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Office XP SP3 Info

Daniel Petri


Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office XP. SP3 contains significant security enhancements, in addition to stability and performance improvements. This service pack applies to any level of Office XP. It contains all updates included in Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), and updates released after SP2.
You can download the administrative version of SP3 for Office XP right here:
Download Office XP SP3 (58.9mb)
This version is used to install across the network and to slipstream onto the Office CD – Office XP SP1/2 Slipstreaming.
Or get the minimal required files right HERE (16.4mb, local installation files only)
Read more about Office XP Deployment

Included in this Service Pack

Office XP SP3 addresses the issues described in the following Microsoft Security Bulletins:

This service pack also includes all updates released for Office XP:

Office XP SP3 will install successfully even if one or more of the publicly available updates, listed earlier in this document, have already been installed on your computer. Office XP SP3 also includes stability improvements developed due to user input from the Error Reporting Tool in Office XP and from Microsoft Product Support feedback. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (832671): Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 3

To install SP3 without the original Office XP CD

When installing SP3, you may be prompted to insert one or more of your original Office XP CD-ROMs. If you do not have access to your original Office XP CD-ROM you can install Office XP SP3 Full File Version (58925 KB). Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation. For more information, please see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article, (828451) OFFXP: Why Service Packs, Updates, and Security Patches May Require the Office XP CD-ROM.

To install when using an Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack

For complete Office XP SP3 functionality if you are using an Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI), you will need to install both of the following:

  • Office XP Update: Service Pack 3 (SP3)
  • Office XP Update: Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack (available at a later date)

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Office XP SP3 applies to the following Office XP suites and programs:

  • Microsoft Office XP Professional
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional with Microsoft FrontPage®
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard for Students and Teachers
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business edition
  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft FrontPage® 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook® 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Publisher 2002
  • Microsoft Office XP Web Components
  • Microsoft Windows Installer version 2.0 or later. Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Windows XP include this version of the Windows Installer. Otherwise, the latest version of Windows Installer is available as a separate download at the following links:

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