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    Need office pro

    Hey. My 450 PIII 96 megs 2.91 gb free space on a 9.1 gb hdd needs office pro. How can I install it if I have these issues?
    1)PC has a broken CD-rom
    2)External cd-rw locks up pc when cd is inserted. Tried to resolve it, happened again.
    3)Floppy drive is dead.
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    Appears that you will need more RAM, even if the other problems are fixed:

    Office Professional Edition 2003 System Requirements
    Published: August 15, 2003

    To use Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, you need:
    Computer and processor
    Personal computer with an Intel Pentium 233-MHz or faster processor (Pentium III recommended); optional installation of Business Contact Manager for Outlook® 2003 requires a 450-MHz or faster processor (Pentium III recommended)

    Memory
    128 MB of RAM or greater; optional installation of Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2003 requires 256 MB of RAM

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    Screw that, this had it before the June massacre. Windows died and I removed the hd put it on a another PC, installed XP. It worked flawlessly.
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    Then you should be able to stick the hard drive in another system to install Office, correct?

    I thought XP, too, required more RAM. I am a dummy.

    Quote Originally Posted by 123456
    Screw that
    Thanks for reminding me why it is so pointless to even try helping here. I am gone, again.

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    1)PC has a broken CD-rom
    2)External cd-rw locks up pc when cd is inserted. Tried to resolve it, happened again.
    3)Floppy drive is dead.
    Screw that - I'd say. - (even though you can run the setup if you copy the installation files to the HDD by using another PC.
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    If you installed Office Pro on another PC, the office won't run due to the different user accounts. Would networking a cdrom/dvdrom/cd-rw drive work?
    EDIT: there are 5 desktops in da house, only 2 can be operated on: the one we're talking about right now, Willis, and a 550MHz from the same hell: Dell. Tried to open up my hp, there was NO DRIVE CAge. Other 2 are constantly used, screw those.
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    123456 your comment was a bit rude. Reid was only trying to help you.
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    Don't do the installation on another pc - just slave the drive and copy the contents of the CD to the hard drive. When the pc is back on the current box run the installation from the copied files under whichever user you want.

    Which version of office BTW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123456
    ....there are 5 desktops in da house, only 2 can be operated on: the one we're talking about right now, Willis, and a 550MHz from the same hell: Dell. Tried to open up my hp, there was NO DRIVE CAge. Other 2 are constantly used, screw those.
    Why don't you sell them all on ebay or the local pawn shop and buy yourself a decent box?

    Another thoughtful option would be to donate them to your favorite charity.
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    Sorry Reid. My sisters have 1, I have 2, my dad has 1, (soon to be 2). My mom has 1.
    Office XP 2003.
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    Guys lightem up a little..

    He is only 14 years old. That's the way kids talk nowadays, much to my chagrin.

    123456:

    Please have a little respect for your elders. We don't usually use that kind of langauge nor do we poo poo other advice. You know a whole lot for a 14 year old. You can learn a whole lot more from the people here who are tring to help others......

    By the way, get a new CD-ROM drive, they cost just about nothing there days. Heck I can send you aused one for $5.00 if you want....
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    This time of year there are sales all over the place--get a Liteon for about $24.99 on sale ($35--$50 reg.).

    edit: DON'T buy a Philips, I don't care what they sell it for. . .

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    hey 123456 also check out the CD burners at Newegg they got some killer deals there. Check out this Lite-on for $19.99. I've used Newegg before and have had no problems...



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    I'll tell you what ... walk in to CompUSA like I did on Black Friday ... stuff was actually on carts listed as FREE -- software, hardware, etc. Of course, that's after instant rebate, MFMIR, this rebate, and that rebate. But ... for a song and a dance you could walk out with some good stuff right now.
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    Saved up $220, but dad won't let me buy a cd-rom drive! Grr....
    $29.99 can't harm. And I know how to install it.
    Office really ticks me off. I installed it on a Lexar 1GB Sport Thumb Drive, copied and pasted it onto my 450MHz. (Yeah, I am that evil.)
    If I run an Office app, I get this message, "[Excel/Outlook/Word/Powerpoint/etc.] has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install app."
    Guys, I really need office on this. Purpose: We have an upstate house 160miles away. No PC there, need one for internet, documents for work and homework, music, (a little), and photo, (not a lot also). This is prepared and ready to go, complete w/ monitor, speakers, cables, Internet cables, mouse, keyboard, and CPU. And try to reply as fast as possible-I am busy weekdays, (except Friday) with school work and I plan on going to Upstate next week, or week after.
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    Office, and most software for that matter, cannot be copied and pasted, it must be installed.

    Stick around and see, someone might have some useful ideas, but if you keep treating these people like crap don't expect many to respond. But do expect me to get on your case...again...This is not the first time I've had to deal with your attitude and probably won't be the last...If any one thing gets me mad quick it's treating these people with disrespect...
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    Apart from anything else, as with Windows XP, Office 2003 will require not only a formal installation but also ACTIVATION.
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    Whoa. Paleo Pete, I have no idea what you're talking about. What did I do?

    EDIT: I thought you were talkng 'bout the last post. Sorry, PP. Also, there is another forum, which sometimes mixes my mind up. Sometimes I post unrespective things. We all do it sometime, accidently or on purpose. We are all in this forum together, as brothers and sisters, and we should keep it as clean as possible.
    Last edited by 123456; 12-05-2004 at 02:44 PM.
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    Pete:

    Look at his user profile. He is 14 years old. I think we can cut home some slack.

    He is certainly fearless and I would prefer he post his questions before they become problems.

    For example, he could have asked about getiing ms office on a second PC. Of course there are solutions to his problem that do not include fritzing up his parents PC.........

    Oh, to be young and fearless.....
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