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.

    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.


    WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation

    Steps to take before you install WinXP SP3

    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:

    • CA:

    • UK:

    • AU:

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