> Automatic security updates continue to fail. All of the following
> updates fail.
> Update for Outlook 2003 (KB943649)
> Security Update for Office 2003 (KB945185)
> Security Update for Microsoft Works Suite 2005 (KB943973)
> Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB945432)
> Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB953432)
> Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB921598)
> Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (KB948988)
> Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2003 (KB954464)
> Security Update for Office 2003 (KB954478)
> Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB953404)
> Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 (KB955466)
> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter
> I have also tried to install some of them manually, specifically
> Office SP3. I am using XP.
> Previous posts discuss using a Registry Cleaner. I use RegCure.
> From what I read above, it sounds like my only option is to
> re-install all of Windows. Is that correct? Is there no other way
> to determine what the problem is within the registry?
> I am an average PC user...my ultimate goal is to try to use the
> newest versions of Excel at home ..xlsx because that's what we're
> using at work. Need guidance!!
- Gather your installation media (Windows XP and Office 2003) and find your
product keys for both.
(If you cannot do this - stop now.)
- Uninstall Office and all components through the Add or Remove Programs
Control panel application.
- Use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
to ensure all traces of Office 2003 are gone.
- Use the following to ensure your Windows Update is cleaned up:
Ignore the title/description..
Perform method 1 and method 2 but don't try to update.
Reboot after you have done both.
- Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan (seperately) with:
Remove everything found. Uninstall apps after you are done.
- Install Office 2003 fresh.
- Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
and perform a custom scan.
Select all High Priority updates. Reboot and repeat as needed. I'd
personally recommend you avoid the Optional Hardware updates - the optional
software ones are up to you (but I would avoid Windows Search.)
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