Problems loading Office 2003 on Vista

  Nellyp 21:21 17 Nov 2007

Having run office 2003 (student version) on our home Pc running XP for a couple of years now, we have just got our daughter a laptop with Vista on it. When trying to install the office package we get an error saying the system can't find file on the cd.

Anyone any ideas?



  gudgulf 22:18 17 Nov 2007

Check the cd for damage/fingerprints/other dirty marks and clean it if necessary.

Sounds like the cd is not being read correctly.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:51 19 Nov 2007

Insert the disk and open 'my computer'. Locate the disk and right click on the office programme-open. Select setup.exe and run the disk from there. This is a common problems with Office 2003 amnd Vista.


  HardChikn 16:59 19 Nov 2007

Is your programme meda factory pressed or burned? I ask this because I have experienced similar installation problems. In one instance, wiping off a smudge of grease (of un-known origin as till then I believed I always observe high media-handling standards. LOL!)The other times, installation would only commence if I manually run it from the programme setu exe. In one particular instance, I had to navigate further into the 'Payload' folder to run the setup exe. The penalty here was that I by passed some of the non-install specific choices (eg, 'browse media, read readme or install'). A common factor noticed in all insances is that the media was burned rather than factory presed.

  Nellyp 19:52 21 Nov 2007

Thanks Gandalf that work fine.

many thanks

  Spark6 21:01 25 Nov 2007

For future reference.

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