Microsoft Office installer launches with Open Office

Discussion in 'General Software' started by shadowwyvern, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. shadowwyvern

    shadowwyvern Gawd

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    Whenever I try to open a word document (which is associated with OpenOffice writer, Office 2003 Setup attempts to install something. It fails because I deleted the installation files (out of the office suite I only installed PP and Excel). Why is this happening?
     
  2. Xee

    Xee 2[H]4U

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    When Setup runs, what does it try to install? (What does it say in the window)
     
  3. leSLIe

    leSLIe Fisting is Too Mainstream for Me

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    it´s Microsoft´s way to tell you: "buy my stuff, ditch that other crap" :D
     
  4. OldMX

    OldMX 2[H]4U

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    Insert install disk and let it grab the needed files, sometimes office craps out of nothing and asks you for install media, takes just a few seconds, if it fails, remove office and reinstall it
     
  5. BigBadBiologist

    BigBadBiologist 2[H]4U

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    I had this issue too on my work system a little while ago. Whenever I opened IE, Office 2003 setup would start running and never finish and once closed, it would try to start up two more times. Then, whenever I right clicked anywhere, Norton Antivirus setup would try to run (like 6 times before finally stopping). Eventually, I had to do a system restore to a few weeks before.
     
  6. eeyrjmr

    eeyrjmr [H]ardness Supreme

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    when you say you are trying to open with OO, I take it you mean you are double-clicking on the file?

    if that is the case the file-associations are not quite correct