Having trouble installing Office 2003 on MBP w/ bootcamp

jochexum

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Well I've had my Macbook Pro for about three weeks now and am really enjoying it. Boot Camp has run with but a few glitches and I love being able to boot up in XP. Now, trying to install Office 2003 (Microsoft version), the MBP won't read my install disc. I tried making a copy of the install disc with my PC and using the copied version to install, but it says the installation source is corrupt and won't finish the install. Has anyone else had a similar problem with this? Does anyone know a way around it? Thanks!


BTW, I'm trying to use the Student & Teacher Edition of Office 2003.
 

mikes63737

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Try running Windows Update and make sure that you install the Windows Installer update (I think its version 3.1).
 

jochexum

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mikes63737 said:
Try running Windows Update and make sure that you install the Windows Installer update (I think its version 3.1).
Is there any way to check what version of the Installer I'm using currently?
 

mikes63737

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timswim78 said:
Just like with OS X, you should install all of the security and major updates.
Absolutely, and it's even more important with Windows.

If you do do a full update, you can safely ignore all the updates except for the ones listed as "Critical" or whatever the hell it's called now. (Sorry, don't have admin access to an XP box at the moment)

Look in the "Other" updates list to make sure that the installer update is actually installed.
 

IanF0729

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I had a problem doing this with my PC at work, it may be that your CD drive is having a problem reading all the files on the CD.

Perhaps try, copying them to your HDD and installing it from there.
 

ilkevinli

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Thats a great idea. If it fails while trying to copy the files to the HD, then tehre is a problem with the CD or drive.

IanF0729 said:
I had a problem doing this with my PC at work, it may be that your CD drive is having a problem reading all the files on the CD.

Perhaps try, copying them to your HDD and installing it from there.