Reinstalling Office 97 Professional
Posted on 1998-09-23
Recently when I installed my Windows 98 upgrade and also did some installation for some small softwares downloaded from the internet, I noticed that my Powerpoint 97 in Office 97 Professional Upgrade Version was not working. I first tried uninstalling the Powerpoint 97 and reinstalling hoping that it would solve the problem. Then it was looking for Kernel32.dll file. To make sure that there were no missing files in the OS I did a reinstallation of my Windows 98 again,which was successful.
With the advice from a friend I uninstalled the whole Office 97 and then reinstalled Office 95 first before installing Office 97 as that is an upgrade version.
The problem came after this. Now everything cannot be launched and also the Office shortcut does not appear.
When I tried to launch the Powerpoint 97 it was looking for missing MSO97.dll file. I found the file in my C drive and copied it over to the Office folder. The logo launched but not the programme. I tried launching the Words 97 and it tells me I am out of memory, when I have 128 MB Ram.
Please advise, as I am getting very frustrated with trying to reinstall the Office 97. I am now relying on my Office 95 to do my work.
This is to me is a very difficult problem - especially when I do not have any idea what is going on. I have the software that cannot be reinstalled.