Windows installer patch file failed (error 1635)

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Problem i'm having is that above message comes up when trying to repair or
reinstall Office Premium 2000 (with SR-1) on a Win98SE computer, prevents
application of the repair or installation of an update like SP-3 for Office
2000 ... also says Office cannot find or run Findfast ... it may be
corrupted. Can anyone help? This started when in using Excel and going to set
print area or preview print the computer froze ... leading me to try to
reinstall Office.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    While this is not exactly as you describe, it's very possible that the
    resolution will work for you.

    You receive the "This patch package could not be opened" error message in an
    Office program
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=295823

    I would also go to Msconfig (start, run, type: msconfig) and deselect the
    Startup items while you are doing the Office installation. Probably the
    most common cause of installation failures is that something is running in
    the background that interferes with the installation.

    You may also want to post your question to a group that supports Office.

    PattyL


    "Landour" <Landour@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7646BAF7-84D8-457A-8AC7-AC7D1C35C88D@microsoft.com...
    > Problem i'm having is that above message comes up when trying to repair or
    > reinstall Office Premium 2000 (with SR-1) on a Win98SE computer, prevents
    > application of the repair or installation of an update like SP-3 for
    > Office
    > 2000 ... also says Office cannot find or run Findfast ... it may be
    > corrupted. Can anyone help? This started when in using Excel and going to
    > set
    > print area or preview print the computer froze ... leading me to try to
    > reinstall Office.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    You will get more qualified responses from an Office ng.

    --

    Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
    Conflicts start where information lacks.
    http://basconotw.mvps.org/

    Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


    "Landour" <Landour@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7646BAF7-84D8-457A-8AC7-AC7D1C35C88D@microsoft.com...
    > Problem i'm having is that above message comes up when trying to repair or
    > reinstall Office Premium 2000 (with SR-1) on a Win98SE computer, prevents
    > application of the repair or installation of an update like SP-3 for Office
    > 2000 ... also says Office cannot find or run Findfast ... it may be
    > corrupted. Can anyone help? This started when in using Excel and going to set
    > print area or preview print the computer froze ... leading me to try to
    > reinstall Office.
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