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Installing Microsoft Office 2000 and Small Business

I uninstalled Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1 Disc 2 and Microsoft Office SR-1 Small Business. When I try to re-install it in Control Panel, I get a message to insert the disk and click okay. When I do, I receive a message, "Error appoying transforms. Verivy that the specific transform paths are valid." And I cannot install either with the discks that came with my Dell Computer.

What do I do now?

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From memory a known toxic procedure.

I have to look up the ORK (Office Resource Kit) to use the Microsoft Office Removal Tool if I don't want to remove Office manually, then I must choose what Office I want to install.

In the meantime while you clean up, you can get back to work with Open Office from


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Installing Microsoft Office 2000 and Small Business

I'm sorry I don't understand. Is the link you sent to me supposed to solve my problem?

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The link supplied lets you get back to work.

It's an Office substitute and ...

what I use,


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You're not the only one (but one of the very few).

Be frank: did you do the wrong uninstall? It seems to be some rather rare Windows installer problem, not strictly limited to Office 2000.

And you certainly don't install it in Control Panel but by running the Setup from the Office CD. It could be that that's the simple solution. Really don't know.

Other things to try:
- run setup from the CD to finish the uninstall first
- download the Office Removal Wizard (part of the Office 2003 resource kit) from Microsoft
- download the Windows Installer Cleanup wizard and see if that helps:
- see if a higher version of Office (XP, 2002, 2003 if you have Windows XP) will load (costs some money)
- delete the interfering files and/or registry entries manually (but I suppose you need Microsoft help to find out which ones - they might however be willing to give it free)
- do a clean reinstall of Windows, then reinstall Office (costs time)

Hope this helps.

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Install Microsoft Office 2000 and Microsoft Small Business

To be honest, I am not proficient in software matters.
I uninstalled Office 2000 and Small Business by going to Control Panel, finding the two programs, clicking on them and then un-installing.

But when I put in the CD to install from the Desktop, when I get the command to click "okay" in the install window, I get a message about the transforms paths.

All I want to do is re-install Office 2000 and Small Business.

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That method is cited in the first hit I gave as the cause of the problem. The recommended method is to run Setup fromt the Office CD and then choose Uninstall. But I can't tell you for sure that you wouldn't have had the same problem then.

If you don't like Bob's solution (don't use Office as long as it doesn't work, switch to a free competitor), and if nobody comes with a better solution, it's time to start with my suggestions, if I may remark so. The Office Removal tool, by the way, is mentioned by Bob also. But given the fact that this error also seems to come along with Voodoo drivers I wonder if that will be the solution. But worth a try, of course:

If you don't feel you can do this yourself, find local help that's more computer-savvy than you.

Hope this helps.


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Installing Micorsoft Office and Microsoft Small Business

Thank you all for your help. After fooling around with my computer for a few hours, I solved the problem. Thanks again.

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