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Cannot update Office Pro 2003 or repair

Postby c3JhbmRvbHBo » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 00:16:04 GMT

Error 2203 An internal error has occurred. C:\Windows\installer\2b5e44.ipi 

I've been runnning Office 2003 Pro for sometime now with no apparent 
problems but all of a sudden I cannot install office 2003 Pro  updates, do a 
detect and repaire or a reinstall. I've searched for hours for a solution and 
nothing has worked.

Please any help will be greatly appreciated. 

Re: Cannot update Office Pro 2003 or repair

Postby Don MI <> » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 01:47:48 GMT

A cleanup of the Windows Installer may help:

Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

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