To modify the Config.xml file, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the Config.xml file in the 2007 Office system product source. This file is located in the product folder whose name resembles xxxxxx.WW.

    Note In this file name, xxxxxx is the designation for the product. For example, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 has a folder that is named “ProPlus.WW.”

  2. Copy the Config.xml file to the root of the source image so that the file is in the same folder as the Setup.exe file.
  3. Open the file in Notepad.

    Note We recommend that you use Notepad because other text editors may corrupt the file.

  4. Locate the following line:<!– <Display Level=”full” CompletionNotice=”yes” SuppressModal=”no” AcceptEula=”no” /> –>Change this line to the following line:<Display Level=”basic” CompletionNotice=”no” SuppressModal=”yes” AcceptEula=”yes” />

    Note If do not want the user interface to show, you can set the Display Level attribute to “none.”

  5. We recommend that you include the product key in the Config.xml file. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Locate the following line:<!– <PIDKEY Value=”BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789B” /> –>
    2. Change this line to the following line:<PIDKEY Value=”BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789B” />Note In this line, “BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789B” is the product key that is provided by Microsoft, with the hyphen characters (-) omitted.
  6. Locate the following line:<!– <Command Path=”msiexec.exe” Args=”/i \\server\share\my.msi” QuietArg=”/q” ChainPosition=”after” Execute=”install” /> –>Change this line to the following line:<Command Path=”c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe” Args=”/x {00000409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7} /qb- Wait=”50000″ ChainPosition=”after” Execute=”install”/>Note The path of the Msiexec.exe file must be provided.

In this example, the product GUID is the GUID for Microsoft Office 2000 Premium. To identify the product GUID for the version of Office that is installed, follow these steps.

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, expand SOFTWARE, expand Microsoft, expandWindows, expand CurrentVersion, and then expand Uninstall.
  3. In the list of GUID strings under Uninstall, examine the DisplayName entry for each string until you locate the correct string.

For retail installations, manually remove the previously installed Office product. To do this, follow these steps:

Windows XP

  1. Click Start, click Run, type control panel, and then click OK.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the Currently installed programs list, select the previously installed Office product, and then click Remove.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
  3. In the Uninstall or change a program list, right-click the previously installed Office program, and then click Uninstall.

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