Office 2007 installation gives error 25004 config.xml not specified


I bought new laptop with Windows 7 home premium 64bit and bought office 2007 to install on this laptop. During installation it gives me the above mentioned error.Please advise. Thanks



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Last updated January 10, 2019 Views 29,219 Applies to:

Check if the folder ‘Office12’ exists in the following location:


C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office


If the folder is present in the above location then set the required permission to it by following the steps below:

1)    Right-click on the ‘Office12’ folder and then select Properties > Security

2)    Next click on Edit > Add and type ‘Everyone’ then click on Check Names

3)    Now click on the OK button

4)    Highlight ‘Everyone’ and check all the boxes listed under ‘Full Control’

5)    Click the OK button


Note: ensure to back-up the data on the computer prior to repair or reinstall of Windows 7.


If the issue still persists then you might have to perform a non-destructive repair or reinstall of Windows 7. If Windows 7 came preinstalled on the computer then contact the computer manufacturer for further help to repair or reinstall Windows 7.

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