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Confusion as Office 2007 SP1 arrives via Windows Update for some

Some users have received the massive Office 2007 SP1 download that was released just last week via Windows Update. This is despite what Microsoft said about SP1 being a separate download until a later date, at least several months from now.

Some users have received the massive Office 2007 SP1 download that was released just last week via Windows Update. This is despite what Microsoft said about SP1 being a separate download until a later date, at least several months from now.

 

This has understandably caused some confusion to users and a number of IT professionals, as system administrators are already grappling with the increased number of security updates found in December’s patch Tuesday.

According to PC World:

Anyone running a preview copy of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), which was made available to all comers only Wednesday, will receive the Office 2007 upgrade automatically. Users of other in-beta Microsoft products, including Windows XP SP3, which is still in limited testing, will also be hit by the Office update, which weighs in at almost 220MB.

It appears that even if Office 2007 SP1 was manually installed, automatic update will automatically re-install the service pack.

You can read more about this from Microsoft’s official product team blog.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

3 comments
wmw1490
wmw1490

Following application of office 2007 SP1 I lost all ability to connect to other systems. All networking was fine, ipconfig /all reported good IP, DNS, etc, but no luck browsing. Removed Office 2007 completely and problem went away. Not sure if this is isolated, but would be interested if others have the same problem reported.

spardon
spardon

Same here. Installed Office 2007 SP1 and lost all internet connectivity. networking was fine. uninstalled Office and problem went away.

wesley.chin
wesley.chin

For me, I only have one user with that flavour of Office installed, and thus far I haven't heard any concerns about it.

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