Opening Office 2000 file invokes a Visual Studio 2005.NET install

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I haven't totally discerned a pattern yet, but sometimes when I open an Office 2000 (mainly excel) document My computer will have to go through a Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 install procedure before my document will open.  I have to drag out the VS2005.NET disk to let it procede through this install procedure before my document will open.  Anybody heard of this?  My setup - XP sp2, Office 2000 professional with Outlook 2003 installed, Visual Studio 2005 Pro with SP1.  It didn't seem to start until I installed SP1 for VS2005.

Question by:exNavyNuke
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    this is a problem with the windows installer .  they produced a windows installer clean up utility. see this link for details.

    after using this utility on the visual studio.   I do recomend fully reinstalling  visual studio  a songle time but it will fix that imbedded dll thats calling for the reinstall every time

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    Thanks Wildstar - I used the utility to remove the install information for VS and so far no more problems.  A pretty easy fix plus I learned about this nifty utility.

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