Installed an update on Office 2008 and now it won't work

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Revlefty, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Revlefty macrumors regular

    May 18, 2006
    Just installed one of there updates now I can't get it to run. It opens Microsoft update assistant, then opens the auto update, and that's all it will do.

    Any ideas?
  2. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    I'm not surprised.

    Sorry to be of no help at all.
  3. Revlefty thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2006
  4. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Curse yourself and go back to MS 2004 or iWork.

    Sorry to be of no help, but I'm about to fly to Redmond and kick someone's ass because of Office 2008.

    WHY DID THEY CHANGE SO MUCH? It doesn't work any better.
  5. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    How did you download the update? Did you use the Microsoft Autoupdater or did you download the update as a dmg file from the Microsoft Website?
    I had the exact same issue with Service Pack 1 and the solution that worked for me was:
    • Completely remove Office (including the Library/Application Support/Microsoft folder)
    • Install Office again
    • Update Office through the Microsoft Autoupdater

    I don't know why the downloaded dmg file didnt work for me, but at least I found a solution...Try that and tell me if it also works for you.
  6. jerekb macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    Same here.

    I am having the same exact problem so I will try to remove it and reinstall it. But hey let me know if it worked for you?

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