Microsoft updating service pack 2 to service pack 3
Refer to the General Office Updates site for questions about this or any other version mentioned in this article.What to Expect from the Update Process Public updates and service packs are simple to install but the process does run about 30 minutes.Service Packs Versus Patches Microsoft continually fixes aspects of Office even after each version (2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, etc) is released.Since not every user wants to update each fix individually as they are completed, service packs evolved.
Instead, if you do not have automatic updates, check out the latest Public Update.But you can spoof Windows updates in order to install retail bits on checked builds and vice versa. Double-click on it and change its value to Checked as shown in following screenshot: If the value is already set to Checked, then change it to Free and click on OK. If you are also facing the same problem, then follow these simple steps and your problem should be solved: 1. We have posted about it at following link: I have received a few mails mentioning a strange problem which occurs while installing SP3 in Windows XP. A few people told me that whenever they try to install SP3 in Windows XP, Windows shows following error message: The reason behind this problem is that the update package installs retail bits on retail builds and checked bits on checked builds. In right-side pane look for a String "Current Type".