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    Peregrine
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    WFP in Windows 2000 SP1 and Office 2000 install

    Windows File Protection in Windows 2000 SP1 is preventing installation of Office 2000. The Windows Installer is asking for the Service Pack files on CD. (I installed the service pack from a folder on the local hard drive). Short of uninstalling the Win2K service pack, is there any workaround?

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    maxg
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    Re: WFP in Windows 2000 SP1 and Office 2000 install

    Open Regedit.exe and navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Winlogon]. You should see a DWORD value named "SFCDisable" with a value of "0". Change the value data of "SFCDisable" to "ffffff9d".

    Courtesy of step 10 at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.littlewhitedog.com/reviews_other_00021.asp>http://www.littlewhitedog.com/reviews_other_00021.asp</A>

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    Peregrine
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    Re: WFP in Windows 2000 SP1 and Office 2000 install

    A thousand thanks!

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    Peregrine
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    Re: WFP in Windows 2000 SP1 and Office 2000 install

    OK. How do you do it under Win2K SP2?

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    Re: WFP in Windows 2000 SP1 and Office 2000 install

    Does changing value this turn off the Windows 2k System File Checker? If so, I would not have thought it a very good idea. If it was meant to happen, how come the MS programmers didn't just let you turn it off by changing the value to 1 ?

    If I have understood you correctly, you would cripple an essential part of the built-in security set-up. My advice would be 'Don't do it', especially as you have no idea what else it might allow. If Office is being blocked, do you not think there might be a good reason? I have installed Office 2000 twice, but both times before SP upgrades. The trouble that has occurred has been due to trying to install over the previous version (of the same vintage). The Verifier hangs up unless the other one has been deleted.

    Sorry to contradict, and if I've misunderstood what you are trying to do, I apologise. If I've got hold of the wrong end of the stick re SFC, would someone put me right?

    Rgds

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    maxg
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    Re: WFP in Windows 2000 SP1 and Office 2000 install

    Yes Merc. You should turn it back on after the 'hack' to install.

    Sorry, the article I was referring to definitely warned about leaving it turned off. I guess, having just read about it, I was thinking people would check out the reference. A dangerous thought, probably, since many would go merrily about their "hack 'n' slash" way without reading the Fine Print; and then blame the person who gave them the tip when things went wrong.

    "You should know and understand that by turning Windows File Protection off, the chances of getting corrupt system files, or virus/trojans will increase. If you don't want to learn how to turn it off, then you should stop right here"

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    Re: WFP in Windows 2000 SP1 and Office 2000 install

    Oops! Sorry, I should have read the article first. The warnings seem to be in place, but as you say, there will always be those who never RTFM. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    Rgds

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    Peregrine
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    Re: WFP in Windows 2000 SP1 and Office 2000 install

    I solved the problem myself.

    That hack doesn't work under SP2. Booting into Safe Mode, however, allowd me to install Office without any problems.

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