Installing Office 97 on XP sp2

By modleyj ·
Does anyone know how to install Office 97 on XP SP2 os.

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I don't understand the question ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Installing Office 97 on X ...

How do you install a program?
Or how do you install into XP?

What is your point?

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Error message when installing MS Office on XP

by modleyj In reply to I don't understand the qu ...

the message it give's me is as follow: c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt.The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.Choose 'close' to terminate the application.

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How to Install Office 97 on Windows XP SP2

Not able to install Office 97 Professional on Windows XP Home SP2 at first?.
Office installation would give three error dialogs at the very end of the process, something about "register" and "workgoup", resulting in failed installation. The install would put the Office files into the proper directories, but apparently would not register and no Office programs appeared on the start->program menu.

After several trial and errors, I found the following solution. To install Office 97 on Windows XP SP2,
1. First Install office WITHOUT ACCESS, and WITHOUT HTML authoring feature.
2. Apply Office 97 service release patches SR1 and SR2. (get these from, the files I used are named SR1OFF97.exe and sr2bof97.exe)
3. Restart the computer.
4. Insert Office 97 CD, choose "add/remove components", do not touch any checkboxes, except now add HTML Authoring. It should install successfully.
5. restart the computer.
6. Insert Office 97 CD, choose "add/remove components", do not touch any checkboxes, except now add Access and the Access options you want.
7. It should complete successfully.
8. You should now be able to use Office 97 Professional normally in Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Hope this works for you. :)

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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by Neil Westland In reply to How to Install Office 97 ...

Thanks, this worked a treat for me after I had to reinstall XP SP2 and then Office P7. Access would not install due to missing System.mdw file. I also found it useful to then set the Findfast update frequency to 1000 hours as it was using massive CPU resources. I had no XP disc myself but borrowed one and used the license code attached to my own PC, a perfectly legal action I believe.

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what does

by Jaqui In reply to Installing Office 97 on X ...

thhis have to do with Linux?

as far as I can tell the use of the Linux tag is NOT appropriate for the question, since it has nothing to do with any Linux system or application.

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