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user account control problem?

I realize this topic has been covered before but not with this problem that I have found (or at least I couldnt find a similar one to compare). I am a prior computer admin but never worked with vista64 before. I have MS Office 2007. I believe an update may have caused it but could not find anything in the MS support forums in regards to it. Anyway, I recently tried to open each of my office programs and receive the same error for each "Microsoft Office ** has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application." I havnt changed anything, ran fine a month ago. I did notice one thing, however, by chance I disabled the User Account Control and then everything went back to normal AND WORKED. I dont want to continue without this enabled but 1)What suddenly caused this? and 2)Is there a way to fix this? I tried to reinstall office but it does the same thing. I am so sick of Vista and its problems, this just ices the cake.
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad core
6 GB DDR
Radeon HD 3450
Vista Home Premium 64 SP1

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UAC = The second thing I turn off.

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Hope Microsoft didn't spend much money on that feature.

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Just curious... what is the first thing you turn off? ;)

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I am in complete agreement with the 2nd thing... turned mine off months ago.

Poster: Sorry I have no solution for the issue. I do know UAC causes lots of other issues and is a complete nuisance. My system and the programs is basically the same as yours other than mine being Vista 32bit. Have not experienced that issue with Office 2007.

Glenn

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(NT) Sorry, reply was intended for Bob's post. :(

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Aero.

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Sorry, it's not very useful for what I do. It also seems to add nearly a second of time to many what used to be instant actions.
Bob

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(NT) Thanks!

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