Friday, December 21, 2007

Office 2007 SP1 requires Windows Installer 3.1

If you install XP SP2 on a computer, then Office 2007, then you try to installed the uncompressed* version of Office 2007 SP1, you will get an error message saying that the package cannot be opened.

It is because the MSP files need Windows Installer 3.1 to run properly. Go to Windows Update, install Windows Installer 3.1, and you can install Office 2007 SP1 after.

* : to uncompress the SP1 files from the downloadable version, run the file with the /extract:"path" command line switch.

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