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Help undo damage caused by office 2k ins

By superbat ·
My continuing problem started when I made the mistake of installing an Office 2000 upgrade on my PC. The problem is that Microsoft has changed their installation program so that if you have user profiles set up on your PC with per user menus and are running Windows 95 or 98, then all users must run Setup for Office 2000. If not, then none of the other users can run Office. Simply copying a pointer will not work anymore.
The Microsoft work around is to get rid of the user profiles & have everyone use the same menu. Otherwise, run setup for each & every user... (See article Q233529 on the Microsoft support site. It is listed among "Windows Installer Errors for Office 2000".) There are no fixes in the works.
It gets better... Other vendors who utilize the Microsoft installation program run into the same problem. I ran into it with McAfee. Their solution was to contact Microsoft.
I find it fascinating that I haven't yet read of any outcry on this, as it basically multiplies the n

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by sdfgsdf In reply to Help undo damage caused b ...

your question got cut off, but i'll do my best. microsoft offers a service pack (1 or 2 i beleive) on their office update site. if it is dated after that tech article, you might be in luck. i have been up this alley with ms many times and unfortunately, due to their crap code on alot of packages, you might be s.o.l. on this one. if you dont have too many profiles, i would just bite the bullet and reinstall. check th SP on update first. it might just help.

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by superbat In reply to Help undo damage caused b ...
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by mphoffar In reply to Help undo damage caused b ...

I don't beleive there's a way around the preparing to run <whatever office app> for the first time.

If I'm reading this correctly you can either..

a) Install Office from a public location so office will load from those set of cabs the first time a user logs in

or

b) During setup cahnge the install options to run all from disk. I can't remember exactly waht the screen name is, but basically it looks like a directory tree. What this will do is install the cabs for office on the local station so when a new profile runs it for the first time, it loads from those cabs instead of a CD.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by superbat In reply to Help undo damage caused b ...

The new installer forces you to install any program once for each user rather than once only for all users like it used to be. I don't care about internal office apps.

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