Not your Windows XP CD but your Office CD.
"Error Code: 0x8024002D
means - a full-file patch failed because the source was required
If you were downloading a patch, repair Office install and try the patch again or try
installing the patch with the Office CD in the installation drive."
1. Try installing Service Pack 3 with your Office 2003 CD in the installation CD-ROM drive
before trying to install.
2. Try downloading the full installation pack and installing
NB - Full-file version update may request Office source files
3. Try and fix the problem -
"Enabling the local installation source".
4. Try repairing/reinstalling Office 2003 -
Description of the differences between repair and reinstall in Office XP and 2003
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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"AlanF" <AlanF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| To preserve my sanity can anyone help?
| I run with Windows XP Home Edition and have automatic updates configured -
| the problem I cannot resolve is that an update installing SP3 has failed with
| an error code of 0x8024002D.
| I have tried installing this several times but it has failed every time.
| The messages I am getting are:
| " 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 Frontpage disk and click ok"
| "Use source: Microsoft Office XP Professional with Frontpage"
| As I said earlier I am using Home Edition not XP Professional, and I also
| see that the update is relative to Frontpage 2002. The version I am working
| with is FP 2003.
| I have tried putting my FP 2003 disk in when a disk is called for, but
| predictably it fails!!
| Now I am just frustrated and want to stop the pesky little 'update shield'
| appearing every time in my status bar, waiting for it to appear seems to slow
| down my system when I boot-up! Do I 'really' need SP3, if not I want rid of
| this so-called update.
| I have tried a number of options without success.
| I do hope someone can help!!!!
| Thanks in advance,