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Windows 7: Lost my Office program after repair/clean install

04 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Lost my Office program after repair/clean install

Version:Office 2007
Operating System:Windows 7 64 bit

I recently had serious problems with my PC and had to do a clean install, I was told that it would keep all my files and documents and repair any problem with windows (windows 7 64 bit) But after doing this is seem I have lost all my microsoft office programs. I get the following error message when I try to open these programs.

ERROR: This package could not be opened. Contact the appplication vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer update package.
Thanks in advance,


now moved this to correct forum in Office problems

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

If you do a clean install, you have to re-install programs.

You might have a folder called "Windows.old" that might show the contents of your old "C:\program files" directory, but I wouldn't expect the programs to work.
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