I am at my wits end. I have given up on anything to do with microsoft office 2007.
A few days ago I started getting an error msg (preparing to install) popping up. I checked my auto downloads and no office 2007 updates would install. I said to myself, self reinstall microsoft office and this machine and leave the other 2 alone as they are working fine. I used control panels to uninstall microsoft office 2007. Then I tried to reinstall the software. NO GO. The install looked for an early install and would go no further. OK, I still had microsoft 97 installed so I thought OK, I'll uninstall that using control panels, NO GO, NO VA. it want me to insert my original disk which was long ago discarded.
Now I'm stuck with old software I can't uninstall, and newer software which I can't install.