We originally had Office 97 and bought the upgrade CD for Office 2000. My wife recently was cleaning out old disks and threw away the original 97 CD thinking that we did not need it since we had 2000. I recently had a disk crash on my PC and am in the process or rebuilding it. When I went to install Office 2000 it will not install because it is an upgrade CD does not see a previous installation of office on the hard drive.
I have heard that the upgrade just looks for one file in the Office directory structure and if it finds it, will go ahead with the install. If so I could create the directory structure and then copy the file from my wife's PC.
Can you tell me what file the upgrade is looking for?
This question was answered on February 3, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.Office 2000 is an upgrade software and will not install everything you need to have office 97 you can copy it from your wife's computer and install to your computer and then use the office.
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 3, 2004