Though I have a registered copy of MS Office 2000 Professional on my old machine, I don't have my original disks (lost in a move). Do have my registration number. Even if I had the disks, my new machine does not have a 3-1/4" drive -- so couldn't use them anyway.
How can I install my 2000 Office suite on my new machine?
What I've tried so far:
1. Have copied all the files over -- complete OFFICE directory. Have been able to modify SETUP.STF (in the office setup dir) to point to the correct drives on this PC for installation.
The install opens, searches for space, gives me the Add/Remove, Reinstall, Etc. options. I have picked Add and selected my choices. Then I click 'install'....It then says it cannot open the OFF43_BB.DL_ file which IS there. Looked on microsoft site for a copy of the file, but only got 'semi-instructions' on loading office manually.
2. Tried doing that manual install -- though I can't actually exit to DOS from XP, could only use the DOS prompt -- but found I needed yet another file acmsetup.exe . Couldn't find it at Microsoft, but found it on my new CPU in another dir and and then copied to the setup dir.
3. When I run that acmsetup, it gives another problem message (can't remember right now) and says to "check on your installation disk" -- which, of course, I don't have.
Is there any hope? Or should I just buy one of those OEM versions of OFFICE?
Thanks to anyone who can help. I'd prefer to use my registered version, of course.