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Thread: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

  1. #1
    JamesJ Guest

    Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    Microsoft Update has tried 3 times and 3 times have failed to install
    Office Service Pack 3.
    It downloads but fails to install.
    I'm using XP sp2 and Access 2003. No other Office product.

    Any help will be appreciated,
    James








  2. #2
    Tambo Guest

    RE: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    I have exactly the same problem with this office service pack 3 I'm also
    running XP SP2-ist time I've ever had a prob.
    Any advice warmly welcomed!

  3. #3
    ...winston Guest

    Re: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    You can download it manually and attempt to install offline independent
    of Windows Update.
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=923618
    Scroll to the bottom of the link.
    Two options are available.
    Office 2003 SP3
    Office 2003 SP3 for Multilingual User interface

    While I did download the file, I chose not to install it preferring a
    wait&see approach.
    All updates prior to sp3 were current on my system(s) and Office 2003
    sp2 completely functional for a long time, thus not broke.
    - reference the Known Issues in the above KB923618

  4. #4
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    Put your Office 2003 (whatever it is) installation media in the CD drive
    before installing it?
    Have you tried downloading the entire package for SP3 and installing it
    stand-alone as opposed to utilizing the web page?

  5. #5
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    Put your Office 2003 (whatever it is) installation media in the CD drive
    before installing it?
    Have you tried downloading the entire package for SP3 and installing it
    stand-alone as opposed to utilizing the web page?

  6. #6
    TaurArian Guest

    RE: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    You cannot install an Office 2003 service pack
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=884298
    Installation Unsuccessful
    The update cannot be applied.

    How to troubleshoot failures updating your Office installation from the
    Office Update Web site
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304498
    The Office Update site is currently experiencing some technical difficulties
    and is unable to check for updates.
    Error! The catalog cannot be displayed.
    Installation unsuccessful.
    The Office Update Catalog cannot be displayed.
    The Office Update site is unable to check for updates on this computer.
    Error 0x80070641
    Error 0x51F
    Error 0x530
    Error 80070643

    If you receive an error code 0x8024002D, then the installation failed to
    install because the source was required.

    Options –

    Try installing Service Pack 3 with your Office 2003 CD in the installation
    CD-ROM drive before trying to install.

    Try downloading the full installation pack and installing
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...2-5e3c1132f206
    NB - Full-file version update may request Office source files
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840169/

    Try and fix the problem -
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/or...402361033.aspx
    "Enabling the local installation source".

    Try repairing/reinstalling Office 2003 –
    Description of the differences between repair and reinstall in Office XP and
    2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298027

    KB articles about known problems -
    After you install a Microsoft Office service pack, you are prompted
    unexpectedly to restart the computer.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905726
    After you install Office 2003 SP3, an add-in, ActiveX control, or COM add-in
    may not work as expected in an Office 2003 program. The functionality of an
    add-in, an ActiveX control, or a COM add-in is reduced, or the functionality
    is blocked after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938814
    Error message when you try to create a new MAPI form in Outlook 2003:
    "contact the administrator"
    After you install Office 2003 SP3, you may receive an error message when you
    try to create a new MAPI form in Outlook 2003.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938816
    After you install Office 2003 SP3, attachments that contain the .gadget
    extension cannot be opened in Outlook 2003.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938811
    After you install Office 2003 SP3, the Fast Saves feature does not work as
    expected in Word 2003.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938808
    After you install Office 2003 SP3, the Microsoft Office Document Imaging
    program may not work as expected.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938813
    After you install Office 2003 SP3, you may receive an error message when you
    try to open or to save a file.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941636
    After you install Office 2003 SP3, you cannot open some Microsoft Excel
    workbooks that contain Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938806
    After you install Office 2003 SP3, the version number of Office is no longer
    saved in the properties of the document as expected.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938807

    http://taurarian.mvps.org/Office/off..._sp3_notes.htm

  7. #7
    Conrad AN Guest

    RE: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    Either through the update; or, through the stand alone update I am unable to
    update with Office 2003-SP3.

    Problem: I not only have Off 2003 Pro; but, also have OneNote and Frontpage
    2003 that came on seperate CD's. Update does not prompt or provide
    opportunity to swap CD's during the 2003 SP3 update. So, there is no chance
    to insert original media.

    And, OneNote seperate update also fails as well along with Outlook 2003
    Security update.

    Results: all updates fail; yet, continuously retry.

    This is an annoying feature of Microsofts.

    Consider, I do not repair cars; I take the car to a mechanic and they
    diagnose and repair.

    Microsoft should do the same and offer a revised update.

  8. #8
    JamesJ Guest

    Re: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    I don't have Office 2003, only Access 2003.

  9. #9
    JamesJ Guest

    Re: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    Downloading and installing Office 2003 SP3 manually seemed to
    have worked. "Installation ...successful.".

  10. #10
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    You installed it somehow - correct? Put in the media you installed Access
    2003 with.

    That's "whatever it is" in reference to Office 2003. Access 2003 is a
    component of MS Office 2003. You probably have media sitting around for
    Access 2003 - otherwise it's hard to get it installed. Insert that media in
    your system so that the updater has access to it while installing.

  11. #11
    ...winston Guest

    Re: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    You're welcome James.

  12. #12
    Charlene Guest

    RE: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    "JamesJ" wrote:

  13. #13
    gphx Guest

    Re: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    All the help appreciated and I will certainly give this a try myself (in the
    midst of a move atm and media packed away) but I wonder if MSFT realizes they
    could've saved me months of frustration simply by prompting for the install
    media as they always used to? Sorry, rhetorical question. : )

  14. #14
    Sil Guest
    I also have the same problem. I had tried installing the update with the
    original Office 2003 CD in the computer and received the same failure. I
    tried downloading the LOCAL INSTALLATION TOOL and tried running htat and
    received an error message as well.

    I'm having the same problem, I have tried installing it manually with the
    office disc in the drive. I have also tried to repair the insalltion from
    tyhe disc.
    I keep getting error 0x78F

  15. #15
    Robert Aldwinckle Guest

    Re: Can't Install Office Service Pack 3

    The equivalent decimal value for that code is 1935.
    Try adding that number to your web search. ; )


    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926804

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