Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) Update failure

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by John Capleton, May 15, 2011.

  1. This update has failed countless times... What's the problem? Please help...
    John Capleton, May 15, 2011
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  2. John Capleton

    Peter Foldes Guest

    Some do get only the message "Installation Failed" with no error or explanation. I
    found the following below that corrects this update issue for most.

    1st Rename Office subkeys

    Note: Removing the following registry keys may reset customized user
    settings for your Microsoft Office programs.

    1. Close all the applications.
    2. Click on Start->Run, type in REGEDIT and click on OK.
    3. Locate and select the following registry subkeys:


    4. Right click on 11.0 and rename them to Old11.
    5. Close the Registry Editor.

    2nd. Detect and Repair Office 2003

    1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to and click Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
    3. Click Change/Remove Programs on the left pane.
    4. Highlight Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 on the right pane
    and click Change.
    5. Insert the correct version of CD when it requires.
    6. Select “Reinstall and Repair” and click Next.
    7. Select “Detect and Repair errors in my Office installation”.
    8. Click Install and wait the process to end.

    3rd. Install the Updates

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    Peter Foldes, May 15, 2011
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