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Windows 7: Office 2007 Ultimate on Win 7 64-bit

25 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Office 2007 Ultimate on Win 7 64-bit

I got a copy of Office 2007 Ultimate from The Ultimate Steal which worked fine on XP and Vista 32-bit.

I try running the installer on Win7 64-bit but get the error "The installation of this package failed". The file is X12-30307.exe.

I try extracting it via cmd: X12-30307.exe /extract:Office2007. This works fine. I then run the setup file in the extracted folder and it starts fine (I can see it in the Task Manager) but it closes after a few seconds. I have tried running the file in compatibility mode but no luck.

Has anyone had the same issues or know why it doesn't work?


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25 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP


I've had Office 07 Ultimate (from MSDN) installed on my Win7 systems for a long time now.
Have you checked the condition of teh CD/DVD?
Have you tried copying the CD/DVD to your desktop?
Have you tried running the installer in Compatibility Mode for ALL USERS using "Run as Windows Vista" and "Run as adminstrator"?
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25 Oct 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Office 2007 runs perfectly on my rig.. in fact, much better than 2010...
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25 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Been running it on multiple versions and multiple machines here with absolutely no issues. Sounds like a corrupt installation file. Boot up XP mode and try it there (without activating it of course).
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25 Oct 2009   #5

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

I had this trouble when I tried to run the install by mounting the ISO as a virtual DVD. My copy was from Technet.

Burning the ISO to a real DVD and installing from that cured the problem -- not sure why but it did. I've often run stuff from a Virtual DVD without any problems. - I use UltraISO for the virtual drive mounter.

I'm not trying to find out what was wrong with installing from a Virtual DVD - if a get around works thats fine by me.

I'll leave "Monday Morning Quarterbacking" as I think they say in the U.S to others.

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25 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Thanks for the replies

I ended up re-installing 32-bit 7 and it installs fine. I havn't noticed any difference in performance, and ran Super-PI which gave the same results.

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