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When you try to run Microsoft Office XP Setup, you may receive one of the following error messages:
This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.
This installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.
One of these error messages can occur if the locally cached Windows Installer package (*.msi) file is damaged or corrupted.
To resolve this problem, follow the appropriate steps.
If You Already Installed Office XPIMPORTANT: If Office XP is not yet installed on your computer, do not use these steps to resolve this problem. Instead, go to the "If You Are Trying to Install Office XP" section later in this article.
If You Are Trying to Install Office XPIf Office XP is not yet installed on your computer, do not use the preceding steps to resolve this problem. Instead, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229819/ )BUG: "Installing this product requires the Windows Installer" error message when you run Setup for Office 2000
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500)for other considerations.
Article ID: 290525 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 1.0