Microsoft Office 2010 Installation Fail because Requires MSXML 6.10.1129.0
March 18, 2010 | Filed under Microsoft Office;
Microsoft Office 2010 will soon be made available to everyone around June 2010 to replace the Office 2007. Office 2010 includes extended file compatibility, user interface updates and a refined user experience. Microsoft never fails to impress users with the new version of Office. Office 2010 is very new and requires updated Windows operating system to run. For Windows XP users, Office 2010 requires at least SP3 installed and Vista with SP1.
If you try to install Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows XP service pack 2, the installation will fail with the error message “Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): The installation of Microsoft Office 2010 requires that MSXML version 6.10.1129.0 be installed on your computer. Install this component and re-run the setup. Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run the setup.”
In every service pack update, there are tons of files that gets updated and probably even some features removed and added. If you are running an old system with a custom software that is only compatible with older version of Windows and you don’t want to touch it since it is working perfectly, then the simple solution to install Office 2010 on Windows XP without SP3 is by installing the MSXML 6.0 SP1.
After installing MSXML 6.0 SP1, you should be able to install Office 2010 on XP SP2 without problems but we do not guarantee that all the Office 2010 programs will work properly since it is not made to run on XP SP2 or lower.