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Installing Office 2007 Pro 60 day trial problem

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Kevryl, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Kevryl

    Kevryl Flightless Bird

    Hi folks,

    Having perused these forums and seen that Outlook should be uninstalled
    first, I did so and Office 2000 as well for what I thought would give clear
    ground for a clean install of Office 2007

    I downloaded, the installation began, an an error message said that Outlook
    2006 must be installed before Business Manager could be installed, and to
    install Outlook 2007 from Disk 1 first. "Disk 1" on a download???

    This doesn't augeur well for my confidence in Office 2007. This program has
    been out for years and Microsoft is so apathetic as to leave disk install
    messages on a download version? OK....seeing I have no disc, I find the
    install files that have downloaded into /desktop/downloads/msoffice. These
    are: X13-11296.EXE & X16-69453. That's where I'm up to. Which of these files
    should I execute first? In fact, should both be exercised or are they (say)
    32 bit and 64 bit versions? I don't know and I don't want any more problems
    with Windows 7 than I've already had, having bought 2 identical quad core
    machines each with Win 7 loaded and allowed "Easy Transfer" to scramble the
    first for me. I'm now on the second and Office 2000 appears to have some
    issues with Windows 7, causing print and other various problems.

    I had determined to see how Office 2007 performs under Win 7 before deciding
    whether to strip both machines and install XP on both.

    I note that there are good comments on the Office 2010 beta version
    stability. Any comments/advice comparing 7 Pro & 10 Pro beta would be
    appreciated. Perhaps I should skip 2007 trial version and go 10 instead?

    Cheers,
    Kevryl
     
  2. On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:01:01 -0700, Kevryl wrote:

    > Hi folks,
    >
    > Having perused these forums and seen that Outlook should be uninstalled
    > first, I did so and Office 2000 as well for what I thought would give clear
    > ground for a clean install of Office 2007
    >
    > I downloaded, the installation began, an an error message said that Outlook
    > 2006 must be installed before Business Manager could be installed, and to
    > install Outlook 2007 from Disk 1 first. "Disk 1" on a download???


    Kevryl,

    As a software developer, I frequent the Lindersoft SetupBuilder forum, and
    Friedrich Linder (an expert in installs - owner of Lindersoft) has stated a
    number of times:

    "It's coming from an incomplete download or bad upload"

    So, if you haven't already - re-download and try again. If it was a bad
    upload by Microsoft, many would have complained and it would be replaced.

    David

    >
    > This doesn't augeur well for my confidence in Office 2007. This program has
    > been out for years and Microsoft is so apathetic as to leave disk install
    > messages on a download version? OK....seeing I have no disc, I find the
    > install files that have downloaded into /desktop/downloads/msoffice. These
    > are: X13-11296.EXE & X16-69453. That's where I'm up to. Which of these files
    > should I execute first? In fact, should both be exercised or are they (say)
    > 32 bit and 64 bit versions? I don't know and I don't want any more problems
    > with Windows 7 than I've already had, having bought 2 identical quad core
    > machines each with Win 7 loaded and allowed "Easy Transfer" to scramble the
    > first for me. I'm now on the second and Office 2000 appears to have some
    > issues with Windows 7, causing print and other various problems.
    >
    > I had determined to see how Office 2007 performs under Win 7 before deciding
    > whether to strip both machines and install XP on both.
    >
    > I note that there are good comments on the Office 2010 beta version
    > stability. Any comments/advice comparing 7 Pro & 10 Pro beta would be
    > appreciated. Perhaps I should skip 2007 trial version and go 10 instead?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Kevryl



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  3. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    From recollection X13....... is disk 1 and X16..... is disk 2, Business
    Contact Manager (Unless you intend using BCM don't bother installing it)

    You should not use Easy Transfer for Office, it will corrupt any Outlook
    Profile
    There is no 64bit version of Office.
    Office 2k is not fully compatible with Vista, let alone Win 7, and if you
    are going to install Office 2007, should not in any case be installed.
    As I understand it, if you purchase Office 2007 you will qualify for Office
    2010 when it ships

    I'm running Win 7, quad core, 64 bit and have had no issues with Office
    2007, but then I didn't use any wizards to transfer settings or data, or
    install any incompatible early version software.

    "Kevryl" <Kevryl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:58CD2CAA-6D95-4E42-9217-E3747313D039@microsoft.com...
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > Having perused these forums and seen that Outlook should be uninstalled
    > first, I did so and Office 2000 as well for what I thought would give
    > clear
    > ground for a clean install of Office 2007
    >
    > I downloaded, the installation began, an an error message said that
    > Outlook
    > 2006 must be installed before Business Manager could be installed, and to
    > install Outlook 2007 from Disk 1 first. "Disk 1" on a download???
    >
    > This doesn't augeur well for my confidence in Office 2007. This program
    > has
    > been out for years and Microsoft is so apathetic as to leave disk install
    > messages on a download version? OK....seeing I have no disc, I find the
    > install files that have downloaded into /desktop/downloads/msoffice. These
    > are: X13-11296.EXE & X16-69453. That's where I'm up to. Which of these
    > files
    > should I execute first? In fact, should both be exercised or are they
    > (say)
    > 32 bit and 64 bit versions? I don't know and I don't want any more
    > problems
    > with Windows 7 than I've already had, having bought 2 identical quad core
    > machines each with Win 7 loaded and allowed "Easy Transfer" to scramble
    > the
    > first for me. I'm now on the second and Office 2000 appears to have some
    > issues with Windows 7, causing print and other various problems.
    >
    > I had determined to see how Office 2007 performs under Win 7 before
    > deciding
    > whether to strip both machines and install XP on both.
    >
    > I note that there are good comments on the Office 2010 beta version
    > stability. Any comments/advice comparing 7 Pro & 10 Pro beta would be
    > appreciated. Perhaps I should skip 2007 trial version and go 10 instead?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Kevryl
    >
    >
     
  4. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Kevryl" <Kevryl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:58CD2CAA-6D95-4E42-9217-E3747313D039@microsoft.com...
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > Having perused these forums and seen that Outlook should be uninstalled
    > first, I did so and Office 2000 as well for what I thought would give
    > clear
    > ground for a clean install of Office 2007
    >
    > I downloaded, the installation began, an an error message said that
    > Outlook
    > 2006 must be installed before Business Manager could be installed, and to
    > install Outlook 2007 from Disk 1 first. "Disk 1" on a download???
    >
    > This doesn't augeur well for my confidence in Office 2007. This program
    > has
    > been out for years and Microsoft is so apathetic as to leave disk install
    > messages on a download version? OK....seeing I have no disc, I find the
    > install files that have downloaded into /desktop/downloads/msoffice. These
    > are: X13-11296.EXE & X16-69453. That's where I'm up to. Which of these
    > files
    > should I execute first? In fact, should both be exercised or are they
    > (say)
    > 32 bit and 64 bit versions? I don't know and I don't want any more
    > problems
    > with Windows 7 than I've already had, having bought 2 identical quad core
    > machines each with Win 7 loaded and allowed "Easy Transfer" to scramble
    > the
    > first for me. I'm now on the second and Office 2000 appears to have some
    > issues with Windows 7, causing print and other various problems.
    >
    > I had determined to see how Office 2007 performs under Win 7 before
    > deciding
    > whether to strip both machines and install XP on both.
    >
    > I note that there are good comments on the Office 2010 beta version
    > stability. Any comments/advice comparing 7 Pro & 10 Pro beta would be
    > appreciated. Perhaps I should skip 2007 trial version and go 10 instead?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Kevryl
    >
    >


    Office Pro Trial IIRC is actually two downloads. One is Business Contact
    Manager and the other is all the other programs in Office. With the
    install files you have, from the numbers, I don't know which is to be
    installed first but if you get the error message with one installation file,
    use the other. Once it is installed run the other if you actually need
    Business Contact Manager.

    Office 2007 is only available in 32 bit versions. Office 2010 will be
    available in 32 and 64 bit versions but the beta is generally only available
    in 32 bit.

    I have been running 2010 Beta now on both XP and Vista machines (don't have
    my Win 7 set up yet), and while not putting them through all their paces, I
    have found 2010 to be a stable product with minor issues. Microsoft
    recommends NOT to use these programs in any production environment but only
    to test them in a non-critical environment.
     

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