Is it necessary to install Office 2000 update if I have Office XP.

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Is it necessary to install Office 2000 update if I have Office XP.

Postby VFRob3JuZQ » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 07:05:03 GMT

After I download all the updates, the Install program asks for something from 
the Office 2000 CD.  Since I don't have that (I only have the XP Version) I 
get stuck.  If I manually download the full version of the program, it asks 
where I want to INSTALL the file.  I have no idea where to put it.  Can 
anyone help?
Thank you!

Re: Is it necessary to install Office 2000 update if I have Office XP.

Postby Susan Ramlet » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 22:36:45 GMT

Hi, TThorne,

It may be that you still have some components of Office 2000 installed. 
Would you please check the Windows Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs 
applet and see if there is still anything there?  That's likely the CD it's 
looking for.

If you don't need it any longer, and if you no longer have the CD, you can 
run the Windows Installer cleanup utility to remove the installer references 
to the Office 2000 application(s).  Then the Installer should no longer ask 
about it:

290301 - Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
 http://www.**--****.com/ ;en-us;290301

-- 
Susan Ramlet
Office MVP
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