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made this page simply for informational purposes and to make downloading
updates faster & easier.
Download and install these Office updates of their respective versions from top to bottom.
[a little star * indicates a new system update; the <> symbol means to install a patch with caution because it may have a
possible side effect; I am not responsible if the updates you download here do more harm than good]
updates for all versions of Office are listed starting from the recent
version of Office at the top to the earliest version of
Office at the bottom. Note that these patches are for legally licensed versions of Office and not for pirated versions, so for
those using Office XP or higher go through the product activation process first before downloading & installing any updates.
Read MS support article 293151 about the Product Activation & Reduced Functionality features in MS Office XP & later.
The Office Open Document Confirmation Tool Update for Office 97 & 2000 prevents users from inadvertently opening or viewing
MS Office documents [created from Access, Word, Excel or Powerpoint] in Internet Explorer and this fix is included in
Office XP & later.
Key = MDAC/WDAC - Microsoft Data Access Components/Windows Data Access Components, RT - runtime
Updates for Microsoft
Office 2007 & higher are featured on the Office/Works
Updates page - part 1.
Effective January 2013, updates & addons for Office 97 are no longer featured on this page and updates
for Office 2003 are listed on this page.
WARNING: If you use any Microsoft Office programs AND you have
applied the original release of the Windows 2000
SP4 Update Rollup 1 pack from MS support KB article 891861, download & install the revised (V2) Update Rollup 1 pack. The
MS Office related problems with the Win2000 SP4 UR1 are mentioned in MS KB article 904368.
MS Office 2003 will only run under Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 &
Windows 2000 with at least Service Pack 3.
It will not run whatsoever under Windows 2000 RTM/SP1/SP2, 9x, ME & NT4. As with Office 2000 & XP, any updates installed
under Office 2003 may require access to the Office 2003 CD if Office was installed from the CD. Office 2003 is the last version
to support Windows 2000 and extended support for Office 2003 ended on April 8, 2014.
<> Caution: There are some issues after installing Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and they are listed in MS article 923618.
~ - If you already installed the Powerpoint 2003 KB2543241 hotfix, you won't be able to install the KB2535812 security patch
because KB2535812 contains the same versions of the updated Powerpoint 2003 files as the KB2543241 hotfix. So there's
no need to install KB2535812 if KB2543241 is already installed.
Updates [all editions]: (existing updates only)
Office XP requires Windows 98 or NT4 with Service Pack 6a or higher to
use under at least a Pentium 233 Mhz system
with 32 Mb of RAM. It will neither install nor run under previous versions of Windows [like Win95 or NT4 with earlier Service
Packs]. As with Office 2000, any update you install under Office XP may require access to the Office XP CD or your Office XP
installation files if they are stored on a local hard drive or network server [if connected to a network]. Before installing most of
the patches above, install Office XP Service Pack 3 which includes SP1, SP2 & post SP2 updates. Note that any Service Pack
for Office XP will only install [properly] under activated versions and not under pirated or bootleg versions. SP3 can either be
applied as a 'client' update which requires access to the Office XP compact disc or applied as a 'full' update which does not
require access to the Office XP CD. You will need to use at least Windows Installer 2.0 [MSI 2.0] for any version of Windows
(except for Windows 95 because Office XP is not compatible with Windows 95) before installing these Office XP updates. The
Frontpage 2002 Server Extensions addon will NOT install under Windows 98 & ME systems as it is not compatible. It will also
not install under NT-based systems unless Internet Information Server is installed first (except under WinXP Home Edition, which
does not officially support running/installing IIS; you will need Windows XP Professional Edition to run IIS). Office XP is the last
version to support Windows 98, ME & NT4 SP6a and extended support for Office XP ended on July 12, 2011.
<> Caution: The MS03-036, MS04-027, MS09-010 & MS09-073 Word 2002 security updates prevent saving newly created
documents as WordPerfect 5.x documents in Word 2002. However, you can still open, edit & save existing Wordperfect 5.x
documents in Word. To save newly created documents in Wordperfect 5.x format, use an older version of the WPFT532.CNV
file from Office 2k or earlier.
~ - If you already installed the Powerpoint 2002 KB2543242 hotfix, you won't be able to install the KB2535802 security patch
because KB2535802 contains the same versions of the updated Powerpoint 2002 files as the KB2543242 hotfix. So there's
no need to install KB2535802 if KB2543242 is already installed.
When installing any of the Office 2000 updates, they may ask you for the
Office 2000 installation CDs unless you
have stored the installation files on the local hard drive or network server [if connected to a network] and you have run the Office
2000 setup files from the local hard drive or network server. Before installing most of the Office 2k updates here, download and
install the Service Release 1a and the Service Pack 3 updates first and be sure to install the latest version of the Windows
Installer (latest is MSI 2.0) for any version of Windows except for WinXP & Win2003; Win2000 SP3 or greater include MSI 2.0.
You can either download the Office 2k SR1a installer to download & install the SR1a components or download the full SR1a
download which doesn't require going on the web to get the rest of the SR1a update packages because they're all included
in one big download though I highly recommend using a third party download manager to get the full SR1a download. The
Office 2k SR1a downloads will offer users to download Internet Explorer 5.01 if it is not installed or using less than IE 5.01.
So to minimize the Office 2k SR1a installation, install IE 5.01 or greater first and then run the Office 2k SR1a update. When
using Windows 95 with DCOM 95 version 1.3 installed (the ole32.dll file inside dcom95 is version 4.71.3328) and near the end
of installation of Office 2000 you may see an error message mentioned in MS Support Article 241056. Simply disregard the error
message and continue on with Office 2000 setup; the problem mostly happens under the original version of Office 2000 & was
fixed in the full SR-1 product version of Office 2k. The SR-1 Product version of Office 2000 is no longer sold in computer stores
after Office XP was released. Any Office 2000 update released after Service Pack 3 will require the SP3 update installed first.
The WordPerfect 5.x Converter Security Update is also included in the Office Converter Pack of the Office 2003 Resource Kit.
The Frontpage 2000 Server Extensions KB813379 Security update will only install under Win95, 98 & NT4; it will NOT install
under WinME and Win2k/XP based systems. To install the KB813379 update under WinME, extract the files inside to a
temporary folder, right-click on the FES14.inf file and choose Install & reboot the computer so that the updated files will take
effect. Office 2000 is the last version to support Windows 95 and all support for Office 2000 ended on July 14, 2009.
<> Caution: The MS03-036, MS04-027 and MS09-010 Word 2000 security updates prevent saving newly created documents as
WordPerfect 5.x documents in Word 2000. However, you can still open, edit & save existing Wordperfect 5.x documents in Word.
To save newly created documents in Wordperfect 5.x format, use an older version of the WPFT532.CNV file from Office 2000 or
for Microsoft Works 8.0 and higher are found on part 1 of My
MS Office & MS Works page.
The latest MDAC & Jet downloads for Windows 2000 & XP are included
in the latest Win2k & WinXP Service Packs.
When installing any MDAC & Jet downloads under Win9x or NT4, install all Y2K updates for Win9x/NT4. Internet Explorer 5.x
installs an old version of MDAC (like MDAC 2.1) and is not included in IE 6 & greater. The MS .NET Framework add-on requires
MDAC 2.6 or higher to use so do not install earlier versions of MDAC less than v2.6 if you plan to use the .NET Framework.
The Office Converter Pack can be installed with or without MS Office installed on a computer as they include updated graphics
and text converter files. The KB892211 Web Folders update is needed only if Office 2000/XP or the Web Folders addon from
IE 5.01 or IE 5.5 was installed; KB892211 includes the MS01-001 and MS01-022 security fixes.
<> Caution: The Office 2003 Converter Pack and the KB960476 security update include newer versions of the WPFT532.CNV
file that prevents saving newly created documents as WordPerfect 5.x documents in Microsoft Word. You can still open, edit
& save existing WordPerfect 5.x documents with the updated WordPerfect converter in MS Word.
Do NOT use any of the following MS Office File Viewers above if you already
have an MS Office product or application.
These downloads are for users who do not have MS Office installed or are using very old versions of MS Office. These viewers
can be used under 32-bit supported versions of Windows. To view and/or print documents created in the 2007 & 2010 editions
of Excel, PowerPoint & Word, download and install the Office Compatibility pack.
Other sites to
find updates and/or info for MS Office & MS Works:
The MS Office Downloads page is for those using at least Office 2000 to
the most current version of Office. MS Office
ocuments created in Office 2007 or later will require the Office 2007 File Compatibility Pack for Office 2000/XP/2003 which is
mentioned on my Office/Works page - part 1.
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