January 08, 2008

Error "Word has not been installed for the current user"

Problem: When opening word 2003 (excel, pp etc) there is error message to reinstal office

Solutions found on the net do not work :resolution from microsoft.com to unistall and to edit Registry, to delete folder Office in Program files ( which makes windows unstable!! ), to edit permissions in registry, also editing security tab for C drive or Program files folder also do not help.
This web page solved the problem:
http://www.tabletquestions.com/microsoft-office/114489-mircrosoft-office-word-has-not-been-installed-current-user.html
1) Create a Windows Account with full control admin rights, and thengo ahead and log into that new account.
2) When under the newly created account, open every Office product youhave, then close one at a time (Excel, Word, PP, etc...)
3) After opening every Office App, go into the registry editor (Start Run, then type in Regedit)
4) Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Office, andhighlight Office
5) Then right click on Office, and go to Export, save the .reg file tosomewhere you will be able to find it (Root of C:\ for me)
6) Log off your temp Windows account, and log back in under yournormal Windows account that was giving you the error.
7) Open regedit again, and then go to File Import and pick the filethat was exported.
8) After it says that it was successfully imported, go ahead and trythe app that was giving you problems.
Now it should work, just like it did for me. Also, remember you delete the temp account that you created!!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your information worked like a charm. Thank You for your great intelligence.

Anonymous said...

didn't work...

Ferydaboss said...

did not work..... try another solution

Anonymous said...

Yeah! It worked ! thx a lot for the tips.
P.S : XPSP2 + Office 2K3 Pro

Anonymous said...

Thanx Bud, worked 1st try. Saved my bacon....

Anonymous said...

This worked for me. However, if I shut down for the day, when I boot back up and log into my user id, the problem recurs and I have to import the registry data again. I'm looking for a cause and/or a more permanent solution. I'm using WinXP SP2 and Office 2K3.

Anonymous said...

Didn't work for me, either. Anyone found another solution?

Anonymous said...

Nope. Dosn't work for me either.

Office 2007 & Win XP Pro

CarpeNoctem said...

XP pro, office 2007 Did not work.

My Pro said...

Worked like a charm for me....THank You very much.

Anonymous said...

same problem in new user account, i am using vista 64 bit

Anonymous said...

This worked for me. Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

Ignore all the other stuff on the net, this one works, many thanks.