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PowerPoint Viewer for Mac keeps insisting on being reinstalled

Problem: Every time you start PowerPoint Viewer for Mac, it attempts to reinstall itself. Or Internet Explorer 5 keeps trying to install itself when you start it.

This is a known issue with the interaction between Internet Explorer 5 and the PowerPoint Viewer. They interfere with one aother's files, forcing the First Run Installation (FRI) to be triggered.

The only workaround is to not use Internet Explorer 5 and the PowerPoint Viewer on the same machine. If that's unacceptable, then you just have to live with the frequent triggering of FRI for IE and/or the PowerPoint Viewer. Since both programs are already installed, it's likely that you can cancel the request to reinstall, but we've no way of testing this here at PPT FAQ Central. If you try this, would you let us know how it works out? Thanks!

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PowerPoint Viewer for Mac keeps insisting on being reinstalled
Last update 07 June, 2011