First post here, so please be gentle!
I've just bought a brand new lap top for my daughter to take to Uni -it's got Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on it. It came pre-installed with a trial version of Office 2007 but as I have Office XP, I have tried to install that instead.
The first issue was that I was getting a message about permissions being set that would not allow me to install Office XP.. Turned off UAC and that allowed me to install it- the installation went fine and I got the message it was installed correctly.
However, when I click on any of the compenent programs (i.e. word), I get a dialog box appears with 'preparing to install' then 'please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office XP'. This appears to complete but the program doesn't open. I go back to programs>Microsoft Word and it just repeats the process. This happens on all of the component programs.
I'm probably doing something very simple wrong, I know, but if anyone has any pointers that might help, please let me know