Office 2010 Install stops with the following error: "Office Software Protection Platform failed to start".
I have Office 2010 Professional. The installation keeps failing.
It's gets most of the way finished, then stops with the following error: "Office Software Protection Platform failed to start".
So, I searched around on the forums and figured out that I need to change the service so that it logs on as the local system account, and that I need to enable it to work with the desktop.
Once I do this, the progress bar continues to fill up until it gets to the end. Then it stops, and reverses its progress all the way back to the beginning and finally goes to a screen that tells me that Office installation failed for no adequately explained