Common Update problems such as Windows Error Code 1712 (A previous install for this product is in progress. You must undo the changes made by that install to continue. Do You want to undo those changes?) can be resolved with without too much difficulty. In this article we will go through solving the problem and how to prevent it in the future.
When you try to install Microsoft Office XP, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following: Error 2905, C:\Config.msi\filename where filename is the name of an installation file. When you click OK to close this error message, you may also receive Error 1712. You must undo the changes made by that install to continue. Attempts to undo the changes may cause the computer to stop responding.
How I solved the 'code 1712' error
To resolve this issue, clean boot your computer, and then restart the Office XP installation.
TipFor more information, please see: How to fix Update error #1712