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Installing Office 2007 on Windows 7 gives error 25004 config.xml not specified. A valid Config.xml file must be authored when deploying '(null)'

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I get this error when reinstalling Office 2007 on a Win7 notebook.  I tried uninstalling the Office 2007 first but I received an error stating the the MS office files are corrupted and I need to reinstall MS office using the cd/dvd player. Has anyone seen this issue before?
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by:mcsween
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218

I would try method 2 or 3 to remove Office then re-install.
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by:awawada
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Copy the files to a USB stick or other storage and try.
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by:Ken Butters
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See this for other options on how to remove Office 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218/en-us
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by:aadih
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Use Microsoft Fix It (Method 2) for uninstalling, and if that does not work, use manual method (Method 4) from:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218 >

Then reinstall.
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by:swigg1
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Ok, I tried the solutions and I'm still not able to uninstall MS office, its gotten to the point that it will not install the Microsoft Fix it program because it thinks another installation is in the process even though nothing has been installed, is there any way to kill the install of a program that the system thinks  is currently installing?
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Try to kill msiexec from the task manager and see if you can install the fix it program.  You can also use method 4 and remove it manually.
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by:aadih
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By any chance, do you have a restore point to restore your computer to?

If there is, restore your computer, then try installing office.
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by:swigg1
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Yes, a restore was one of the first things I tried to fix the issue, I saw another solution to install it using a different media and that doesn't work either. I'm getting the same error, is there anything in the registry that may need to be modified so that I can re-install Office?
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Did you attempt to follow Method 4 to remove Office manually before trying to re-install?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218
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by:swigg1
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oh ok, I  didn't try Method 4 in the past, looks like that seem to do the trick, I've reinstalled Office 2k7 and its seems to be working fine now. Thanks!
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