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windows installer pops up all the time Microsoft Office

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Please help! I get a screen popping up all the time that says
Windows Installer
preparing to install...
and it has a cancel button.
It comes up when I go into my email program, when I want to write an email, when I get online, and when I go to many different sites online. When it comes up is stays on the screen for 30-60 sec, whether I click cancel or not. Sometimes it comes up 2 or three times in a row also.
I have attempted to fix it myself, with the very limited computer knowledge/understanding that I have, with no success.
My computer is only a year old, running Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Version Service Pack 2. Not sure what other system info you may need to help me figure this out.

Thank you thank you!!!
Angela
Jan 4 '07 #1
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Cyberdyne
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Sounds to me like your microsoft office is trying to install some features that are unavailable on your hard drive, insert your office cd and let it install.

When the installer comes up what is it installing what program what if anything do you see it installing?

Let us know if this did for you.

Regards, Cyberdyne.
Jan 5 '07 #2

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Sounds to me like your microsoft office is trying to install some features that are unavailable on your hard drive, insert your office cd and let it install.

When the installer comes up what is it installing what program what if anything do you see it installing?

Let us know if this did for you.

Regards, Cyberdyne.
hi

thanx for the info....

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i get the "prepaing to install" everytime i open a window or a link or program(s). I tried to download Clean Up software but i kept getting this


Windows Script Host

Script : C: /Docume-1/mimi/LOCALS-1/Temp/1XP001.TMP/StartMsi.vbs
Line : 1
Char ; 1
Error ; ActiveX componet can't create object: 'Scripting.FileSystemObject'
Code : 800A01AD
Source: Microsoft VBScript Run time error

[OK]

incidently i recently restored my computer system and i cannot open my office 2003 programs. I always get a message

"This patch package could not be opened, Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Patch Package"

I don't have a clue what all this means. Could someone even explain what is happening to my computer. Is it a virus attacking or an error and if so how can it be corected.


PLEASE HELP......

i am going to cry soon
Jan 13 '07 #3

markmcgookin
Expert 100+
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incidently i recently restored my computer system and i cannot open my office 2003 programs. I always get a message

"This patch package could not be opened, Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Patch Package"
Simple, completley uninstall MS Office. Take it all out, full uninstall. Go to C:/Prog Files/Microsoft... and delete anything office related. Use something like HiJack this and take out any MS Office Reg Keys. Make it look like office never existed.

REBOOT

Now reinstall office, and ta da .... no pop ups
Jan 15 '07 #4

Cstrike dish
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hi,

It is easy to insert your office cd and install Microsoft Office completely. That's ok! I met the same problem ago.
Jan 19 '07 #5

markmcgookin
Expert 100+
P: 648
hi,

It is easy to insert your office cd and install Microsoft Office completely. That's ok! I met the same problem ago.
I tried that with mine, but it didn't fix it, annoying as I have both discs installed fully. But if that doesn't work, starting afresh is always a good option.
Jan 19 '07 #6

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I have the same problem, the only difference is windows installers pops up all the time I go to START => My Computer. It tries to install another software called MindMap Manager. I think that's a bug in Windows Installer.

But I found that if I give the account I'm using admin access, it stops popping up windows installer and everything is fine. It seems like when there is no write access somewhere, like in my case with guest account, it popps up that freaking window. Once I give full access, everything is fine.

So if your account doesn't have admin rights, you can try to switch from Limited account to Administrative account. See if it will work.

Let me know.
Jan 31 '07 #7

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Ok, I just fixed my problem.

Here is some solutions written:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_w.htm#installer

What I did is just used that utility below and no pop-up window anymore!
Here is where you can download Windows Installer Clean Up Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

It shoud work as fine as with me!

Let me know.
Jan 31 '07 #8

Cyberdyne
Expert 100+
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Great job jazzerman!!
Feb 1 '07 #9

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Please help! I get a screen popping up all the time that says
Windows Installer
preparing to install...
and it has a cancel button.
It comes up when I go into my email program, when I want to write an email, when I get online, and when I go to many different sites online. When it comes up is stays on the screen for 30-60 sec, whether I click cancel or not. Sometimes it comes up 2 or three times in a row also.
I have attempted to fix it myself, with the very limited computer knowledge/understanding that I have, with no success.
My computer is only a year old, running Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Version Service Pack 2. Not sure what other system info you may need to help me figure this out.

Thank you thank you!!!
Angela



I had the exactly same problem.
I figured it was regarding the language bar.
I fixed it following the steps below:
Right click taskbar >toolbars>check the language bar.
the language bar should be displayed. right click the language bar and go to options/properties. Another window will open with language bar properties. Select the Handwriting recognition and click remove. Select the Voice recognition and click remove.
Go to the Advanced tab and check the 2nd checkbox to disable support for language bar. Click Apply and OK

You should not see the installshield again :)
Apr 10 '07 #10

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THIS IS THE REAL SOLUTION! THANKS!
===========================================
Ok, I just fixed my problem.

Here is some solutions written:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_w.htm#installer

What I did is just used that utility below and no pop-up window anymore!
Here is where you can download Windows Installer Clean Up Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

It shoud work as fine as with me!

Let me know.
Apr 20 '07 #11

P: 1
Ok, I just fixed my problem.

Here is some solutions written:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_w.htm#installer

What I did is just used that utility below and no pop-up window anymore!
Here is where you can download Windows Installer Clean Up Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

It shoud work as fine as with me!

Let me know.
Thanks for such a good idea that has worked for me, I even had a CD R that didn't work and all is fixed (no more messages, etc)
Great help Thanks
May 13 '07 #12

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Dear Angela,
kindly follow up these steps,
uninstall the office 2003 first and instal office 2003.for this
run the Windows Installer CleanUp utility , and then reinstall Office. To do this, follow these
steps: 1. Download, install, and then run the Windows Installer CleanUp utility to remove the Windows Installer registry settings that are associated with your Office installation. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

msicuu2.exe (http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/9/d/e9d80355-7ab4-45b8-80e8-983a48d5e1bd/msicuu2.exe)
uninstall off2k3
then install OFF2k3.

Manjunath


Please help! I get a screen popping up all the time that says
Windows Installer
preparing to install...
and it has a cancel button.
It comes up when I go into my email program, when I want to write an email, when I get online, and when I go to many different sites online. When it comes up is stays on the screen for 30-60 sec, whether I click cancel or not. Sometimes it comes up 2 or three times in a row also.
I have attempted to fix it myself, with the very limited computer knowledge/understanding that I have, with no success.
My computer is only a year old, running Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Version Service Pack 2. Not sure what other system info you may need to help me figure this out.

Thank you thank you!!!
Angela
Mar 16 '08 #13

m4d4p3
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How do you uninstall MS Office once you've removed the Windows Installer for Office? I noticed that once I removed the Windows Installer for Office using msicuu2.exe, Office is no longer listed in the 'Add/Remove Programs', but it still appears in 'C:\Program Files\'.

msicuu2.exe (http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/9/d/e9d80355-7ab4-45b8-80e8-983a48d5e1bd/msicuu2.exe)
uninstall off2k3
then install OFF2k3.

Manjunath
May 2 '08 #14

m4d4p3
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My problem is that Microsoft Office 2003 works just fine when I'm working as the Administrator, however whenever I switch to a standard user account on my computer is when I experience the issues with Windows Installer. I've tried the solutions provided in this thread, but to no avail. I'm just about at my wit's end, can anyone offer help?
May 2 '08 #15

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Jazzerman, Followed your directions to microsoft site, and Mr. fixit did the job. Thank you so much. No more windows installer pop up, Thank you, Guy
Oct 12 '10 #16

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Links do not work ... so it's not clear what the solution is to this pop-up problem
Feb 6 '17 #17

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