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Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

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    vernonedavis@gmail.com Guest

    Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

    I've got a problem similar to others, except this is official
    releases
    of Vista Ultimate and Office 2007 Ultimate. When I attempt to execute
    Word, the Office configuration runs, then the dreaded "Microsoft
    Office Word has not been installed for the current user" pops up
    every
    time I run Word and kills it immediately. I am the Administrator
    account. It worked when I initially installed it back in Jan. 2007.
    So
    there must be a rogue update that killed it. Anybody else seen this
    recently? Vernon.


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    Tiberius Guest

    Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

    run the installer again on top... and select repair or reinstall

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    vernonedavis@gmail.com Guest

    Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

    > run the installer again on top... and select repair or reinstall

    That does not work, nor does uninstalling/reinstalling, nor does the
    Windows Install Cleanup Tool. Vernon.


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    Tiberius Guest

    Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

    strange indeed.. try the office newsgroup...

    perhaps there they will give you a better solution

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    vernonedavis@gmail.com Guest

    Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

    > strange indeed..

    You bet. It's permissions.

    I talked with Microsoft support. It was determined that upon
    installation of Office that:
    a) the owner of the Office app's was SYSTEM, not my administrator
    account, and
    b) the app's permissions were read-only for my administrator account.
    This also affected the shortcuts that are created in the All Programs
    section of
    the Start Menu. I had to go into the Program Files (x86)\Microsoft
    Office folder and
    modify permissions on each .EXE for the programs to operate. Then I
    replaced all the
    existing shortcuts.

    Something changed. They can't tell me what. At least it works. Vernon.


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    Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

    Quote Originally Posted by vernonedavis@gmail.com View Post
    > strange indeed..

    You bet. It's permissions.

    I talked with Microsoft support. It was determined that upon
    installation of Office that:
    a) the owner of the Office app's was SYSTEM, not my administrator
    account, and
    b) the app's permissions were read-only for my administrator account.
    This also affected the shortcuts that are created in the All Programs
    section of
    the Start Menu. I had to go into the Program Files (x86)\Microsoft
    Office folder and
    modify permissions on each .EXE for the programs to operate. Then I
    replaced all the
    existing shortcuts.

    Something changed. They can't tell me what. At least it works. Vernon.
    Hi there. I just found this forum and wow it's seem to be great. Good idea to have a dedicated Vista x64 forum for the crowd. I hope alot of ppl check in here regularly.

    Anyway, I have the same problem as you. I can't get my Office applications to work either. It did work just a couple of days ago but now I get the "not installed for the current user" error.

    I have tried the "run as administrator" function and that works. But only for my Vista account and not my girlfriends. I have also tried to change the owner of outlook.exe , wvista.exe (and so on) to my account but that doesn't help either.

    How did you get your Office applications to work after you got this error message?

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    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

    Have you tried turning User Account Control (UAC) temporarily, then try
    reinstalling Microsoft Office 2007, then reenable UAC?
    --
    Andre

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    NiQ

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    Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

    Nope i haven't but I can try it now.

    But it really annoys me that this even happens... Why is it so? Why is it so complicated installing Office 2007?

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    Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

    Okej here is what I've just done...

    1. Uninstalled Office 2007
    2. I disabled User Account Control (UAC)
    3. Rebooted the computer
    4. Installed Office 2007
    5. Ran all the Office applications from both Vista users and all of them now worked
    6. Turned UAC on
    7. Rebooted computer
    8. Tried to run all Office applications again but now none of them worked. Except if I ran them as an administrator.

    So... what is going on here...? I don't get it... Why is this still an issue then Office 07 has been out for quite a while now?

    I really, really need to get this to work on both mine and my girlfriends accounts as soon as possible so I hope some kind soul can help me til' I get it to work.

    What should I try to do now?

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    uvbogden Guest

    Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current

    I like to Take Ownership and grant myself Full Control permissions over large
    branches of my C drive, like the folder Program Files. Make sure your
    actions take effect for this folder and all subfolders and files. Then all
    your programs will be under your control. If you want to allow other users
    to have access to your programs, also grant them some control and Share
    (Properties, Sharing, Advanced Sharing) your Program Files folder. This
    tutorial will show you how to do this.

    Take Ownership of file

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