Hi, Recently installed Office 2003 on XP SP2. I have two user accounts, an administrator account and a limited account for daily use. It works fine on the admin account but on the limited account "preparing to install" always appears for each Office application before the application launches. I've promoted the account, and it works, and when I demote it again, the problem recurs. Some people with writing to the registry perhaps but I can't fix it?
I've uninstalled, reinstalled, repaired etc. It's fully updated and patched. I even created a new limited account after installing Office and it happens there too. thanks JP
Hi, no, haven't installed anything. Office is the most recent thing I have installed. I can leave the account as an admin account but that isn't very satisfactory. I've come across others complaining of it online, but with no solutions.