I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I love it. Works great. All my programs, 32bit and 64-bit work fine. My only problem is 2 programs that I can't install! 1. Microsoft Office 2, Microsoft Visual Studio I tried Office 2007 and 2010. I tried Visual Studio 2005 and 2008. First Office: Both with Office 2007 and 2010, it says that it installed OK. But when ever I try to open an office file (word, excel.... etc...) the doc starts opening but at the same time an installation window comes up that says it's installing configurations. If I wait a few minutes, it will open OK. Also, if I cancel the installation window, the doc will open OK. I tried installing only ONE application, like only WORD, but the same problem happens. THEN I tried to UN-install to install again but installing again doesn't solve the problem. With Office 2010 I tried both 32-bit AND 64-bit. Both had the same problem. With Visual Studio: Both 2005 and 2008 had the same problem. It just doesn't install! I will zip through installation proccess in a few seconds and say that it had an error installing and that I should go to the Microsoft website to see how to resolve my installation issue. Of course I could not find any solotions there or I wouldn't be writing here. What is wrong? How do I get Office onto my computer????? p.s. I think it's a registry issue that I read about alot on the net. I did all the work arounds (reg files that give you admin control) but NONE helped. One even made my computet unbootable and I had to restore it. The registry issue is terrible and I think bigger programs are not able to be installed because of it. Any help would be great. Thank you.