PDF Creator startup wants to install Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

I am using a moldy oldie version of PDFCreator (0.9.6 - I apologize), but I don't think that affects what is happening.


I just installed Quicken Deluxe 2012, and now every time I start PDFCreator, I get a request to install Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, which came as a trial on my system over 2 years ago.  I have never installed it, and don't use it.  I use Microsoft Office 2000 which I got from my job many years ago.  It seems that my system thinks PDFCreator needs something from  MS Office H&S 2007, but I don't know what.  I suspect that the Quicken install may have change the default program for some file to MS Office H&S.


I *know* trying to contact Intuit is a waste of time, so I am hoping someone here can give me some hints as to what file extensions PDFCreator may be trying to register, or whatever.  Of course, another option would be to uninstall MS Office H&S, but who knows what can of worms that will open.


My system is an HP Pavilion running Windows Vista.  For 2 years I have had no problems running PDFCreator - it just works.


Hope you can help,






P.S., here is some more detail.


When I go to start the PDF Print Monitor, I get the following 3 times:


Preparing to install...
Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007


Each time, I cancel, as I *don't* want to use this version.  If I don't have the PDF Print Monitor up, but just try to print using PDFCreator, this happens every time I try to print.  If the PDF Print Monitor is up, no further attempts to configure occur when I print.

In the Windows Event Viewer, I get several entries (the failures are due to my cancelling the install):

Event 1001, MsiInstaller, Detection of product '{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'ProductNonBootFiles' failed during request for component '{22056900-C842-11D1-A0DD-00A0C9054277}'

Event 1040, MsiInstaller, Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: {91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}. Client Process Id: 12092.

Event 10000, RestartManager, Starting session 1 - 4/11/2012 6:16:59 PM.

Event 10001, RestartManager, Ending session 1 started 4/11/2012 6:16:59 PM.

Event 11729, MsiInstaller, Product: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 -- Configuration failed.

Event 1035, MsiInstaller, Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007. Product Version: 12.0.6425.1000. Product Language: 0. Reconfiguration success or error status: 1602.


you could try to use this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301 for fixing problems caused by bad MSI installations, it could solve your problem but it´s hard to tell from here what exactly is causing this.





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