Office 2003 Service Pack 2 Update failed to install, error code 0x

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Brett, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Brett

    Brett Guest

    I spent over three hours with dialup connection to Windows Update downloads
    and after installing some updates to my XP SP2 there was a 'fail to install'
    message. I cannot get any other than "not known" to error 0x8024002c on all
    MS searches.

    Any suggestions please. The software was installed by Dell prior to
    purchase and they only assist with hardware ! I have the installation disks.

    Brett, Jan 21, 2006
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  2. 0x8024002c - (2145124308)
    A binary-delta patch failed because the source was required

    1. Either download the full update from the Update site, or
    2. Force the re-detection of the update (noting that the full update will download this time).
    To force a re detection of the update click Start, select Run and type:
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Jan 21, 2006
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  3. Brett

    Brett Guest

    Thank you very much for your prompt help. I shall try the "detect" and come
    back. I tried to obtain CDs for the updates some of which are very large
    without success in UK. Without broadband at my location, life is expensive !!

    Brett, Jan 23, 2006
  4. Brett

    Brett Guest

    Installed OK now using detect option, thanks. Is it possible to obtain CDs
    for the big downloads? Not everyone can get broadband!!

    Brett, Jan 23, 2006
  5. Eventually they are released but not for SP 2 for Office 2003 yet. Soon I believe.
    Order Office Service Packs on CD-ROM

    Have you got a friend that can download them for you and burn them to CD?

    TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2006
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    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Jan 24, 2006
  6. Brett

    Brett Guest

    Many thanks for your responses. l'll owe you a a glass, or two if you're
    over in Uk some time.

    Microsoft told me I could not download to another computer, only from mine
    !!! Otherwise I should use my daughter's who uses broadband and it would be
    seconds. Are there any possible problems downloading to her machine please?
    Regards, Brett.

    Brett, Jan 25, 2006
  7. Not a problem if you're downloading the full updates, you can't download from the automatic update
    site to another computer.
    "Automatic Updates Downloads Cannot Be Installed on Other Computers"

    The links for Windows XP for full downloads (below) - once you know what you want, scan your
    computer, make a list and then download what you need.
    Do the same for office updates - make sure you download the full files.

    You can download them from the Catalog and save to be installed later.

    Click Add button for each update you want to download. Once you have what you want, Click the “Go To
    Download Basket†link. Type in or browse to the location where you want the updates saved to and
    then Click the “Download Now†button.
    Once downloaded, you can then burn them to CD.

    How to download updates and drivers from the Windows Update Catalog or from the Microsoft Update

    Other links which may be of interest:

    Search for a download

    How to install multiple Windows updates or hotfixes with only one reboot

    Your one stop post for Windows Critical Updates!

    TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2006
    "Need more help?;en-us;6527

    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Jan 25, 2006
  8. Brett

    Brett Guest

    Thank you very kindly.

    Brett, Jan 28, 2006
  9. Brett

    Cammy Guest

    This also has solved my problem I believe. I'll let the automatic update do
    its thing when I shut down. Thank you!

    Cammy, Apr 8, 2006
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