Windows Office Products

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Jim, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I updated the MS updater and it looks okay as for the changes in the screens
    and on the start menu, however, I ran the scan and it reported no updates
    required, and well I am usually up to date on the Windows XP side, but was
    curious too see what it may find for my Office 2000 apps, it reported nothing
    as well, but to be sure I went to the Office Products site and had it scan my
    PC and sure enough it reported that I needed a Word 2000 security update.

    So my question is this, why did the Office site notice my need but not the
    Microsoft Update scan???

    If this update process is supposed to combine all of the MS Family, how did
    it miss what the Office Products site found??
     
    Jim, Jul 13, 2005
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  2. Jim

    Chris H. Guest

    Not everything which has been offered for Office products has been sent over
    to Microsoft Update, Jim. I believe you need to have at least Office XP
    (the 2002 version products) installed for MU to pay attention. Office 2000
    is now five years old, so if you continue to use that version just remember
    to check the Office web site.
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
     
    Chris H., Jul 13, 2005
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    Clayton Guest

    I have 2 XP Pro machines and running windows update on one shows both
    windows and office updates and running it on the other shows only windows
    updates, both machines have office 2003 installed desktop and notebook, the
    notebook found 3 windows updates and 1 office update today and the desktop
    only showed 3 windows updates and no office updates, after a successful
    update on my notebook, I restarted and ran windows update again and it shows
    on the left side windows xp family (0) and Office 2003 (0) which I guess are
    now updated but on the desktop it only shows windows xp family, so where is
    the office 2003 gone? I know a update is available because going to
    officeupdate shows me it
     
    Clayton, Jul 13, 2005
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  4. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 13, 2005
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  5. Jim

    Clayton Guest

    That site fixed it, thanks. I still don't understand why my notebook didn't
    have to go through this process
     
    Clayton, Jul 13, 2005
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