Whenever a user launches an Office 2003 application (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) on his Win 7 64-bit OS laptop, he always gets a message saying "Preparing to install" (see the screenshot) (which lasts about 20 seconds).
I have already uninstalled Office 2003 have rebooted and then have reinstalled Office 2003 Small Business Server edition and then have installed all of the Windows and Office updates.
I have also cleared all temporary and temporary internet files, and have run a defrag and chkdsk on the laptop.
However, this issue still continues to occur.
What else can I do to fix this issue?
I need to make it so that whenever the user launches and Office 2003 application, the application will open without this "Preparing to install" message showing up.