I tried to install office 2007 enterprise on xp sp2 with all updates
and ie7 installed. I got the ==The windows installer service cannot update one or more
files ==error and office 2007 rolled back.
i did look at the event viewer. it names a file called fpault.dll as
failing the protected files check this file was not on my computer at all. It was supposed to be in c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\40\bin
the reason it was not on my computer may well have been because i used
nlite to modify my windows xp installation on this computer to get rid
of some of the crap
by a miracle, i found this fpault.dll file on the original xp cd,
hiding in I386\FP40EXT.CAB
which is not a place i would ordinarily be looking
i extracted it and copied it to
c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\40\bin
and office 2007 rolled on to install itself.
I have searched everywhere for a fix to my problem, which does not seem
to be widespread, and nowhere has this solution been stated. so i hope
it may help others.
thanks again for your help
NOTE: you can also copy those files from another computer running XP