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Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Office XP. This update provides you with the latest improvements in hardware identification for your version of Office XP, preventing you from unnecessarily reactivating your copy of Office XP. This update is part of Microsoft's continued effort to provide the latest product updates to its customers.
This article explains how to download and install the Office XP Activation Update: October 4, 2001.
NOTE: This Public Update is part of the Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1), but for your convenience the Public Update also is available individually, as described in the "More Information" section of this article. If you already applied Office XP SP-1, you do not need to apply this Public Update. For additional information about the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307841/ )How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack
How to Download and Install the Update
Client UpdateIf you installed Office XP from a CD-ROM, you have two options:
Office Product UpdatesTo have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/ProductUpdates/default.aspxAfter detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.
Install Only Office XP Activation UpdateFollow these steps to download and install the client update:
For more information about the Client Patch, click the link below for the Office Tools on the Web article.
Administrative UpdateIf you installed Office XP from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative public update and then deploy that update to your computer.
If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
301348This article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301348/ )How to install a public update to administrative installations of Office XP
Or, browse to the following article in the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit:
How to Determine Whether the Public Update Is InstalledThe update replaces the Mso.dll file. The file properties for Mso.dll have been updated to show the version as 10.0.3131.0. The updated Mso.dll file has a file size of 9,996,616 bytes.
Issues Fixed by the UpdateThe update fixes the issue described in the following Knowledge Base article:
304226In addition, the following issues are fixed:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304226/ )A reactivation message appears when you start an Office XP program that was installed from an Enterprise edition
Lithuanian: Sorting Order Is Different From Excel 2000:
Office programs incorrectly sort the "y" character before "z" in Lithuanian. In Lithuanian, "y" follows "i," except when the letter after "y" sorts before the letter following "i," in which case "y" precedes "i." For example, the following list is in the correct order:
iaError in Pivot Table with Hungarian Regional Settings:
When you click Finish in the Pivot Table Wizard, Microsoft Excel unexpectedly quits if the regional settings are set to Hungarian and the sort order is set to the default. This behavior is related to the Hungarian sort order for composite and accented characters.
Non-Compliant ODMA Programs Attempting to Call ODMA Dialog Boxes:
Although some Office XP programs are not Open Document Management API (ODMA)-compliant, when you attempt to save files on a computer with a document management system, these programs can use the document management system Save As dialog box instead of the standard Office Save As dialog box.
Article ID: 307741 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 1.0