Windows
    Installer. The Office setup teams use it all the time with problems like
    this one. You certainly could try a "detect and repair" repair of Office
    located at the Help menu if its 2003 or earlier or Add/Remove and that may
    do the trick. If that doesn't then...

    Uninstall your current Office and reinstall and you might consider Office
    2007 trial if you want to get a look at some of the new Office features
    (Beta on Beta so what I've been using it for good while). MSFT has plenty
    of instruction on Office 2007 on its site including videos.

    Description of the differences between repair and reinstall in Office XP and

    Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility;en-us;290301

    Let us know how you make out.

    Chad Harris, Jun 23, 2006
  5. SteBrogde

    Chad Harris Guest

    The MSKB I included was not a good choice. You don't need to touch the
    command line. See this as reference for using Detect and Repair to see if
    you can fix things quickly before doing an uninstall reinstall:

    Repairing Office.

    It also helps with more specific problems to always give the Office version
    you're using and the service pack level. We don't need it here.

    Chad Harris, Jun 23, 2006
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    Ted Ruoff Guest

    It is a known issue and doing a repair install of Office will fix it.

    Ted Ruoff, Jun 23, 2006
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    piaqt Guest

    Similar problem-- but specific to shortcuts that open new windows or tabs in
    Internet and Windows Explorers. I ran the WICU on Office 12 b2tr and
    reinstalled it, and I still have this problem, so the Office installation
    isn't the culprit.

    Short of cleaning up and reinstalling every program that installed via msi,
    is there any way to determine which program is at fault, and just fix that
    piaqt, Oct 8, 2006
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