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You receive an error message when you try to install 2007 Microsoft Office suite service packs
Article ID: 967642 - View products that this article applies to.
When you try to install 2007 Microsoft Office suite service packs from Microsoft Update, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
When you try to install 2007 Microsoft Office suite service packs from the Setup file, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Additionally, when you try to install 2007 Microsoft Office suite service packs, an error message that resembles one of the following is logged in the 2007 Microsoft Office suite service pack installation logs:
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) has stopped working.
The installation of 2007 Microsoft Office suite service packs fail with error 1935 or with error 78F. This failure occurs when the Windows Installer encounters a reference either to a drive that no longer exists or to a removable media device that contains no readable media. For example, this failure may occur when the Windows Installer encounters a reference to an empty DVD drive or to an empty CD drive.
This issue is resolved by update 967642 for the 2007 Office system. Update 967642 is provided to resolve the problem that you may experience when you install 2007 Microsoft Office suite service packs. If you experience this issue, you must install update 967642 on your computer and then reinstall 2007 Microsoft Office suite service packs.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the office2007-kb967642-fullfile-x86-glb.exe package now.
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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To work around this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1Apply update 967642 that is mentioned in the "Resolution" section, and then reinstall the 2007 Office suite service pack that did not install successfully.
Method 2Put a readable DVD or CD in the DVD drive or in the CD drive before you install the 2007 Microsoft Office suite service pack.
Note We do not recommend that you use Method 2. On some operating systems, Method 2 allows for the drive to be accessed so that the 2007 Microsoft Office suite service pack can be installed successfully. However, the issue with the original invalid drive still exists. Additionally, this issue may recur when you apply future 2007 Office updates.
Several root causes may cause error 1935 or error 78F during the installation of 2007 Microsoft Office suite service packs. Typically, this issue occurs when the 2007 Office suite was originally installed by using a temporary storage device.