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Question: New Office setup

First off, I'm new to these forums. This looks like a nice friendly environment where I can recieve good computer assistance. Anyway, my office computer finally crapped out on me after 5 years, and I need a new one ASAP. Here is what I've been thinking about purchasing, I just want to make sure I'm not making any mistakes. Just let me know if all this hardware is compatible and is reliable. This computer needs to be very reliable. No gaming will be done on this computer.









So if anyone can provide me with any advice on the hardware I have selected, it will be greatly appretiated. I will check these forums constantly throughout the day. Thanks everyone!

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Answer: New Office setup

Don't get the motherboard, MSI or dfi are the way to go there are other good makes as well, but you want the big names like MSI, DFI or Abit.
You have chosen the most reliable make harddrvie, you might want to go for sata though, maybe even get anouther and put it in RAID1 (extra reliability)

I can't see a psu.... For reliabilty and safety as well, get Antec, Thermaletake or ocz.

It is all compatible though (apart from no psu, but that is a wrong link by the looks of it.)

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Reinstalled all Sony Pre-Loaded software,
which did NOT include any Prior version of MS Office. (Other than a Trial
Version of Office 2003 which I never used or installed. It's still in my
computer) Have no idea what version it is. Simply doesn't say because it's never been installed. It's sitting in the same start menu as all of the other MS Office 2007 Programs.
In another message forum I was told to delete it. However, Office 2007 Pro worked fine for 2 days with the Trial program still sitting in the Start folder.

I managed to install MS Office Professional 2007 and it's worked
for 2 days without a hitch. Today, I get the error message when I try to use
Outlook "Cannot start MS Office Outlook. Cannot initialize MS Office Shared
Utilities. Restart your computer Or reinstall MS Office Outlook." No Luck!!
Also, when I try to start up MS Word, the message says "Not enought memory
to load Word." (I have 2 Gig of Ram and a 320 Gig hard Drive???)

When I insert the Office Pro 2007 disk to Reinstall, the message is: "The
path you have chosen does not point at a qualifying upgradable product.
Click Try again or Cancel to quit setup."

I also don't have ANY previous versions of any Office Suite program to use.
I had Office 2003 Pro installed but that was deleted when I purchased Office 2007 Pro. I do have the disks for Office
2007 Pro.

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Answer:Reformatted My Hard Drive And Cannot Reinstall MS Office Pro 2007 in Office Setup

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I am getting the following error when I try to reinstall a custom setup office XP install on a windows 2000 machine.

"OFFXP: Setup Detects Office XP Running When You Attempt to Install Office XP"

I had the uninstall the office xp on this machine through add/remove programs because it was crashing alot. The custom install works fine on all other windows 2000 and xp machines.

I found the following error in MS knowledgebase
article 292497 (I can't post the link because I'm a new member)

It says to to hit ignore. If I hit ignore it does install but it doesn't install with the correct options for the custom install. (I have it set to not install outlook and it installs outlook, etc.) Obviously its not following the custom install.

Any ideas? I believe something is left on the pc from office when it was installed. I even ran the Removal Wizard on the Office XP Resource kit. It is supposed to remove everything left from previous versions. However, it must be missing something because I am still getting that error when I try to reinstall Office XP that is described above.


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I have an old Win XP machine with Office 2007 that I am replacing with a shiny new Win 10 machine. I have purchased Office 365 Home Subscription. I will need to keep both machines running for at least a few months because of one software application that I cannot port to the Win 10 machine. I also have an iPhone and an iPad.
I have several email accounts not all with the same host. Most are with GoDaddy. I have two that were for two different businesses I ran and a couple for personal use.
I need help configuring the email so that I can get messages on all of these devices (old Win XP machine, new Win 10 machine, iPad, & iPhone).
I have several questions:
Can the old and new machines share email messages if one is running Office 2007 and the other Office 365? Or do I have to upgrade the old machine to Office 365?
The old machine is currently set up as POP3. Is that going to be a problem?
Is there a way that I can "ignore" emails that I see on one mobile device and have it also not show up on any other mobile devices, but not be deleted and still show up on the PC?
If I set up an email folder structure, will that structure be mirrored on the server and also on all of the other devices? If I move an email from one folder to another or move an entire folder, will that be propagated to the server and all devices?
Are any of the books out there any good at helping me sort all this out? If so, which ones?
Thanks for any tips or pointers...

Answer:Email setup when converting from Office 2007 & Win XP to Office 365 & Win 10

Can the old and new machines share email messages if one is running Office 2007 and the other Office 365? Or do I have to upgrade the old machine to Office 365?
          Yes, but this is more dependent on the protocol you use to access the messages than the versions of Office.
The old machine is currently set up as POP3. Is that going to be a problem?
          Most likely yes.  Post Office Protocol (POP) is "first generation" protocol for dealing with e-mail before the age when someone was likely to be trying to juggle the same e-mail messages on multiple devices.   It is a client side arrangement, which means your e-mail messages (in most default configurations) are downloaded to the device you're reading them on and as soon as that's done, or at some set time afterward, they are deleted from the server and are no longer available for additional download to other devices.
          If you expect to be wanting to juggle the same messages across multiple devices you should convert to the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP).  IMAP is a server side protocol, where all messages, and the folders that you set up, and the filters you create to sort them into those folders, are all created and stored on the e-mail server.  The devices that access your mail all connect to the server and get the folder setup and the message headers (usually) until you ... Read more

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Question: Office XP Setup

Newbie, i know

right, im trying to install Office Xp on Windows XP.
it gets so far then it tells me Error 1305, Cannot copy file MSWDS_EN.LEX or something like that.

Went to the Microsoft Knowledge base,
it basically told me It was a CD-Rom problem... something to to with cache...???
i have tried the cd in both my CD drives with the same result..

Its a copied version of Office.

any ideas

Answer:Office XP Setup

You should purchase a legitimate copy.

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Hi there,In our Church we are about to set up a new Office with two persons (females) working in it. We are about to buy two new computers which will have new approved Church software on them. This software is for Parish Records (Deaths and marriages, Church finance etc) and the Software Company that has written this has specfied Windows XP Professional. As a member of the Select Vestry, I have been tasked with kitting this office out with its requirements.Now, here is my problem, what is the cheapest way to kit these two Computers with the latest Microsoft Office Aplication (I don't know if that is Microsoft Office XP or 2005? .......they need to have Word, Excell, Powerpoint)Can we buy one edition of Office and put it on the two computers or do we buy one edition and get a licence for the other? What is the cheapest way to kit out these two computers ( remembering that this is a church office and we would want to do the honest and right way...... NOT dodgy.......LOL) Any suggestions on were we could get the best deals?We haven't bought the Computers yet but is there any mileage in trying to get a deal when purchasing getting the complete package? At the moment, we are looking at Dell for the computers.Your help and suggestions in this matter would be greatly appreciated.ThanksHarry

Answer:New Office Setup - Can Anyone Help?

Unfortunately you will need to buy a copy of Office for both PCs. 2 PCs is too small a group to apply for any discounts.The question you need to ask is "Do I actually need Microsoft Office?" there are plenty of cheaper alternatives, for instance Open Office is completely free but includes most of the funtionality of Microsoft Office, but doesn't include any technical support.Sun Star Office costs about £50, is more or less the same as Open Office, includes technical support, and you may be able to install it on several PCs.Check with your software company to see if Microsoft Office is necessary.Hope this helpsAlan

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Hey guys heres what I have and what has to be setup:

600mhz, 256mb ram, 20gb for Windows/Programs and 80 GBs in Raid 1 (SERVER)
2 Laptops
4 Desktops

I connect through Verizon Wireless (The new stuff, due to no dsl and no cable and satellite sucks)

The way the diagram will be

Internet -> Server -> 1 Laptop/Desktop Hardwired - the rest wireless

I wanna know the best equipment to do a proper setup that wont crash.. I am currentyl just using a Wireless Router hooked up to the server and it works but crashs daily...

Almost whats the best software to configure all of this stuff? Or just use Windows stuff?

Answer:best way to setup this office

It's not a real big network, so I'm sure that a consumer router would be fine.

Perhaps the Linksys WRT54G?
It's proven stable to me with stock firmware and so far is one of the best routers I've used.


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Question: Office XP Setup

Newbie, i know

right, im trying to install Office Xp on Windows XP.
it gets so far then it tells me Error 1305, Cannot copy file MSWDS_EN.LEX or something like that.

Went to the Microsoft Knowledge base,
it basically told me It was a CD-Rom problem... something to to with cache...???
i have tried the cd in both my CD drives with the same result..

Its a copied version of Office.

any ideas

Answer:Office XP Setup

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Question: Office fax setup

I am having an issue installing fax service for an office. Fax was already working with an old fax machine and two old gateways running brvp phone tools software. I just upgraded to two brand new dell xps410 and pulled the modems from the old machines. The modems were found, installed and working properly. I installed windows fax console from control panel, added the fax in the printer wizard and set the fax to send and receive. I am sometimes able to send faxes but can not receive fax or save to folder. Also when I send a fax, a copy of the document gets sent to the actual fax machine. When I disconnect the actual fax machine and get the computer fax to answer the call, I get a fatal error as soon as the transmission starts.
Would some help me on this, an fix ideas or some free software i can download?

Thank you


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I have been looking at purchasing office 2013. I noticed a lot of people that have both 32bit and 64bit on the same disk. Now is there anyway to seperate the two editions? Thank you.john

Answer:office 2013 x64/x32 setup dvd


I believe they come in 2 separate DVDs inside the box

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Question: Small Office Setup

Hi all,

I work in a small office where we have one PC desktop (windows7 Pro), one Mac, and one PC (windows7 Home Prem.). I would like to use the PC desktop as a server for sharing files with the Mac and Laptop. I have a lynksys router already setup for internet use and the PC desktop has a 1terabyte external hardrive (seagate) that stores all files via usb port. I think I have all that I need, but would appreciate any advice.


Answer:Small Office Setup

Using a NAS (Network Attached Storage) is better, but since you already have the external hard drive that will be OK if it meets your needs. Remember to backup frequently, as external hard drives also fail.

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I am installing a DL of office 2010. but midway through the installation it asks 4 the setup.exe location.???????? what next.I found the folder but it didnt accept it????? where to get a working file 4 setup.exe 4 office pro 2010?

Answer:office setup.exe not found

Download it again. Didnt know you could so I am thinking its not a valid copy?

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Just got a new HP Probook 4720s with XP installed. When I try to install my Office 07 it accepts my Product Code but then gives me a setup error. What could be causing the problem? I can't get past that and I have a purchased 07 copy.
Any ideas?

Answer:Office 07 setup error

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Question: Office 2000 setup

Having had problems with my Office 2000 program I un-installed it and now I am trying to reload it but cannot. My windows system is Millenium edition. Office seems to load, then at the end after my computer restarts I get the Message "error 1911 Could not register OWSDSC.DLL type library" When I type ignore, (nothing happens when I press re-try) various other file names come up with a simmilar message. When I try to open Office I get the message "Not a valid win 32 prog". I have tried Ms help on line elp with no results. Can any one out there help.

Answer:Office 2000 setup

click here this will give you all the files for Office 2000, you can download any that are corrupt on your system.There is probably an easier way, but until someone else, comes along with the answer, you can have a try here.The file: OWSDSC.DLL, is down near the bottom of the page. good luck. J.

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I have been trying to install microsoft office for windows XP

Error 25003. Microsoft office setup cannot continue because the installation source has been corrupted. PLZ HELP I NEED WORD FOR A GCSE ASSIGNMENT


Try installing it in safe mode. If that does not work, make a directory on your c:\ drive called office.src and copy the entire cd into that directory. Then install from that directory instead of the cd

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Hi, forum i have this problem: Ever since i installed the MS Office (few month ago), it won't let me open Word documents. (Some installer appears with storno button only. When i click storno, it lags. Then i have to kill it using task manager and when i try to open the document next time, it asks me if i want to open Word in safe mode, and in safe mode it works.)

So, i had just enough of this procedure and wanted to reinstall the office, but everytime i run the SETUP.EXE from the office DVD, it falls ("instance has stopped working - close program")

Does anyone know how to fix this?

PS: Recently, the office icons disappeared from the .ppt etc. files (it shows just some broken icon, but the office programs are still associated with it)
PS2: I had the same problem in Windows Vista.

Answer:MS Office setup.exe not responding

Now i noticed that also .pdf icon is missing.

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When starting a new install of a tax program on Win 2000 and Win XP workstations the splash screen displays with a message box partially hidden behind it. The hidden message shows on the task bar as "MS Office SR1 Setup, Disk 1".
Can not get the hidden window to come to the foreground.
If I end task then both programs terminate.
I have about ten customers who have encountered this.
They install the new app when logged in as administrator or user with admin privileges.

One user has found a work around of logging on as administrator or changing shortcut to start program as Administrator.

Has any one else experienced this or have a solution


Answer:MS Office SR1 Setup message box

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I want to setup a security system in an office.
Where do I start!?

I need:

- camera
- motion detection and recording software
- internet connection

Ideally, I would like to login via the internet (SECURELY!) and check everything is OK.

I also want motion detection software: so that when the security is set, it starts recording and send pictures to an email address immediately.

(Also, it's important that the camera can record in teh dark as bets as possible.)

Where do I start?

I'd like to do this DIY: as I'm intrigued to learn more about how it's all done!


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Question: small office setup

I have three different laptops trying to access a server via a new Linksysy 802.11g wireless router. I set up a WPA encryption key.

Computer #1, a Sony VAIO with internal wi-fi, had no problems connecting through the new router to the server.
Computer #2, a Compaq utilizing a Linksys wireless card, doesn't see the server or identify the router. I think this needs a new driver so I'll download that tomorrow.
Computer #3, a Dell laptop with internal wi-fi, automatically recognized the wireless network but doesn't ever ask for the WPA key so it has never connected. For this computer, how do you make it ask for the encryption key? I feel like if I could just get it to do that it would work fine. Help?


Answer:small office setup

What Operating System and service pack leve are you on for each computer?

If you don't have an option for WPA in your Wireless network configuration you may need a new driver. If you are on Windows XP you need to be on SP1a with the WPA update or SP2.

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I am trying to setup a small office network 2 maybe 3 computers. The computers are running Win XP Pro. I have DSL for internet access. The computers all connect to the internet via a router. How can I setup a network and have file sharing safely?

What I did so far:
Ran the setup wizard on 2 computers and created the workgroup. Selected no file sharing becasue I got a message saying it was not safe and anyone online can access my files. When I try accessing the workgroup on the 2 computers, I get a message saying I am not allowed.

I have McAfee firewall installed.

Any ideas on how I can do this?

Thank you.

Answer:Setup Office Network

Well, you can't have file sharing if you're not willing to share your files!

It's true that any folders you share will be available to any other computers on YOUR network. Unless you deliberately configure it differently, the router's firewall will protect your computers from the rest of the world.

If you can prevent others from plugging an ethernet cable into your router, and if you do not have wireless, or have your wireless protected with a strong WPA passphrase, you are pretty safe from an outsider gaining access to your network.

Furthermore, you can configure the McAfee firewall to allow access from a very small range of IP addresses. And if you don't use Simple File Sharing, XP Pro gives you all kinds of ways to specify exactly who can get what kind of access to what files.

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This app has been very buggy lately esp on this Vista OS. Just did another repair disc on Vista for an installer problem, and decided previously to uninstall Office XP Pro.

After the Vista repair, my attempts through the Office CD to install have returned an erro 1321: Setup cannot modify the file
C:\Program Files\CommonFiles\MicrosoftShared\SmartTag\MSTAG.TLB. Verify the file exists and you have permission to upgrade.

I did locate the file where it was indicated, but not sure about an upgrade.

If I am stuck here, I do have an older Office 2000 CD, but is this compatible for Vista and Win 7.

Or maybe I should purchase at Ebay Office 2003, I'm not too keen on the ribbon for 2007 and later applications

Any advice is welcome.


Answer:Office XP Pro setup problem

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Since I updated to 8.1 on my Lumina 920, I can't log in to office to do the setup it is asking for. I have a valid MS acct and can log in with my pc. Any ideas?

Answer:Why can't I setup Office on my Lumia 920 with WP 8.1?

Do you have any screenshots or any further description of any errors you're coming up against?

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I'm helping a Doctor set up a new office and need an IT expert can you suggest anyone if so please e mail me at

Mod edit: Removed email address.

Answer:Need IT to setup Dr. office northern IL.

I suggest that you remove your email address to avoid spam. As the thread starter you should automatically receive email notification of any posts.

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I downloaded MS office 365 x64 bit.
My comp is x64, but the current office i have is x32.
here is my problem..,

i want to keep the old one as well. But i cant install the new one due to this problem.
please help.

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The error is: "1904 Cannot register module.....MSADOR15.dll"

I've already been to the MS site and it is asking me to download the latest MDAC (2.71) which I cannot.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks All

Answer:Office XP Setup Error

Can you supply the entire error message?

Also are you able to complete the installation of office even though you have this message.

If you can install it there is a way to manually register the file but I will need to see the entire message first.

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After entering Email & password, it says 'We encountered a problem and couldn't complete this task'.

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Afternoon All,

I currently look after a small network as a favor to an office. They have 10 work stations within the building that use to run off daisy chained hubs. I have since replaced this for a 24 port switch and installed a small workstation for a server. They now want to connect a workstation which is on a different site. I have trialed a VPN connection to a workstation running windows 7 pro, all worked fine.

My question is what kind of security should i be putting in place, the only thing that protects their network at present is a wireless router modem that has a basic firewall, which i am sure won't be good enough giving that i am about to start VPN'ing in. I'm looking at a firebox product but I'm not to clued up on hardware firewalls.

Does a watchgaurd firebox sit between the internet modem and the switch? or am I mistaken?

If someone could explain the topology and put me right that would be great.


Answer:office network setup

There is really no way to secure the network with just a peer to peer like you are running unless you set up accounts for every workstation the remote client needs access to. If you are referring to security from the internet your current router is only showing the WAN IP address to the world so they have no idea what is behind the router. A firewall like the Watchguard does sit between your LAN and the Internet and will give you an added layer of protection.

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Thanks guys hope you can help me sort out which way to proceed. I have network accessible equipment in 2 rooms. My main concern is network performance is not impeded for PC 1 and the phone will be able to drop back to a normal phone line if the internet goes down. Question being which room to place the switch vs the modem/router.

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I'm so happy today coz my company have new office setup! And, I'm glad that this time we chose a great company which is Fuji Xerox. Great and Right! I'm sure this must benifit my work.LOL

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When setting up office 2000, all the options for "next" / "cancel" etc buttons are greyed out, also when Office is installed, all toolbars are greyed, anyone help solve this, Windows 98, Office 2000 Premium...

Answer:Office 2000 setup probs

further tested with version of Office XP and all setup options are still greyed-out, appears to be any MS application that has this problem...any help in resolving this, thanks in advance...

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I get the following erroe when setting up Office 2010

Error 1013. Setup cannot acess the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\EQUATION. Verify that the folder exists in your system and that you have sufficient permissions to update it.

When I open the EQUATION folder I can't change the security.

Thanks for any and all help.

Answer:Error during Office 2010 setup

Any problem with permissions can usually be handled with the hidden administrator.
Administrator Account

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I have tried to set up Office 2003 but it hasn't made the email my default and it hasn't imported my data from outlook express. Also, I keep getting messages saying macros' are disabled. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it still doesn't prompt me to make the above changes. In short - it seems to be in a mess!! Can anyone help me put it right - I am not a computer expert as you may have guessed! thanks

Answer:Office 2003 setup problems my default
Tools-Internet Options, Programs tab. That's where you set your default email program, believe it or not.

...import from OE
Sorry. I dunno.

...macros are disabled
What program is saying that?

Stop uninstalling/reinstalling now. We'll get you there.

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I'd like to know what files in Word, Excel, and Firefox can be backed up so that I can copy them onto the new computer. I really dislike having to redo all of the settings. It's very time consuming and I get frustrated as I never remember how I set things up.

THanks in adavnce for your help.

Answer:Moving to a new computer - Office setup...

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Hi everyone,
Hopefully here I can get some advice on what to do.

My friend has a law firm in a very small office. At any given time there are not more than 4 employees using computers. The office has 5 computers in total I believe, and a server computer.

The server is VERY old and is running some old version of windows server edition. The office is not using a domain.

The computer do not need to access each other, only the server, where all the files for cases are stored.

I am thinking I can simply replace the server computer with a new one and use a regular version of windows and a simple workgroup for this office. Would this be ok?

If I were to do this, would windows XP pro be sufficient for the server, or windows 7?

The client computers will all be using either XP pro or windows 7.

I've also read about the possibility of a linux server. This is fine with me as long as it is very easy to set up, and all the windows computer will be able to access it without a problem. The server is used for nothing but storage of case files which must be accessible by all computers. It is not used for printing or anything else.

Although computer don't need to share files with other computers, they should be able to print from printers attached to other printers.

There is also a BizHub600, and it would be nice to be able to scan documents from that ,directly to computers around the office.

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Answer:help! networking setup for a small office

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Microsoft Office 97 Setup
Htmlmarq.ocx was unable to register itself in the system registry.

I'm receiving the above error while installing MS Office 97 on my system and ultimately the message that Ms Office 97 did not install successfully.

I'm unable to use it.

Please help me to install it and also help me to sort out the error that why this "unable to register" occurs while installing some other softwares also and how to resolve it?

Answer:Microsoft Office 97 Setup Error!

You may want to look at Microsofts KB to see if O97 is supported by XP Home Ed.

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I am working in a small office. I am running on a T1 am cancelling it and setting up DSL. I only have 7 computers and will not need anymore than 15. I would like to setup a network in teh office via a server. I have a server right now that is setup but it is only hooked into 2 computers. Unfortunately I do not have the password for ther server.

I spoke with a couple of people and one suggestion was to completely rebuild/reformat the server. I do not have the original CD. Another suggestion is to buy a new server. I do not have an objection to that if it is the nest solution.

The final objective is to eliminate T1, hookup DSL and network the entire office through the server. All the wiring is already setup and running through a router.

Any suggestion? If I get a new server, what do I need? Do all the computers need to be running the same OS? Can I hookup the printers to the server as well so anyone from any computer can access them?

I know it is a lot, but I always receive great input form teh members on this site. I wanted to get your insight before I hired some guy to do the job.

Thank you.

Answer:office network - server setup

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Hey there,

1st post here, hello to everyone!

A bit about myself:
Up until 2 yrs ago, I have been working many contracted roles as IT support guy in mostly larger enterprise level companies. The past 2 yrs I have been self-employed taking on mostly large scale Vista Enterprise/Office 2007 roll-outs, as part of the Planning/Implementation/Deployment team(s).

I am now between contracts and have a new opportunity;
I have been contracted to help maintain an existing small office network for a friend.
I have been there once for about 15 minutes, don't really have any info gathered about the setup there, except for what was verbalized to me from one of the office girls. (I was told she has somewhat of an understanding of the setup there)

1 MS Business Server 2003
3 or 4 client machines. a couple laptops and and a couple desktops.
Mixed client machines; XP & Windows 7
1 networked laser printer & 1 networked scanner

Not sure of the security or firewall setup as of yet.
I am going in there this morning to do some information gathering.

Their needs up to this point:
Remote access for the CFO (we have a laptop that the previous CFO used to remote into that can be used) • Remote access for myself on my mac
• Give Braeden access to the network & ability to scan
• Darlene’s issues:
cannot scan
cannot d/l pics from camera
allow access to simply
• Look at why space on the Y drive is running out
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Answer:Small office IT support setup

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hello everyone i have about 20 computer in one room. all windows 7, i want to setup some kind of network. i have one pc also with win7 and sheared one of the partitions on the PC for everyone to see... whats the best way or any ways to shear file between all computers....

Answer:Small office network setup

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'm assuming that there's no Windows Server (eg... Windows Server 2008/2012/SBS) in your network? What are the versions (Home, Pro or Ultimate) of these Windows 7 computers?

Will you be connecting all computers to the Internet as well? Do you have network switches? Is the setup going to be wired/wireless?

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i got sever 2003 and i need to set up a network. i got win pro on 5 computers and i want to set up my sever so that i can change passwords on the sever and suspend the accounts from the sevfer can some one hlep me with that please email me @@@@@

[email protected]

Answer:office network - server setup

do you know how do set up Remote Desktop Connection please email me


[email protected]

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The system DLL user32.dll was relocated in memory. The application will not run properly. The relocation occurred because the DLL C:\Windows\system32\SHELL32.DLL occupied an address range for Windows system DLLs. The vendor supplying the DLL should be contacted for a new DLL.P.S.Need help by tomorrow. Need to install Office for assignment.

Answer:Office Setup Says system DLL relocated!

Based off what I've read in the below link to a Microsoft KB that seems to relate to your issue I'd suggest the below suggestions.Make sure you have all Microsoft updates on the computer - Visit BricoPack Vista Inspirat (through add/remove programs) if presentUninstall any themes/transformation pack, crystalxp, etc.Microsoft KB link:

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Hi , I would like to remote my office pc from home, i have a soft but its says i can use it in same network for that i have to network betweet my home laptop and office pc, ive wndows vista in my laptop and windows xp in office pc, could you help me to do networking betweet 2 pc in different network n different ip plz

thanking you

Answer:Setup network between home and office PCs

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delete the thread

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Hi All,

Recently, I have been appointed by my boss to set up a server and networking in my office. Here's the scenario for which I need your help. This is going to be long term project for me since we are on a limited funding.

I already have 5 computers (4 dual core desktops and 1 core i7 with win 7) and I need to setup a server for mainly:
1. Store lots of office files, videos
2. Share internet (will also be installing a VSAT) ( and will NOT we be hosting our website on this server)
3. Share printing
4. Run a Human Resource Management database on the server
So, what type of server setup do I need to do all these?
I was thinking of linux OS since I use it but then would hamper the other staff's performance. Since ou r ofice desktops already have an operating system, I think it would be cost effective & secure to go for a linux server right? I was thinking I'd go with a ubuntu server edition LTS. Our country's e-governance policy also encourages the use of Open Source Software.
I have experience in networking few desktops but never actually worked with a server, but I'm always enthusiastic about learning. Plus, I have learned all I know bout computers by trying and no formal training.

All your help and tips would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Small Office Server Setup Help

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I'm running out of space on my harddrive (only 1.3 GB left) and the Office Setup Files show to take up a LOT of space when I pull up my disk cleaner. What happens if I delete those setup files? Will my Office suite quit running?

I think deleting the setup files will allow enough space for my defragger to run also--which I'm hoping will speed up my super slow computer...I'd put more space on there, but I'm not sure how to re-allocate space from my Mac Partition to that one, so if someone knows how to do that, that would be pretty cool too.


P.S. Can someone tell me exactly how much space Windows itself takes up?? And the Office Professional Edition suite?

Answer:Can I delete the Office Setup Files?

A bit handy if you leave it there but I believe it is safe deleting them.
Only when you need to install optional components of MS Office later on, you will be prompted for the disks. If you have the MS Office disks , then you should face no problem.

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I was wondering if it is possible to setup a Microsoft Mail internal email system on a peer to peer workgroup using Outlook XP? All the PCs are running Windows XP Home edition.

Thanks a lot,

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I have been attempting to install Microsoft Office XP w/Frontpage on windows 98 OS. My previous version of office is Office Standard 2000. When I attempt to run the setup program, the following error occurs.

Error 25506. Microsoft Office requiresupdated system files not detected on your computer.You must install the system files update prior to installing Office.

C:\windows\system\ASYCFILT.dll is version 2.40.4275.1 when we require 2.40.4277.1

I have installed system files update from the disk (assuming this is what they refer to) and the same error occurs. Am I doing something wrong? Where can I find this file version or solve this problem?

Thanks for anyone who can provide any help.

Answer:Office XP w/ Frontpage setup issue

Have you followed this process?;EN-US;301064

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Have been running office small business edition 2003 and wanted to update to 2007. Downloaded trial version of Office 2007 but it crashed before it finished setting up. So I bought the Office Professional 2007 CD's but it crashes upon setup. Can you help?

Here is text from error log.

PERF: TickCount=3095031 Name=Job::DoCacheWork Description=Begin function
OSE is detected as a registered service. Service binary is reported at location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
OSE service binary is detected at location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
Cannot start local OSE service. Error code: 0x8007041d
Error: Unable to select Source Engine process to start, see debug level logs for detail Type: UnexpectedError.
Error: Unable to select Source Engine process to start, see debug level logs for detail Type: UnexpectedError.
Error: Unable to select Source Engine process to start, see debug level logs for detail Type: UnexpectedError.
Catalyst execution finished: 09/06/2009 11:33:48. Return code: 30088. Exception caught: UnexpectedError.
PERF: TickCount=3101125 Name=RunSetup Description=End function


Answer:Cannot Setup Office 2007 Professional

Couple of questions to ask
1. Are you installing as Administrator or an account that has admin rights?
2. Have you uninstalled Office 2003 or are you just doing an upgrade?
3. Do you have antivirus installed (yeah dumb question I guess) If so, have you disabled it before attempting to install?

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does anyone know if this can be done with a single 2400 by ATI

i googled but came up short....

Answer:office setup: 3 monitors + ATI 2400?

Well, you could do it with a 780G (and up) chipset for sure. I think a 760G too, but not sure...

Hybrid Crossfire supports up to 4 monitors.

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Hey all,

So my office is going from digital phones to VoIP due to some changes in our ISP subscription. We've gotten quotes from two companies, both in the $20k+ range for a 17-line system. I recognize there are cheaper ways to do this, but that's not my instructions here. My instructions are merely to evaluate if it is possible and/or cheaper to install the same components ourselves (ignoring whether or not the third-party will support if we do that).

We've currently got a Linksys EA4500 (or something like that) and a 24-port 10/100 switch feeding the data network. The digital phones are wired on a separate block with RJ11. The plan would be to do an Avaya IP Office setup (IP500 v2 controller with a combo card) and a 24-port POE gig switch to run data and voice.

What I'm less certain about, having not set up a VoIP system before, is the layout of the cabling. Please let me know if I'm thinking of this right

ISP -> Modem -> Router -> VoIP -> Switch -> POE phones
That would put the router to be the DHCP server and then the VoIP into the switch

ISP -> Modem -> Router -> Switch -> VoIP ||| Switch -> POE phones
This would go from the Router to the Switch, just in case there's some weird routing that would occur in the VoIP controller that might make the switch angry

I'm really not sure if either of these options really make a difference, but I figured I'd check. Both sale... Read more

Answer:Small Office VoIP Setup

Doubtful the 3rd party is going to support virtually anything if you try to end run around some of the equipment in the proposal and cut his fees. He'll blame every problem on your part of the process.

So it boils down to either go fully supported, or roll your own with asterisk/freeswitch/cisco/lync/hosted ip pbx.

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I am going to revamp a mac based office. They have about 4 newish iMacs or MacBook Pros and they are 4 users (all 4 are designers and graphists) and they want something relatively fast.

They currently have an iomega ix-200 (1TB) and a netgear WNDR4500 and they says its quite slow.

I was thinking about revamping everything up (budget about 2000$)

Router :

Ubiquiti EdgeMAX EdgeRouter (5 port)

Switch :

HP-1810-24G v2


Synology DS412+ with 4 (WD20EFRX 2TB)

Anything else you guys would recommend ?


Answer:Faster setup for a mac based office

What are they complaining about that is slow? File transfers? Backup? Slow browsing?

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I have several intel based 8.1 devices, all of which correctly sync using my microsoft account.
Just got a Nokia 530. This only partially sync'd common data - it did not sync email accounts - and says my microsoft account password is invalid when I attempt to set up Office 365.

Answer:Why can't I setup an Office 365 account on my Lumia 530?

Re: Why can't I setup an Office 365 account on my Lumia 530?

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Hello all
I need some input on setting up a small office VoIP System.
The setup would have four phones and would have need for voicemail, music-on-hold, and more. Looking to do a good setup for under 2-3K


Answer:Small Office VoIP Setup - Need suggestions

i dunno much about it, but people rave about Asterik or TrixBox. Grab that, grab the FXO card and some IP Phones.

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I've obtained: Office Professional Plus 2010 with Service Pack 1 (x86 and x64) - DVD (English) from MSDN.

I wanted to install it first before inserting the product key legally, similar to a trial setup.

Answer:Skip Office Activation on Setup and have it as a trial

Sorry, you can not do that. There are only two ways to have Office 2010 in trial mode legally:

1. Special trial version, which CAN NOT be converted to full, even with a valid key.
2. Volume version of Office 2010 available only to corporate clients.

If you have obtained your iso legally from MSDN, you can legally get full key from there.

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Please excuse my ignorance. I'm trying to reinstall my Office 2000 program after a format. However, when I insert the first CD I get this message.

The MSIEXEC.EXE file is linked to missing export MSI.DLL:222. Cannot launch C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msiexec.exe. A device attached to the system is not functioning.

I've checked the Device Manager and all items show as working properly. Also, I don't have any problems using CD-ROM, hard drives, mouse, keyboard, etc.

Can anyone tell me what is causing these error messages and how I might fix the problem? I'm not an expert user.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:MS Office 2000 Setup error messages

welcome to major geeks

take a look here please

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I'm trying to install the 2nd CD of my MS Office Professional 2007 and I get this pop up.

"Setup failed to install the required component Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express (MSSMLBIZ). Microsoft Office Professional 2007 CD 2 cannot continue. See C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Summary.txt for more detail."

I followed the link that was given to me and this is what it says:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 9.00.3042.00
OS Version : Home Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)
Time : Wed Feb 11 12:18:04 2009

Machine : BALM
Product : Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
Product Version : 9.00.3042.00
Install : Failed
Log File : C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0010_BALM_SNAC.log
Last Action : IsPendingRebootKey
Error String : The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.
Error Number : 1719
BALM : There was an unexpected failure during the setup wizard. You may review the setup logs and/or click the help button for more information.

SQL Server Setup failed. For more information, review the Setup log file in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Summary.txt.

Time : Wed Feb 11 12:18:09... Read more

Answer:MS Office Professional 2007 CD 2 Setup Wizard

uninstall sql server.
download a stand alone sql server 2005 express from ms website.
install that
then try to bcm install from the disk

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I can't help you with your question... but I can say that the Win10 mail app is dreadful. If you've ever used a real email client like Thunderbird or Outlook... Win10's email app is like going back to 4th grade after being in college. OK, admittedly bad analogy. I had to abandon Windows Mail 2012 because MS made some changes to it's mail system. They finally took place over the weekend... at least for me, they've talked about this happening during the summer. I simply could not stand that app, and just installed Thunderbird yesterday.

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I am receiving an "red X" error dialouge box. This happens everytime i open a microsoft office program including uninstall. I tried to reinstall over the top off it but because of this error it wont load, i also downloaded a replacement msxml3.dll file but cannot overwrite nor delete this file. the dialouge box is as follows

headline reads "SETUP.EXE - Bad Image"

then the bulk reads "C:/windows/system32/msxml3.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendure for support."

I have only one option with the box and that is an "ok" button.

This message also freezes all my activity in Excel.

I am out of my knowledge depth here and would greatly appreciate any help or advice given


Answer:SETUP.EXE-bad image(microsoft office problem) Help please

msxml3.dll Is either corrupt of you have an infectionI would suggest you post in our Am I Infected? forum:

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Hello friends, my first topic here and i am glad that this is the best place where i got in,,
ok i have a small offic that has 5 computer runing with internet by bt bussiness broadband, ihave 4 ports on braodbands that are connected to my computer,, now what i want to do is,, to setup network all 4 computers to my own main/server computer,, so i can look over the files and network on other computers,,,,,,the question is how to do this,/????

your reply will be greatly appreiciated,,,,


Answer:Solved: Setup my Small office Network

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Hi All, I am very new to networking and have been searching for hours hopefully to find a solution.

I was particularly interested on aniketchitale's post #4 (

I presently have a fiber internet connection to my office with about 40 wireless users on a single AP. The connection keeps dropping. Probably due to too many users on a single AP?

1. My question is similar to aniketchitale's, can get another wireless router, create a different SSID (eg. router1 and router2), but both wireless routers still connected to the same fiber connection. In other words, I would like to segregate the first 20 users to router 1 and the next 20 users to router 2.

2. By having 2 wireless routers each with their unique SSID, will all the users still be able to access to the same printer in the office?

I would really appreciate if somebody can help me.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Office wireless network setup - 50 users

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I tried to install the Office 2003 suite on my vista home premium notebook and got this error message:

Error executing file
The requested operation requires elevation.

And will not continue - is there a incompatibility issue here or is there something else.

Answer:Solved: Office 2003 Setup Issue

Right click setup.exe and select "run as administrator"

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I can't help you with your question... but I can say that the Win10 mail app is dreadful. If you've ever used a real email client like Thunderbird or Outlook... Win10's email app is like going back to 4th grade after being in college. OK, admittedly bad analogy. I had to abandon Windows Mail 2012 because MS made some changes to it's mail system. They finally took place over the weekend... at least for me, they've talked about this happening during the summer. I simply could not stand that app, and just installed Thunderbird yesterday.

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When I try to install Office 2003 Pro (Volume License, Norwegian version) on
my laptop with Windows XP SP2 (also Norwegian), the MSI task log tells me
that install halts with return value 3, from the action DoDialogSequence.
Every other task in the log finishes with return value 1 or 0.

On screen (while this happens) I only see a window telling that setup is
preparing the installation guide (or wizard), and my only choice is the
Cancel button. This windows stays for a while after disk activity ceases,
then closes with no further messages.

Any ideas of where to look for the cause, or how to rectify this?

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Hey guys!

I love seeing other people's awesome home/office setups and was hoping I could get something like that.

Basically, I'm your typical gamer but I also watch movies, listen to TONS of music, read, write, surf, play guitar, watch TV. I need my computer (s) to be able to do all of that. And also storage. I have a lot of data and need a good storage base. I have several external hard drives. My current setup is a complete outdated mess. It's terrible. I am moving into a new apartment and as such I want to start off with a really nice clean setup. So I need advice for everything. From furniture, layout, organization, which computers, how many computers, speakers, etc. The whole 9 yards.

I like things very nice and organized. Decluttered. Everything in its right place.

I currently have three computers. 1 Gaming computer which I haven't used for a long time. 1 Laptop for mobility and where I do most of my work. And I have 1 utility computer which I use for downloading stuff, surfing, storage, etc. I like having 2 or 3 computers so I can sort of divi up my tasks. But it's **** hard to manage. I'd be okay with just 1 computer if I can sort of have two monitors, with two different user accounts, and maybe even two different keyboard and mouse inputs.

What are some other cool things I can do to enhance my setup? add a firewall computer? maybe have a server?

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Answer:Help me create a dream home/office setup

two monitors showing two machines with one keyboard and mouse can be done. have one desktop with a dual monitor setup. at work we buy dual monitor cards. use windows remote desktop or VNC to show the other machine on the second monitor.

setup a device with raid for storage. this protects against hard drive failure. add online backup for aditional protection like floods, fire, etc.

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I am receiving an "red X" error dialouge box. This happens everytime i open a microsoft office program including uninstall. I tried to reinstall over the top off it but because of this error it wont load, i also downloaded a replacement msxml3.dll file but cannot overwrite nor delete this file. the dialouge box is as follows

headline reads "SETUP.EXE - Bad Image"

then the bulk reads "C:/windows/system32/msxml3.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendure for support."

I have only one option with the box and that is an "ok" button.

This message also freezes all my activity in Excel.

I have a dv6600 hp laptop and am running vista with 2007 office student

I am out of my knowledge depth here and would greatly appreciate any help or advice given


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Hey guys, sorry if this has been answered but I'm not finding it anywhere or anything that helps from my googling and forum reading...

Here's my problem, summed up...

I upgraded from W7 to W10 a few months ago, everything was well (incl MS Ofc) and then recently I ran into some spyware issues that I had to do a "Reset Computer" on W10. So, obviously it removed all my programs (or apps, as they call it now) and I went to reinstall my MS Office Pro 2010 from the .exe file I have saved. I tried it 3 times at least and it keeps running into the "encountered a problem during setup" error. So, I found a different download on Microsoft and tried that several times to no avail, same error. So, I tried disabling AV and such things and still, error. From some things I read with other users that had this issue dealt with .net framework and such, but they were all running W7. I have no idea how to fix this problem on W10. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions, please? I appreciate any help in advance.

Answer:MS Office Pro 2010 encountered error during setup

If you have the product key, MS can help you via download or if you have the disc. Not sure the disc you created can work.

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I bought a new lap top with vista home basic - un-installed the office that came with it and installed my old office 2000 - seems to work except I do not have page setup option under the file menu - so can not change to landscape format- do I have to purchase the vista home premium - or a new office??

Answer:office 2000 page setup problems

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I installed ms office xp with the regular install. it said something about 220 megs of setup files so i went along with it, what are these files, i have a 80 gig hard drive that's like 90% free should i just leave them there?

Answer:220megs of ms office setup files, can i delete it?

Don't see why you would need to delete them with such a large hdd.

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setup controller has encountered a problem

Answer:setup controller problem after deleting office

More information would be helpful.

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Hi, I have just installed Office 2007 Enterprise on my Win7 machine. I tryed to setup my Hotmail (Outlook) in the Outlook app but it doesn't work. Please help!

P.S. If you want photos just ask

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About once a week, I try to use an Office 2003 application like Word or Excel, and I get a msg that a certain CAB file is missing and I have to get the disk to install it.

I orginally installed everything correctly from a licensed Office 2003 disk...can anybody tell me what the problem could be?

Thank you.


Answer:Office 2003 setup disk requests

when it asks for the cab file, insert the cd and let it find it or extract the cab file from the cd and put it in a folder and when it asks you again, point it to the folder

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Just remember this, I owns the retail cds of Office 2003.

How can I find the precious information on how to merges the 5 cds for office 2003 into a DVD? I remembered that I did the AIO( All - in - one ), and it wasn't working to my expectation. ( It didn't runs a setup that contains all of office stuffs, instead it shows me as ISOs.)

I'm hoping to have someone to provide the valuable informations on how to decompile and repacks the MSIs, so I could reduce the numbers of MSIs to one.

I basically extracted entire of the CDs into one folder, putting everything in there, and I noticed there's 6 MSIs in the setup folder. The size for total of 5 cds brings up to around 899MB.

Each MSI has it own same master names as ? Microsoft Office ? and sub-category has it own different names... how to includes the remaining of Office programs beside FrontPage ?

I tried to modify the setup.ini at O:\!TRANSFERRED\Office\FILES\SETUP and includes the several MSIs, but it didn't work.

I would like to understand how to includes or modify the MSI and loads the features that are ready to be selected and installed by the only one setup, instead of several setups in a several numbers of CDs.

I also would like to know how to integrates the templates and fonts into Office as well.

Screenshot attached.

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office 2013 pro 64 bit - the file downloaded is  .img file - an image file, when clicked to setup, a CD disk burn is required, however, the file to be burned size is 769 mb, standard CD's are 702 mb. is there a method to bypass this hard to come by
CD-R of 800 mb? required to burn the file ?

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Hi, i hope someone can point me in the right direction!We work from home. the office is in some out buildings but i have the house linked from the office with a Cat5e cable, allowing me to place a wireless router in the house to give me and the family internet access.In the office i have both wireless and wired internet points.I have a PC running windows XP which is being used as a file sharing (server) it also has a number of external hard drives with music and video content on as well as specific drives for work related things.My question is - i would like to keep the wireless network available to anyone who visits ie giving them the WEP key, but i want to hide the files on the server so they can not see them or access them.the hard drives with Music and Video should remain avaialble to family memebrs and devices such as Apple TV.Oh yes and we have a mixture of PC's and Mac's running as well.I am sure this is a software issue, i have thought about password protecting each folder on the server but then i assume each time i wish to access the folder or files within it i will have to enter the password, this is a bit of a pain if so.helpthanks

Answer:Home/Office Network Security Whats the best setup

How is the office files sharing set up on the server? One main folder with sub folders or each folder is stored separateIf just one main folder with sub folders all you would have to do is password protect the main folder If folder for each client are stored separate than you should create a main folder and put all the office files into that folder you can than password protect the main office folder The same would apply for any other data folder that you want to be protect

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Hey there

I have a problem with office 2007 on my L650 and need to locate the setup files/cabs to run the setup program again.

Anyone have any ideas where the files are located?


BTW the prob with Office is when I click a file to open in office (ie: work.docx) spits up an error saying action only valid for products installed!
yet the icon is there and everything is installed, this only happened 2 days ago for no apparent reason.

I tried to go directly to the MS Office folder and initialise word from the 'EXE' and this gave me an out of memory error.
Tried to uninstall from Control Panel and still a different error came up.

Anyways if anyone can help please.

Answer:Satellite L650 - Where are the Office setup files located

As far as I know the Office is preinstalled on the notebook and you cannot restart the installation? furthermore it?s just an trial version and if you want to have a full version, you have to make a purchase.

In your case I see just one solution: the unit needs to be set to factory settings again to get Office working again.

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I am trying to cleanup some space on my hard drive. When I go to cleanmgr it is suggesting that I can delete "office setup files". I am not sure what these files are and if would be safe to remove them. Can anybody educate me on this?

Answer:Solved: cleanmgr-deleting office setup files

When you installed Office, the install program places a basic set of files in a folder on the hard drive. Office uses these (sometimes) when doing updates, or when you want to add a feature.
If you have the Office CD, it is safe to let the cleanup wizard remove them from the hard drive.

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Here goes, I'm trying to install microsoft office 2007 initially it froze midway through installation so I rebooted and tried to uninstall in the add/remove program in the control panel but there was no option for Microsoft Office to remove. So I tried to install Microsoft Office 2007 again but a pop-up message is shown which says that "Microsoft Office 2007 has encountered a problem during setup".I google for possible options and here is what I found:First, verify that you cannot uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system by using Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features)To verify that you cannot uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system by using Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features in Windows Vista), follow these steps.For Windows XP or Windows Server 2003: 1. Click Start, click Run, type control appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER. 2. Click to select the 2007 Office system product from the application list, and then click Remove. For Windows Vista: 1. Click Start, type prgrams and features in the Search box, and then press ENTER. 2. Click to select the product to be uninstalled from the listing of installed products, and then click Uninstall/Change from the bar that displays the available tasks. If you were able to uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system by using Add or Remove Programs, you are finished. If you were unable to uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system, you may have issues with the Add or Remove Program... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007 has encountered a problem during setup

Right click the relevant office shortcut, select the properties, click on the Compatibility tab and uncheck the 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:'...

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You'll use your Microsoft Account for everything you do with Office. If you use a Microsoft service like, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Skype, you already have an account. Sign in Create a new account. Already entered a product key and looking for your software? Install from Use your Microsoft ...

Answer:Contact Microsoft 1844-853-3131

WHat's the point of your post?

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Hello everyone,
I've been tasked with setting up a network in a Doctor's office. I have thought about client-server setups as well as p2p. Being it's only going to be 5 or so computers I figured p2p would be the best option. Does anyone with experience in this have guidelines or recommendations I should follow in order to follow HIPPA standards as far as physical security etc goes?
Next, I already built some basic desktops that are more than suitable for the business. Any recommendations on OS's (They are currently loaded with XP Professional. My main concern is the server for electronic health records. That's the key in security here and I want to make sure it's done correctly. I have already have a SonicWALL sitting around for wireless N. This is my first true network setup and I'd like to make the transition as smooth as possible for myself and the business. Thanks for any help in advance.

Answer:p2p Network Setup in small business(Doctor's office)


You really need to tread lightly with this and not think this is something you can just learn on the fly. There are serious legal consequences which can hold the Doctor, his practice, and you personally liable if the guidelines under HIPAA are not followed to the letter. You need to find someone with experience in dealing with setting up IT systems under HIPAA guidelines. I personally wouldn't tackle this job myself if I didn't have anyone guiding me through what needs to be done. And this is with past experience setting up and working with classifed government networks.

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I've recently purchased a copy of Office 2007 Standard edition. Everytime I try to install it, windows gives me this error message: Setup did not complete successfully. We are sorry for the inconvenience. An error occured during the installation, and setup was unable to complete.

Now what? I tried a different CD-ROM, but it does the same thing. I only have one user license so I can't put it on another machine. I ran a checkdisk and that didn't help. Should I uninstall the trial of Office 2007 before installing Office 2007? I'm currently using Office 2003

Please help!

PS- This is NOT a trial version.

Answer:Installation of Office Standard 2007 setup Error

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I had the Beta version for Office 2010 and uninstalled the Beta version prior to installing the new office 2010. I get an error that halts the installing process.

The error says;

Setup is unable to proceed due to the following
MS office 2010 does not support upgrading from a prerelease version of
MS office 2010. You must first uninstall the prerelease version of MS office 2010 products & associated technologies.
Correct these issues listed above and re-run setup
I uninstalled everything that related to MS office 2010 (Beta)

What must I check to make sure all files are uninstalled?


Answer:office 2010 setup error do to Beat Version

It took me several days to figure it out but the program WINDOWS INSTALL CLEAN UP work great to indentify all the loose files on Offfice 2010 beta

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I have problem with reinstall office 1-2013 now after my problem in my last post.

I a try to reinstalled office 2013. I followed everything in this article

I have tried the autofix remove office registry. I also deleted everything related in programdate, program Files, program(x86). I deleted everything related to office in registry. I also tried clean boot, turn off all start app, run only system service, turn off printer spooler.

I have done all those but still get the same error message, ' Setup bootstrapper has stopped working'.

how to solve this? any suggestions?

Answer:Office 2013 - Setup bootstrapper has stopped working

If Office 2013 you may try an online repair. Right click Office 2013 in Programs and Features, select Change then Repair.

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I've just put Windows 7 on laptop and tried reinstalling student version of Office Professional Plus 2007 (which was on there before but with Vista). It gets nearly halfway through installation before it says that it can't find setup.exe and asks me to browse folders to find where it is. I've tried looking but can't find it and so have to abort process.
Can anyone help?

Answer:Can't install Office Professional Plus 2007 - setup.exe error

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Was this a pre-installed version of Microsoft Office or do you have a DVD for it?

If it is a DVD you could try creating a new folder on your hard drive and copy the contents of the DVD to it, and then try to install it from there.

If it was pre-installed and you've installed Windows 7 instead of Vista the Office files may be missing or corrupted.

Was it a clean install of Windows 7 or an upgrade?

Have you checked to see if you have a Windows.old folder? If you have take a look in it and see what files are in there from your Vista installation.

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When trying to install Microsoft Office 2007 H&S edition from the original disk to my computer, I get an error message that tells me that a file is either missing or corrupted, and I should try to re-run it from the original disk or download. But that's the thing, this is running from the original disk and it's still giving me this error.Screenshot of the error:Has anyone else had this problem? And how can I fix it?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007 H&S won't setup from original disk

Try cleaning the disk with dish liquid and water, pat dry
See if that helps

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I have product keys for Office 2016 Pro on MSDN, using those keys I can activate office 2016 by just entering the product key. MSDN has been migrated to a new Visual Studio Subscription site. On that new site under product keys I have my old Office 2016 keys listed as "Office Professional Plus 2016 (Discontinued) and new keys listed as "Office Professional Plus 2016". The discontinued keys still work, I'm still using them.
here's the weird part. Just tried to use one the new keys and I get menu's I have never seen before.
Sorry for the quality, camera acting weird on me. They looked fine in the viewer. I'm logged in with a local account on this PC. I only went as far as the last screen shoot. If I don't do the redeem online, office will not activate. It just asks for a product code and starts all over. If I enter one of my original MSDN keys on that first screen, it activates right away without the add this key an account stuff. If I use one of my new keys I'm back in the add this key to an account loop. I'm debating starting all over again after switching to a Microsoft account to see what happens.

Anybody else seen this? I did a quick forum search and didn't find anything?

Answer:Microsoft changed someething in the Office 2016 setup?

Ok, if I click the FAQ link I get here. Which makes me think my new keys are office 365 keys? They are listed as Retail though on VISUAL Studio? This is the first time I have used one of these new keys. Really confused now?

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I have been trying to install Microsoft Office Standard 2010 for two days on my laptop running Windows Vista. Every time I try to install it I get an error message that simply says "Microsoft Office Standard 2010 encountered an error during setup." That's it. No error code, no description of the problem. I have tried many solutions I've found on Google, but nothing works. I have uninstalled my Office 2007, and even taken steps to ensure that it was completely removed. I've also renamed the Microsoft Help folder, and tried some "fix it" programs on Microsoft's web site. I cannot find the right solution anywhere. I know it's not my copy of the installation disk, because I installed it on my Windows XP netbook earlier this week and had no problems (I have multiple licenses). Does anyone have an idea?

Answer:Microsoft Office Standard 2010 Encountered an Error During Setup

Have you used the microsoft office removal tools that Microsoft offers on it's site.
You'll have to google for these because I don't know the exact link.
I ran these because I have rests of other MS Ofice installtaions on my disk, and yes the error codes are just as clear as a foggy day in London.
You could also use a tool like CCleaner to have it chekc the regsitry for invalid items.
Good hunting, it's a nuisance

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Hello every body,
I am deploiying a new operating systems on new products, i must preinstall all applications, and utilities to the end user,
I need "Microsoft office suite Activation assistance setup".
If there is someone who can help me where can i download this utility please, thanks again.

Answer:Microsoft office suite Activation assistance setup 2007.

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this is venkatesh,i have a problem with my office 2007,i installed 0ffice2007 in my pc 2 months back,10 days back i couldnt open any msoffice file then i uninstalled 0ffice 2007,but the files are appering with msoffice only,then i am trying to install office 2007 again that time i found an eror "microsoft office professional plus 2007 encountered an error during setup",pls help me,i am using windows xp,office 2007 is having key but does not require activation.

thanks in advance..........

Answer:microsoft office professional plus 2007 encountered an error during setup

Manual uninstall of Office:

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Help! I have tried every method. I have read that MS article, tried removers, deleted any trace of office myself with registry workshop and removed any related folders. It just won't uninstall. I just hear a noise from the floppy and then the error shows up. Help!
Meantime I am downloading Open Office

Answer:Microsoft office enterprise 2007 encountered an error during setup

Have you tried this?

If so, and you still cannot remove it, please answer a few questions: What is the exact error? What are your system specifications?

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Just looking for some advice. Somehow, I've never figured out how to do the email dance between home and office computers. I have always used Outlook on the office desktop computer with POP3, and accessed it remotely from the home laptop, but there has to be a better way now with so much syncing going on. At 62 I'm still trying to get my head in the cloud(s).

I have recently installed MS Office 365 on both computers (Windows 7). The primary email addresses that I use are all from our ministry website URL ([email protected]). I also have accounts I can use, and I like that browser. I also have a couple of Gmail accounts I occasionally use, but I don't like the Gmail browser. I have an iPhone 5 for mobile, but don't really use the mail client yet, and I will probably purchase an iPad at some point. I'm a bit confused about POP3 vs. IMAP vs. Webmail.

I want to be able to coordinate all my email so I can view it on any device, and yet have all my email downloaded to my desktop office computer for fast and easy archive and retrieval purposes. I'm used to using Outlook on my desktop for all email, but I would consider using if that made the most sense, but probably not

This is probably a whole lot easier than it seems to me right now, but I would appreciate any advice on the best way to do this. Thanks.

Answer:Advice Needed for Setup and Sync of Home & Office Email

imap is designed to allow to sync on multiple devices

where as POP will just download onto one device

heres an article explaining web mail, pop and imap

gmail supports both imap and pop

so set all to imap and then all devices will be able to read all the emails

I dont know what your main email provider is , as i do not know what you mean by
The primary email addresses that I use are all from our ministry website Click to expand...

and so cannot advise if they support imap

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I am getting ready to upgrade an office with some new gear, but I have some questions about a few things first. The office I am going to be upgrading has 11 total computers all running some version of Windows - XP through 7.

The firewall/router/VPN device I am looking at is a ZyXEL ZyWALL ZWUSG20. It looks like people like it a lot. It looks like it only allows one person to VPN into the network at a time. I think 1 connection will be plenty for them, but was wondering if the next model up (ZWUSG50) would be better to go with since it allows up to 5 (comes with 2 VPN licenses to start). Also, anybody know the pricing of extra VPN licenses for these things?

The Zyxel unit should allow me to eliminate their current old as dirt Linksys router, correct?

Everything is going to be upgraded to Gigabit, probably a couple 8 ports and 3 or so 5 port switches unless I want to add more drops to some of the rooms. Any recomendations on 5and 8 port Gigabit switches?

As for the server, they are going to be using it mostry as a file server, but are going to need at least RAID 0+1 on it. They will also be using it as the main Quickbooks server as well as the server for another accounting software. I was thinking that I would want a Quad i5 or Xeon with 8GB of RAM.

I was planning on either running Server 2008 Foundation or maybe simply Win7 Pro x64 on it since they will not be needing to use it as a domain server - they will be staying in a workgroup. What are the pros/cons of S... Read more

Answer:Upgrading an office setup - questions - vpn, firewall, switches, server.

I've had good luck with Netgear gigabit switches. An 8-porter ran solid on the first floor till it was replaced with a 16-porter which is still running solid.

As for the server, you might want to look into virtualization, could make your life a lot easier.

For quick ftp uploads, I wouldn't want to modify someone's system without them knowing how to remove the modification. An easy way would be to setup a web-server running extplorer.

It allows for fine grained access controls as well as being free.

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