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Windows 7: Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Installation Issues

18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Final
 
 
Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Installation Issues

Hi everyone,
I downloaded the MS Office 2010 Beta today, and when I installed it, it gave me an error, so I un-installed it, deleted the MS Office files, and tried again.
This time, it finished installing, but when I click "Change Product Key" like the website tells you to in order to activate it, it gives me an installation error message.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thanks in advance!

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18 Nov 2009   #2

windows 7 home premium sp1 x86
 
 

unfortunately i cant help you out but im responding to this thread because i am having a similar problem. When i go to install MS office 2010 beta i get a message that an error has occurred during the install. i do not know what to do and for some reason i have lost several gb's of space on my hard drive despite the fact that i can not find any files of significant size that have been added since i tried the install. any help would be greatly appreciated. On a somewhat related note i cannot run my office 2007 setup file nor can i uninstall office 2007 yet everything else works fine. i am unsure if this ties into my 2010 problem but i suspect it does. thanks
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18 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peaches View Post
Hi everyone,
I downloaded the MS Office 2010 Beta today, and when I installed it, it gave me an error, so I un-installed it, deleted the MS Office files, and tried again.
This time, it finished installing, but when I click "Change Product Key" like the website tells you to in order to activate it, it gives me an installation error message.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thanks in advance!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gohardsupreme View Post
unfortunately i cant help you out but im responding to this thread because i am having a similar problem. When i go to install MS office 2010 beta i get a message that an error has occurred during the install. i do not know what to do and for some reason i have lost several gb's of space on my hard drive despite the fact that i can not find any files of significant size that have been added since i tried the install. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
What was the error code that you got during install? Also, did you have another version of Office installed before?
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18 Nov 2009   #4

 
 

I also had an error when installing, what worked for me was to install as "administrator" - worked with no errors...


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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Final
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peaches View Post
Hi everyone,
I downloaded the MS Office 2010 Beta today, and when I installed it, it gave me an error, so I un-installed it, deleted the MS Office files, and tried again.
This time, it finished installing, but when I click "Change Product Key" like the website tells you to in order to activate it, it gives me an installation error message.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thanks in advance!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gohardsupreme View Post
unfortunately i cant help you out but im responding to this thread because i am having a similar problem. When i go to install MS office 2010 beta i get a message that an error has occurred during the install. i do not know what to do and for some reason i have lost several gb's of space on my hard drive despite the fact that i can not find any files of significant size that have been added since i tried the install. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
What was the error code that you got during install? Also, did you have another version of Office installed before?
It didn't give me a code. I completely uninstalled the office I had and deleted all of it's files.
EDIT: I will try to install as admin, allthough I am the admin on this computer, but I'll see if it gives me the option.
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18 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peaches View Post
It didn't give me a code. I completely uninstalled the office I had and deleted all of it's files.
Try searching for a program called RipOutOffice2007. It will stop the Office Source Engine and completely delete the reg entries and .dll files. It will also reboot your machine when it's done. Then try installing the 2010 beta again and see if you get the same problem.

Even though it says Office 2007 in the title of the program, I have found it to work on all Office products.
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18 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Final
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peaches View Post
It didn't give me a code. I completely uninstalled the office I had and deleted all of it's files.
Try searching for a program called RipOutOffice2007. It will stop the Office Source Engine and completely delete the reg entries and .dll files. It will also reboot your machine when it's done. Then try installing the 2010 beta again and see if you get the same problem.

Even though it says Office 2007 in the title of the program, I have found it to work on all Office products.
Should I uninstall Office before I use that or will it uninstall it too?
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18 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 

I would go ahead and uninstall it first, then go in and delete the Office folders from Program Files (and Program Files (x86) if you are running 64 bit) and then run it.
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18 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7 home premium sp1 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peaches View Post
Hi everyone,
I downloaded the MS Office 2010 Beta today, and when I installed it, it gave me an error, so I un-installed it, deleted the MS Office files, and tried again.
This time, it finished installing, but when I click "Change Product Key" like the website tells you to in order to activate it, it gives me an installation error message.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thanks in advance!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gohardsupreme View Post
unfortunately i cant help you out but im responding to this thread because i am having a similar problem. When i go to install MS office 2010 beta i get a message that an error has occurred during the install. i do not know what to do and for some reason i have lost several gb's of space on my hard drive despite the fact that i can not find any files of significant size that have been added since i tried the install. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
What was the error code that you got during install? Also, did you have another version of Office installed before?
as you can see there is no code. and yes i have parts of both office 2000 and 2007


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18 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gohardsupreme View Post
as you can see there is no code. and yes i have parts of both office 2000 and 2007
I would recommend the same as I did with Peaches. Use RipOutOffice2007 to get rid of the leftovers of those Office installs, and then try reinstalling the beta.
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