Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Update could not be installed

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 razordoc44


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:11:33 AM

Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:55 PM

Hello guys...I'm hoping someone can lead me to a quick and simple fix with this one. I am trying to optimize my sister's PC and am having an issue trying to complete the update.

First of all I find that there is an update available for this computer called Office XP Service Pack 3 and is highly recommended. So I follow the prompts to begin download and installation of the update. After a few minutes I will get a window that pops up and says "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available Insert the "Microsoft Office XP Professional with front page" disk.

Obviously I don't have any such disk and so I click cancel. After about 20 seconds I get the update window that pops up and says that Updates could not be installed.........Office XP Service Pack 3.

any suggestions?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 hamluis



  • Moderator
  • 56,556 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:10:33 AM

Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:18 PM

My experience with Office XP...is that the CD is required anytime major modifications are made. The CD has a lot of the optional features and files which must be accesses when changes occur.

I have a CD so it's not a nuisance for me.

If Office came preinstalled...I don't know how those versions work.

You might visit the Office website and just do a direct download of the SP, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...ylang=en...then install it from the desktop.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users