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Downloaded Office XP update instead of Office 2003 update

Postby aGJzaHduOTIzNDM » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 05:49:03 GMT

I've mistakenly downloaded and instlalled an Office XP update to my Office 
2003 system. I can't open my Microsoft Office Outlook now.

Downloaded Office XP update instead of Office 2003 update

Postby Chuck Davis » Mon, 01 Nov 2004 11:28:24 GMT

update to my Office 
Did you use Office Update for the process? Office Update
removes these errors from the process. It's the only way to
fly, as you have found out. 

I suggest that you do a Detect and repair from the Help
drop down menu. 

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The errors I have been encountering are (sorry for the long post):

Error at 40% of progress bar during checking for updates scan
-------------------------------------------------------------
The Office Update site is unable to check for updates on this computer. This may be happening
because of one of the following reasons:

You do not have administrative privileges for this computer. 

There is a network problem and the detection catalog used by the Office Update site failed to
download. Go back to the Downloads home page and try running detection again. 

Windows Installer patch files (.MSP files) from previously applied Office updates are missing from
the \Windows\Installer hidden directory on your computer. MSP files are stored on your computer
after update installation completes because they need to be referenced for future update operations.
If the files are missing you will not be able to apply Office updates. You may also be unable to
uninstall Office products as a result of the same problem. Please contact Microsoft Product Support
for assistance. 

You installed Office updates in the past and then upgraded from Windows Installer version 1.0 to
Windows Installer version 1.1. For more information see the KB article Windows Installer May Prompt
for Install Source if Unavailable. 

Error during install of manually downloaded Office XP updates
-------------------------------------------------------------
Office Hotfix Installer encountered a problem. We are sorry for the convenience.

Error Signature:
ProdCode : x     ProdVer : x     Action : OHotfixDetectionNPUErr     
ErrNum : 1635     Err0 : {F5DA379C-C16D-4262-B3D9-C041D8CD7FE3}     
Err1 : NormalPatch.cpp     Err2 : 139     

Control Panel|Add/Remove Programs|Microsoft Office XP Small Business|Change
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
This patch package could not be opened.  Verify that the patch package exists and that you can
access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch
package.

Microsoft Outlook|Help|Detect & Repair|Start
-------------------------------------------------------
This patch package could not be opened.  Verify that the patch package exists and that you can
access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch
package.

Office Assistant|Choose Assistant|Next|OK|...install it now?|Yes
----------------------------------------------------------------
The selected Assistant character is not available.
Microsoft Outlook cannot install the necessary files due to Windows Installer error 1635.

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