I'm spending a lot of time in Microsoft Word/Office and am finally frustrated enough with my problem to look for a solution.
I couple of years ago bought a Dell c610 Latitude laptop with MS Office 2003 installed on it. "My wife lost the CD" was the reason given to me to explain why the laptop didn't come with the disk.
I am running Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 11.6359.6360
Now a couple of years later EVERY time I open an Office program the Windows Installer begin an installation sequence which begins with:
"please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office professional Edition 2003"
and leaves me with
..."containing the installation package 'PRO11.MSI' in the box below".
I cannot use an install disk I don't have to find "PRO.MSI."
The help offered on http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA011185721033.aspx might have been helpful if I had the original installation disk.
The GOOD news is that after I cancel the "install" the Office program opens...YEAH, but it's an annoyance I think should be easily correctable.
I'm nervous to lose the fact that the programs do eventually open while searching for a solution.
Do you know if there are there any options to correct my circumstance?