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Microsoft Word not installed for current user


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#1 miriamdances

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 10:43 PM

Hi folks.

I am using Windows XP SP2. Now, when I open Microsoft Word, my computer goes, as normal, to a window labelled Document. However, a small window then opens saying Windows Installer is preparing to install. Which led me to believe I had uninstalled something vital to the Windows program. However, the computer goes on to say, "Microsoft Word has not been installed for the current user." I am wondering whether the problem is not that I have uninstalled something vital but that, in altering my user accounts as I have done, I have somehow lost my access to Microsoft Windows.

What I did to my accounts was set up a dummy Administrator and then set myself up with 2 accounts - one with full administrator privileges and one with limited privileges for Internet access. Is it possible that in doing this I have somehow become shut out of Microsoft Word? If so, how do I fix this? Or how do I check this if this is what is the problem?

I am glad that you don't say "RTFM" in this discussion forum!

Regards, miriamdances

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 01:07 PM

When you run an application that has been installed for ALL users on a computer, and then run it for the first time as a new user, it sometimes installs items into the users personal profile?

Is it prompting you for a cd or does it do its thing and then stop? If it stops does it start again the next time you start word ?

If it asks for the cd have you inserted it and let it install what it needs?




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