My old XP machine is dying, so I bought a new small notebook with Win 7 Pro. I had them install my Office 2000 suite on it. Well, Outlook 2000 won't work right. The WAB*.dll files won't register.
I found my Office XP Pro upgrade disk, which had worked fine on my old machine. I bought a cd/dvd drive so I could install the upgrade. (I have to unplug my mouse and keyboard to plug in the drive). The install on the new machine seemed fine.
I put away the cd/dvd drive and tried to launch my upgraded office apps. It basically told me I had to put back the disk to run the app. grrr. I did that and tried again.
Well, when I launch the apps from the start menu, it just re-installs the suite. Over and over.
So, I find the exe's on the hard drive and launch from there. The apps launch, but they tell me "<whatever> has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application."
What's going on? What can I do to get Office back? Now I have nothing. Before I attempted the upgrade I had Office 2000 working. I could even receive e-mail with Outlook. (I couldn't send e-mail - it would just complain about WAB32.dll)