Re: Reinstalling MS Office 2007 after Windows Update Lobotomized m

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PA Bear [MS-MVP]

Forwarded to OL General via crosspost for more exposure.

cf. OP's thread in Windows Update forum:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/773ff7fe-787a-470e-be64-ac3149baf053

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"DL" wrote:

> The pst files contain all outlook data
> The outlook.pst is the current data file, the archive data file is just
> that, an archive of old data
> Copy both files to external media (preferably 2 scources to be safe)
>
> As to your other Q, seems primarily one to do with your o/s ; not sure what
> you mean by "rebooted back to an earlier version " you may mean the system
> recovered to an earlier date.
> If that is the case what are you offered if you run MSUpdate, and select
> *only* critical updates?
> (PS ensure MSUpdate is only set to install critical updates & NOT driver
> updates)
> If your system completes the update successfully - *and only if* - then
> isert your office cd and run Office Diagnostics
>
> "Bill Edwards" <BillEdwards> wrote in message
> news:FE159DC3-D99B-49AD-AAEA-7C97873BCE31@microsoft.com...
> > On 25 Nov 2009, a MS software patch was downloaded, with the admonishment
> > to
> > shutdown in order to install said updates. After doing so and restarting,
> > the system couldn't locate the config.sys files. Following the prompts,
> > the
> > PC rebooted back to an earlier version ... the OEM system. Although the
> > problem occurred due to an MS SW Patch Update, that side of MS insists its
> > not their problem. So I'll settle for reinstalling MS Office 2007.
> >
> > All personal data files were not removed, only the Win XP Pro Media Center
> > OS. MS Office files are in place, but the configuration files don't
> > recognize the executables. I have located the *.pst files for the Outlook
> > address book (archive.pst and outlook.pst).
> >
> > Questions:
> > 1 - If I delete the existing but non-startable MS Office 2007 files prior
> > to
> > reloading and reinstalling that software, will that in any possible way
> > delete the *.pst files located in c:documents and settings\HP
> > administrator\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook? (The
> > Windows SW Patch Update wasn't supposed to do anything along those lines,
> > either.)
> > 2 - If I copy those two *.pst files to a USB drive, delete the
> > non-executable MS Office 2007 files, and then reinstall MS Office 2007,
> > which
> > of the two *.pst files do I use to restore the Address Book?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.

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