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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.