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  1. mbrawermanx

    mbrawermanx Thread Starter

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    The title says it all.

    My computer crashed and I was able to restore most everything such as my printer which also requires a disk. For Office 2000, the computer acts as if no disk was in place.

    The computer is a Compac Presario SR1500NX with Windows XP, Service Pack 2.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. jp1203

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    Can you get to it in "My Computer", or does it not autotrun?

    Try this:

    START>RUN>D:/setup.exe

    (Substitute D for your CD Drive)

    J.S.

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    After years of using it on my old computers, I tried to install MS Office 2000 three times on the computer I just built.

    It would not install and gave the error "Error encountered, program will close" and then it closed with nothing installed. That message is a little too brief for me to figure out what it means.

    I got sick of messing with it so installed an old version of Wrodperfect which I like better anyway. MS always insists on inserting the original CD on updates and other places and that gets old in a hurry too.

    Also got the free Star Office ttoday and installed it. Wordperfiect OEM is available on the net for $12.95 and I am going to order that too since it is a newer version of mine.
     
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    If you run the admin install (START>RUN>D:/setup.exe /a, then run the setup to where the disk was installed to), you don't need the disk for anything, Office remembers where it was installed from.

    I use Office 2k pro and Openoffice
     
  5. mbrawermanx

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    Thank you, D,

    I'll get Star Office right away.

    Marvin
     
  6. mbrawermanx

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    Thank you, J,

    I typed D:/setup.exe into the run box and tried a number of things such as clicking OK, to no avail. Apparently my problem is that I don't know how to substitute D for my CD Drive.

    Could you help me a bit more?

    Marvin
     
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    You might want to try OpenOffice, which is free. I don't see a free Staroffice anywhere.
     
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    When you double-click My computer on the desktop, what do you see?
     
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    There should be an icon with a CD and it will give you the Drive letter by saying something like Compact disk (D). Usually it's D or E.
     
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    I might have just found a free staroffice, downloading it now 15 minutes for 142.4 MB, since I'm using a DSL Connection today :)
     
  11. mbrawermanx

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    Thanks, J,

    My Computer shows a row of icons labled with letters. One shows a disk and it is labled E.
    If I have to, I'll get StarOffice. Or would you recommend OpenOffice?

    Marvin
     
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    Okay try START>RUN>E:/setup.exe (With the Office 2000 disk in the drive)

    If it doesn't work, it's likely that something happened to the disk to make it unreadable, scratches, left in the sun, etc.

    I installed Staroffice, and it seems to be roughly the same as openoffice, but without as much publicity or support.

    Openoffice can be downloaded here: http://download.openoffice.org/2.0.3/index.html?focus=download

    Don't forget to get the Java Runtime Environment http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010400.xml
     
  13. mbrawermanx

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    Many thanks,

    I give up on Office 2000 and will download openoffice.

    Marvin
     
  14. mbrawermanx

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    Thanks, J,

    I downloaded Java alright but when I tried openoffice, I got an error message saying "Check the spelling." I checked carefully and saw no mistake.

    Would you see if you have the URL exactly right?

    Marvin
     
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