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Getting Rid of Windows Installer Message

Post by rtrgrl78 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:28 pm

Alright, I've been a bit silly here, I've put an 'aherm' an unoofficial copy of Access on my external drive, off a an Office Disc, I own and run MS Office Student and Teacher editon and pretty much needed Access desperately and couldn't buy on its own anywhere. Well, installed yesterday and now everytime I go to log on to random prgrams say Internet Explorer, I get the old Windows Install Message - I know, but is there anyway to get rid of or is it best to get rid of Access and if so how do I do it. Only, happen to me this, just my luck :(
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Post by The Master » Tue May 06, 2008 2:29 pm

Ummm... what?
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Post by rtrgrl78 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:31 pm

The Master wrote:Ummm... what?


Yoo know that message where it goes Windows Installer and runs through everything and then eventually crashes, think sometimes asks for the disk too.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:32 pm

Just uninstall the Access you did earlier, reboot the PC, then download and install OpenOffice from www.openoffice.org - that ought to do everything you need and will save/load MS Office files just fine.

Your installer messages may be related to the fact you've put it on an external drive - is it still attached? What version did you install? Doesn't matter really.
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Post by rtrgrl78 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:44 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:Just uninstall the Access you did earlier, reboot the PC, then download and install OpenOffice from www.openoffice.org - that ought to do everything you need and will save/load MS Office files just fine.

Your installer messages may be related to the fact you've put it on an external drive - is it still attached? What version did you install? Doesn't matter really.
Alright, the drive wasn't attached properly is now and seems to have gone. Tried that Open Office, a while back and hated it with a passion found in uncompatible especially with stuff at college and would be getting that feeling is it going to work or not bother today - it always used to do that. Have got it somewher on on Laptop am not sure how to delete that either, its just sat on my harddrive.

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Post by The Master » Tue May 06, 2008 2:46 pm

Buy a Mac :D
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Post by rtrgrl78 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:49 pm

The Master wrote:Buy a Mac :D
Ha, or rob a bank and buy the full version of Office, really thought before, 'no not me', tell you after college, Access is being put in Recycled Bin, ha :lol:

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Post by Dudley » Tue May 06, 2008 3:12 pm

So in short you want us to help you break the law?

On the forum of a commercial organisation?

Making no moral judgement at all, that's just not bright.
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Post by sscott » Tue May 06, 2008 3:29 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:Just uninstall the Access you did earlier, reboot the PC, then download and install OpenOffice from www.openoffice.org - that ought to do everything you need and will save/load MS Office files just fine.

Your installer messages may be related to the fact you've put it on an external drive - is it still attached? What version did you install? Doesn't matter really.
I tell my school kids to download Open Office so they can work at home, as it's free it's safe to say it's an absolute bargain!
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Post by rtrgrl78 » Tue May 06, 2008 3:39 pm

Dudley wrote:So in short you want us to help you break the law?

On the forum of a commercial organisation?

Making no moral judgement at all, that's just not bright.
Here we go, :twisted: I know did wrong Mr Moral, I said it in my first post and please don't tell me your software is all official, mind if you are or not I'm really not that interested to be honest. It just becomes an execuse for you to have a pop Dudley. Do me a favour and don't try to stretch this out as a big argument, as your just wasting your time.

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Post by rtrgrl78 » Tue May 06, 2008 3:41 pm

sscott wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:Just uninstall the Access you did earlier, reboot the PC, then download and install OpenOffice from www.openoffice.org - that ought to do everything you need and will save/load MS Office files just fine.

Your installer messages may be related to the fact you've put it on an external drive - is it still attached? What version did you install? Doesn't matter really.
I tell my school kids to download Open Office so they can work at home, as it's free it's safe to say it's an absolute bargain!
Cheers, I had no problem at home on its own, just converting my stuff on to college PCs was a Nightmare and lost a bit of work in the process, but hey and ideas are good ideas, though. Thanks

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Post by djcarlos » Tue May 06, 2008 3:57 pm

Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
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Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
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Open Office
Open Office

That is all.
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Post by The Master » Tue May 06, 2008 4:00 pm

Oh come on, OpenOffice is written in Java and it's mega-bollocky-poo. If, then iWork '08 on the Mac :D
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Post by rtrgrl78 » Tue May 06, 2008 4:01 pm

djcarlos wrote:Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office
Open Office

That is all.
No, No, No, No, No and many more times -I don't like :cry:

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Post by The Master » Tue May 06, 2008 4:02 pm

rtrgrl78 wrote:I don't not like :cry:
Dude.... (*slap* - not dude. Dudess) - double-negative, man......

Edit: speedy edit skills though ;)
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