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
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
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
- 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
(Q268800): FIX: Windows Installer Must Have Original Source Files When You Apply
For more information on Office XP Service Pack 2, see the Microsoft Knowledge
(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
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).