Office XP update failure due to missing .MSP files

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Office XP update failure due to missing .MSP files

Postby James » Tue, 23 Sep 2003 06:18:35 GMT

After installing the latest Office XP security batch, I 
too cannot check for or install Office updates.  

The error message states that "Windows Installer patch 
files (.MSP) from previously applied Office Updates are 
missing from the \Windows\Installer hidden directory." 

I received the same error message if I tried to install 
manually downloaded updates.

Also, I cannot uninstall or reinstall Office XP because 
of the "missing patch file."

Was this problem caused by that new security patch?

Since I expect no help from Microsoft, I would appreciate 
any ideas you have to correct this problem.  


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