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Patch package for Microsoft office

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by vmary, Mar 25, 2009.

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  1. vmary

    vmary Thread Starter

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    I mistakenly removed microsoft office 2003 from my computer. I then could not open my documents (I am using wordpad to open them now). I did "system restore" and MO 2003 was back in my programs file but I could still not open my documents. I tried removing again and the computer would not let me do it. I tried re-installing from the CD and got the message: This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.

    What do I do now?

    When I click on the document icon, a box comes up with the title "windows installer" and the message reads "preparing to install". If I don't use the "open with" on right click, the box disappears and no document. If I use the "open with...wordpad, the document opens after the above box does its thing.
     
  2. mich2212001

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    it sounds to me like you are click the wrong icon for installation from your cd.
    i need you to check a few things before we can reinstall Office 2003
    go to control panel, add/remove programs & check if there Microsoft Office 2003 listed there
    do u have original Office 2003 or a copy?
     
  3. vmary

    vmary Thread Starter

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    It does not say it's a copy
     
  4. mich2212001

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    when you insert that CD to your computer, does it auto starts?
    there one more question you need to answer. do u see Microsoft Office 2003 in add/remove programs?
     
  5. vmary

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    It does auto start. I f you re-read my original post, you will see that I stated MO 2003 was back in the add/remove programs
     
  6. mich2212001

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    i did not pay attaention to that. take a screenshot of your cd content from my commputer.
    u can do that by open CD & then use Gadwin screenprint, it's free.
    please attach that to your next post
     
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