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Windows Installer Configuration EVERY TIME!!!

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by negleger, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. negleger

    negleger Flightless Bird

    Ok, so I am sure this sounds pretty familiar. Every time I open an office
    application, or an office document, I get a pop up of the windows installer
    and it starts running some mystery configuration process. I have tried
    uninstalling/reinstalling. I have tried repairing the registry permissions.
    I have ripped all office traces out by force and done a clean install. I
    have rebuilt the registry, modified it, added some conditional entries, but
    to no avail. I have done it in the user account, and the built in
    administrator account. I have done both custom and full installs. I have
    googled, forumed, knowledge-based, and done every other form of research you
    can imagine. I have found several "solutions" but none of them has worked.
    I am at an absolute loss for any possible cause for this problem, let alone
    how to fix it.

    I'm running Office 2007, on a Dell Inspiron 1440 running Vista (32 bit) SP2.

    Please help!
     
  2. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    Are you running multiple Office versions on this system, or older versions
    of Office-family applications?

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    --
    please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.

    "negleger" <negleger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1F1B40F2-54AE-4D05-8885-31A9982267EA@microsoft.com...
    > Ok, so I am sure this sounds pretty familiar. Every time I open an office
    > application, or an office document, I get a pop up of the windows
    > installer
    > and it starts running some mystery configuration process. I have tried
    > uninstalling/reinstalling. I have tried repairing the registry
    > permissions.
    > I have ripped all office traces out by force and done a clean install. I
    > have rebuilt the registry, modified it, added some conditional entries,
    > but
    > to no avail. I have done it in the user account, and the built in
    > administrator account. I have done both custom and full installs. I have
    > googled, forumed, knowledge-based, and done every other form of research
    > you
    > can imagine. I have found several "solutions" but none of them has
    > worked.
    > I am at an absolute loss for any possible cause for this problem, let
    > alone
    > how to fix it.
    >
    > I'm running Office 2007, on a Dell Inspiron 1440 running Vista (32 bit)
    > SP2.
    >
    > Please help!
     
  3. negleger

    negleger Flightless Bird

    no, there are no other traces of any other versions of office. This is a new
    computer that has only ever had 2007 installed. the only other trace of some
    would the the compatibility patch, but i have since uninstalled and tried
    everything in the aforementioned paragraph without this patch.

    "Susan Ramlet" wrote:

    > Are you running multiple Office versions on this system, or older versions
    > of Office-family applications?
    >
    > --
    > Susan Ramlet
    > --
    > please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >
    > "negleger" <negleger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1F1B40F2-54AE-4D05-8885-31A9982267EA@microsoft.com...
    > > Ok, so I am sure this sounds pretty familiar. Every time I open an office
    > > application, or an office document, I get a pop up of the windows
    > > installer
    > > and it starts running some mystery configuration process. I have tried
    > > uninstalling/reinstalling. I have tried repairing the registry
    > > permissions.
    > > I have ripped all office traces out by force and done a clean install. I
    > > have rebuilt the registry, modified it, added some conditional entries,
    > > but
    > > to no avail. I have done it in the user account, and the built in
    > > administrator account. I have done both custom and full installs. I have
    > > googled, forumed, knowledge-based, and done every other form of research
    > > you
    > > can imagine. I have found several "solutions" but none of them has
    > > worked.
    > > I am at an absolute loss for any possible cause for this problem, let
    > > alone
    > > how to fix it.
    > >
    > > I'm running Office 2007, on a Dell Inspiron 1440 running Vista (32 bit)
    > > SP2.
    > >
    > > Please help!

    >
     
  4. negleger

    negleger Flightless Bird

    also, i inadvertently said that your post answered my question/solved my
    problem. please disregard anything that says the issue has been fixed, it
    has not, at least not yet.

    "Susan Ramlet" wrote:

    > Are you running multiple Office versions on this system, or older versions
    > of Office-family applications?
    >
    > --
    > Susan Ramlet
    > --
    > please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >
    > "negleger" <negleger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1F1B40F2-54AE-4D05-8885-31A9982267EA@microsoft.com...
    > > Ok, so I am sure this sounds pretty familiar. Every time I open an office
    > > application, or an office document, I get a pop up of the windows
    > > installer
    > > and it starts running some mystery configuration process. I have tried
    > > uninstalling/reinstalling. I have tried repairing the registry
    > > permissions.
    > > I have ripped all office traces out by force and done a clean install. I
    > > have rebuilt the registry, modified it, added some conditional entries,
    > > but
    > > to no avail. I have done it in the user account, and the built in
    > > administrator account. I have done both custom and full installs. I have
    > > googled, forumed, knowledge-based, and done every other form of research
    > > you
    > > can imagine. I have found several "solutions" but none of them has
    > > worked.
    > > I am at an absolute loss for any possible cause for this problem, let
    > > alone
    > > how to fix it.
    > >
    > > I'm running Office 2007, on a Dell Inspiron 1440 running Vista (32 bit)
    > > SP2.
    > >
    > > Please help!

    >
     
  5. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    Did you have the Office 2007 Trial installed before you purchased a license?

    If so, you might try to uninstall Office AND the activation assistant with
    it, then re-install Office 2007.

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    --
    please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.

    "negleger" <negleger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8B9F9BD1-E3A0-45A7-9F31-34EC18A7705F@microsoft.com...
    > no, there are no other traces of any other versions of office. This is a
    > new
    > computer that has only ever had 2007 installed. the only other trace of
    > some
    > would the the compatibility patch, but i have since uninstalled and tried
    > everything in the aforementioned paragraph without this patch.
    >
    > "Susan Ramlet" wrote:
    >
    >> Are you running multiple Office versions on this system, or older
    >> versions
    >> of Office-family applications?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Susan Ramlet
    >> --
    >> please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >>
    >> "negleger" <negleger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1F1B40F2-54AE-4D05-8885-31A9982267EA@microsoft.com...
    >> > Ok, so I am sure this sounds pretty familiar. Every time I open an
    >> > office
    >> > application, or an office document, I get a pop up of the windows
    >> > installer
    >> > and it starts running some mystery configuration process. I have tried
    >> > uninstalling/reinstalling. I have tried repairing the registry
    >> > permissions.
    >> > I have ripped all office traces out by force and done a clean install.
    >> > I
    >> > have rebuilt the registry, modified it, added some conditional entries,
    >> > but
    >> > to no avail. I have done it in the user account, and the built in
    >> > administrator account. I have done both custom and full installs. I
    >> > have
    >> > googled, forumed, knowledge-based, and done every other form of
    >> > research
    >> > you
    >> > can imagine. I have found several "solutions" but none of them has
    >> > worked.
    >> > I am at an absolute loss for any possible cause for this problem, let
    >> > alone
    >> > how to fix it.
    >> >
    >> > I'm running Office 2007, on a Dell Inspiron 1440 running Vista (32 bit)
    >> > SP2.
    >> >
    >> > Please help!

    >>
     

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