View Full Version : "Service Pack 3 problem" (that's because it is Office XP SP3 not XP SP3)
This thing is driving me nuts, my OS is Windows XP Media Center 2005, windows automatic updates is turned on, as I like to have my PC up-to-date all the time, every single fucking day, it downloads a SP3 for XP, problem is, this update is for XP Professional, and I always start the update, but then at certain point it asks for microsoft office CD-ROM, which I dont have, and always end cancelling it. How the hell do I tell the thing not to download that XP Professional update without turning off automatic updates? thanks.
It isn't officially out yet :huh:
With Automatic Updates you choose with updates are applied and which aren't. I've changed the thread title because there is as yet no link to a download for it on Microsoft's own website.
If its asking you for the Microsoft Office CD its Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Office XP. See the problem?
Which is this (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=85AF7BFD-6F69-4289-8BD1-EB966BCDFB5E&displaylang=en)
But, aren't they supposed to know which version of XP people have? if they know my OS is XP Media Center 2005, why they bother me sending a thing that wont work on my system? thanks.
Its for Office XP. They are assuming you have Office XP legitimately. If you don't, you won't have a CD and therefore the update won't work. It has nothing to do with your OS. You can run Office XP on Vista and it'll give you the exact same update as it would if you were running Office XP on XP because Office itself is exactly the same. Automatic Updates is detecting a version of Office XP on your system and asking for the CD to prove you have a legitimate copy.
I think it is a flaw on Windows update, as it isn't able to tell the difference between versions of XP, the link you posted clearly states "office XP service pack 3", this means there wont be a SP3 for XP home editions? thanks
Pategato, you're very confused.
Office XP = Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access etc. it is not an operating system. Windows XP is an operating system.
Windows XP Home = Windows OS with basic features for home users
Windows XP Professional = Windows OS with almost all features, aimed at small businesses
Windows XP Corporate = Windows OS with all features, aimed at large businesses
I'm sure there's another "flavour" of XP aside from Media Center which you're using but it doesn't really matter.
The link I provided you with is to show you that the Service Pack 3 you're downloading is for Microsoft Office XP. It is called Office XP simply because it was released around the same time as Windows XP and it helps with marketing.
You want Windows XP Service Pack 3 which has not been released yet. When it comes out, it will know which version of Windows you have and only update what it needs to.
Pat the service pack is or Microsoft Office not the operating system. It's the service pack for applications such as word, powerpoint etc
Ahh ok, got it now, thanks for the help guys.
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