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OFF2000: Error Message: Microsoft Office Converter Pack Did Not Detect Microsoft Office 4.x, 95, 97, or 2000 on Your Computer...

PSS ID Number: 253949

Article Last Modified on 11/13/2003

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel 2000
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2000

This article was previously published under Q253949


When you run the Office Converter Pack, you may receive the following error message:

Microsoft Office Converter Pack did not detect Microsoft Office 4.x, 95, 97, or 2000 on your computer. Setup will now quit.


This problem occurs if both of the following are true:

  • You installed Office 2000 and set Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint to Run from Network.
  • You are using the original version of the Office Converter Pack that was available before April 20, 2000.


To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Browse to following Microsoft Web site:
  2. Click the download for Convpack.exe.
  3. In the File Download dialog box, click Save this program to disk, and then click OK.
  4. Save the file to your Desktop.
  5. When the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file. The Office Converter Pack now detects your Office programs.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


The original version of the Office Converter Pack did not correctly locate Office 2000 programs if they were installed to run from a network server. However, the Office Converter Pack was recently updated to resolve this problem. If you downloaded the Office Converter Pack (version 5.00.2920) from the Office 2000 Resource Kit Toolbox Web page before April 20, 2000, follow the steps in the "Resolution" section of this article.

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