New User. Problem with Windows Installer

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by Hogleg 44, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Hogleg 44

    Hogleg 44 Junior Member

    Brand new to Parallels, but not to Windows, but not a windows Geek either!!!
    I have Windows XP Pro running on a Mac Pro 3.0 dual 2 core with 2GB Ram.
    Installation of Parallels and the OS went fine. Windows seems to be running OK, and it sees my MAC CD drive.
    However, I tried to install my copy of MS Office 2000 from the CD, it didn't auto-run as I expected it to do, but opened up the cd instead.
    I clicked the Install Icon in the CD but got a message saying the 'Windows Installer service could not be accessed This can occur if you are running in Safe Mode, or if Windows Installer was not correctly installed....' , so I couldn't install the program.
    I never had this type of a problem in the past with this CD or any other Windows OS. (98, 2000, XP Home)

    Any Ideas on solving this problem would be much appreciated.


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