I didn't realize it, but it seems to be supported indeed. Does your PC meet all requirements in http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/orkXP/HA011363301033.aspx
Could you explain what you mean with:
- "all of them": what updates exactly? from windows update or anything else? are those files you mention updated indeed?
- "I attempted to install Office XP again": did the install end correctly or were there error messages?
- "Windows doesn't recognize the exe": what exe? what is "recognize"?
- "icon": on what device, folder or program do you expect the 'typical cd-r' icon? What is a 'cd-r' icon? Is it different from the normal 'cd'-icon?
- Can you describe the other icon (you see in stead of that) better?
What happens if you click on that icon?
What do you see in My Computer with any other data CD?
I have a really old system that I am trying to install office xp on. When I initially tried to install it, I received an error message regarding several outdated dll files (odbcint, odtext32, odbcjt32, odexl32, oddbse32, odpdx32). Assuming that it would fix the problem, I then checked for updates on microsofts website and downloaded all of them. After this I attempted to install office xp again and now windows doesn't recognize the exe. If I go to my computer, instead of the typically cd-r icon there is a different icon. It is the one that you would normally see when you have to select which program to open a file. (Not sure of the technical name).
Can anyone offer any suggestions on how to fix this problem?