Windows Updates is offering MS Office 2007 updates -> but I have Office2000 installed (?)

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by XP Guy, May 16, 2012.

  1. XP Guy

    XP Guy Guest

    I've got an XP machine that I rarely run the MS updates on.

    I'm running the automatic updates right now and it's offering me about a
    dozen Office 2007 patches / fixes.

    Thing is, I've got Office 2000 SR1 premium installed on this thing.

    The updates are generically described as:

    "Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System"
    "Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Suites"
    "Security Update for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007"

    Do I want to download these patches - even though I don't have Office
    2007?
     
    XP Guy, May 16, 2012
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  2. XP Guy

    glee Guest

    You may have the 2007 Compatibility Pack installed, so you can view and
    edit Office files made with the later version of Office. If you have
    the Compatibility Pack installed, it takes updates for Office 2007.
    Alternately, you may have 2007 PowerPoint Viewer installed... that will
    also require Office 2007 updates.
     
    glee, May 16, 2012
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  3. XP Guy

    XP Guy Guest

    Yea, I think I did install the compatibility pack at one point.

    I downloaded these office 2007 updates and it didn't seem to break
    anything...
     
    XP Guy, May 17, 2012
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  4. XP Guy

    BillW50 Guest

    In XP Guy typed:
    I downloaded all Office 2000 updates manually and saved them all years
    ago. As I figured that one day, Microsoft would remove them from their
    servers. There was a SR-1 (which I call SP-1 below), but you have that
    one. Then you don't need SP-2, since SP-3 (it is only about 13MB in
    size) includes both SP-2 and SP-3. And I also noted the Word 2000 build
    versions so you know how far in updates Word currently is.

    Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.2720)
    Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1)
    Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3)
    Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.8968 SP-3) after 13 more updates

    Then these are the last updates after SP-3. I don't know if Microsoft
    still has them on their servers anymore, but you can check.

    REQUIRED UPDATES
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2000 (KB969683)
    3683 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel 2000 that could allow
    arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This
    update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Word 2000 (KB969600)
    4002 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Word 2000 that could allow
    arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This
    update resolves the vulnerability so that Microsoft Word 2000 documents
    are handled appropriately.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Office 2000 (KB944425)
    1383 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB947361)
    2810 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Outlook 2000 (KB946986)
    2601 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when you click on a maliciously modified
    hyperlink. This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Office 2000 (KB921606) (English version)
    489 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    enable arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This security update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB921595) (English version)
    524 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Access Snapshot Viewer 2000 (KB955441) (English
    version)
    87 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in the Snapshot Viewer that could allow
    arbitrary code to run when you open a maliciously modified web page or
    document. This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components (KB931660)
    1294 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Office Web Components
    2000 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified
    file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB957838) (English version)
    144 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified document is
    opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 (KB957790)
    1797 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This update resolves that vulnerability.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Security Update for Outlook 2000 (KB905646) (English version)
    3333 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook 2000 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when opening a malicious document. This
    update addresses that vulnerability.
     
    BillW50, May 17, 2012
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  5. XP Guy

    BillW50 Guest

    In BillW50 typed:
    Say you know what? There was a SR-1 and a SR-1a. Check your Word build
    version. If it doesn't say 9.0.3821, then you need the "Office 2000 -
    SR1aDL.exe" update (53MB) first before you can install SP-3 and the
    later 13 updates.
     
    BillW50, May 17, 2012
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  6. XP Guy

    glee Guest

    The question was about the Office 2007 updates...
     
    glee, May 17, 2012
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  7. XP Guy

    BillW50 Guest

    In
    Yes and the question was if Office 2007 updates Office 2000 too? And the
    answer is, no it doesn't and the above is what you need to update Office
    2000.
     
    BillW50, May 17, 2012
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  8. XP Guy

    glee Guest

    Actually, no.... that was not the question. Re-read the original post.
    Nowhere was it asked "if Office 2007 updates Office 2000 too". The OP
    asked why he was offered OFF2007 updates when he had OFF2000, and if he
    should install them.
     
    glee, May 17, 2012
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  9. XP Guy

    BillW50 Guest

    In
    They can install Office 2007 updates, but it will only help the 2007
    Compatibility Pack *only*. While they still have Office 2000 and only
    patched up to SR-1 and it has much further to go to be fully patched.
    Why is this so hard for you?
     
    BillW50, May 17, 2012
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  10. XP Guy

    glee Guest

    Not hard for me at all, but apparently hard for you.... and for what
    reason must you insult people? There was NO QUESTION OR STATEMENT
    regarding whether the 2007 patches updated Ver. 2000. The question was,
    does he need the 2007 patches. Again, re-read the original question.
     
    glee, May 17, 2012
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  11. XP Guy

    BillW50 Guest

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    What is so hard to understand? If you go to Windows updates or Office
    updates and if you have Office 2000 SR-1, Microsoft will show you *no*
    updates for Office 2000 at all. No matter how unpatched your Office 2000
    is. The reason is because that Microsoft has drop support for Office
    2000 and also removed the Office 2000 patches.

    So when I try to help the guy out, you have to play mind games with
    people and act foolish. Don't you have other people to bother instead?
    Wife, brother, kids, dog, or something?
     
    BillW50, May 17, 2012
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  12. XP Guy

    glee Guest

    smh. One-track mind. The question was not at any point "how do I find
    Office 2000 updates". Yes, the support cycle is over for Office 2000.
    Once support has ended for any product, automatic updates are no longer
    available, updates must be obtained through the Download Center.
    So, you want to give the OP info about the unavailability of Office 2000
    updates via automatic updates... all well and good. My point is that
    you never once addressed the original question, not once.

    Just for clarity, your reference to Windows Update and to Office Update
    sites for Office updates of any kind, is incorrect. At NO time could
    you ever get Office Updates from "Windows Update". There have not been
    automatic updates available from Office Update site for a few years, and
    they were never available from Windows Update. Automatic updates for
    supported versions of Office are only available from Microsoft Update,
    which is a different service than Windows Update. Office Update
    transferred its updating to Microsoft Update some time ago. FYI....
     
    glee, May 17, 2012
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  13. XP Guy

    Char Jackson Guest

    Why not just admit that you misread the OP's post and move on? We all
    make mistakes. Any why the snarky "Why is this so hard for you"?
     
    Char Jackson, May 17, 2012
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  14. XP Guy

    BillW50 Guest

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    Oh and you *want* to tell him the same line that everybody else told
    him? And how does that help him Glen? I am waiting! I am trying to help
    them by telling them what they need to update Office 2000 because they
    are very unlikely to find it any place else except from me.
    For starters I can only speak about the Office Update site for Office
    2000. I don't have 2003 or later so I wouldn't know how that works
    except the part about 2007 Compatibility Pack, which I too have seen.
    And prior to Office 2000, Office updates were done through Windows
    Update. And since 2005, Windows and Office updates can be had through
    the single Microsoft Update site.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office_Update
     
    BillW50, May 17, 2012
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  15. Because he wrote such a lenthy reply ;-)
     
    David H. Lipman, May 17, 2012
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  16. XP Guy

    Char Jackson Guest

    ;-)
     
    Char Jackson, May 17, 2012
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  17. XP Guy

    glee Guest

    Bwahahahaha! No one but you can supply that simple information? You've
    GOT to be joking! It's readily available info all over the web... any
    search engine will bring you to the info in seconds.

    Office Updates were never done through Windows Update for any version,
    that I have seen, going back to office 95 and 97. Windows Update did
    not include Office products or updates.... Office was always kept
    separate until the advent of Microsoft Update.
     
    glee, May 17, 2012
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  18. XP Guy

    Char Jackson Guest

    In that case, we're extremely fortunate to have you as a resource.
     
    Char Jackson, May 17, 2012
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  19. XP Guy

    BillW50 Guest

    Go for it Glen. Show us where all of the updates you need for Office
    2000 SR1 is in one simple list. If you can prove it, we will believe
    you. But in any case, we are calling your bluff!
    Really, refresh my memory where we got Office 95 and Office 97 updates
    from? And Office Update is the wrong answer since they were never there.
    And while my memory isn't 100% perfect, but Wikipedia's memory says the
    same thing.

    Also odd, this web site says to go to Windows Update to get Office 97
    updates:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6396430_update-microsoft-office-97.html

    Now why on earth would they say that Glen? Could it be that you don't
    know what you are talking about? Naw, that couldn't be, right Glen?
     
    BillW50, May 17, 2012
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  20. XP Guy

    BillW50 Guest

    What's the problem Char?

    Assumptive 1: I assumed the OP wanted to know why they were being
    offered Office 2007 update because they have Office 2000.

    Assumption 2: I assumed the OP thought that Microsoft would keep their
    Office 2000 updated.

    So I cleared these two up if they had these misunderstandings. I kept
    this list for myself and I have offered it to others who wants to know
    how to manually update Office 2000, since there isn't any means to
    automatically update Office 2000 anymore.

    The people who needed to update Office 2000 so far has always thanked
    me. And the bastards who could careless criticizes me for trying to help
    others. You know like Glen, David, and yourself.
     
    BillW50, May 17, 2012
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