Restarting your computer after an update is important!

Having problems after updating Office 2008? Can’t find anything to update? Try restarting. This simple step could be the one thing that will fix your problems.

It’s important to quit all Microsoft applications including the hidden ones before installing. It’s also, as important to restart between each update.

The reason is simple – the Apple Installer (which MSFT uses for updates) creates a temp folder to do the update. Some times the temp folder does . . .

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New workaround for “Failure to update Office 2008″

New workaround using the command line has been posted on the for users that get the error “A version of the software required to install this update was not found on this volume.” . . .

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How-To: Install with Upgrade CD

If you are using an “upgrade” CD of Office for Mac and are trying to install, but no longer have the older version installed, follow these steps:

Install from the new UPGRADE CD Follow the Instructions When instructed, insert the original CD (E.g. Office:mac Upgrade 2001) Browse to the Microsoft Office FOLDER on the original ‘CD’ (POINTING TO THE ‘CD’ does not work) Install the updates.

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Install Standalone version of Entourage from Exchange Email Provider with the Home & Student Version

Install the standalone version of Entourage provided with your Exchange Email provider with the Home & Student version of Office for Mac. . . .

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Failure to update Office 2008

Have you “trimmed the fat” on your computer? You can get the error “version required not found” when trying to update Office 2008 if you have modified Office or your system files. . . .

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Hot Topics after installing SP1

Several hot topics emerged this week on the newsgroups involving the install of Office 2008 SP1 Update.

Office Setup Assistant opens when I try to open an Office 2008 application View fix Installer fails with an alert saying “there was nothing to update” View fix This problem can also be caused by a modification of the Office files. See details here. Installer fails with an alert saying “Version required not found.” View fix This error . . .

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Version required not found

Install/Update Errors

Update version numbering 12.1.0 and 12.0.1 are apparently confusing some users trying to update to Office for Mac SP1 via Mactopia Downloads.

If you receive this error, be sure you have downloaded the correct updater.

You cannot install Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 Update on this volume. A version of the software required to install this update was not found on this volume.

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Color me confused over updates

Confusion is rampant over (1) updating the AutoUpdater (MAU), (2) the updater for Office 2008 12.0.1 not showing up in the MAU, and (3) Entourage still showing as 12.0.0 after updating.

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Permissions when installing Office Mac 2008 on multi user computer

Currently, Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 incorrectly assigns full read and write access to a nonadministrative user if the Mac is set up with multiple accounts. Depending on your environment, this could be a security problem. This will be corrected in a future update.

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Mac Office Installation Failure (Leopard Users) for some Far Eastern Languages

If you are a Leopard user and Office for Mac 2008 has failed to install, try this workaround using a custom install.

“ISSUE: Installation fails when the OS is Leopard (10.5.x) and the language is set to some Far East Languages (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Tibetan)”

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