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*Office XP Update: Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Office XP Update: Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office XP. Office XP SP2 contains significant security enhancements, as well as stability and performance improvements. Some of the fixes included with SP2 have been previously released as separate updates. This service pack combines them into one update.

Microsoft recommends that users install the Office XP SP2 update using the Office Product Updates site. This site will detect your Office installation, prompt you to install exactly what you need to be fully updated, and can minimize the time required to download this update.

Office XP SP2 addresses the issues described in the following Microsoft Security Bulletins:

This service pack also includes all updates released since Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP1):

Office XP SP2 will install successfully even if one or more of the publicly available updates listed above has already been installed on your computer.

Office XP SP2 also includes stability improvements developed as a result of user input from the Error Reporting Tool in Office XP and from Microsoft Product Support feedback.

Important  Any public updates released after Office XP SP2 will require the installation of SP2.

Office XP SP2 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
  • SharePoint™ Team Services from Microsoft
  • Microsoft Office XP Web Components

If you are running Microsoft Windows® 2000, installing Office XP SP2 may require a reboot of your machine. This reboot may be prevented by upgrading to Windows Installer 2.0.

To ensure the integrity of your Microsoft Office installation, the Windows Installer may require access to your installation media or network installation location before applying any product updates. This is a technical requirement of Windows Installer-based software patching and is not intended to be an anti-piracy measure. For more information, please see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (Q268800): FIX: Windows Installer Must Have Original Source Files When You Apply a Patch.

For more information on Office XP Service Pack 2, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (Q325671): Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 2.

Important   If you are using Office XP Multilingual Pack

For complete Office XP SP-2 functionality if you are using an Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack, you will need to install both of the following:

A full file administrative update for use by IT Administrators is available on the Office XP Resource Kit Web site.

Important Prior to installing Office XP SP2, you must install Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP1).


*Total Download Size = 15,487 KB
*Total Download Time = 93 minutes @28.8 Kbps

NOTE: Microsoft recommends that you use the Office Product Updates site to determine if your computer requires this update before installing it.

To install this download:
  1. You may want to print this page to use as a reference when you are offline.
  2. Download the file from the Microsoft Office Tools on the Web site by clicking the Download Now button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
  3. Double-click the oxpsp2.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Instructions for use:

Once you have installed this update, use Office as you normally would.

To remove this download:

There is no uninstall feature for this download.

For support of this download:

If you are experiencing problems with this download or the Microsoft Office Tools on the Web site, please visit the Microsoft Product Support site for assistance.

Download Details:

Works With
Office XP SP1

File Name

Last Updated

Languages Supported
US English

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