Office 97 Installation Problem

February 11, 2011 at 10:54:51
Specs: Windows 7
Dear Sirs,

When I tried to install MS Office 97 on my computer which is running with Windows 7 I get an error after removing old versions of Excel and Word. The message was: Could not write in Registry, please try again after closing open Office programs. But I had no open Office programs.
I removed the incompleted installation files. Another try was not successful, I havve got the same error warning.
I don't know how to solve these installation problems.
Thank you for your help in advance.

WoodWorker
woodsurfer@bluewin.ch


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#1
February 11, 2011 at 11:03:00
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978591

Look at this article. This should help.


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#2
February 11, 2011 at 12:46:25
Dear Sir

Thank you for your proposal. First of all I carried out a restore point before I changed anything on my working system. Then I followed the procedure "Fix It Yourself". Following this instruction I created first a file called UAC.REG. With this registry file I changed the current registry. Then I tried to install Office 97. But the same error report was the result. I restarted my computer and installed again Office 97. But without any success.
Then I restored the computer to the point before the registry changement with the UAC:REG-file.
So the conclusion is that I have not solved the problem.
The problem again: During the setup procedure I get an error with following content:
The SetUp program cannot load and write the Docobj.dll into the system registry because an older version is carried out now. Please shut down any allpication program and try it again.
But I really had no other programs running.

The status is now the same as before. I could not solve the problem.

Kind Regards

WoodWorker
woodsurfer@bluewin.ch


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#3
February 11, 2011 at 13:13:48
You may need to use custom or advanced installation. Older versions of some modules in Office may not be compatible with Windows 7. I suggest you only check the features you actually use. Outlook or express may be the problem. There were many versions of Microsoft Office 97.

Be sure you have all other running programs closed when installing.


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#4
February 11, 2011 at 15:07:39
Actually Microsoft do state that to avoid issues use Office 2003 and later....

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#5
February 11, 2011 at 15:43:22
I am using Office 2000 on Windows7 ultimate without any issues. I don't install all modules.

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#6
February 11, 2011 at 16:24:39
Dear Sirs

Following your instructions I shut down any resident programs. After that I tried to install Office97 again but again without success. So I thank you all for your help but now I do not try to solve the problem. It seems that the program is really out of date.

Thank you and
Kind Regards

WoodWorker


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#7
February 11, 2011 at 19:28:52
Did you try installing using custom install?

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#8
February 12, 2011 at 20:57:15
If you do not want to spend a lot of money on a newer version of MS Office, you can try OpenOffice (OpenOffice.org) and it is free for everyone. I have mine set to automatically default to open all MS Office files and to save in MS Office formats for maximum compatibility.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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