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OFF2000: Error Message: "Installer Terminated Prematurely" When You Try to Install Office

Article ID: 250525

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007


  • Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition
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This article was previously published under Q250525

WARNING:This information is preliminary and has not been confirmed or tested by Microsoft. Use only with discretion.


When you attempt to install Office, you may receive the following error message:

Installer terminated prematurely.

When you click OK, you receive the following error message:

The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.


This problem can occur if your computer is infected with the Win95.cih virus.


To remove the virus, obtain the latest version of an anti-virus program.

For additional information about computer viruses, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

129972 Description of Computer Viruses


If you continue to receive the error message after you remove the virus, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

234928 OFF2000: ErrMsg: Installer Terminated Prematurely During Setup

239938 OFF2000: Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office CD1 Files

219423 OFF2000: How to Completely Remove Microsoft Office CD1

252566 OFF2000: How to Completely Remove Office CD1 on Windows 2000

Additional query words: OFF2000 word ITPError installation package error install invalid

Keywords: kbenv kbprb KB250525