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    So I have MS Office 2001 edition, and have an Office 2007 update disc. I am unable to install any of the updates (primarily the Word update, which I really need) because for any component I try to update, Office first tries to update an application called MS Office Enterprise Edition, which I don't have. Office 2007 prompts me to find Enterprise on my system, and cancels the installation/update process when it cannot find it. Is it possible that my 2007 update disc is not compatible with Office 2001? Thanks.

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    [quote name='ben000' post='764377' date='09-Mar-2009 15:41']So I have MS Office 2001 edition, and have an Office 2007 update disc. I am unable to install any of the updates (primarily the Word update, which I really need) because for any component I try to update, Office first tries to update an application called MS Office Enterprise Edition, which I don't have. Office 2007 prompts me to find Enterprise on my system, and cancels the installation/update process when it cannot find it. Is it possible that my 2007 update disc is not compatible with Office 2001? Thanks.[/quote]
    Office 2001 is for Apple Macintosh, while Office 2007 is for Windows. I'm not sure you can update a Mac version to a Windows version...

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    [quote name='HansV' post='764379' date='09-Mar-2009 15:46']Office 2001 is for Apple Macintosh, while Office 2007 is for Windows. I'm not sure you can update a Mac version to a Windows version...[/quote]


    Hmmm, then I must not have given it the proper name---this is Microsoft Office Suite for Windows on a PC, and 2001 is on the cover. It might be named differently I suppose. It has Streets, Encarta, Word 2000, Picture It, Money, Powerpoint. No Excel, Vision, etc. The main point I'm trying to clarify here is how to update Word 2000 to 2007 using my Office 2007 update disc, since the update disc refuses to install because it cannot locate a copy of MS Enterprise (which I don't have).

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    [quote name='ben000' post='764389' date='09-Mar-2009 16:49'][/quote]
    For which Office 2007 version do you have an upgrade disk?

    BTW do you have an urgent reason for wanting to upgrade? If not, I'd stay with Word 2000.

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    Yeah, I do need to upgrade, so that I can edit Word 2007 documents for work, and I cannot rely on compatibility mode, because Word 2000 will have problems with 2007 files. I am not sure which version- from what I remmeber the other day, the installation screen just says MS Office 2007 Upgrade. At heart of the problem seems to be Microsoft Enterprise, which I cannot avoid MS trying to find on my computer, even when I deselect all Office programs except MS Word.

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    [quote name='ben000' post='764402' date='09-Mar-2009 18:10'][/quote]
    As far as I know, Microsoft Enterprise is not an Office application. I suspect that your CD is looking for the presence of the Enterprise Edition of Microsoft Office and not finding it. But since you can't provide details it's not possible to know for certain.

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    [quote name='ben000' post='764389' date='09-Mar-2009 08:49']this is Microsoft Office Suite for Windows on a PC, and 2001 is on the cover. It might be named differently I suppose. It has Streets, Encarta, Word 2000, Picture It, Money, Powerpoint. No Excel, Vision, etc.[/quote]
    That sounds as though it could be a Microsoft Works Suite with PowerPoint added on separately. Could it be something an OEM had specially configured?

    The problem with Office "update" editions is that they look for very specific products, typically listed on or inside the package, and will not run without finding that product. If an individual Office application is installed, it may confuse the update installer. You might have to uninstall anything that was not included in your original "base" product, assuming that product is one that qualifies for the update.

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