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Microsft Office 2007 installation problems

by homedaddy61 / November 22, 2010 11:20 PM PST

After reinstalling Windows Vista due to Windows not loading all the way. I cant reinstall MS Office 2007. The message "Setup Cannot find Proofing.en.-us\ I have tried to several fixes and the same thing comes up. The first fix was to make sure you run the windows updates and then try installing. That didnt work. Then try copying all the MS Office files from the CD into a Temporary MS Office File. When I did that, everyting copied except for the Proofing folder. It said something about the file type being windows installer file. I have tried to go to a website to find that file and download it, but no luck yet. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: installation problems
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 22, 2010 11:27 PM PST

You said:
"When I did that, everyting copied except for the Proofing folder. It said something about the file type being windows installer file."

Copying a folder is not likely to give a message about the file type of a particular file in the folder. So maybe you can tell it a little bit more to-the-point.

My guess at the moment: it's a damaged CD. If you registered with Microsoft, they can send you a copy for a reasonable price. Or the more informal way: find somebody (a friend, a colleague, a family member) who has the same CD and copy that particular folder via your USB-stick to your own PC.


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This is what it actually says
by homedaddy61 / November 23, 2010 12:24 AM PST

Cannot read from the source file or disk

Type: Windoes Installer Package
Size: 506 KB
Date modified: 10/27/2006 1:39pm

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by homedaddy61 / November 23, 2010 12:25 AM PST

Windows Installer Package

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That surely looks ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 23, 2010 6:49 AM PST

like a bad file on the CD. Can happen. Maybe you did make a backup copy of that CD? Only takes 5 minutes to do it and 10 cents or so for the CD. It's often useful.


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