Office 2010 setup may fail when upgrading from Office 2003 if the Office 2003 Local Installation Source (LIS) is corrupt

If your planning an upgrade from Office 2003 to Office 2010, you might ran into a specific issue —specifically, Office 2010 setup may fail when upgrading from Office 2003 if Office 2003 Local Installation Source (LIS) is corrupt. Further, it's possible to install Office 2003 in such a manner that Office 2010 will detect a […]

If your planning an upgrade from Office 2003 to Office 2010, you might ran into a specific issue —specifically, Office 2010 setup may fail when upgrading from Office 2003 if Office 2003 Local Installation Source (LIS) is corrupt. Further, it's possible to install Office 2003 in such a manner that Office 2010 will detect a corrupt LIS, when, in fact, the source has been deleted. Note; that Office 2010 responds differently to an Office 2003 installation when a LIS isn't created, compared with a LIS created and then deleted.

This embedded blog post describes the issue and provides a workaround:


Wordaround: Office 2010 setup may fail when upgrading from Office 2003 if the Office 2003 Local Installation Source (LIS) is corrupt

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