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Looking for "mainsp2ff.msp"

by timwerx / September 7, 2008 4:38 PM PDT

When I try to run Excel or Word (2003) on a machine in the Lab (XP SP2), I get a message that it "couldn't find mainsp2ff.msp"..... I searched the whole disc but cannot find such a file. If I click OK it just repeats itself; if I click Cancel it goes away and Excel/Word run just fine.

How can I remedy this, or disable/uninstall whatever it is so that it will cease to pester?

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Microsoft Office SP2?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 8:07 PM PDT

From what I have seen this may be related to a Microsoft Office SP2 upgrade. Note, I don't mean Windows XP SP2.

You will need to unpack the SP2 executable, find this file, then point the file path to that file. More details here;
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Q_21962024.html

Note: To see the offered solutions at Experts Exchange, you need to scroll down beyond the tabled adverts.

There is also a suggestion by the poster there that his Windows Installer had become corrupt, so you may need to research Microsoft's Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.

I hope that helps.

Mark

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Thanks....
by timwerx / September 7, 2008 8:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Microsoft Office SP2?

Thank you. I will give it a try.

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