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Well, all was well until. . .

Got it running. Repaired XP, got all the updates for SP-1, installed SP-2, installed all the updates. Sweet.


Word 2000 was flaky so I reinstalled it. Done, zero problems.

When trying to check for the Word 2000 updates, I get scanned, updates found, I click the install. The download dialog box pops up, I tell it to save the installer (been here many times so I know what I'm doing), I select the folder where to save it, click save, the download progress box pops up, scrolls to the right as it's downloading, then closes.

But there is no file in the folder. Never seen that before. Did it again, same, same. It shows to be downloading but it doesn't.

I've cleared IE cache, turned off Zone Alarm, stopped AVG, nothing running. Still no joy. I've set IE's internet settings to default and allowed cookies. I even selected ''Run'' instead of save but nothing happens.

Swapping out a HD has turned into a PITA.

Any thoughts?

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Wayne, check the authenticity of Office product.

In reply to: Well, all was well until. . .

No offence intended, but I know that MS Office XP will not update if MS detects an unofficial or pirated version of the Office suite.
This was discovered by those travellers who unwittingly purchased such in Asia, one copy of which was gifted to me!

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Yeah, understand. . .

In reply to: Wayne, check the authenticity of Office product.

It's authentic, I've used this CD of Word 2000 for a long time.

I found the glitch in MSKB #896017. Looks like more of a PITA to fix. But I worked around it. I copied the link to the file to notepad, moved it across my network to my PC, ran the link, saved the file, moved it back across my network to the wife's PC, ran it, and everything worked.

Oh well.

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