The Worms ate my Office

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Limboland

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 9, 2003
Messages
4
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..
 
Joined
Aug 17, 2003
Messages
17,584
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.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top