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Old 01-01-2009
jkilby
 

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Re: automatic security updates failing
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 (KB958620)

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!!
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Old 01-01-2009
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: automatic security updates failing
jkilby wrote:
> 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
> (KB958620)
>
> 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.

- Reboot.

- Use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
to ensure all traces of Office 2003 are gone.

- Use the following to ensure your Windows Update is cleaned up:

Ignore the title/description..
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
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:
SuperAntiSpyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/
(Freeware)

MalwareBytes
http://www.malwarebytes.com/
(Freeware)

Remove everything found. Uninstall apps after you are done.

- Reboot

- Install Office 2003 fresh.

- Reboot

- 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.)

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Old 01-01-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: automatic security updates failing
How to troubleshoot failures updating your Office installation...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304498

Tip: Insert your Office 2003 CD into the appropriate drive bay before
attempting to install the Offce 2003 updates.

Tip: Uninstall Works Suite 2005.

Also see...

Description of the update for Office 2003: December 9, 2008:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949074

> Previous posts discuss using a Registry Cleaner. I use RegCure.


That may be the *cause* of your problem! Think your Registry needs
"cleaning" or "repairing"? Read http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099 and
draw your own conclusions.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

jkilby wrote:
> 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 (KB958620)
>
> 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!!


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