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Microsoft KB Archive/156444

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OFF97: Service Pack Requirements for Windows NT Workstation

Article ID: 156444

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 97 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 Service Pack 5
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0



This article was previously published under Q156444

SUMMARY

To install and run any of the programs included with Microsoft Office 97 under Windows NT Workstation, your computer must have the following service pack(s) installed:

                                            Min. Service
   Version of Windows NT                   Pack Required
   -----------------------------------------------------
   Windows NT Workstation, version 3.51   Service Pack 5
   Windows NT Workstation, version 4.0    Service Pack 2
                

MORE INFORMATION

Service Pack 5 for Windows NT 3.51 provides additional functionality to Windows NT version 3.51, including enhanced Internet functionality and an updated Oleaut32.dll file. These features are required in order for Microsoft Office 97 programs to work under Windows NT version 3.51.

Service Pack 2 or later for Windows NT 4.0 corrects some operating system problems that could affect Microsoft Office 97 programs. If you receive any

error messages (such as application errors) when running Microsoft Office 97 programs, it is strongly recommended that you download and install Service Pack 2 or later.

The box for Microsoft Office 97, Service Release 1 (SR-1), may incorrectly state the service pack requirement for Microsoft Office 97 SR-1. Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 requires Service Pack 2 in order to run under Microsoft Windows NT Workstation, version 4.0. In addition, the box may not state that the version of Microsoft Office 97 included in the box is SR-1.

When you perform an administrative installation (Setup /a) of Microsoft Office 97, Microsoft Office 97 SR-1, or any of the Microsoft Office 97 programs to a server running Microsoft Windows NT Server, it is not necessary to install Service Pack 5 or Service Pack 2 on the workstation from which you are performing the administrative installation, or on the server. Service packs are required only when you perform a client installation on the workstation that actually runs the Microsoft Office programs.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

122522 Office: Performing an Administrative Installation (Setup /a)


If you attempt to install Microsoft Office 97 programs on a computer that does not meet the minimum service pack requirements, you will receive one of the following error messages:

This operating system does not meet the minimum requirements to run Office 97. Please check the minimum requirements on the packaging or in the readme file for your product. The readme files are located in the \Office directory on the CD.

-or-

This operating system does not meet the minimum requirements to run Office 97. Service Pack 5.0 or higher is required for NT3.51. Service Pack 2.0 or higher is required for NT4.

and Microsoft Office 97 will not install. This message is displayed after you enter your CD key.

Microsoft Windows NT Service Packs may be obtained from the following location on the Internet:

For more information on obtaining and installing the Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 Service Pack 5, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

128465 How To Obtain Windows NT Version 3.51 U.S. Service Pack


For more information on obtaining and installing the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

152734 How To Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack



Additional query words: 8.00 OFF97 XL97 WORD97 ACC97 PPT97 97 sr1 sp2 sp5 sp3

Keywords: kbfaq KB156444