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Old 12-30-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Office 2007 Installation problem (Win 7 x64)

Hey everyone.
I have a issue with installing MS Office 2007 on my Toshiba Satellite T135D. It has Windows 7 x64.
Halfway through the installation, it just stops and says "MS Office encountered a problem". No issue number, no nothing.
I read microsoft's help article on the issue, and it says it's because it can't remove an old version of Office. Well there was a trial version pre-installed on the laptop, but I removed it using Your Uninstaller. I thought "OK maybe something went wrong", so i still followed the steps given in the article to manually "rip out" every trace of previous Office installs. Well it didn't work. Then i found a script on a forum that does all that automatically. Didn't help me.
Next I started reading different forums and tried all of these suggestions:
Uninstall CCleaner
Stop Anti-Virus program or other software with active protection
Change the default TEMP and TMP folders
Check the service for Windows Installer
Re-register Windows Installer (I haven't tried updating it, as Windows Update usually does that)
Install .NET Framework 3.5 (Well Windows Update does that again, and i didn't find a manual package)
None of these helped. I tried installing both Enterprise and Professional editions, but both give the same error.

If anyone has any suggestion, you're welcome.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-30-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Office 2007 Installation problem (Win 7 x64)

did you try the microsoft cleanup uninstaller??

I bet theres a registry key you need to delete, make sure there are no office2007 keys under current user / local machine / software / microsoft. Then run setup again, if you get the error again download and run a program called regmon. This will monitor the registry for reg keys are being access, then delete everyhitng office 2007 related

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Old 12-31-2010, 04:46 AM   #3
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Yes I tried the MS Cleanup, but there were no Office mentions there.
I downloaded Regmon (now replaced by Process Monitor) and managed to track down the last 4 entries setup.exe made (i followed MSIExec too, but setup.exe made the last entries before the crash). Here's a screen, cause i have no idea what's going on in there:

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