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    MS Office,Rosetta, and installation woes
    So i am a little cornfused about this whole Office not installing on Lion dillema.
    What i did so i knew it would work on the new refurb Mac Mini i bought was to install office 08 then upgrade to Lion (which i thought would be free but evidently refurbs dont count for the free upgrade. wasnt a big deal i had allready bought Lion through the app store so i just redownloaded) but what i really want to do is formatt and then install Lion. I have read a few posts about people haveing troubles installing over SL to Lion. So as of right now is there no possible way to get Office on a Lion running Mac? What are people doing for the alternative?
    60% of the time it works every time.

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    If installation fails.. try this..


    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...ml#post1271333
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    I see your bind. Office 2008 uses Rosetta as part of the install since the installer still depends on PPC code. As you've learned, the only way to use 2008 in Lion is to install it in SL and upgrade to Lion. That said, there seems to be conflicting information online as to whether or not a fresh install of Office 2008 will work in Lion - some say that it will, some say that it won't. Some say that the installer does not in fact have PPC code and is requiring the installation of Rosetta unnecessarily. When I get a chance, I might go and take a look at my Office 2008 DVD to investigate.
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    Yo dude, read the link I posted.


    I gave an installation method that skips rosetta MONTHS ago in that post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Yo dude, read the link I posted.


    I gave an installation method that skips rosetta MONTHS ago in that post
    Is there a facepalm or "slap oneself in the face" smilie?

    This will have to do:
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Is there a facepalm or "slap oneself in the face" smilie?

    This will have to do:
    facepalm.gif
    What can I say, my kids needed office on their machine for homework...
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    And I'm sure they were thrilled that you helped them get back to homework.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    And I'm sure they were thrilled that you helped them get back to homework.
    Actually.. they were
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Actually.. they were
    Their teacher must love them!
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