Trying to install SP2 and I get this message almost immediately after the license agreement: "The detection falied, this can be due to a corrupted installation database." I have run a repair of office and attempted to uninstall office. The uninstall gives an error, the repair and diagnoses ended with this:
"The Update Diagnostic was unable to run because it requires
a file that you have chosen not to download."
I made a change to the Trust Settings to allow that file to be downloaded. MS says to then wait A WEEK for the file to be downloaded. I made this change but don't have a week to wait. I have successfully run the download of this file on another pc, so I know that the download is good.
There is an update from MS which says that it will correct the error that you get when trying to install SP2 on a pc. The fix will not install either.
I have also found a technote which states not to use Windows Installer to remove Office 2007. It then outlines how to manually uninstall Office. I've been down this road before - it is easier to setup a clean pc than go through this. Here's the technote if you wish to reference it:
So at this point, I can neither uninstall Office 2007 nor update it. I see that someone had this same issue on a Windows 2003 Terminal Server, but this is just an XP machine, in fact, it's two different XP machines at this point. All help is appreciated!