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Office XP not finding Office 97 SBE

Postby ZmJjbXVzaWNtYXJr » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 05:59:01 GMT

I have purchased a new computer and am reinstalling my Office. I reinstalled 
my Office 97 SBE but XP says there is no qualifing software. The box says the 
Office 97 SBE is okay so why won't it install?

Re: Office XP not finding Office 97 SBE

Postby Bob Buckland ?:-) » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 06:41:46 GMT


There was an issue with this early on with Office XP
in it not recognizing the Small Business Edition
of Office97 .  See if you
can point it to the Office 97 CD as the qualifying
product when it looks for one.
   http://www.**--****.com/ ;en-us;295346&FR=1


I have purchased a new computer and am reinstalling my Office. I reinstalled
my Office 97 SBE but XP says there is no qualifing software. The box says the
Office 97 SBE is okay so why won't it install? <<
Let us know if this helped you,

Bob  Buckland  ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

  *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

Office 2003 Editions explained

Re: Office XP not finding Office 97 SBE

Postby Gyorgy Moldova [MCSE, MVP] » Tue, 22 Feb 2005 02:42:00 GMT

Have you tried inserting the disc when it requests a qualifying product?


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