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"Microsoft Word has not been installed for the current user" error message in Word 2002
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This article was previously published under Q322206
NoticeIf you use Microsoft Office 2002 or Microsoft Office 2003 products, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 898512.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb// )For more information , click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/898512/ )You receive a "Microsoft <Program_name> has not been installed for the current user" error message when you try to start an Office 2003 program or an Office XP program for the first time
When you try to start Microsoft Word 2002 for the first time after installation, you may receive the following error message:
After you receive the error message, Word quits.
Microsoft Word has not been installed for the current user.
This issue may occur if a third-party driver interferes with the installation of Word 2002.
To resolve this issue, follow these steps.
Edit the RegistryImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Delete Files and Reinstall Office