Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows Update
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



Pro.msi

Windows Update


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 13-09-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 4
Pro.msi

Hi Guys,
I've tried looking through some of the post to see if I could find the answer but to no avail!! Does anyone know where the PRO.MSI is stored? I've got the Office XP Pro disc but can't find PRO.MSI!! I'm trying to install Office XP SP3 and half way through it asks for the disc, once the disc is in it asks for the PRO.MSI but all I can find is the PRORET.MSI and that no good!!
Any help will be grately appriciated!!

Cheers

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13-09-2006
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Pro.msi

You receive an "Error 1706. Setup cannot find the required files," error message :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298021/en-us

Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and scroll down
to Item No. 171 (right column) and click on "Office XP 1706 - ProPlus.MSI Fix".


--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows - Shell/User

Enjoy all the benefits of genuine Microsoft software:
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/default.mspx

---------------------------------------------------------------------------?---------------------------------

"Hambo" wrote:

| Hi Guys,
| I've tried looking through some of the post to see if I could
| find the answer but to no avail!! Does anyone know where the PRO.MSI is
| stored? I've got the Office XP Pro disc but can't find PRO.MSI!! I'm
| trying to install Office XP SP3 and half way through it asks for the
| disc, once the disc is in it asks for the PRO.MSI but all I can find is
| the PRORET.MSI and that no good!!
| Any help will be grately appriciated!!
|
| Cheers
|
|
| --
| Hambo

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13-09-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 4
Re: Pro.msi

Hey Carey,
Thanks for that but I've run it but I still get the same thing happening!! Any other Ideas??
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13-09-2006
NewScience
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Pro.msi

All my requests when installing Office XP has asked for the PROPLUS.MSI.
What are you trying to install?

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
news:eINVrKz1GHA.3516@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> You receive an "Error 1706. Setup cannot find the required files," error

message :
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298021/en-us
>
> Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and scroll down
> to Item No. 171 (right column) and click on "Office XP 1706 - ProPlus.MSI

Fix".
>
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows - Shell/User
>
> Enjoy all the benefits of genuine Microsoft software:
> http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/default.mspx
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------

-?---------------------------------
>
> "Hambo" wrote:
>
> | Hi Guys,
> | I've tried looking through some of the post to see if I could
> | find the answer but to no avail!! Does anyone know where the PRO.MSI is
> | stored? I've got the Office XP Pro disc but can't find PRO.MSI!! I'm
> | trying to install Office XP SP3 and half way through it asks for the
> | disc, once the disc is in it asks for the PRO.MSI but all I can find is
> | the PRORET.MSI and that no good!!
> | Any help will be grately appriciated!!
> |
> | Cheers
> |
> |
> | --
> | Hambo
>



Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14-09-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 4
Re: Pro.msi

Execl, Word and Powerpoint XP.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14-09-2006
NewScience
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Pro.msi

This may help, if not post back:

How to determine whether you have a Retail or Enterprise edition of Office
XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290134/

When prompted, have you tried modifying the pathname to your PRORET.MSI
name?

"Hambo" <Hambo.2e2onl@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
news:Hambo.2e2onl@DoNotSpam.com...
>
> Hi Guys,
> I've tried looking through some of the post to see if I could
> find the answer but to no avail!! Does anyone know where the PRO.MSI is
> stored? I've got the Office XP Pro disc but can't find PRO.MSI!! I'm
> trying to install Office XP SP3 and half way through it asks for the
> disc, once the disc is in it asks for the PRO.MSI but all I can find is
> the PRORET.MSI and that no good!!
> Any help will be grately appriciated!!
>
> Cheers
>
>
> --
> Hambo
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Hambo's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/17551.htm
> View this thread: Pro.msi
>
> http://www.techarena.in
>



Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 14-09-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 4
Re: Pro.msi

According to the knowledge base we have the retail version of office xp.
I tried to modify the pathname a couple of times and it kept saying that it wasn't a valid installation file. Thank you!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 14-09-2006
Robert Aldwinckle
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Pro.msi

"Hambo" <Hambo.2e4azg@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
news:Hambo.2e4azg@DoNotSpam.com...


Replied to New Science out of thread:

>> What are you trying to install?


>
> Execl, Word and Powerpoint XP.



Have you tried posting in the Office Update NG instead?

news:microsoft.public.officeupdate


---


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 16-10-2006
craig
 
Posts: n/a
PRO.msi

Hey Hambo,

I had exactly the same problem with no access to my original XP CD, nor a system restore point to get rid of the damn SP3.

Credit 'Steven Hawkins' for this fix which worked for me...

Inspection of the Event Log gleaned the information that Excel failed to
find 'XLStart', and it turned out that simply adding an XLStart folder to
the Office\ and Office10\ folders list, immediately created the personal
XLStart folders for each user, and enabled Excel to update to SP3 with the
other programmes.

Having said this, running the Office Update from scratch still gets stuck at
'where's PRO.MSI', but at least the major components now seem to be working.

Regards,
SteveH

EggHeadCafe.com - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 16-10-2006
Gordon
 
Posts: n/a
Re: PRO.msi

<craig> wrote in message news:2006101642817craig2204@hotmail.com...
> Hey Hambo,



Please reply to the original thread, and please quote the post you are
replying to.

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.netmeister.org/news/learn2quote.html




Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows Update
Tags:



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:33 PM.