installing Microsoft Office 97 Pro

  vas-y 23:47 27 Mar 2004

I have just bought a new computer with xp Home & tries to install Microsoft Office 97 Pro on it from the disc ,but keep getting the same error message :set up cannot access the required initialization file 'D:\OFFICE\WMS\WINNT\WMSSET32.DLL'.
This disc was installed on my previous computer which was running Windows 98.
Please help!!

  Djohn 23:51 27 Mar 2004

If you have two drive bays, are you inserting your disk in the correct one?

  VoG II 23:54 27 Mar 2004

Also have you tried

1) cleaning the CD

2) turning off anti-virus

  VoG II 23:55 27 Mar 2004

This is a full MS Office installation disk?

  goonerbill 07:26 28 Mar 2004

office 97 wont run on windows XP (i believe), but please correct me if i'm wrong.

  Bandy 09:15 28 Mar 2004

Office 97 works fine on my XP Home

  dotterel 09:19 28 Mar 2004

Office 97 working fine on my XP Home as well.

  Paranoid Android 11:03 28 Mar 2004

Try copying the CD to a folder on your hard drive and run setup from there. You will still need the CD in the drive.


  vas-y 19:20 28 Mar 2004

I have two drive bays & tried both of them & the same message keeps appearing. I am starting to think that I probably haven't got the full program somehow. What bothers me is that it seems that this missing "initialization file" is probably another program missing ?

  Paranoid Android 21:47 28 Mar 2004

Have you tried what I suggested ? If you get e read error when copying the CD the you've found the problem.


  sattman 22:30 28 Mar 2004

Try here click here

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