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Can Update Windows Office Xp Service Pack 3


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#1 Bill1276

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 09:28 AM

My computer crashed and I had to reinstall everything on my computer. see this post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/105127/error-loading-operating-system/
I have got everything back on and have been doing all the windows updates. When I get to the update "Windows office XP service pack 3" I can't get it to work. It brings up the grey box and says "installing windows office xp service pack 3" then doesn't do anything. I have let it run for hours and have tried several times. What could be causing this problem?

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:08 AM

The service pack 3 for XP is a Beta version and is comprised of a collection of hotfixes that are all from Microsoft but some of them have not been tested and there is concern for this causing instability issues. Microsoft has a bad reputation for their Beta versions being left to the public to de-bug, in short if you use a Beta version you get what ever surprises comes with it. Personally I wouldn't install it on my computer.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 12:14 PM

Personally I wouldn't install it on my computer.


Good because I can't get it to work anyways. So how do you get it to skip that one and check for other updates. Or is that the last one so I will not see anymore updates.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 12:57 PM

Wait one...I missed the obvious here, that service pack is for Office, that is not the Beta version, that is a regular up date for office. If you are having trouble with the download uninstall it and try again.

My apologies for misreading you post.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 02:20 PM

Wait one...I missed the obvious here, that service pack is for Office, that is not the Beta version, that is a regular up date for office. If you are having trouble with the download uninstall it and try again.

My apologies for misreading you post.


just uninstall it throught add/remove programs? or is there more that I would have to do.




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