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Install Office 2000 Update without previous version

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by stringbean404, Mar 16, 2008.

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  1. stringbean404

    stringbean404 Thread Starter

    Nov 12, 2007
    Hi, I have a copy of office 2000 update that I want to install without the hassle of installing Office 97, which I also have on CD. I have heard that all you have to do is copy a certain file from the 97 CD, put it in a specific directory, and install Office 2000. I do not know what the file is or where I should put it. Can someone help me?

    All of my versions of Windows and Office are genuine, in case you were wary of helping me.
  2. caraewilton


    Nov 7, 2007
    I think it is just easier to install 97 then the 2000 upgrade. Not worth messing with these things. But that is my opinion.
  3. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    I believe that this worked for me a number of years ago on a PC with two optical drives (but I may be totally wrong as well).

    Insert the Office 97 disc in one drive but do not install it. Then put the Office 2000 disc in the second drive and start the installer. When it reports that a previous version of office was not found, you have the option of telling the installer where to look. Point it to the Office 97 CD and it should be happy.
  4. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    When you go to install the upgrade it will tell you it cannot find any qualifying product, eject the 2000 upgrade CD and put in the 97 one and browse to the drive, it will then be happy and ask you to reinsert the 2000 disk and carry on. Do not install 97, just let it see the CD.
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