MS Word installation problem

  tonyx1302 09:56 21 Dec 2005

I have just installed... or thought I had... XP Home as I want to use MS Word. I thought I had installed everything ok but find that when opening the program it says 'Preparing to install' and after a short while it then tells me to insert the 'Works Suite Word cd ' which I do. After reloading, the prog runs ok till the next time when I have to go through the whole process again.
With the Work Suite 2005 ( OEM version ) I got a total of five cds to instal...MS Money, MS Autoroute/Encarta/ Works and MS Photo. I have only installed Word and Works as I don't need the rest at present.
Could someone please tell me what I have done wrong and how to correct it ?

Many thanks


  rawprawn 10:11 21 Dec 2005

I had a similar problem and the cure I found was to uninstall Works Suite, and then reinstall it in total. Check it is all working properly and then uninstall the bits you don't want.

  Big Elf 10:13 21 Dec 2005

When you install it you need to select the 'run all from my computer' option.

  tonyx1302 10:32 21 Dec 2005

I will do as you both suggest and will keep this post open while I try.


  tonyx1302 20:16 21 Dec 2005

Couldn't get back any sooner, but just wanted to say thanks for suggestions. I did a complete un/re-install rawprawn and it's up and running fine. Also used Big Elf's select option.

Thanks very much


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