You receive a "Command line option syntax error" error message when you install Office 2000

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When you install Microsoft Office 2000, you may receive the following error message:
Command line option syntax error. Type Command /? for Help.
This error occurs when you install Office 2000 from a source that contains spaces in the path name. For example, if you install from a server named "\\myserver\Office 2000 Setup", you receive the error.
To work around this problem, modify the source path so that it does not contain any spaces.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Article ID: 220791 - Last Review: 02/21/2014 00:34:35 - Revision: 1.4

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