WU has offered Office 2003 SP3 but not Windows SP3

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Martin C, May 19, 2008.

  1. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    As the title states, Windows Update has listed the Office 2003 SP3 update
    for installation. At this time, I have not received the download for Windows
    XP SP3.

    Should the Office update be done before the Windows SP3 or does it not
    matter? I was going to put SP3 on first (either when it was offered, or
    download it explicity) and then the Office update. Now I am not sure.

    Please advise.

    TIA
    Martin
     
    Martin C, May 19, 2008
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  2. A1. Don't expect Automatic Updates to offer WinXP SP3 until mid-June or
    later, Martin.

    A2. It doesn't matter.

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    WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx

    Steps to take before you install WinXP SP3
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
    Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
    e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

    • US:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11273&gprid=522131

    • CA:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-ca&prid=11273&gprid=522131

    • UK:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-gb&prid=11273&gprid=522131

    • AU:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-au&prid=11273&gprid=522131

    • Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select
    Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], May 19, 2008
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  3. Office 2003 SP3 was released MONTHS before Windows XP SP3 and have no
    relationship other than being created by the same parent company.

    Public release dates:

    Office 2003 SP3: 9/17/2007
    Windows XP SP3: 5/6/2008
     
    Shenan Stanley, May 19, 2008
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  4. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    I am aware of the rerequisites for installing the Windows SP3 patch. Do I
    need to take the same care over installing Office SP3 as I will have to when
    I install Windows SP3 - or are the Office updates just simple updates? I
    normally turn off my antivirus before performing MS Updates anyway.

    Martin
     
    Martin C, May 20, 2008
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  5. You should take care when installing any updates, and no updates are
    "simple" (especially Service Packs), but *very* generally speaking, no.
    (YMMV)
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], May 21, 2008
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