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ERROR installing MSOffice XP Pro 2002

By Toad`
Apr 6, 2006
  1. Everytime i insert my office xp pro 2002 disc or try to run the setup.exe file i get this error:

    Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writeable.

    [​IMG]

    any ideas? i have tried i a few things but i would like to know what everyone else thinks.

    I have tried BEFORE and AFTER installing antivirus - firewalls programs =\ :confused:
     
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

  3. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    ok, im trying right now, ill let u know of the outcome or any other problems, thank you
     
  4. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    i still get the same error:

    i put
    Type=icewarmup
    Path=%TEMP%
    Template=Office %username%(*).txt
    in all the setup.ini files on the cd and burned a new one and it still didnt work

    am i doing something wrong?

    if u look at the link u posted, it says lower on the page that it applies to office 2000 standard, and i have office xp pro 2002 - does that make a difference?
     
  5. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    Huh, is the version of Office you have OEM?
     
  6. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    completely legal, got it from school a few years back - ive tried other less legal versions and i get the same error =[
     
  7. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    it seems as if my windows installer is the problem - i rolled back the update for windows installer and then reinstalled it off the microsoft website and i still have the same problem

    fyi: i figure it is windows installer because i have now had this problem with various other setup.exe files that i have tried to run

    any ideas?
     
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    techspot doesn't condone piracy.

    if you need an office suite use openoffice.org

    FREE and better than M$ office.
     
  9. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    im not trying to priate any software, im looking for help with my completely legal software, when i said i have tried other setup.exe files, i mean things like my .exe for my G15 keyboard wont work, i get the same error, i downloaded TakeItEasySetup.msi from TechSpot download section - and i get the same error message
     
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    unless you have a corporate license for your house, "borrowing" an office copy for home is piracy and against most licensing rules.

    Give www.openoffice.org a try. You'll like it.
     
  11. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    COMPLETELY LEGAL

    wat dont u understand about that?
    i PURCHASED my copy of msoffice
     
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    perhaps the school is still using it?

    I understand you got an attitude! Not welcome here!
     
  13. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    perhaps you have no idea wat you are talking about,

    i have no attitude, if you cannot help me, or have no ideas please dont reply to my thread

    i purchased my copy of msoffice from the school bookstore, it is completely legal and i am the only one using it - the problem isnt my copy of office, i have something wrong with my windows installer NOT ms office

    does anyone have any ideas??

    i have no beef if you dont bring any cheese
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I can see nothing in this thread, that would indicate the use of pirated software.

    In fact Toad has made it quite clear this isn`t the case.

    If I thought otherwise, I would close this thread immediately.

    Toad: It`s looks like some kind of installer issue to me. Unfortunately I don`t have any ideas on how to solve this. Maybe some of our other members will have ideas on this.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  15. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    yea thanks howard, i kinda figure it is some sort of windows installer issue, i have uninstalled it and reinstalled it a couple times, it has to be something with the log file - i hope i dont have to start screwing around with my registry to fix the problem
     
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