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Thread: unable to Update original MS Office 2008 when put into OS Lion

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    unable to Update original MS Office 2008 when put into OS Lion

    I have recently bought MacBook Pro with OS Lion. I reinstalled the original disk of MS Office 2008 that I bought three years ago. But I was unable to update the original MS office 2008. It is informing me to consult with the MS web address. But the address did not exist. It is very annoying. How can I get Microsoft 2008 in its original version? Kindly help me regarding this. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: unable to Update original MS Office 2008 when put into OS Lion

    You should download and install the latest updates of Microsoft office 2008 from the Microsoft official website. This will give you information about the updates of office 2008 compatible with.

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    Re: unable to Update original MS Office 2008 when put into OS Lion

    You should use the automatic updater to update your office 2008. Do as follows:

    • Open any Office application such as word, excel.
    • From the menu bar at the top of the screen choose Help > Check for Updates.
    • Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the updating process until the automatic update says there are no more updates.
    • This will solve your issue. Let me know if you still have any issue.

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    Re: unable to Update original MS Office 2008 when put into OS Lion

    Unfortunately, The automatic update is not working to solve my issue. When I start the automatic updater it get comes to a halt. It is very annoying. I cannot find any way. Please anyone help me out of this problem.

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    Re: unable to Update original MS Office 2008 when put into OS Lion

    I will suggest you to create new user and name it as ‘test’. Allow it all the admin permissions. Run the automatic updater with this new user. Do as following after creating the user.

    Go to System Preferences>>Create a New User in Accounts>>Switch to the New User by logging out/in or use Fast User Switching.

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    Re: unable to Update original MS Office 2008 when put into OS Lion

    Thanks a lot friends for all your suggestions. I am admired. I have tried all the things but I have failed. I will show this to the computer engineer now to get it done. Thanks again.

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