Installing MS Office 2007 with VMFusion

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jnardis, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2010
    I keep getting the same error when trying to install MS Office 2007:

    setup cannot continue because a required file is either corrupted or not available

    Is there something I have to do with VM before installing MS applications.
  2. kjlake macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Not making any assumptions, You have to have Windows installed in the VM before you can install Office. If you have installed Windows, then I would think that the issue is that the OS or Win Installer is corrupt. You could try to repair the OS using setup options by opening the VM and then launching the Windows installer from the ISO file that you used to install Windows.

    Good Luck...

  3. Jnardis thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2010
    Thanks for the post. Yep, I have Windows installed and I also tried your recommendation. Still no luck. I'm not sure what it could be. The same CD worked perfectly on my iMac, but that is running bootcamp and partitioned Windows.
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    You could download the trial to your MBA, install it and then give it your serial numbers.

    Or you could copy the files from the cd to the harddrive first then install.

    It may be that it does not like to be installed via your CD. Is it the Apple CD drive?

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