You receive an "Error applying transforms" error message when you run Office 2000 Setup from a hyperlink

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When you run Office Setup, the following error message appears:
Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid.
This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • You started Office Setup by clicking a hyperlink on a Web page.


  • The Setup.ini file refers to a transform created by the Custom Installation Wizard (CIW).


  • The reference to the transform in the Setup.ini file is not fully qualified.
This problem was resolved in the Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a) Administrator Update.

For additional information about obtaining and installing the Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a) Administrator Update, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257983 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Apply the SR-1/SR-1a Update to Administrative Installations
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
OFF2000 ciw transform folder source

Article ID: 228639 - Last Review: 02/21/2014 00:35:47 - Revision: 1.4

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