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SUMMARY

The Office 2000 SR-1a Update includes both the original Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1) Update and the functionality provided by the Office 2000/Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility. This change in the Setup logic is the only addition to the original SR-1 update.

For additional information about this utility, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
258549 OFF2000: Odd Behavior on Windows 2000 After You Install Office 2000 SR-1 Update
The "More Information" section of this article outlines several scenarios to help you decide which update, if any, to install.

NOTE: In any of the following situations, if you already applied the SR-1 update, you cannot apply the SR-1a update, nor do you need to apply it. If you try to run the SR-1a update when the SR-1 update has already been applied, the SR-1a update advises you that the update has already been installed and will not continue.

MORE INFORMATION

The following sections are organized by Microsoft Windows version and SR-1 status. Please follow the instructions in the section that matches your environment.

Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 95

SR-1 Update Already Applied

If you already applied the SR-1 update, you do not need to run either the SR-1a update or the Office 2000/Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility.

SR-1 Update Not Applied

If you have not applied the SR-1 update to your Office 2000 installation, then you should apply the SR-1a update. You do not need to run the Office 2000/Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Upgraded from Windows NT 4.0

SR-1 Update Applied After the Windows 2000 Upgrade

If you installed Office under Windows NT 4.0, upgraded to Windows 2000, and then applied the SR-1 update, you must run only the Office 2000/Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility. For additional information about this utility, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
258549 OFF2000: Odd Behavior on Windows 2000 After You Install Office 2000 SR-1 Update

If you already ran the Office 2000/Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility, you do not need to apply the SR-1a update.

SR-1 Update Applied Before the Windows 2000 Upgrade

If you applied the SR-1 update before you upgraded Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000, you do not need to run either the SR-1a update or the Office 2000/Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility.

SR-1 Update Not Applied

If you have not applied the SR-1 update to your Office 2000 installation, then you should apply the SR-1a update. You do not need to run the Office 2000/Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility.

Microsoft Windows 2000 (Not Upgraded from Windows NT 4.0)

SR-1 Update Already Applied

If you already applied the SR-1 update, you do not need to run either the SR-1a update or the Office 2000/Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility.

SR-1 Update Not Applied

If you have not applied the SR-1 update to your Office 2000 installation, then you should apply the SR-1a update. You do not need to run the Office 2000/Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility.

For additional information about determining which version of the SR-1 update you have installed, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
261934 OFF2000: Version Differences Between SR-1 and SR-1a Updates

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Article ID: 261933 - Last Review: September 13, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
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