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Office 2007 "Invalid Location" error during install

While upgrading several machines to Office 2007, I ran across one machine that stopped the install and asked for the location of a certain .cab file.  I knew it was on the install CD, so I pointed the dialog box to the right location, and the installation popped up with "Invalid Location."

Bad disc, right?  Well, I had been using the same disc for every install up to that point, but I tried another one anyway.  Same result (though asking for a different .cab file).

I tried to install over the network, through a flash drive, and still same error.

I poked around on the 'net long enough to come across a suggestion that it was actually faulty RAM at work.  I swapped the RAM, and sure enough, the install went off without a hitch!

So, next time you're getting weird errors during an Office 2007 install (or perhaps during any install), with known good media, check the RAM in machine.  It could be the culprit!

Office 2007 "Invalid Location" error during install

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