I uninstalled Office 2007 from my old laptop through the control panel. When I tried to install Office 2010, it gives an error "setup cannot find the required setup controller file".
Windows – Error when installing Office 2010: “setup cannot find the required setup controller file”
I had this problem and went searching all over the internet before I realized what was actually happening.
I downloaded an ISO file from microsoft, opened it and tried to run the setup.exe from there, which DOESN'T WORK.
If you tried to do this, then that is likely your problem. You need to mount the ISO file first -- there are a bunch of free programs that do this. Virtual Clone Drive and PowerISO are 2. When you mount the ISO as a disc using one of these programs, the set up will run.