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Cannot install Office 2003 on Windows 7 Home

Hey guys/gals,

The boss just got a new Laptop for Christmas with Windows 7 Home Edition. He wants Office SBE 2003 (our standard version) loaded. From the original Office SBE 2003 CD, I get just about half way through the install and I get the following Pop-up error:

Error 1303. Setup cannot access the folder C:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine. Verifiy that the folder exists and that you have sufficient rights to update it.

I have tried the following with the same results:
Verified the path and folder
Verified permission/ownersship of the parent and subfolders
Run the compatibility tool on the Setup.exe and the Windows Installer on the Office CD

The file that the error occurs on is OSE.exe

As always, should any of your IM forces be caught or ...
oh, sorry wrong disclaimer...
As always any and all help from ya'll is appreciated.

Thanks,
Chip
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
try running the install by right clicking on the setup program and selecting "run as administrator"

office 2003 is compatible with windows 7

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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
also, try copying the contents of the cd to a directory on the pc and execute the installation with run as admin from there to see if that changes the behaviour. it should install that way properly
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Cehlers1159Author Commented:
Thanks for the tips Mutahir, Suggestion 1  and 2 had the same reult. still failing at the same point.
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senadCommented:
This is x64 bit Windows 7 ....
First :
Delete the contents of C:\Users\*BIGBOSS*\AppData\Local\Temp
Then copy the CD contents to a map (create one) in My Documents.
In that map,right click on the installer - select properties - and in compatibility select XP SP3.
Close and then run the installer...
Make sure you select 'run as administrator' ...
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Cehlers1159Author Commented:
Thanks Senad...unfortunately still not working and the same error.
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Cehlers1159Author Commented:
Thanks Senad, but I have fixed it. When I first got the machine it had the Office 2007 60 day evaluation and Works installed, both of which I had uninstalled through Control Panel. I had also setup a VPN and connected to our office's wireless network. So, I decided to do a System Restore to a point prior to those events. Once completed, I re-inserted the CD, ran the setup, as administrator, and it worked! (Chip is patting himself on the back.)  Thanks all for your time and great recommendations...
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