I'm running WinXP3 and just upgraded from IE7 to IE8. Since installing IE8, when I visit certain Web sites, I get a message from Windows Installer: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Word 2000." I have Word 2000 (not Office, just Word) installed on the machine, so I have no idea what it wants to configure. If I click Cancel, the message goes away, usually; or it may repeat one or more times, and I have to Cancel again. If I leave it alone, after a few seconds I get another message, this one from Windows 2000, saying, "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available." What feature??
This happens only on certain Web sites, but it happens consistently on those sites. I can't think what those sites may have in common. I'm baffled. I have another machine running XP3 with Word 2000 and IE8 installed, and this has never happened on that machine. It's a royal pain in the you-know-what. Any suggestions? (I'm completely updated with Windows Update.)