Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Setup program prompts you for the Office 2000 CD-ROM when you upgrade to Office XP

When you are prompted to insert the Office 2000 CD-ROM, type the following in the Use feature from box, and then click OK:
msiexec /i {Office 2000 product code} REMOVE=NotInstalled REINSTALLMODE=m /qb
To locate your Office 2000 product code, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate, and then select the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Uninstall
  4. With the
    Uninstall
    registry key selected, click Find on the Edit menu.
  5. In the Find what box, type Microsoft Office 2000, and then click Find Next.
  6. DisplayName will be selected in the right-side of Registry Editor.
On the left-side of Registry Editor, note the folder that is open, and then write down the folder name. For example, the folder name should be a long series of letters and numbers that is similar to the following format:
{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}