Microsoft issues patch for Office 2000 registration bug

Microsoft has posted a software patch to fix a registration glitch experienced recently by an unknown number of Office 2000 users.

The problem, detailed on a Microsoft support Web page, occurred for some users after 15 April, when a pop-up message would appear as they opened Office 2000 applications. The message told the users to register their copies of Office 2000, even if they had previously been registered or didn't require registration.

A Microsoft spokeswoman said Tuesday that the problem was determined to be a coding error that can be fixed by applying one of the patches available on the company's Web page.

The affected software includes Microsoft Office 2000, as well as Access 2000, Excel 2000, FrontPage 2000, Outlook 2000, PowerPoint 2000 and Word 2000.

Based on complaints from users, the problem first appeared last week, the spokeswoman said. A user could click to make the registration prompt disappear, but the pop-up was an annoyance, she said.

"We believe that the fix should address all cases where Office 2000 users are receiving registration prompts," the spokeswoman said in a statement. "Any users who get the unexpected prompt may dismiss the dialogue box and continue working."

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Todd R. Weiss

Computerworld
Show Comments

Essentials

Mobile

Sansai 6-Outlet Power Board + 4-Port USB Charging Station

Learn more >

Victorinox Werks Professional Executive 17 Laptop Case

Learn more >

Exec

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?