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The Worms ate my Office

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Limboland, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. Limboland

    Limboland Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2003
    Hi all,

    I don't know if you encountered this problem before...i couldn't see anything about it when i searched the site.

    I only recently was able to conquer the rash of many different worms ravaging my system by installing Microsoft's Service Pack 4 for Win2K and then the worm patch afterwards. During my fight with the worms, I was no longer able to load up any of my Office programs, something i thought the patch would fix. Well..i was wrong.

    The programs, as they go, are indeed still installed on my system since when i search for them, they are listed alongside their file size... but whenever i click on any icon or shortcut from anywhere, it tells me it can't find the installation source and prompts me to enter the CD-ROM. Grrrr!! This is a big problem because I bought this PC used and do not own the CD-ROM for either Office2K or Win2K, nor do i know anyone who owns them.

    Is there anything i can do without the CD? Anyone come across this problem? I can't find anything about it on the Microsoft website.

    Thanks in advance..
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Without the CDs (and the Certificate Of Authenticity) you really do not have any legal title to the software.

    Without the CDs its also very difficult to do anything, such as repair the software (which you need now).

    You should try and obtain them if you believe you have legal ownership. If not, you may need to purchase new copies.
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