it is looking for your original instalation CD, i think they mainly do this to check if you have a the original CD - but wish the message wouls say this - seems to happen a lot with bulk Cd pakages like "MS Works"
Here's a PC Upgrading & Troubleshooting question for you computer gurus out there in cyberspace that probably has applicability to many other CNETizens struggling with Microsoft Software Security Updates.
I just purchased a Dell XPS P4 3.2GHz w/1 GB RAM less than a month ago (7/23/2004). It included factory installed Windows XP Professional and MS Office 2003 Small Business Edition w/ Business Contact Manager. I'm running a stand alone machine hooked to the Internet via wideband cable.
I went to the microsoft.com/downloads site and was told I needed to down load and install the new Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2003 Security Update: KB842496 Service Pack 1 (File Name: Business Contact Manager-kb842496-FullFile-enu.exe; Download Size: 1 KB - 2377 KB; Date Published: 6/8/2004; Version: 1). The update and install process went well as far as it went. It "SAVED" and the installation wizard came up, but then during the end of the wizard "INSTALL" process I was informed that the install could not be completed because "MSBCM.msi" couldn't be found.
Is this simply because I have a stand alone, non-networked machine for which "MSBCM.msi" doesn't apply? Would Dell even have put "MSBCM.msi" on my machine as part of the factory install. Is this BCM Security Update SP 1 even applicable to my stand alone, non-networked computer operation?