Windows XP service pack 3 - Error Code 0x52F when installing security update

I have Windows XP service pack 3 and have not been able to install two updates, Security update for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 (KB2596954) and Update of spam filter in Outlook 2003 (KB2597035) ...keep getting Error Code 0x52F..anyone who has a tip on how to solve this?

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Last updated March 30, 2018 Views 1,398 Applies to:

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Tip: Insert your Office 2003 CD into the appropriate drive bay before the next installation attempt.

Tip: Access either of the following KB articles via IE (32-bit) only, run the Fix It & reboot before the next installation attempt:


    • [ignore title, error number, etc.]

Tip: If no joy, see if you can download the "fullfile" version of the update(s) via  or and then install it/them manually.

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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