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Windows 7: Error message when trying to open any Office prog.

04 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Error message when trying to open any Office prog.

Lost my Office program after repair/clean install

Version:Office 2007
Operating System:Windows 7 64 bit

Im getting the following error message:

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

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.

Thanks in advance,


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04 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just an update after a bit of search, I can open office program by going into
c:/windows/program(x86)/microsoft office
just need to start menu out now.....
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04 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Can you see Microsoft Office listed from - Start, then All programs?

If so, touch Microsoft Office, then Microsoft Office Tools. Next Microsoft Office Diagnostics. Press continue to allow Diagnostics to try to Detect and hopefully Repair your installation.
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04 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Irene,
thanks for quick response, ive tried doing that fix but get the SAME message when I try that too! hopefully its something really simple that im overlooking.
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04 Feb 2011   #5


Have you tried manually adding Office to your start-up apps? Take a look at this tutorial to see if it will give you some guidance:
Startup Programs - Change
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