Installing Office 2007 Ultimate on Vista Ultimate

By jesta ยท 9 replies
May 9, 2007
  1. Can anyone help. I have installed on my pc Windows Vista Ultimate. and I am trying to install Office 2007 Ultimate. The problem is I am getting the message "microsoft setup bootstrapper has stopped" . I don't know why ask my system has vast more memory, processor speed, hard drive space, monitor resolution etc than is required. My only possible problem is that one requirement states Microsoft XP with SP2 or later installed. Does this mean that it does not run with Vista. Please help
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    if you're still having issues give openoffice a try.

    it's free.
  3. jesta

    jesta TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the advice Tedster but does not help me when I have already purchased the software
  4. Jazzgirl

    Jazzgirl TS Rookie

    Jesta, I don't know why you're having problems installing Office 2007 on Vista Ultimate. I'm running it and installed it with no problems on my Vista Ultimate system. Can you give us the specs of your computer?

  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    use ccleaner to clean out the temp directories and registry issues and try again... office 07 and vista are made to work with each other, it could be something else on your PC thats stopping the installer from doing what it needs to do..

    Check that there's no other windows asking for UAC or firewall permissions (alt tab during the install..)
  6. jesta

    jesta TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My Spec is:
    3.4 GHtz Processor
    130 Gb Free Space on HD
    2 Gb RAM
    128 Mb Nvidia GeForce 5700LE Graphics

    So I should think that this is OK but I will have a try of ccleaner if you can tell me what this is N3051M as I am unsure

    Kind Regards

  7. jesta

    jesta TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Don't know if anyone else has heard of this but I was looking at another forum and heard that if Office 2007 is installed from a DVD R/RW then this causes the problem I am having but if installed from just a DVD drive then this seems to work. I have not tried this yet but has anyone else heard this. Regards John
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    It definately sounds like a problem reading the disk. Try it in another drive if possible - or even copy the files off of the disk and onto your HDD and run setup from there, if it will allow you.

    You've paid for this software, if it does not install go back to your retailer and ask for a replacement or a refund. Its in case likely even a faulty disk.
  9. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    CCleaner is a little utility that will clean out your temp directories as well as fix some issues you may have in your registry.

    oh yeh.. i forgot about having a faulty disc... :D
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I can confirm 1st hand Office 2007 installs and runs on Vista just fine. I got a free copy of Office Pro for going to a Microsoft Launch Event a few months ago and I have it running on Vista Home Premium.

    I'm going to concur with the others and say there is a decent chance it is a disk problem. If you can get it to install off your hard drive I'd definately take the disk back to wherever you got it, you should not have to deal with that.
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