User Profiles

I have two user profiles on my machine (win98).
Problem, i installed office 2000 under one profile and was fine but wouldn't work at all under the other profile.
I need two independant profiles because 'the wife' likes a weird icon setup and a sad background picture.
Do i have to install programs twice (hope not)
thanks for any help
SIMONBRATTAsked:
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Asm2KCommented:
Instead of selecting a specific user profile at the Windows logon, press Escape to start without one. Try reinstalling Office there.
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tlikCommented:
Try this if you know Registry.
Log on with your account, run Regedit.exe.
Go to : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT
Choose : Export Registry File in Registry menu. Enter a file name i.e. OFFICE_REGISTRY
Log off and log on with another account.
Run Regedit.exe and choose Import Registry File, then browse to OFFICE_REGISTRY file.
Then copy the Word, Excel... shortcut from your profile (Windows\Profile\your_account_name\Start Menu) to your "wife" profile.
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tlikCommented:
Remember to backup the USER.DAT in WINDOWS\PROFILES\YOUR_WIFE_ACCOUNT_NAME\USER.DAT (a hidden file).
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dew_associatesCommented:
ASM2K,

It appears that you are new to this site, and with that welcome! There are some issues though that I would like to make you aware of. The protocol (albeit unwritten) that is observed here by the techs is that suggestions, best guesses and the like be posted as comments, thereby leaving the question open for review by other techs. Answers are only posted when there is certainty that it will resolve the problem or the questioner requests it. Your cooperation would be appreciated.
Dennis

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dew_associatesCommented:
Simon,

All you need to do is boot into the profile that is missing the install and run the administrative setup. This will install the necessary registry updates for that profile as well as a set of files exclusive for that user and you're done!

Dennis
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SIMONBRATTAuthor Commented:
How do you run the administrative setup?
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dew_associatesCommented:
There's two ways of doing this.

Method #1:
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Boot the system into the profile requiring the Office 2000 install.

Now insert the Office 2000 CD#1 into the drive and let it autorun. It will detect the prior files and run the admin setup for the user.

Note: This presumes that you have not changed any of the default settings on the orginal install of Office 2K.

Method #2:
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Boot the system into the profile missing the required Office 2K registry settings.

Now insert the Office 2000 #1 CD into the drive. When the autorun starts, cancel it.

Now click Start, Run and type in:

D:\Setup /a

(This presumes that "D" is your CD rom drive)
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SIMONBRATTAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your comments
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dew_associatesCommented:
Simon, I am referring to my previous comment as the answer on this issue. If there is any further difficulty with the install, please let me know!
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