Wayne Cameron wrote:
> I have just downloaded the subject update but it has failed to
> install. Can anyone advise me what the problem is? I also cannot
> start Windows firewall. Is it possible that these two problems are
> related? Any help would be appreciated.
Stan The Man wrote:
> Sorry I cannot show you an easy way out of this predicament.
> For the benefit of others who may be lured into 'trying' SP3 may I
> point out some of the warnings given in the document covering this
> update? It is only a Release Candidate not a Full Release,
> hopefully the latter will available next year. One item in the
> document of paramount importance is 'Backup your system before
> attempting this update' [or words to that effect]. It is prudent to
> have a Backup or at least a Restore Point when undertaking any
> update procedures.
> During my update I noticed that the Product Code was being
> verified, as my copy is genuine perhaps that is the reason I was
> not asked to insert the XP CD.
Stan The Man,
I appreciate that you are attempting to help in these newsgroups. I
sincerely hope you continue in this endeavor.
However, you should be more careful when you read/comprehend the issues at
hand before responding. I could understand missing the true meaning of this
post - almost - but then again - it is all alone in the subject line...
"Office XP SP3"
You are speaking of Windows XP SP3 RC1 (Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 1
for Windows XP) and the OP was speaking of Office XP SP3 (Service Pack 3 for
Microsoft Office XP)... Although in general - your advice would be sound -
it is obviously leaning towards the Windows XP SP3 RC1 side of things - for
which my advice would be - for the normal home user - avoid it.
For the OP:
Have your Office XP media (CD) in the system when you try to install?
Tried getting the stand-alone installer?
Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Released way back on 3/30/2004. What I suggest is that you download from
the above link the "OfficeXpSp3-kb832671-fullfile-enu.exe" file and save it
to your desktop. (57.5MB - not 16MB!) Try running it.
(It states, on that page, "OfficeXpSp3-kb832671-fullfile-enu.exe: Download
this file if you do not have access to your installation source...")
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