My Microsoft Office will not work, WGA affect

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September 8, 2009 at 13:27:22
Specs: Windows XP
What Happened:

- I watched a friends video through Windows Media Player, I attempted to close it and then it started to update to the new version automatically.

- I didn't think it would hurt so I didn't hit cancel.

- After it completed it's download it would not work until I 'verified'. It offered a 'rollback' uninstall which I did.

- I restarted my computer and then Office Professional 2003 would no longer work without the CD's. (I have moved several times over a 6 year period and have no idea where they would be).

- Even when I go into Windows File Search, the Office Professional window pops up and asks for the Cd's. It will continue the search but when ever I use a Microsoft non-office program, it still pops up that window and I'm seriously concerned that my computer is really messed up now.


Critical Situation:

- I am currently looking for work and need Word to work to edit resumes and cover letters. And I require publisher so that I can continue putting my job search marketing campaign brochures together and printed to make me stand out from the crowd. This is a severe blow because I do not have a dime to my name either until I get a job.

WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX THIS PROBLEM AND HAVE MY OFFICE WORK AGAIN?

Any answers you can provide would be seriously appreciated as this is a huge blow for me that I cannot continue to send out resumes to get a job.

Thank you kindly!


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#1
September 8, 2009 at 14:46:26
Do you have friends running genuine Office 2003 or 2007? If so load up your files over there & carry on your job search. Other than that please do not ask us to crack OGA Office Genuine Advantage notification. You may also consider using OpenOffice as an alternative to your bootlegged Office program. OpenOffice is free.. Google for it.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
September 8, 2009 at 14:54:35
I'm not looking for a 'crack'. I'm just looking for a solution? Can I roll back my computer to 2 days ago when I didn't have the update...or something like that???

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#3
September 8, 2009 at 14:59:57
Oh OK try that but I mite be wrong - MS posted a message somewhere to the effect that once OGA notification is installed it cannot be removed even with system restore.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#4
September 8, 2009 at 15:10:15
Thank you. I'm still not sure if OGA is the problem. Based on the situation that I described in my original message does it sound like that might of been it?? I don't remember any screen coming up stating it was OGA program, just that it just right away started asking for my CD's. Is there anyway I can find out if it truely is OGA on my computer?

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#5
September 8, 2009 at 15:11:06
Everything you ever want to know about OGA is HERE.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#6
September 8, 2009 at 15:19:25
Unfortunately, that site isn't telling me whether they (Microsoft) would actually shut down my office 2003 program just because Windows media player decided to update itself.

Thank you though!


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#7
September 8, 2009 at 15:38:44
Did you do any Windows Update as recent as last week or so that MS deployed outside the traditional Second Tuesday of the month update cycle? If so OGA installation was among them. You were given the option to opt out of it by declining the EULA agreement.

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#8
September 8, 2009 at 15:51:24
I am careful with what I download during those updates and because I actually didn't really know and/or was confused with what that download was, I hadn't downloaded it. Wanted to look it up first on the internet to figure out what it was for but since I have been so busy looking for a job I haven't had a chance to do it.

Though It certainly was something that happened when Windows Media Player tried to update itself. I had no other programs open at the time this occured other than Windows Media Player.

Again, would their be a way to find out if M.S. has actually added the OGA to my system other than me just speculating that it could be it? Maybe a listed update file someplace. Because if I do find it and that is the problem then I will know where to start and how to address the problem. My other biggest problem is that Microsoft will not support 2003 anymore so even though my copy is legit and they could have possibly (again, speculating) tagged it as not or it just didn't update properly, I cannot call them to fix this problem. Hence my reason for posting on this site to see if I can fix this problem myself with my very limited knowledge of computers and software these days. Jeez, back in the day of the old 286mb computers with windows 3.1 I could completely screw up the computer, re-format the whole thing myself and even install hardware myself no problem and keep it running super smooth but not anymore. Once I started full time work I had no time to keep up with the fast paced state of computers.


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#9
September 9, 2009 at 19:55:38
My suggestion is try system restore first. If this does not fix your problem, you can go back and undo the restoration. Then being you are strapped for cash (I know the feeling), you can download the latest version of Open Office. It's free, and can do everything that Microsoft Office can do. Plus, there's no license to worry about (thanks to open source software), which I use as well. Best wishes and I hope you find work soon!

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