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    Office XP Pro (XP/?)

    When I put the CD in the drive, instead of an install window opening, a window showing all the files and folders on the CD appears. How do I install the entire program?

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    Re: Office XP Pro (XP/?)

    Perhaps you have AutoPlay turned off? Look for setup.exe or something similar.

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    Re: Office XP Pro (XP/?)

    Where do I check for autoplay being turned off? There are hundreds of files and many setup files for the various softwares within Office.

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    Re: Office XP Pro (XP/?)

    After Office installation is complete, Setup window no longer automatically opens on that computer after installation CD is inserted. This behavior is by design.

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    Re: Office XP Pro (XP/?)

    So if you want to reinstall Office, do you have to do a complete uninstall first to enable the install window to appear?

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    Re: Office XP Pro (XP/?)

    I don't think a COMPLETE uninstall of Office XP is possible unless you reinstall Windows or create a restore point in Windows XP before Office installation.

    But all functionality of Office Setup is available from Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Microsoft Office... | Change. It will bring you dialog window with Add/Remove Features, Repair Office and Uninstall options.

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    Re: Office XP Pro (XP/?)

    I saw that. I guess it will grab the appropriate files from the CD and I don't need the autplay to run setup.

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    Re: Office XP Pro (XP/?)

    Alternatively look for a file called setup.exe or install.exe in the CD's root directory - that usually sets the routine going.
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