This installation stops me from downloading other programs.

December 29, 2012 at 03:21:45
Specs: Windows 7, i7 intel core/8 gig ram

Almost a year ago I started downloading Microsoft Office 2003, and stopped that installation. Now every time I try downloading a new software it says finish that installation but its not possible anymore since I no longer have that disk. Can someone please help me find a solution to this, this is getting in the way of my freelancing and removing this issue would save me a great deal of time and stress.
Please Message ASAP
Thank You.
P.s. Additional information
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7 2630QM @ 2.00GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. G74Sx (CPU 1)
Generic PnP Monitor (1600x900@60Hz)
2048MB GeForce GTX 560M (ASUStek Computer Inc)
Hard Drives
466GB Seagate ST9500423AS (SATA)
466GB Seagate ST9500423AS (SATA)
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio

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December 29, 2012 at 04:03:56

Lets get the terminology right. Downloading means transferring data from a server to a client over a network.

Installing a programme from a disk is just that, installing.

However, as it was over a year ago, reverting back to a previous restore point will not be an option.

Try doing a repair install. This will rewrite the registry and you will lose all updates and they will be needed to be installed.

If you had terminated the installation correctly you woad not have had this problem. Rebooting or removing the disk half way through an installation is not the way to do it.


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December 29, 2012 at 04:16:26

Ive looked up methods on repair installation, but i cant find what i am looking for. I would like to do as you suggested just without interfering with any of my files, presets and processes. I understand the directory, the only thing I have purposely changed was themes that allow my laptop to go faster, but I don't want to change how every specific software's compatibility is set. Can you supply me with a fixed method or the best method on fixing my issue and leaving my files intact?

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December 29, 2012 at 04:38:59

A repair install will leave your files intact.

Boot from your Windows XP CD. Ignore the first option you get to repair and wait till the disk has identify the current installation. You then get an option to install or repair. Select repair.

It will then got through the instillation process but not delete your files and keep all instillations intact.

Of course it is always wise to have a backup of your files in case things go wrong. You do have a backup don't you?


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December 29, 2012 at 04:42:37

I will do as you said, and I do have the back up discs on me but I didnt take the time to make a back up, but that will be my first priority.

Thank You for all your help.

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December 29, 2012 at 08:22:15

You just need to uninstall Office, you don't need to repair or reinstall Windows. Why did you wait for a year to address this? Use CCleaner-Slim & Revo Uninstaller.

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December 29, 2012 at 08:29:06

I second that. Follow riider's advice.

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December 31, 2012 at 05:42:38

riider - thanks, I didn't know about the slim and portable versions of CC.

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