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Windows Update For Ms Office

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#1 tamegomaith


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Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:16 PM

I am trying to update MS office 2003 on my PC, but it fails every time. Any idea what this is about? I have XP, and have MS office 2003 a good while now. What exactly are these updates? tks.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 11:30 PM

The updates range from patches for security issues to enhancement to the progrm to allow better interface with windows and other programs. Most updates are aimed at securing the programs from malware.
When you say the updates fail are you referring to not downloading and installing or MicroSoft refusing to allow you to download the updates?
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:13 AM

You may need to update Windows Installer.
Windows Installer download
Windows 2000; Windows XP
WindowsInstaller-KB893803-x86.exe is the redistributable package for installing or upgrading Windows Installer.

#4 tamegomaith

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:47 AM

The following updates were not installesd.

Update for Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB917149)
Security Update for Excel 2003 (KB905756)
Security Update for PowerPoint 2003 (KB916518)
Update for Outlook 2003 (KB913807)
Security Update for Word 2003 (KB917334)

Installed this: WindowsInstaller-KB893803-x86.exe, reset PC tried the updates and got the above. Any ideas?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:05 AM

There's some things you can try in the link below that address Office update issues:

How to troubleshoot failures updating your Office installation from the Office Update Web site

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