Perhaps, and this either will help you or completely crash your system,
download and install the Office 2007 Pro Beta?
Kinda like putting a band aid on the jugular, but it would be enough to get
to the hospital. Keep in mind, the Office Beta has a time limit, after
which it is rendered dead, just like Vista.
"sphockey04" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Sorry if I wasn't being clear enough...
I own the machine, however it was bought through my university, therefore
they installed a number of essential programs (Microsoft Office included).
Vista seems to work fine, except it keeps trying to update/configure
Microsoft Office Professional XP, asking me to insert the disc over and over
whenever I boot up the computer or open any windows or programs, rendering
computer basically unusable. Is there anyway around this problem besides
reformatting? Reformatting would work, however I will not be able to
reinstall these programs as I'm not currently at school...not a very
option at the moment.
Thanks for your help.
"Mark D. VandenBerg" wrote:
> Let me understand you:
> You installed a beta O/S on a computer that is owned by a university, it
> isn't working, and now you want to make it all back the way it was before
> the IT guy's find out? Have I gotten close?
> The only way to go back to XP now is to reformat and reinstall. Try
> the IT guys, when you ask for the discs, that you need them for a, a,
> research project, yeah, that's it.
> "sphockey04" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hey everyone,
> Recently installed windows vista beta and am having some serious problems
> with my computer now. Microsoft Office won't stop trying to update, as it
> needs cd's that I no longer have, as my laptop was setup through my
> university. How could I get rid of vista and go back to using XP?