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Hello Geeks to Go,

Once upon a time I tried to update my Office suite (without actually having the disc - god knows where it is) and came across a stumbling block: I needed the physical disc to update.
From then on, everytime I want to open MS Outlook, word, excel etc I always get the following system pop up:

"Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office XP professional with Frontpage" then "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available. Insert the 'Microsoft Office XP Professional with Frontpage' disk and click OK."
I then have to click cancel and I then get error message 1706 - Setup cannot find the required files.

My question is:

How do I cancel these pending updates?

Many thanks for your help :whistling:
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Cancel it then go to Microsoft Update to see if the download for Office is bigger than the download from Office Update, if it is, install it


If there isn't any difference in the file size then go to office update and choose the look for larger files which do not require the installation source option
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