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Office 2003 on Vista - 'setup.ini missing or invalid'

By arism74 ·
Hi there,

I have been trying to install Office 2003 on an HP laptop that I've just bought that came with Vista pre-installed but I'm having problems. My (new) laptop cannot find some files in the CD that my (ancient) desktop (with XP SP2) can.

As soon as I try to begin installation, I get the message 'setup.ini missing or invalid' and in fact if I look at that location the folder 'setup' is empty - but when I put the CD in my desktop the file is there together with some other files which also do not appear on the Vista machine.

Anyone could help with this please?

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Make a fresh copy of the CD

by robo_dev In reply to Office 2003 on Vista - 's ...

Some drives can read the old disks better than others.

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Install the disc from your desktop, via networking ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Office 2003 on Vista - 's ...

If the laptop and the desktop are networked, install from the desktop optical drive.

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Hide or Show hidden?

by gregstigers In reply to Office 2003 on Vista - 's ...

On your Vista laptop, in Explorer, under Folder Options, do you have Hidden files and folders set to Show hidden files and folders? or Hide protected operating system files?

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