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Q: Office 2010 Service Pack 2 install fails

Just tried to install Service Pack 2 for 32 bit version, both from Windows Update and from the Microsoft download page.  Neither install will complete.  Anyone else having this problem?


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had same problem too with 64bit, feeling hundres are affected. I'm really pissed with being invited to download hundreds of mb for nothing.... now I really hate microsoft and they already crapped office. so the only way out is to erase office once forever, turning to google (for the same price of office they give you something like a TB of storage with intelligent search, not a bunch of demential/useless buttons you cannot print a file straightaway.....

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Just want to find a solution; did come across a page with known issues for SP 2 installation.  Downloaded the fix for that but it won't install due to "insufficient space" - hard to believe with a 1TB hard drive.  This is the only Microsoft service pack to fail to install on one of my machines. 

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Same here, I regret to have to say. Office 2010.

I downloaded SP2 - all 600 MB of it - so that I wouldn't have to download it multiple times for my multiple machines, and it seemed to install successfully and reboot.

Whether it IS installed is not obvious: Word vn. 14.0.7015.1000 (32-bit). Is that RTM, SP1 or SP2?

 

Further, Window Update is still reporting that SP2 KB2687455 needs to be installed. Machine has been rebooted since the download update.

'Installed Updates' shows KB2687455 in the list of Office 2010 updates.

 

They can't get this right yet...?

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I also had a nasty experience, made worse with the about 350MB download required.   I am running Office 2010 32-bit on two computers--one is Windows-7 32 bit and one is Windows-7 64-bit.

I downloaded the Office 32 bit file from the MS download site onto my 64-bit machine, and burned it onto a CD as a backup.  The CD file did install and update my Office 2010 on my Windows-7 32-bit machine.  The same CD file did NOT install on my Windows-7 64-bit machine.  I tried using the file original downloaded onto the 64-bit machine.  Failure, again.  In desperation, I used MS's Update mechanism to automatically download SP2 and install it.  It worked.

Why did the update work for my 64-bit machine via the MS update path, but did not work via the MS download path?  [Am I correct that the two files for Office 2010--32-bit and 64-bit refers to the version of Office 2010 and NOT to the version of Windows-7 being used?]

This type of situation should never happen.  Both update paths--MS auto update and MS download update should generate identical files and therefore work identically; especially since one wants to make a CD copy of the SP as a backup.

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Same here, I regret to have to say. Office 2010.

I downloaded SP2 - all 600 MB of it - so that I wouldn't have to download it multiple times for my multiple machines, and it seemed to install successfully and reboot.

Whether it IS installed is not obvious: Word vn. 14.0.7015.1000 (32-bit). Is that RTM, SP1 or SP2?

 

Further, Window Update is still reporting that SP2 KB2687455 needs to be installed. Machine has been rebooted since the download update.

'Installed Updates' shows KB2687455 in the list of Office 2010 updates.

 

They can't get this right yet...?


03Z06 : we need the error code associated with the Windows Update to provide specific help


Dullglow:

Where did you get the version number. When I checked Word 2010 File menu > Help command it only shows the version number 14.0.6129.5000 on the "backstage pane" (the big white "dialog" box thingie).  Immediately below the version number is  a hyperlink "Additional Version and Copyright Information".  That "intuitively" <heavy sarcasm> (it has been fixed in 2013) brings up the old "About Microsoft Word" dialog . There it shows the version number AND SP1.  Since you have a higher version number, I'll guess that you have at least SP1.

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Would love to give you an error code; all it says when the install fails from Windows Update is "encountered unknown error."   I've never had this issue with any other MS service pack installation.

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Hmm, another example of the current rash of fine MS "Quality control" <heavy sarcasm> and informative error messages.

Just to confirm, did you check in Windows Update >History?  The error code may display there.

Sorry, without an error code there is nothing specific we can suggest.  Since it is a very recent release, try googling to see if anyone has encountered and solved the problem.

Here are some generic Update troubleshooting tips you can try

You cannot install some Windows updates or programs

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

 

General Windows Update Trouble Shooting Suggestions

More important to us than the KB numbers is the error codes associated with the attempt to install them.

Often you'll find more than one update is blocked by the same error code.

Go into Windows Update, then click on Update History. Find the most recent failed update attempt(s). Double click on the latest one to find more info about the error code.  Try double clicking on the error code to see if there is more info about it.  http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/24367-windows-update-view-update-history-details.html?filter


Try searching this site for the error code, and googling for it.

If you still need help, post the error codes back here and we'll see what we can do for you.

1.      troubleshoot problems when you install or uninstall programs on a windows-based computer  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2438651/en-us

2.     

Enable Windows Installer Logging: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958041 Method 3 lists specific steps for severs versions of Windows 2000-Vista, pick the right one
Note This should be used only for troubleshooting purposes and should not be left on because it will have adverse effects on system performance and disk space. Each time you use the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel, a new Msi*.log file is created.

3.      Try the Windows Update Fix It:
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304498

4.      Try the Windows Update Readiness tool, it also fixes some Windows Update problems:
Win 7 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
Vista http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=504

5.      Download the individual updates from MS, save to local HD. Run them from the local HD.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/147150-windows-update-download-standalone-msu-installer-file.html

6.      Disable Anti-virus / Anti-malware software, then try the update again.

7.      This is another forum, specific to updates that you can post questions to: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_update

 

Try this manual cleanup process to reset ‘things’

In future if you are getting any issues with updates, try to do the following steps:

1)      Stop the Windows update service:

a.  Star menu--> Type Services.msc in the Start Search, <enter>

b. Open the page and look for Windows Update services

c. right click on it and select stop

2)      Go to C:\Windows\ and delete the Software Distribution folder.
Note: Here C drive is the one that you have logged into.

3)      Go back to Services.msc and Start the Windows Update.

4)      Download the updates getting failed from the Microsoft site and save it on the desktop.

5)      Once downloaded Run it as Administrator.

6)      Once installed, restart the machine.

How to Manually Install a Windows Update in pictures

http://www.worldstart.com/manually-install-a-windows-update/print/

 

Office and other MS Programs not updated by Windows Update

·         Go to Windows Update

·         Select Change Settings

·         Turn on option “Give me updates for Microsoft Products and check for new options Microsoft software when I updated Windows”

Personally, I prefer to set the option to “Important Updates” to “Download updates but let me chose whether to install them”

 

Update Offers Updates for Programs you do not have installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830335

Windows Update often offers updates for programs that you think you do not have installed. The link above gives 3 reasons why this happens and some possible solutions. Another reason is that the updates are often not for the single product in the description.

Updates are often bundled for more than just the app identified in the label. More than one program or bundle may be using the same component.

For me, the short answer is, just let Update do “its thing” because it has better insight into the deep details of your system than you do. The only control I sometimes exert is limiting the number of update I let it apply at one time. For example, when installing Windows or an application Update may find very many updates so I limit it to 5-10 at a time.


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The exact words are "Code 51F  Windows Update encountered an unknown error."  I've run the MS Fixit for the Update installer several times, but SP 2 still fails to install.  Guess the issue is even too new for Google results.  Will chug along until I find a good deal on Office 2013.

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Hooray! It's not just me! 

 

I had a problem today on two machines which Windows Update said needed SP2, one running Windows XP the other Windows 7, both running Office 2010 Professional Plus (O2PP).  On the XP machine after WU failed, I used the Control Panel Add/Remove programs tool to repair O2PP, then Windows Update worked.  Note sure what was actually broken as I was also tied up with a very old driver update that also failed.  The error code I noted was Error Code: 0x80070103.  In any case, repair seemed to do the trick. 

 

On the W7 table, I was short of disk space at first, but even after clearing 2GB+, I got error 80070643 from Windows Update.  When I downloaded the SP2 package (from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=39667) onto a networked box and ran from there on the tablet, I got two errors in the Event Viewer under Windows Logs > Applications, (forgive verbosity!)

 

Log Name:      Application
Source:        MsiInstaller
Date:          2013-07-25 20:41:15
Event ID:      11935
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          Tab\Pete
Computer:      Tab
Description:
Product: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 -- Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly component {83DFFC6F-87F5-46D6-A945-D49D78F635B5}. HRESULT: 0x80070005. assembly interface: IAssemblyCacheItem, function: Commit, assembly name: Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Implementation,version="10.0.0.00000",processorArchitecture="MSIL",publicKeyToken="B03F5F7F11D50A3A",fileVersion="10.0.40305.0",culture="neutral"
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="MsiInstaller" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">11935</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-07-25T19:41:15.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>40068</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>Tab</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3835387132-3525382307-3802192406-1000" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>Product: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 -- Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly component {83DFFC6F-87F5-46D6-A945-D49D78F635B5}. HRESULT: 0x80070005. assembly interface: IAssemblyCacheItem, function: Commit, assembly name: Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Implementation,version="10.0.0.00000",processorArchitecture="MSIL",publicKeyToken="B03F5F7F11D50A3A",fileVersion="10.0.40305.0",culture="neutral"</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>
    </Data>
    <Binary>7B39313134303030302D303031312D303030302D303030302D3030303030303046463143457D</Binary>
  </EventData>
</Event>

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Log Name:      Application
Source:        MsiInstaller
Date:          2013-07-25 20:49:41
Event ID:      1023
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          Tab\Pete
Computer:      Tab
Description:
Product: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 - Update 'Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687455) 32-Bit Edition' could not be installed. Error code 1603. Additional information is available in the log file C:\Users\Pete\AppData\Local\Temp\officesuiteww-x-none_MSPLOG.LOG.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="MsiInstaller" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1023</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-07-25T19:49:41.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>40069</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>Tab</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3835387132-3525382307-3802192406-1000" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010</Data>
    <Data>Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687455) 32-Bit Edition</Data>
    <Data>1603</Data>
    <Data>C:\Users\Pete\AppData\Local\Temp\officesuiteww-x-none_MSPLOG.LOG</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>
    </Data>
    <Binary>7B39313134303030302D303031312D303030302D303030302D3030303030303046463143457D207B44453238423434382D333245382D344538462D383446302D4135324232314134394235427D2031363033</Binary>
  </EventData>
</Event>

 

I'm working from there at the moment, trying to make enough space on the Tablet to re-repair O2PP and the run the update package locally.  Not solved but hope this provides clues so we can get it fixed. 

 

 p.s. Please, if you've had this problem, tick the "Me too" box on the original posting so it goes up the Microsoft visibility ladder!

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Just found a pretty good deal on Office 2013.  Time to move on....

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