Windows Update AFTER Office 2007 Installation

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by HMonk, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. HMonk

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    Nov 3, 2008
    #1 HMonk, Nov 28, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2008
    For those of you who have followed and successfully applied the patch outlined in Office 2007 Installation thread started by LOVE, you may encounter a well-known anomaly known as "not installed for the current user" AFTER running Windows Update. This dialog is returned after you click on any Office shortcut icon for Word, Access, Excel, etc.

    Although this "error" can be returned for many unrelated reasons, above-mentioned users can try the following:

    1. by all means, apply all of the Windows Updates to Office 2007;
    2. if you get the "not installed for current user" thereafter, go to <CONTROL PANEL> -> <ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS> -> <CHANGE OR REMOVE PROGRAMS> -> <MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL 2007> -> <CHANGE> and select the <REPAIR> option.
    3. after the repair is complete, reboot.
    4. after rebooting, go back to ROOT:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\OFFICE 12\ and overwrite the existing <MSO.DLL> file (which has been changed back to the original) with the <MSO.DLL> "patched" file. Then reboot.

    You should be now good to go and Office 2007 will be fully updated, i. e., the repair WILL NOT have rolled back the updates.

    Again, this "error" can be caused by many events but to me, the repair option is the simplest and quickest first step to resolve if it occurs regardless of the cause.

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