Ok, so I have a legit copy of Office 2000 Small Business & I have the matching key. The problem is that the disc is slightly damaged & sends a CRC error message.
Want to know how I have come to need to reinstall the program? Well I've been using Office 2000 for years (about 10 years actually ;) & I like it. It does what I want it to do & I have no need to pay $$$$ to have the latest version. However, once a year I have to produce a Powerpoint document (for an awards presentation) so I toddle off to MS & download a trial version that has Powerpoint (Office Small Business doesn't have PP). Every year this works for the once off that I need it for. BUT this year something went wrong! I downloaded Office 2010 trial from MS but it somehow copied over my 2000 version & it's GONE!
I have now uninstalled the 2010 version & am desperately trying to reinstall 2000 but the slightly damaged disc is making this impossible.
My search for advice has lead me to run a file recover program to see if I can track down the missing old one or repair the files on the disc. Wow, I didn't know there were so many files to be recovered.
Is there anyone out there that may have a simpler solution to this? The documents to be dealt with are piling up on my desk. I'm temporarily using Open Office but because the MS files don't talk to OO very well, this is proving rather time consuming as may of the documents I deal with are ones that are constantly edited & all my templates.... Woe is me
p.s. I had given the disc a clean with some toothpaste.
Edited by swaz_g, 30 August 2010 - 09:41 AM.