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    New OS prevents me from installing OFFICE 2000 (office 2000)

    I had to install a new operating system (don't ask why) in a computer with a corrupted Win98 install. I had office 2000 installed. With the new OS, I need to re-setup my Office install. Here's the problem, when I start the install from the original OFFICE 2000 disks, I get a message stating ..this patch package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer patch package. What the heck?

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    Re: New OS prevents me from installing OFFICE 2000 (office 2000)

    Appears to me that you are trying to use the "Patch" cd's and NOT the original Office Cd's.
    You may also may want to do a complete uninstall and then try again.

    The corrupted Win98 may have also corrupted the Office install.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: New OS prevents me from installing OFFICE 2000 (office 2000)

    Read this:
    OFF2000: Error Message: The Installation Package Could Not Be Opened (Q236597)
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q236597>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;EN-US;q236597</A>

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    Re: New OS prevents me from installing OFFICE 2000 (office 2000)

    Hi Dave.

    I am using the original disks....MS originals....and I tried the suggestions in the following reply and NO LUCK....same message.....I think this must be a problem with my registry.?

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    Re: New OS prevents me from installing OFFICE 2000 (office 2000)

    When you installed the "NEW" OS, did you do a clean install r did you install over the top of the old on?

    And WHY did you need to do the new install, that may help us help you.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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