"Another version of this product is already installed" error message when you try to reinstall Office 2000 after you use Eraser 2000

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Symptoms

After you use the Microsoft Office 2000 File and Registry Eraser utility for Microsoft Office CD1 (Eraser2000.exe) or the Office 2000 File and Registry Eraser utility for Microsoft Office CD2 (Eraser2000a.exe) to remove Office 2000, and you have installed the Office SR1-a client patch, you may receive the following error message when you try to reinstall Office 2000:
Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel.

Cause

This issue may occur if you do not remove Office 2000 before you run Eraser 2000. Under this scenario, the Microsoft Windows Installer management data still contains information that indicates that Office 2000 is installed. Therefore, Office 2000 cannot be reinstalled.

Note The Eraser utility should be used only after you remove Microsoft Office. For additional information about the Eraser utility, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
239938 OFF2000: Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office CD1 Files and Registry Entries
Note Eraser will not run on operating systems later than Microsoft Windows 2000.

Resolution

1. To resolve this issue, remove Office 2000 by using Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
2. If you followed these steps and the issue is still not resolved you may have to contact Microsoft Support for additional assistance:

For information about how to contact Microsoft Support, visit the following Microsoft website. Some charges may apply. 

http://support.microsoft.com  

You may also want to visit a Microsoft Communitywebsite where you can ask questions and receive answers from other users for free. Microsoft Communityis a support forum for consumer customers. To visit Microsoft Community, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://answers.microsoft.com


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Article ID: 304465 - Last Review: October 2, 2012 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2000
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