Windows Updates is offering MS Office 2007 updates -> but I have Office2000 installed (?)


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XP Guy

I've got an XP machine that I rarely run the MS updates on.

I'm running the automatic updates right now and it's offering me about a
dozen Office 2007 patches / fixes.

Thing is, I've got Office 2000 SR1 premium installed on this thing.

The updates are generically described as:

"Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System"
"Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Suites"
"Security Update for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007"

Do I want to download these patches - even though I don't have Office
2007?
 
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glee

XP Guy said:
I've got an XP machine that I rarely run the MS updates on.

I'm running the automatic updates right now and it's offering me about
a
dozen Office 2007 patches / fixes.

Thing is, I've got Office 2000 SR1 premium installed on this thing.

The updates are generically described as:

"Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System"
"Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Suites"
"Security Update for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007"

Do I want to download these patches - even though I don't have Office
2007?
You may have the 2007 Compatibility Pack installed, so you can view and
edit Office files made with the later version of Office. If you have
the Compatibility Pack installed, it takes updates for Office 2007.
Alternately, you may have 2007 PowerPoint Viewer installed... that will
also require Office 2007 updates.
 
X

XP Guy

You may have the 2007 Compatibility Pack installed, so you can view
and edit Office files made with the later version of Office. If
you have the Compatibility Pack installed, it takes updates for
Office 2007.
Yea, I think I did install the compatibility pack at one point.

I downloaded these office 2007 updates and it didn't seem to break
anything...
 
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BillW50

In XP Guy typed:
Yea, I think I did install the compatibility pack at one point.

I downloaded these office 2007 updates and it didn't seem to break
anything...
I downloaded all Office 2000 updates manually and saved them all years
ago. As I figured that one day, Microsoft would remove them from their
servers. There was a SR-1 (which I call SP-1 below), but you have that
one. Then you don't need SP-2, since SP-3 (it is only about 13MB in
size) includes both SP-2 and SP-3. And I also noted the Word 2000 build
versions so you know how far in updates Word currently is.

Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.2720)
Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1)
Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3)
Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.8968 SP-3) after 13 more updates

Then these are the last updates after SP-3. I don't know if Microsoft
still has them on their servers anymore, but you can check.

REQUIRED UPDATES
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2000 (KB969683)
3683 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel 2000 that could allow
arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This
update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Word 2000 (KB969600)
4002 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Word 2000 that could allow
arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This
update resolves the vulnerability so that Microsoft Word 2000 documents
are handled appropriately.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Office 2000 (KB944425)
1383 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB947361)
2810 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Outlook 2000 (KB946986)
2601 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when you click on a maliciously modified
hyperlink. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Office 2000 (KB921606) (English version)
489 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
enable arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
This security update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB921595) (English version)
524 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Access Snapshot Viewer 2000 (KB955441) (English
version)
87 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in the Snapshot Viewer that could allow
arbitrary code to run when you open a maliciously modified web page or
document. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components (KB931660)
1294 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Office Web Components
2000 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified
file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB957838) (English version)
144 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified document is
opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 (KB957790)
1797 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Outlook 2000 (KB905646) (English version)
3333 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when opening a malicious document. This
update addresses that vulnerability.
 
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BillW50

In BillW50 typed:
In XP Guy typed:

I downloaded all Office 2000 updates manually and saved them all years
ago. As I figured that one day, Microsoft would remove them from their
servers. There was a SR-1 (which I call SP-1 below), but you have that
one. Then you don't need SP-2, since SP-3 (it is only about 13MB in
size) includes both SP-2 and SP-3. And I also noted the Word 2000
build versions so you know how far in updates Word currently is.

Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.2720)
Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.3821 SP-1)
Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3)
Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.8968 SP-3) after 13 more updates

Then these are the last updates after SP-3. I don't know if Microsoft
still has them on their servers anymore, but you can check.

REQUIRED UPDATES
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2000 (KB969683)
3683 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is
opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Word 2000 (KB969600)
4002 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Word 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is
opened. This update resolves the vulnerability so that Microsoft Word
2000 documents are handled appropriately.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Office 2000 (KB944425)
1383 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is
opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB947361)
2810 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is
opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Outlook 2000 (KB946986)
2601 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when you click on a maliciously modified
hyperlink. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Office 2000 (KB921606) (English version)
489 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
enable arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is
opened. This security update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB921595) (English version)
524 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is
opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Access Snapshot Viewer 2000 (KB955441) (English
version)
87 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in the Snapshot Viewer that could
allow arbitrary code to run when you open a maliciously modified web
page or document. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components (KB931660)
1294 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Office Web Components
2000 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously
modified file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2000 (KB957838) (English version)
144 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified document is
opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 (KB957790)
1797 KB / Download Time = < 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 that
could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is
opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security Update for Outlook 2000 (KB905646) (English version)
3333 KB / Download Time = 1 min at your connection speed
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook 2000 that could
allow arbitrary code to run when opening a malicious document. This
update addresses that vulnerability.
Say you know what? There was a SR-1 and a SR-1a. Check your Word build
version. If it doesn't say 9.0.3821, then you need the "Office 2000 -
SR1aDL.exe" update (53MB) first before you can install SP-3 and the
later 13 updates.
 
G

glee

BillW50 said:
In BillW50 typed:

Say you know what? There was a SR-1 and a SR-1a. Check your Word build
version. If it doesn't say 9.0.3821, then you need the "Office 2000 -
SR1aDL.exe" update (53MB) first before you can install SP-3 and the
later 13 updates.
The question was about the Office 2007 updates...
 
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BillW50

In
glee said:
The question was about the Office 2007 updates...
Yes and the question was if Office 2007 updates Office 2000 too? And the
answer is, no it doesn't and the above is what you need to update Office
2000.
 
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glee

BillW50 said:
In

Yes and the question was if Office 2007 updates Office 2000 too? And
the answer is, no it doesn't and the above is what you need to update
Office 2000.
Actually, no.... that was not the question. Re-read the original post.
Nowhere was it asked "if Office 2007 updates Office 2000 too". The OP
asked why he was offered OFF2007 updates when he had OFF2000, and if he
should install them.
 
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BillW50

In
glee said:
Actually, no.... that was not the question. Re-read the original
post. Nowhere was it asked "if Office 2007 updates Office 2000 too".
The OP asked why he was offered OFF2007 updates when he had OFF2000,
and if he should install them.
They can install Office 2007 updates, but it will only help the 2007
Compatibility Pack *only*. While they still have Office 2000 and only
patched up to SR-1 and it has much further to go to be fully patched.
Why is this so hard for you?
 
G

glee

BillW50 said:
In

They can install Office 2007 updates, but it will only help the 2007
Compatibility Pack *only*. While they still have Office 2000 and only
patched up to SR-1 and it has much further to go to be fully patched.
Why is this so hard for you?
Not hard for me at all, but apparently hard for you.... and for what
reason must you insult people? There was NO QUESTION OR STATEMENT
regarding whether the 2007 patches updated Ver. 2000. The question was,
does he need the 2007 patches. Again, re-read the original question.
 
G

glee

BillW50 said:
What is so hard to understand? If you go to Windows updates or Office
updates and if you have Office 2000 SR-1, Microsoft will show you *no*
updates for Office 2000 at all. No matter how unpatched your Office
2000 is. The reason is because that Microsoft has drop support for
Office 2000 and also removed the Office 2000 patches.

So when I try to help the guy out, you have to play mind games with
people and act foolish. Don't you have other people to bother instead?
Wife, brother, kids, dog, or something?
smh. One-track mind. The question was not at any point "how do I find
Office 2000 updates". Yes, the support cycle is over for Office 2000.
Once support has ended for any product, automatic updates are no longer
available, updates must be obtained through the Download Center.
So, you want to give the OP info about the unavailability of Office 2000
updates via automatic updates... all well and good. My point is that
you never once addressed the original question, not once.

Just for clarity, your reference to Windows Update and to Office Update
sites for Office updates of any kind, is incorrect. At NO time could
you ever get Office Updates from "Windows Update". There have not been
automatic updates available from Office Update site for a few years, and
they were never available from Windows Update. Automatic updates for
supported versions of Office are only available from Microsoft Update,
which is a different service than Windows Update. Office Update
transferred its updating to Microsoft Update some time ago. FYI....
 
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Char Jackson

In

They can install Office 2007 updates, but it will only help the 2007
Compatibility Pack *only*. While they still have Office 2000 and only
patched up to SR-1 and it has much further to go to be fully patched.
Why is this so hard for you?
Why not just admit that you misread the OP's post and move on? We all
make mistakes. Any why the snarky "Why is this so hard for you"?
 
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BillW50

In
glee said:
smh. One-track mind. The question was not at any point "how do I
find Office 2000 updates". Yes, the support cycle is over for Office
2000. Once support has ended for any product, automatic updates are
no longer available, updates must be obtained through the Download
Center. So, you want to give the OP info about the unavailability of
Office
2000 updates via automatic updates... all well and good. My point is
that you never once addressed the original question, not once.
Oh and you *want* to tell him the same line that everybody else told
him? And how does that help him Glen? I am waiting! I am trying to help
them by telling them what they need to update Office 2000 because they
are very unlikely to find it any place else except from me.
Just for clarity, your reference to Windows Update and to Office
Update sites for Office updates of any kind, is incorrect. At NO
time could you ever get Office Updates from "Windows Update". There
have not been automatic updates available from Office Update site for
a few years, and they were never available from Windows Update.
Automatic updates for supported versions of Office are only available
from Microsoft Update, which is a different service than Windows
Update. Office Update transferred its updating to Microsoft Update
some time ago. FYI....
For starters I can only speak about the Office Update site for Office
2000. I don't have 2003 or later so I wouldn't know how that works
except the part about 2007 Compatibility Pack, which I too have seen.
And prior to Office 2000, Office updates were done through Windows
Update. And since 2005, Windows and Office updates can be had through
the single Microsoft Update site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office_Update
 
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glee

BillW50 said:
In

Oh and you *want* to tell him the same line that everybody else told
him? And how does that help him Glen? I am waiting! I am trying to
help them by telling them what they need to update Office 2000 because
they are very unlikely to find it any place else except from me.
Bwahahahaha! No one but you can supply that simple information? You've
GOT to be joking! It's readily available info all over the web... any
search engine will bring you to the info in seconds.

For starters I can only speak about the Office Update site for Office
2000. I don't have 2003 or later so I wouldn't know how that works
except the part about 2007 Compatibility Pack, which I too have seen.
And prior to Office 2000, Office updates were done through Windows
Update. And since 2005, Windows and Office updates can be had through
the single Microsoft Update site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office_Update
Office Updates were never done through Windows Update for any version,
that I have seen, going back to office 95 and 97. Windows Update did
not include Office products or updates.... Office was always kept
separate until the advent of Microsoft Update.
 
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Char Jackson

Oh and you *want* to tell him the same line that everybody else told
him? And how does that help him Glen? I am waiting! I am trying to help
them by telling them what they need to update Office 2000 because they
are very unlikely to find it any place else except from me.
In that case, we're extremely fortunate to have you as a resource.
 
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BillW50

Bwahahahaha! No one but you can supply that simple information? You've
GOT to be joking! It's readily available info all over the web... any
search engine will bring you to the info in seconds.
Go for it Glen. Show us where all of the updates you need for Office
2000 SR1 is in one simple list. If you can prove it, we will believe
you. But in any case, we are calling your bluff!
Office Updates were never done through Windows Update for any version,
that I have seen, going back to office 95 and 97. Windows Update did not
include Office products or updates.... Office was always kept separate
until the advent of Microsoft Update.
Really, refresh my memory where we got Office 95 and Office 97 updates
from? And Office Update is the wrong answer since they were never there.
And while my memory isn't 100% perfect, but Wikipedia's memory says the
same thing.

Also odd, this web site says to go to Windows Update to get Office 97
updates:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6396430_update-microsoft-office-97.html

Now why on earth would they say that Glen? Could it be that you don't
know what you are talking about? Naw, that couldn't be, right Glen?
 
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BillW50

In that case, we're extremely fortunate to have you as a resource.
What's the problem Char?

Assumptive 1: I assumed the OP wanted to know why they were being
offered Office 2007 update because they have Office 2000.

Assumption 2: I assumed the OP thought that Microsoft would keep their
Office 2000 updated.

So I cleared these two up if they had these misunderstandings. I kept
this list for myself and I have offered it to others who wants to know
how to manually update Office 2000, since there isn't any means to
automatically update Office 2000 anymore.

The people who needed to update Office 2000 so far has always thanked
me. And the bastards who could careless criticizes me for trying to help
others. You know like Glen, David, and yourself.
 
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Char Jackson

What's the problem Char?

Assumptive 1: I assumed the OP wanted to know why they were being
offered Office 2007 update because they have Office 2000.

Assumption 2: I assumed the OP thought that Microsoft would keep their
Office 2000 updated.
You know what happens when you assume, right?
 
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Char Jackson

Go for it Glen. Show us where all of the updates you need for Office
2000 SR1 is in one simple list. If you can prove it, we will believe
you. But in any case, we are calling your bluff!
Who is this "we" that you always talk about? Do you have multiple
personalities?
 

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